Tampa Car Accident Attorney Representing Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice Clients & More
Kennedy Law Group is a trial law firm dedicated to providing the most comprehensive legal services available for personal injury, medical malpractice, foreclosure, auto accidents, and more. Headquartered in Tampa, we serve Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, Sarasota, Osceola, Manatee, and Orange counties.
You may be concerned that seeking the guidance of an accident attorney will be too expensive. Kennedy Law Group alleviates those fears right away. At Kennedy Law Group, your first consultation with an accident attorney is always FREE. During your first consultation, you will find out if your case requires the assistance of an accident attorney, as well as what our attorneys can do to help you.
Our firm was founded on the concept of providing our clients with prompt, aggressive representation. We can show you how an attorney may be able to save you money, time, and countless obstacles in your case.
Car Accident Attorney Serving Tampa, Orlando, Sarasota, & Nearby Cities
Kennedy Law Group is especially committed to representing victims of car accidents. If a car accident has disrupted your life, you may be struggling to figure out who is responsible for fixing or replacing your car, and you might not understand how to deal with your insurance company. If you have been seriously injured, you are going to have to find a way to pay for all your bills, especially if you have had to take time off work.
Fortunately, at a time like this, an experienced car accident attorney might be able to help you get what need. Kennedy Law Group is a Tampa-based personal injury law firm that represents car accident plaintiffs throughout Central Florida. We provide prompt, aggressive representation with the goal of obtaining financial compensation for you and more.
Contact Kennedy Law Group today if you have had an accident. A car accident attorney will evaluate your case free of charge.
If you have been hurt in an accident, call an accident attorney at Kennedy Law Group. However, the attorneys at Kennedy Law Group may also be able to help you with other legal issues as well. They are qualified to handle cases involving foreclosure, workers’ compensation, and foreclosure. We are a full-service law firm that is committed to providing reliable and cost-effective legal representation to clients across Central Florida, whatever their legal problems may be.
Contact Kennedy Law Group, our goal is to provide prompt, aggressive representation to each of our clients.
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Tampa Personal Injury Attorney for Auto Accident Injuries, Medical Malpractice & More
Any time a wrongful act or accident results in the injury or death of you or a family member, you may need the services of a personal injury attorney. The Kennedy Law Group is a Tampa personal injury law firm with years of experience in personal injury cases throughout Central Florida, and we are here to help you, too.
For virtually any type of personal injury claim in the Tampa Bay area and beyond, we will review your case and discuss its merits with you. There is no charge for this initial review and discussion. Here is a sample of the many personal injury cases our Tampa attorneys can review at no cost to you:
- Medical malpractice
- Car accident
- Wrongful death
- Motorcycle accident
- Truck accident
- Nursing home abuse and neglect
- Dog bite
- Slip and fall
- Premises liability
If Kennedy Law Group represents you, our personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis. This means you, as our client, will pay no attorney fees unless we win your personal injury case. All attorney fees are paid at a percentage of the money you recover.
Each attorney at Kennedy Law Group only represents individuals like you. We never represent insurance companies, so we don’t hold back when going after them for the compensation you deserve. Please call or e-mail our Tampa office to reach a personal injury attorney and receive a free initial consultation. We also have an online personal injury questionnaire you can fill out to describe the circumstances of your case. From our Tampa Bay area office, we represent personal injury clients throughout Central Florida including the counties of Pinellas and Pasco, as well as the cities of Orlando, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, and many more.
Car Accident Lawyer Serving Tampa, Orlando, Clearwater, St Petersburg, Pasco, Lakeland, Sarasota & Central Florida
Every year, about 250,000 car accidents occur in Florida. However, as common as car accidents are, they are upsetting and surprising when they happen to you, whether you are hit from behind in Tampa or sideswiped in Orlando. In addition to the inevitable damage to your car, you might also be left with physical injuries. As a result, you may worry about how you will pay for car repairs and medical bills, as well as how you will be reimbursed for your lost days at work.
If you have been hurt in a car accident due to another driver’s negligence, you should immediately seek assistance from an experienced car accident lawyer. Serving Tampa, Orlando, Lakeland, Clearwater, Pasco County, Sarasota, and all of central Florida for many years, Kennedy Law Group is here to give you a free, personalized review of your auto accident case.
Dealing with issues like negligence in car accidents and personal injury claims is very challenging, especially if you have little experience in Florida law. Plus, as a car accident victim, you are understandably preoccupied with seeking medical care and trying to heal from your car accident injuries. By retaining the services of a car accident lawyer to handle insurance companies and legal procedures, you are free to direct your energies toward getting better.
Please contact a car accident lawyer from Kennedy Law Group so that we can discuss the circumstances of your situation. You may either call us or fill out the form on our website. Remember, there is no cost for this case review.
When Do You Need a Car Accident Attorney in Tampa, Orlando, Pasco, Lakeland, Sarasota & Throughout Florida?
As a general rule, if there has been an injury in a central Florida car accident, a car accident attorney should be contacted right away. On the other hand, if there has not been an injury, you may still need a lawyer to assist you with property damage claims. Therefore, you should never rule out the possibility that a lawyer may be able to help you in your case, whether or not there has been an injury. And since most car accident attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, this means they do not charge you any money upfront and simply take a percentage of the settlement they win for you.
Anyone who has been in an auto accident in Tampa, Orlando, Pasco, Sarasota, Lakeland, or anywhere else in central Florida should call a car accident attorney from Kennedy Law Group right away. Serving thousands of car accident victims throughout our area for many years, Kennedy Law Group is a highly experienced personal injury law firm that can take your case from the day the accident occurs and bring it through insurance claims and even a jury trial, if that’s what it takes to get the compensation you deserve.
After a car accident with injuries, an attorney from Kennedy Law Group can assist you through every aspect of your situation, including:
- Keeping track of your medical care and bills
- Keeping track of your lost wages
- Providing your doctors with a Letter of Protection so that you can continue receiving care before your case is settled
- Investigating the accident
- Determining fault in the accident
- Determining the insurance policies available to pay for your car accident injuries and property damage
- Making sure you receive the compensation you are entitled to for your medical bills, lost wages, future medical care, etc.
- Dealing with insurance company paperwork, adjusters, and other representatives
- Proving your case to a trial jury, if necessary
At Kennedy Law Group, your first consultation with a car accident attorney is always free. Then, if we represent you, you will pay nothing for our services until there is a financial recovery in your case.
Whether you are in Tampa, Clearwater, St Petersburg, New Port Richey, Brandon, Plant City, or anywhere else in the greater central Florida area, please contact a car accident attorney from Kennedy Law Group anytime you have been in a collision. We look forward to assisting you.
Motorcycle Lawyer & Accident Attorney Serving Tampa, Orlando, Lakeland, Bradenton, Sarasota & Central Florida
Motorcycle insurance laws in Florida are often misunderstood. Due to the complexities of these laws, a motorcycle lawyer’s advice is highly recommended when a biker is injured in a Florida accident, be it in Tampa, Orlando, Sarasota, or Lakeland.
Each day, the personal injury attorneys at Kennedy Law Group work diligently to protect the rights of motorcycle drivers and passengers throughout Central Florida. Because a motorcycle provides little protection, motorcycle accident victims typically experience the most catastrophic injuries such as arm and leg damage, brain injury, head injury, spinal cord injury, and wrongful death. When those injuries are the result of someone else’s negligence, victims deserve to be compensated for their medical bills, lost wages, pain, and suffering. At Kennedy Law Group, our motorcycle lawyers are serious about protecting the rights of motorcycle accident victims and informing them of the laws governing each case.
Whether the motorcycle accident occurs in Bradenton or Brandon, Pasco County or Pinellas, there are three main areas that your motorcycle attorney from Kennedy Law Group will need to assess:
Insurance coverage—While drivers of cars and trucks in Florida are required to carry Personal Injury Protection, or PIP, insurance, motorcyclists are not. As a matter of fact, PIP coverage is not available for motorcycles in Florida. Since PIP coverage is the first policy responsible for paying medical bills and lost wages in an automobile accident – no matter who is at fault – injured Florida motorcyclists are often left in a precarious financial situation. This is a major reason why a motorcycle accident attorney is essential for pursuing other types of insurance coverage to pay for injuries and other losses.
Liability—Determining who is at fault—also known as determining liability—is a big part of figuring out who is financially responsible for losses in the accident. In Florida, each driver involved can be assigned a percentage of the blame. Therefore, if you are found 50 percent to blame for a motorcycle accident, your financial recovery in an accident claim can be reduced by 50 percent. Motorcycle lawyers from Kennedy Law Group make sure to complete thorough accident investigations so that our clients are not blamed for something they didn’t do.
Losses—Motorcycle accident victims face significant losses that may be recovered if they are represented by a competent attorney. The most common losses include past, present, and future medical bills, lost wages, loss of the ability to work, pain and suffering, and retraining for a new career.
Motorcycle accident insurance and personal injury cases involve complicated procedures and laws that are best handled by a motorcycle attorney. If you or a loved one has suffered serious injury or wrongful death in a central Florida motorcycle accident, please contact a lawyer from Kennedy Law Group for a free initial consultation. Our motorcycle lawyers represent accident victims throughout central Florida, from Tampa to Orlando, Kissimmee to Lakeland, and New Port Richey to St Petersburg.
Truck, Tractor Trailer & Semi Truck Accident Lawyer for Tampa, Orlando, Lakeland, Sarasota & All of Central Florida
Traveling the I-4 corridor, I-75, I-275, and US 19, tractor trailers and semi trucks continually carry loads between Tampa and Orlando, Lakeland and Sarasota, and St Petersburg and Pasco County. While these truckers are working hard to do their jobs, an inherent danger of their profession is accidents. In addition to these accidents being serious in nature, commercial truck accidents also often involve issues of employer liability, faulty trucking equipment, unbalanced loads, etc. For these reasons and more, the injured victims of semi truck accidents should consult with a lawyer who is experienced in litigating these complicated cases.
Based in Central Florida, the personal injury lawyers at Kennedy Law Group have decades of experience representing those injured in tractor trailer, 18 wheeler, and semi truck accidents. Across the board, these accidents often involve automobiles that, due to their smaller size, experience the lion’s share of damages. Consequently, the drivers and passengers of these cars are left with catastrophic injuries, colossal medical bills, and lost wages. Our attorneys are dedicated to helping truck accident victims recover as much as possible so that they have the best chance of healing from their injuries and reclaiming their lives.
Whether they occur in Clearwater, Bradenton, Pasco County, or Brandon, tractor trailer and semi truck accidents can be blamed on a host of issues. Once our lawyers agree to represent the injured in a truck accident case, our law firm will perform a complete investigation of the accident to learn if any of the following negligence was involved:
- Driver fatigue which could be caused by unrealistic trucking company schedules that encourage drivers to work without proper rest stops
- Reckless driving, also possibly caused by tight scheduling that pushes drivers to speed, drive aggressively, ignore dangerous weather conditions, etc.
- Driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs
- Driver inexperience and inadequate training
- Drivers who have received multiple traffic violations yet are still allowed by their employers (and the department of motor vehicles) to be on the road
- Truck loads that are unbalanced or too heavy
- Poorly maintained trucks
Once a car accident lawyer from Kennedy Law Group has adequate information about the cause or causes of the accident, our law firm will carefully review the federal and Florida statutes that are relevant to the case. We will then focus on obtaining the maximum settlement possible to address each client’s medical bills, disabilities, and other losses.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a tractor trailer, 18 wheeler, or semi truck accident in Tampa, Orlando, Lakeland, or anywhere else in central Florida, please contact an attorney from Kennedy Law Group for a free, no obligation discussion of your case.
Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Serving Tampa, Orlando, Clearwater, St Petersburg, Lakeland, Pasco, Sarasota & Central Florida
Pedestrian accidents injure or kill almost 5,000 people a year in Florida. For those who survive pedestrian accidents, the injuries are usually very serious including brain injuries, spinal injuries, broken bones, limb loss, and more. Sadly, pedestrian injuries often occur when people are in the course of simple tasks like taking a walk, jogging, or crossing the street when suddenly, a car driver fails to see the pedestrian and it’s too late to avoid an accident.
Since pedestrians are not insured in the same way that car drivers are, a pedestrian accident lawyer is of vital importance for the pedestrian to receive compensation for medical bills, lost wages, lost ability to work, and other losses. Thanks to our years of experience as a personal injury attorney serving residents from Tampa to Orlando, Clearwater to Lakeland, Sarasota to St Petersburg to Pasco and beyond, Kennedy Law Group is uniquely poised to help pedestrians pursue their legal right to damages.
Not only are pedestrians vulnerable because of insurance issues, but they also have little or no bodily protection. Furthermore, many pedestrian accidents involve children who do not have the life’s experience to avoid getting hurt by speeding, careless vehicles. A pedestrian accident lawyer from Kennedy Law Group knows how to prove negligence in these difficult cases and hold careless drivers and their insurance companies responsible. Even if the pedestrian is accused of being partially at fault in the car accident, attorneys from Kennedy Law Group know how to fight for the justice pedestrians deserve.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a pedestrian accident in Tampa, Brandon, Pinellas, Pasco, Bradenton, Kissimmee, or anywhere else in central Florida, please contact a pedestrian accident lawyer from Kennedy Law Group for a free initial consultation. Our law firm knows how to file claims against those liable and even take the case to trial if necessary. Pursue the compensation you need and deserve to by contacting us today.
At the Kennedy Law Group, we handle claims, appeals and litigation against health insurance companies on behalf of medical providers and consumers. Unfortunately, all too often, a doctor or hospital recommends a necessary medical treatment or procedure for which the health insurance company denies approval or payment. The insurance company may indicate that the recommended treatment is not medically necessary, or involves experimental or unproven procedures. The insurance company may also argue certain exclusions in the policy language, or claim the recommended treatment has not provided enough improvement. If your health insurance provider has used these or other excuses for denying health care treatment recommended by your doctor or hospital, you have the right to have these claims examined by a professional. Please contact the Kennedy Law Group. We have the knowledge, experience and resources to help you through the appeals and litigation process. If you delay, you may lose your rights to an appeal of your claim under the terms of your healthcare insurance policy and any applicable laws.
Best of all, we are typically able to assist you on a contingency fee basis with no cost to you unless we win your case.
Stop Foreclosure in Tampa, Pasco, Clearwater, Orlando & Beyond: Call Our Foreclosure Attorneys for Help
Buying a home is a source of pride and accomplishment for countless people in Florida, from Tampa to Orlando, Clearwater to Pasco County, and Lakeland to New Port Richey. Not only is a home your most valuable investment, it is also a place that is close to your heart. This is what makes home foreclosure a tragedy; it carries both a financial and emotional impact that can stay with you for years. Thankfully, whether you own a single family home in Bradenton, a townhome in Tampa, or a condo in Kissimmee, there are ways to stop foreclosure.
The foreclosure attorneys at Kennedy Law Group, serving Tampa, Orlando, and greater central Florida, are proud to offer legal representation for a multitude of matters in real estate and foreclosure help including mortgage modification, foreclosure defense, and mortgage fraud litigation. We offer responsible, effective legal counsel with the goal of helping you stay in your home. Furthermore, the cost of working with a foreclosure attorney to stop foreclosure is minimal, especially when compared to the cost of losing your home and your credit rating.
At Kennedy Law Group, our top priority is keeping you in your home with a mortgage payment you can afford. We understand that many homeowners in central Florida, feel overwhelmed and paralyzed with fear because they do not know the options available to them to stop foreclosure. However, instead of doing nothing, please call our foreclosure attorneys to learn about the many ways we can save your home. From Tampa to Clearwater, St Petersburg to Sarasota, and Pasco to Orlando, we also help homeowners by offering convenient day, weeknight, and weekend appointments.
The simplest way to stop foreclosure is to negotiate a mortgage modification. In order to achieve a satisfactory mortgage modification, extensive negotiations along with the threat of legal action is likely required. Unlike non-lawyer loan modification companies and foreclosure counselors, Kennedy Law Group has foreclosure attorneys and the threat of litigation to add strength behind its negotiation.
From our headquarters in central Florida, the foreclosure attorneys at Kennedy Law Group prove our negotiation strength to the lender by standing ready to file litigation if they fail to agree to a significant loan modification. These litigation strategies may include any or all of the following:
- Foreclosure Defense
- Deficiency Judgment Defense
- Predatory Lending Practice Lawsuit
- Mortgage Fraud Lawsuit
In order to secure a mortgage payment that you can afford, your Orlando, Pasco, Pinellas, or Tampa mortgage lawyer at Kennedy Law Group will employ a multifaceted approach, including the following strategies as necessary:
- Interest Rate Reduction
- Principal Reduction
- Loan term extensions up to 40 years
- Converting a high ARM to a low fixed rate
- Deed-In-Lieu of Foreclosure
- Short Sale
- Spreading missed mortgage payments over life of the loan
- Interest free payments for up to 10 years
The national mortgage crisis and the decline in real estate values has affected thousands of homeowners and real estate investors in central Florida including the vast residential areas of Orlando, Clearwater, and St Petersburg as well as the counties of Pasco, Pinellas, Hillsborough, Orange, Osceola, and Polk. It is devastating to face the loss of a property through foreclosure. Sadly, many real estate owners are simply walking away from their properties without investigating alternatives that might stop foreclosure, save their property, minimize credit score damage, or avoid a deficiency judgment.
At Kennedy Law Group, our foreclosure attorneys believe that home owners in central Florida should evaluate all of their options to stop foreclosure, and be advised of the legal consequences of the actions they may take before a property is lost to foreclosure. The worst of all legal scenarios is to just stand by and wait for the lender to foreclose. Doing nothing to stop foreclosure may seem to be the only alternative, but that is simply not the case. There are many legal alternatives that can prevent or minimize the impact of a foreclosure with the ensuing auction, eviction, and finally the very real possibility of a deficiency judgment.
A deficiency judgment occurs where the lender, after foreclosing on the borrower, seeks a judgment against the borrower for all attorney fees, legal costs and any loss on the sale of the home. These damages can be sought for up to four years after the foreclosure. Even worse, the collection effort on a deficiency judgment can last a lifetime.
Over the past several years, the mortgage industry made loans to people regardless of their ability to repay the loan according to its terms. “Interest only” loans and “Adjustable Rate Mortgages (“ARM”) are now taking their toll and the rate of foreclosure in the nation is the highest it has ever been. Millions of people are losing their good credit, losing their homes, and having their lives turned upside down. If this nightmare is happening to you, there may be something you can do to help yourself and stop foreclosure.
At Kennedy Law Group we utilize a team of foreclosure lawyers and para-professionals to advise you of your options and rescue you from financial ruin. Depending on your unique set of facts, we can usually answer, defend, and delay a pending foreclosure action. That will give our team of Florida foreclosure attorneys, and you, the opportunity to explore the possibility of a loan modification agreement. The loan modification process requires convincing the lender that it is better for them to renegotiate the terms of the defaulted loan to make the payments lower, fix the rate, lengthen the term, or adjust the loan in some other way to allow you the ability to pay. This scenario could very well serve the best interests of all parties involved.
The following are more services provided by our foreclosure attorneys to stop foreclosure in central Florida including Orlando, Tampa, Kissimmee, Apopka, Altamonte Springs, Clearwater, St Petersburg, Pasco, Sarasota, and beyond:
- Reviewing your loan documents to determine the nature and extent of your obligations.
- Advising you of the consequences of a default under your mortgage, including the potential for a deficiency judgment and the possible tax consequences involved with debt reduction.
- Negotiating loan modification and workout agreements with your mortgage lender to allow you to keep your home or investment property.
- Representation of buyers and sellers in short sales of real property including negotiations with lenders.
- Deed-In-Lieu of foreclosure procedures, allowing the home owner to give the property voluntarily back to the lender. Often, the debt or deficiency is forgiven. A Deed-In-Lieu will not save your home, but may be used to avoid a long legal process, and expense of a foreclosure and increase your chances of getting a loan in the future.
- Principal Reduction is the most revolutionary development in mortgage modification history. Principal Reduction represents an effective solution for countless homeowners whose home value is “underwater,” meaning the value of the home is less than the amount of the mortgage note.
- Forbearance arrangements provide short-term relief for borrowers who have temporary financial problems.
Most people don’t know that once the foreclosure proceeding has started, the bank will not accept any future mortgage payments. Doing so may adversely impact the bank’s ability to foreclose on your property. Furthermore, the bank usually pays any delinquent real estate taxes and the insurance on the property. In summation, once the bank files a foreclosure lawsuit, most of the homeowner’s expenses are being paid by the bank. However, as the legal owner of the house with full possession, you have all the rights associated with same including residing in your home or collecting rents on the property. Imagine the “EQUITY” you can build, if you fight to avoid foreclosure for a year or more. The cost of qualified legal representation by a foreclosure attorney can be a drop in the bucket compared to your typical home ownership overhead. Time is money and the real estate and financial markets are likely to turn around. Hiring the right foreclosure attorney could save you thousands of actual dollars, in addition to thousands in time value of money.
The foreclosure attorneys at Kennedy Law Group in central Florida offer practical solutions with a personal approach for your legal issues. For an appointment, call us at 800-207-0005 or fill out our foreclosure help form. Our location is accessible to clients in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Manatee, Sarasota, Orange, Osceola, Lake, Polk, Citrus, and beyond. We offer weekday, evening and weekend appointments, and accept credit cards for your convenience.
Premises Liability Attorney Serving Tampa, Orlando, Pasco, Clearwater, St Petersburg, Lakeland, Sarasota & Central Florida
Anyone who owns a premises — such as a building, home, store, or land — could be held financially responsible if someone is injured while on the property. For example, a premises injury might occur after slipping on spilled liquid in a Tampa grocery store or being hit by falling debris in an Orlando office building. No matter what the location or situation, if you have been hurt on someone else’s property, you could be left with expensive medical bills, lost days at work, and permanent disabilities. To help you recover financially, you may need a premises liability attorney to fight for your right to compensation.
Owners of homes, buildings, businesses, and other real estate in central Florida have a duty to keep their properties in good repair and free of hazards. Whether they have a fitness center in Clearwater, a warehouse in Lakeland, or a mall in Sarasota, property owners can be held liable for injuries on their properties, especially if they have failed to keep those properties safe for the general public.
If you or someone you love has been injured on someone else’s property and you need legal assistance, a premises liability attorney from Kennedy Law Group will be glad to review your case. From Citrus County to Sarasota County and Pinellas County to Polk County, our personal injury attorneys are experienced in all areas of premises liability, including but not limited to:
- Dog bites
- Malfunctioning rides at amusement parks
- Spilled fluids
- Unstable stairs, railings, balconies, floors, etc.
- Non-working fire alarms
- Negligent security
- Unstable shelving or displays
- Unsecured toxic materials
- Locked or blocked fire exits
- Electrical hazards
- Unsecured pools, construction equipment, abandoned buildings, etc.
- Malfunctioning escalators
- Holes in the parking lot, sidewalks, or elsewhere on the property
- Items falling from the ceiling
Premises liability is a wide-ranging area of law covering many different possible scenarios, sometimes making these cases even more complicated than a car accident claim and other more common personal injury cases. A premises liability attorney from Kennedy Law Group can help you pinpoint the Florida laws that are applicable to your case. Our lawyers also can investigate the circumstances of your accident, subpoena video surveillance, search for code violations, interview witnesses, and more. In addition, our attorneys will know which insurance policies will be responsible for your injury claims. We work directly with insurance companies and claims in our efforts to win a fair settlement for you. This leaves you more time to relax and recover from your injuries.
For a free review of your case with a premises liability attorney serving central Florida, please contact Kennedy Law Group today. We look forward to discussing the merits of your case, whether your injury occurred in Tampa, Orlando, Bradenton, St Petersburg, Dade City, or beyond.
Workers Compensation Attorney Serving Tampa, Orlando, Pasco, Clearwater, St Petersburg, Lakeland, Sarasota & Central Florida
In 2008, there were more than 47,000 workers compensation claims in the state of Florida, resulting in $372.5 million paid in benefits. From car accident injuries in Tampa to slip and fall injuries in Orlando, employees get hurt more often than most Floridians realize.
People who are hurt on-the-job are typically injured while working hard to carry out their duties and please their employers. At the very least, injured workers deserve to be compensated for medical bills, lost wages, permanent disabilities, and other damages.
If you have been injured while on the clock in Tampa, Clearwater, Orlando, Pasco County, Lakeland, or anywhere else in central Florida, contact a workers compensation attorney from Kennedy Law Group. We fight for every employee’s right to medical compensation and physical rehabilitation for the following injuries and more:
- Exposure to asbestos and other toxic substances
- Car accident while driving for an employer
- Construction accidents
- Teacher injuries and accidents
- Slip and fall
- Burns from fire, welding, chemicals, and more
- Malfunctioning and/or poorly maintained equipment
- Personal injury caused by coworker mistakes and negligence
- Back injuries
- Spinal injuries
- Head injuries
- Cuts and broken bones
- Loss of limb
- Nerve injuries
- Hearing loss
All employers in Florida, from Pinellas to Hillsborough and Polk to Manatee County, are required to carry workers compensation insurance. This insurance is there to protect you, the employee, in case you are injured while at work. Even though workers compensation insurance is available, injured employees often do not receive the compensation they need. This is why representation by a workers compensation attorney is important. A lawyer experienced in Florida workers compensation statutes will know how to file insurance claims properly and insist on full reimbursement for your injuries.
If you have been hurt on the clock and don’t know where to turn, contact a workers compensation attorney from Kennedy Law Group for a completely free review of your case. From Tampa to Sarasota, Dade City to St Petersburg, and Sarasota to Spring Hill, our attorneys are committed to demanding everything to which you are legally entitled.
Nursing Home Lawyer Fighting Against Abuse & Neglect in Tampa, Orlando, Pasco, Clearwater, St Petersburg, Lakeland, Sarasota & Central Florida
Due to an aging population and other medical demands in Tampa, Orlando, Clearwater, Pasco, Lakeland, and elsewhere in central Florida, there are numerous nursing homes in the area. If one of your loved ones is in a central Florida nursing home and you feel your loved one has been subjected to neglect, abuse, or substandard care, please contact a nursing home lawyer from Kennedy Law Group immediately for assistance.
At Kennedy Law Group, we understand that placing a loved one into a nursing home is very difficult. By allowing a nursing home to take care of a loved one, we are saying that we trust the facility with someone who is precious to us. Furthermore, a loved one living in a nursing home is, by definition, completely dependent upon his or her caregivers. These facts are what make nursing home abuse, neglect, and negligence so appalling and intolerable. You and your loved one deserve a nursing home lawyer who will fight against these horrific offenses.
Whether your loved one is in a Sarasota nursing home or a Citrus County assisted living facility, you should always expect a high standard of care and cleanliness, as well as ample staffing. When nursing homes are understaffed, hire unqualified staff, or are over budget, any of the following situations can occur:
- Physical abuse such as hitting or kicking
- Sexual abuse or assault
- Verbal and emotional abuse
- Medical neglect
- Failure to administer medication
- Failure to diagnose an illness or injury
- Premises liability
- Poor hygiene
- Dehydration, malnutrition, and starvation
- Restraining a patient for no reason
- Failure to prevent or treat bedsores
- Wrongful death
Anytime you suspect nursing home abuse, neglect, or negligence, you should make a note of the situation and contact a nursing home lawyer right away. By contacting an attorney quickly, there’s a better chance that the evidence needed to prove your personal injury case will be preserved. Your lawyer will also have more time to investigate the situation, monitor your loved one’s care, and protect your loved one’s best interests.
If you suspect nursing home abuse, neglect, or negligence anywhere in central Florida, be it Pinellas, Hillsborough, Polk, Manatee, Pasco, Hernando, Citrus, Orange County, or beyond, please contact a nursing home lawyer from Kennedy Law Group for a free review of your situation.
Medical Malpractice Attorney Serving Tampa, Orlando, Pasco, Clearwater, St Petersburg, Lakeland, Sarasota & Central Florida
Medical malpractice can be fundamentally described as a doctor, nurse, technician, dentist, or other health care provider whose negligent actions cause injury to a patient. As defined in 766.102 of the Florida Statutes, medical malpractice occurs when a health care provider does not abide by the prevailing standard of care, and this omission results in injury to the patient. In simpler terms, if a health care provider fails to do what a “reasonably prudent” medical peer would do in a similar situation, and a patient is hurt in the process, the patient may have grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Whether you or a loved one has been injured by a surgical error in Tampa, a misdiagnosis in Orlando, or incorrect medication in Pasco, you should contact a medical malpractice attorney for assistance. Due to the way Florida law is written, you as the claimant will have a heavier burden of evidence and proof in your medical malpractice claim. Because of this burden of proof, it is wise to contact a lawyer with experience in these types of cases.
Medical malpractice, negligence, and irresponsibility can occur anywhere, from hospitals in Clearwater to private homes in St Petersburg. While the standard of medical care in Florida is outstanding and medical malpractice is rare, mistakes do occur. Examples of situations that may require you to contact a medical malpractice attorney include:
- Birth injuries
- Mistakes in anesthesia
- Emergency room oversights
- Nursing home neglect and abuse
- Incorrect medication or dose of medication
- Errors during surgery
- Wrong or delayed diagnosis
- Poor illness management
- Failure to keep a patient fully informed of the consequences of a treatment
- Mistakes by dentists, orthopedists, nurses, physical therapists, etc.
- Wrongful death
Patients put their faith in medical professionals and institutions to do what is right. When this standard of care is breached, a patient may suffer long-term or permanent injuries. Even so, proving medical malpractice is a complex task in Florida, often requiring the representation of an experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorney who can examine and defend the grounds of your lawsuit.
If you have a medical malpractice concern in Tampa, Orlando, Sarasota, Lakeland, Pasco County, or anywhere else in central Florida, please contact a medical malpractice attorney from Kennedy Law Group for a free evaluation today.
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About Our Attorneys
Our Attorneys and Staff are dedicated to providing the highestquality legal services available.
THOMAS J. KENNEDY
Degrees at: University of South Florida and Stetson University College of Law
Attorney Kennedy began his legal career as an insurance defense attorney with the law firm of Shear, Newman, Hahn and Rosenkranz. He is now enjoying his sixteenth year representing clients injured due to the negligent conduct of other individuals and companies. He has successfully represented thousands of personal injury clients including cases involving automobile accidents, nursing home abuse, medical malpractice and wrongful death.
Mr. Kennedy is admitted to practice law before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals, the United States District Court, and all Florida Courts. He is a member in good standing in the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, the American Bar Association, and the Florida Bar.
He is an honors graduate of both the University of South Florida and Stetson University College of Law. As a trial lawyer, Mr. Kennedy is proud of Stetson’s reputation as the best law school in the United States for Trial Attorneys.
PAUL E. BERG
Degrees at: University of Cincinnati and a Juris Doctor Degree from Stetson College of Law, St. Petersburg, Florida
Attorney Berg is the Litigation Attorney with a focus in Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Products Liability, Motor Vehicle Accidents, and Medical Malpractice Litigation.
He is a former partner at the law firm of Fowler, White, Gillen, Boggs, Villareal and Banker, P.A., where he concentrated on insurance defense litigation. For the past seven years he has exclusively represented personal injury and medical malpractice plaintiffs.
Mr. Berg is admitted to practice before all state courts in Florida and the U.S. District Court (Middle District of Florida), and the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals (Eleventh Circuit). He is a member of the Florida Bar Association, American Bar Association, Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers and Association of Trial Lawyers of America.
He received a Bachelor of Science Degree, With Honors, from the University of Cincinnati and a Juries Doctor Degree from Stetson College of Law, St. Petersburg, Florida, in 1983, where he was a member of the Editorial Staff, Stetson Law Review.
WILLIAM P. SULLIVAN
Degrees at: University of South Florida and a Juris Doctor Degree from Oklahoma City University
Attorney Sullivan has worked for the Florida Department of Transportation as assistant general counsel, working exclusively in eminent domain law. Prior to the State of Florida, he worked as an Assistant County Attorney for Pasco County as the Senior Eminent Domain Attorney.
Mr. Sullivan works exclusively in the areas of eminent domain and plaintiff’s personal injury. Mr. Sullivan is licensed to practice law in Florida and Oklahoma. He is a member in good standing of The Florida Bar, and is admitted to practice law before all state courts.
He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of South Florida, and received his Juries Doctor degree from Oklahoma City University in 1989.
Serving all Central Florida
Frequently Asked Questions
What is considered a personal injury case?
A personal injury case includes any wrongful act, which results in injury or death to you or of a member of your family.
Examples: Auto Accident, Nursing Home Abuse and/or Death, Medical Malpractice, Dog Bite & Slip and Fall
What should I do if I am injured?
First of all, make sure that you seek proper medical attention and follow up with the proper authorities as well as your own insurance company.If you believe your injury was caused by the carelessness or intentional act of another, you should contact an attorney immediately. You should call assoon as it is convenient to do so and avoid discussing the matter with the other party’s insurance company. You should be cooperative with the police, your own treating physicians,and your own insurance company.
If a dog bites a person, is the owner liable for the doctor’s bills?
In general, the answer to this question is yes. An owner of a dog, or any animal for that matter, may be held liable for the injuries that animal causes to others. However, the ease with which a plaintiff can win a “dog-bite” lawsuit differs from jurisdiction to jurisdiction depending on the legal theory of recovery available in the plaintiff’s location.
What is a slip and fall action?
A slip and fall action results when someone is injured by a slip and fall, usually on the defendant’s property. A very common example of a slip and fall cases would be a grocery store patron who slips on a spill or food laying on the floor, and falls, causing injury to himself/herself. The plaintiff in slip and fall cases must usually show that the owner of the property had notice or knowledge of the condition and failed to clean it up and rectify it within a reasonable amount of time.
Do I have the right to contact an attorney if I feel that a loved one is being neglected or abused in a nursing home/hospital?
Yes. If your loved one is unable to convey to anyone including yourself that he/she is being neglected or abused you may do so for him or her. You may also use this course of action upon any observations you or anyone else has made of mistreatment at the facility.
What course of action, if any, could I take if I or a loved one is injured or killed in an airplane whether it be private or commercially owned?
Aviation accidents quite often result in either serious injury or death. When these accidents occur, serious questions regarding the liability of the airline, it’s employees; government or private owner may arise. Contact an attorney immediately.
Is there such a thing as wrongful death?
Yes. Wrongful death actions may be brought by the dependents or beneficiaries of a deceased individual against the party whose action or inaction was casually related to the death.
What if I have been injured on a boat or ship?
This is still considered a personal injury case under maritime law. The injury may occur on a personal watercraft, boat sinking and any large ships, dredges, fishing boats, tugs and recreational boats.
Telephone Harassment Statute
Florida’s harassing telephone call statute, section 365.16, provides:
(a) Makes a telephone call to a location at which the person receiving the call has a reasonable expectation of privacy; during such call makes any comment, request, suggestion, or proposal which is obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, vulgar, or indecent; and by such call or such language intends to offend, annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any person at the called number;
(b) Makes a telephone call, whether or not conversation ensues, without disclosing his or her identity and with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any person at the called number;
(c) Makes or causes the telephone of another repeatedly or continuously to ring, with intent to harass any person at the called number; or
(d) Makes repeated telephone calls, during which conversation ensues, solely to harass any person at the called number, is guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
The Kennedy Law Group was founded on the concept of providing prompt, aggressive representation to our clients. Our attorneys and staff are dedicated to providing the highest quality legal services available. We urge you to ask around. We think you will be convinced that we are the lawyers for you. Many times people do not seek the guidance of an attorney for fear that doing so would be too expensive and complicated. The Kennedy Law Group alleviates those fears right away. Your first consultation is always FREE. During that first meeting you will find out whether your problem requires the assistance of an attorney and what we can do to help. Fees and cost are discussed up front. In personal injury cases fees are based on a contingency basis. You pay no fee unless we win your case. The fee is paid at a percentage of the money you recover.
Finally, we never represent insurance companies; only individuals like you. Therefore, we don’t hold back when going after an insurance company for fear of them cutting off their business from us. We give 110% to every case.
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