When you are hit & injured by a driver who was falling asleep at the wheel, The Florida Law Group fights for the maximum compensation you deserve!
Trust our St. Petersburg drowsy driving accident injury lawyers to be the advocates you need. Call today for a free consultation!
Drowsy driving is a dangerous, but frequent, activity. In 2019, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that there were 697 fatalities that occurred because of drowsy driving. In 2017, there were 91,000 police-reported crashes that involved a fatigued driver, which resulted in about 50,000 injured victims. The 2019 Traffic Safety Culture Index from the AAA Foundation For Traffic Safety found that 24% of drivers surveyed admitted to having driven while being so tired that they could hardly keep their eyes open at least once in the past month. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) reports that about 15% of all commercial truck crashes involve fatigue. It’s a serious, prevalent problem, and while the reasons why drowsy driving occurs so often vary, it’s never excusable. Drowsy driving is impaired driving! If you’ve been injured because of a tired driver, you’re not alone, and you can pursue damages for your injuries and for the toll of the accident.
Being involved in this type of accident can permanently alter the course of your life. You deserve to get financial restitution for the harm that the drowsy driver caused you and your family, but due to Florida’s PIP laws and the unwillingness of insurance companies to pay out claims, you need to enlist an experienced, aggressive attorney who will give you an advantage. Our St. Petersburg drowsy driving accident injury lawyers take the time to listen to your story, investigate the accident, and advocate for you to get a fair settlement. The Florida Law Group has recovered over $1 billion for injured accident victims to date! We are your top choice for quality legal representation. Call our St. Pete office today to request a FREE consultation and learn more about your legal options.
It’s not fair for you to pay for a drowsy driver’s recklessness. Our lawyers relentlessly work towards a significant settlement!
A drowsy driver’s vehicle colliding with yours is a traumatizing experience – and an expensive one. You may have to pay for costs related to ambulatory or air transport, emergency room care, imaging tests like MRIs and X-rays, multiple surgeries, hospitalization, physical therapy or rehabilitation, chiropractic care, medical devices, medications, copays, deductibles, counseling, and more. You may be unable to work for weeks or months, resulting in missed wages. You may be unable to perform the same duties at work ever again, or become permanently disabled. You may be unable to enjoy your favorite activities, live independently (either temporarily or permanently), or have to cancel travel plans. If your injuries never heal, they may require lifelong care and pain management. All of this could add up to be hundreds of thousands of dollars – all stemming from one bad decision that you had no control over.
In these situations, you rightfully expect that an insurance company will have your back, but many insurance companies attempt to devalue or deny injury claims. They want to avoid paying out these types of drowsy driving accident injury claims because they keep more money that way – it’s important to remember that insurance companies are not your friend. It can be frustrating and fruitless to try to fight them on your own, especially while you are recovering from an accident. Having a lawyer on your side gives you real negotiating power! Our St. Petersburg drowsy driving accident injury lawyers aren’t intimidated by large insurance companies, and we won’t hesitate to take your case to trial if that’s what it takes to win! We know what maneuvers insurance carriers will use to try to discredit you, and we know our way around those. We have over 100 years of combined experience, and we will never let you settle for less than what your injuries are truly worth.
Reasons to choose our law firm to represent you after a drowsy driving accident
You have many options for representation, but our St. Petersburg drowsy driving accident injury lawyers are focused on more than just money and paperwork; we care deeply about making a positive impact on your life. We will always go the extra mile to treat you like we would want our own family members to be treated if they were injured by someone else’s negligence. If you need counseling, medical care, or financial assistance, we can help! You can rely on us for compassionate communication and the guidance you need during this difficult time.
If you have never hired a personal injury lawyer before, you may believe that it will be too expensive to afford, but that’s not the case! Because we believe that every injured accident victim deserves justice, we proudly offer all of our legal services on a contingency fee basis. That means that if we do not win a settlement, you don’t have to pay our legal fees! If we do win compensation, our fees are a percentage of the amount we recover, which you would not have gained without our assistance. We are motivated to secure the largest amount possible for you, and you don’t pay anything upfront or out of pocket. It’s a no-risk, affordable model that can serve you well when a fatigued driving accident has devastated you financially!
Another thing that sets The Florida Law Group apart is our achievements and recognitions. We have been named in the top 1% of personal injury law firms nationwide by many prestigious legal organizations, such as the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, the National Trial Lawyers Top 100, Florida Super Lawyers, The Best Lawyers In America, The Trial Lawyer Board of Regents, and more. Our lead attorney, Chris Limberopoulos, is a board certified civil trial specialist, a rare distinction that makes him a litigation expert. We have helped thousands of drowsy driving victims get paid fairly for their injuries!
About The Florida Law Group’s St. Petersburg Presence
In 2021, The Florida Law Group announced our new St. Petersburg office, one of our now 11 locations around the state! Before that, we had been offering representation to victims in St. Pete via our Tampa office, but today we are closer and more accessible than ever before. Drowsy driving victims don’t have to travel out of the Pinellas Peninsula to meet with us! St. Petersburg is a vibrant, highly populated city (the 5th most crowded in the state), which means that drivers here are statistically more likely to experience an accident, including one caused by a fatigued, negligent driver.
If you are seeking to recover damages for your injuries, there is a statute of limitations – a deadline – that you have to meet if you want to file a claim. This is a time-sensitive matter! Call our St. Petersburg drowsy driving accident injury lawyers today to schedule a free consultation with us and learn about your legal options!