St. Petersburg Personal Injury Attorneys
Gunn Law Group is the Name Locals Trust
After someone else’s mistakes cause you to suffer a serious injury in St. Petersburg, head to Gunn Law Group for legal counsel. We are the team that locals trust because we have decades of combined legal experience and a reputation for showing genuine compassion to our clients. Each case is not just a docket on our desk, it is someone’s story. We’re here to listen to those stories and turn them into a claim that can successfully pursue maximized compensation.
Types of Cases We Handle
Gunn Law Group has been designed to manage some of the most complicated personal injury claims out there. We focus on serious injuries and complex circumstances that have turned our clients’ lives upside-down and inside-out. By committing ourselves to these cases, we have rapidly become known far and wide as a true legal ally to the wrongfully injured in Florida.
To name a few of our practice areas of focus:
- Catastrophic injuries: An injury that is life-threatening or life-changing is a catastrophic injury, and it calls for significant compensation. This case type is the center focus of our efforts.
- Insurance bad faith: Insurance companies can make your life difficult by wrongfully denying or otherwise mishandling your claim. We can counteract with an insurance bad faith claim.
- Medical malpractice: If a doctor hurt you instead of healing you, let us know. The mistake might constitute medical malpractice, and you could be owed a significant sum of compensation.
- Nursing home abuse: We are proud to help amplify the voices of St. Petersburg elders who have been abused or neglected in nursing homes.
- Product liability: You can take on a major product manufacturer after a product defect hurts you or your child. We can help.
- Wrongful death: Give yourself a chance to grieve after losing a loved one to an accident by handing your wrongful death claim to our caring legal team.
How to Prove Negligence
For a personal injury claim to be strong and stand up to the opposition, we need to be able to prove that the other party was negligent. Furthermore, we have to show that their negligence is what directly caused your injury and damages, which would make them liable.
To prove negligence, we can resort to a variety of methods and investigative procedures. Oftentimes, we can work with outside experts to lend their insight and testimonies. For example, if a doctor’s mistake caused you to suffer a new injury, then we will want to speak with a third-party medical expert from the same field of practice to explain what went wrong and why it is unacceptable that it did.
What is “Duty of Care”?
A significant component to liability or the lack of it is the defendant’s “duty of care” that they owed to you. At all times, everyone owes a duty of care to everyone else, but in varying degrees. The general idea is that each person should behave reasonably to help prevent accidents and mistakes that could hurt themselves and others.
Just how much attention must be given to uphold a duty of care depends on one party’s relation to the other. For example, store owners owe a high duty of care to customers, who are invitees under the law. But the same store owners owe a much lesser duty of care to trespassers who enter the property illegally and after store hours.
What to Do If You’ve Been Injured
How you behave and the decisions you make after being in an accident or otherwise injured by another party are important for the strength of your personal injury claim. Whether a medical professional’s mistakes hurt you or a defective product did, taking the right steps can make all the difference later.
After being injured by another party’s negligence, you should always:
- Call for help: Dial 911 if you are seriously injured and require immediate medical attention. Always prioritize your health and safety in all situations.
- Get evidence and information: You need to know who caused your injury and how to identify them, so be sure to exchange insurance information and IDs with all other parties. You can also take a moment to collect any evidence that might be available, which might involve taking pictures and talking to eyewitnesses.
- See a doctor: If you are not taken to the hospital or emergency room immediately after your injury, you should still arrange to go to urgent care within a few hours or fewer. Have a medical professional evaluate and diagnose your injury.
- Speak to a lawyer: Lastly, you should speak with one of our attorneys once you have seen a doctor. The sooner we can start to work on your case, the better chance we will have at getting helpful evidence to build it.
Get Our Lawyers on Your Side Today
Do you want to deal with an insurance company when you would rather be resting and healing after an accident? If you answered ‘no,’ then you should already be talking with our St. Petersburg personal injury attorneys. The main benefit of hiring a legal professional is that you can have them act on your behalf. All of our experience and knowledge become yours when we are representing you in and out of court. If your case is difficult or your damages are significant, then we highly encourage you to reach out to our firm as soon as possible!