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Have you been injured in a car accident in Palm Harbor, FL? If so, you could be entitled to compensation for your injuries and damages. Our experienced car accident attorneys can help you recover compensation for lost wages, medical expenses, pain, and suffering. 

With more than 119 years of combined legal experience, you can trust our Palm Harbor car accident attorneys at Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers to help you hold the at-fault party liable for your damages. For more than 20 years, our Palm Harbor personal injury lawyers have worked with clients and their families to secure top-dollar settlements and jury verdicts. Since 2001, we have secured more than $36 million on behalf of our clients. 

Our attorneys at Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers work on a contingency fee basis. You do not need to worry about paying upfront attorney’s fees to hire our top-rated car accident attorneys in Palm Harbor. You don’t pay any attorney’s fees unless we win or settle your case.

Contact our law firm online or call (813) 223-6200 today to discuss your case with a Palm Harbor car accident lawyer. 

How Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help if You’ve Been Injured in a Palm Harbor Car Accident 

How Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help if You’ve Been Injured in a Palm Harbor Car Accident

Car accident claims can be overwhelming and complicated, especially if you try to go up against an insurance company without an attorney. Insurance adjusters work to protect the insurance company from liability for your claim. Therefore, dealing with an insurance adjuster without a lawyer could hurt your case.

Our Palm Harbor car accident attorneys at Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers are known as “The Aggressive Attorneys” in personal injury matters because we fiercely fight for the rights of their clients against large corporations, defense firms, and insurance companies. With decades of experience, we are unafraid to go up against any opposing party. Our lawyers have received numerous awards because of their work to protect victims of personal injury accidents.

When you hire our award-winning Palm Harbor personal injury lawyers to handle your case, we handle all matters related to your case, including:

  • Explain your legal options for recovering compensation for a car accident by filing an insurance claim and through personal injury laws
  • Investigate the car crash to determine the cause of the crash and identify all responsible parties
  • Obtain accident reports and gather other evidence supporting your claim, including working with expert witnesses when needed
  • Calculate the value of your damages 
  • Aggressively pursue settlement negotiations for the total amount that your case is worth
  • Handle preparing and filing all documents and communication with all parties involved in your case
  • File a lawsuit and take your case to court if necessary to pursue fair compensation for your case accident claim

We are available 24/7 to discuss your car accident with you. Call Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers, or contact us online to schedule a free case evaluation with an experienced car accident lawyer in Palm Harbor, Florida.

Our Palm Harbor Personal Injury Attorneys Handle All Types of Car Accident Claims in Pinellas County

In 2022, there were 15,680 car accidents reported in Pinellas County. That number included 123 traffic deaths and 9,225 injuries. As of July 2023, there were 8,171 traffic accidents reported in the county. 

Some car crashes are more serious than other collisions. Our experienced attorneys handle all types of car accidents, including but not limited to:

  • Single vehicle crashes
  • Rollover accidents
  • Multi-vehicle accidents
  • Head-on collisions (i.e., front-end crashes)
  • Rear-end wrecks
  • Car accidents involving pedestrians, motorcyclists, and bicyclists
  • DUI accidents
  • Hit-and-run accidents
  • Highway crashes
  • Intersection accidents
  • Speeding accidents
  • Accidents involving uninsured and underinsured drivers
  • Fatal car crashes
  • T-bone or side-impact crashes
  • Distracted driving accidents
  • Interstate accidents

There are many more types of car crashes we handle. If you or a loved one is injured in a car accident, call us to discuss how we can help you obtain compensation for your injuries, financial losses, and other damages.

What Damages Can I Receive for a Car Accident Case in Palm Harbor, FL?

Filing a car accident claim may be the only way to recover compensation after a Palm Harbor car crash. Our legal team at Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers can help you seek compensation for your economic and non-economic damages. 

Examples of damages for a car accident case include:

  • Medical expenses and bills
  • Lost income, including decreases in future earning capacity
  • Property damage
  • Out-of-pocket expenses 
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation costs
  • Skilled care
  • Emotional distress
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Impairments and disabilities

The damages available in your case depend a great deal on the severity of your injuries, the strength of your evidence, the parties involved, and the insurance coverage applicable to your case. Generally, the value of damages increases as the severity of your injuries increases.

What Types of Injuries Are Common in Palm Harbor Car Accidents?

Every car accident has the potential to cause severe injuries. Our personal injury attorneys handle all types of injury cases, including:

  • Catastrophic injuries
  • Wrongful death
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Broken bones and fractures
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
  • Internal organ injuries
  • Loss of limbs and amputations
  • Nerve damage
  • Back and neck injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Concussions
  • Airbag and seatbelt injuries

Immediate medical treatment is vital after a car crash. In addition to improving your recovery chances, prompt medical care can help strengthen your personal injury case. Delays in medical care can make it more challenging to prove fault and liability. 

What Happens if I Am Partially To Blame for Causing a Palm Harbor Car Accident?

Florida now, after a recent change, uses a modified comparative fault law for personal injury cases. Under this standard, you cannot recover compensation from the at-fault party (you may still utilize your PIP insurance) if you were mostly to blame for the crash.

However, if your blame is less than 51%, you can recover compensation based on your level of fault. For example, a jury finds you are 25% to blame for causing a car crash. In that case, instead of receiving 100% of the damages award, you would only receive 75% of the award.

Insurance companies are quick to shift blame to innocent accident victims to avoid paying the total value of damages. You should not be surprised if an insurance adjuster tells you that your actions contributed to the cause of the crash. Instead of talking with the insurance company, call Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers, and let us handle the insurance adjuster and any claims of contributory fault.

Common Cause of Car Crashes in Palm Harbor

Most car accidents occur because of negligence and carelessness. Sadly, many car crashes could be avoided if drivers paid attention and followed traffic laws.

Common reasons for car accidents include:

  • Drunk driving
  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving
  • Road defects and conditions
  • Defective vehicles and parts
  • Fatigued and drowsy driving
  • Failing to follow traffic laws 
  • Inexperienced drivers

Distracted driving is one of the most common causes of car crashes in Palm Harbor. Any activity that takes a driver’s focus off the road or the task of driving is a potentially dangerous distraction. Even if a driver does not intend to cause an accident, they can be held liable for the damages caused by the crash.

Who Is Liable for My Damages After a Palm Harbor Car Accident?

Florida is a no-fault insurance state for car accidents. All drivers must have minimum Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance coverage. 

If you are involved in a car accident, you file a claim with your insurance provider against your no-fault insurance policy. PIP covers a portion of your medical bills and lost wages. It does not pay other damages, including non-economic damages. 

However, Florida insurance laws make an exception to the no-fault insurance laws. If you sustain severe injuries from a car accident, you can pursue a claim against the driver who caused the crash. 

Filing a personal injury claim can result in much more compensation for damages than a PIP claim. Therefore, it is best to discuss your case with an experienced car accident lawyer as soon as you can to protect your legal rights and interests. 

Another driver, government entity, car manufacturer, trucking company, or other party could be liable for your damages. We can help you sort out the details of the crash and hold the responsible parties liable for your damages. 

How Long Do I Have To File a Car Accident Claim for a Crash in Palm Harbor, FL?

Florida recently changed the statute of limitations for most personal injury cases as of March 24, 2023. Instead of having four years to file a claim, you now have two years from the accident date to file a lawsuit. Accidents before March 24, 2023, should still have a four-year filing time limit.

As before, some exceptions could change the filing date in some situations. It is best to speak with our office to confirm the timeline for your case. The court can dismiss lawsuits filed after the statute of limitations expires. 

Schedule a Free Initial Consultation With Our Palm Harbor Car Accident Attorneys 

We want to get justice for you and your family after a negligent driver or another party caused your injuries. Call us today to request a free case review with one of our experienced Palm Harbor car accident lawyers. We never stop fighting until we exhaust all legal options to get you the money you deserve and need after a car crash.

Anthony David
Anthony David
Winters & Yonker are an extremely knowledgeable car accident attorneys in Tampa. Marc represented me injured in a car crash when I was coming off I-4. He is clearly the best in the field! The entire team at his firm is AMAZING!!!They helped through my whole process always keeping me up to date. They referenced me to the best doctors to assist in my recovery. I always felt comfortable with every part of it specially now in the pandemic time. The stuff is very friendly and always available for you. I specifically like to thank PRE-LITIGATION department. They were passionate, dedicated and professional. Marc worked very hard on my case and did fantastic job!!! I am very pleased with the outcome of my case. The results are outstanding. I highly recommend Marc and his entire Firm. You guys are AWESOME! Thank You to everyone at this firm!
Karla Rogers
Karla Rogers
Best lawyer ever! I had an accident gave them a call and like three months later, case Settled and full payout... Excellent service!
Lenette Montalvo
Lenette Montalvo
Christopher from Winter and Yonker was amazing. Very nice person to talk to, listen to what I had to say, and even gave his opinion when needed. From start to finish I felt very important and I was impressed by this law firm every one i spoke to made me feel safe and comfortableto. My accident has done a lot of damage to me, and knowing I had an attorney from Winters and Yonker on my side made me feel great. My compensation for my accident is amazing and it will help me in my life. Thank you very much I will definitely recommend this law firm.
coleman vera
coleman vera
I went to Winter & Yonker Law Firm for my Tampa car accident case I was involved in. My case manager throughout the process and she took care of me from start to finish. The process was very seamless, I received the medical treatment that I needed immediately and at the very end, concluded with a very rewarding settlement. I've worked with a few law firms from prior accidents and none can compare to the service OR expertise I received from Mr. Yonker.👉 If you're seeking help for an injury related case, I would definitely recommend working with him and their amazing legal staff at Winter & Yonker Firm in Tampa. I will always use this firm for all my Personal Injury Claims! If you are l@@king for an Attorney to give you Top Notch legal help and the MOST money for your Pain & Suffering then take it from me I'm a paralegal and this firm continues to OUTSHINE them all!
Meredith Wilson
Meredith Wilson
This was my first personal injury experience. I wanted to choose a law office I could trust. A friend of mine recommended the law offices of Winters & Yonker, Personal Injury Lawyers in Tampa. Through the entire process Attorney Marc Yonkers was helpful and communication was stellar. I never felt out the loop. I felt confident throughout entire process. Which this month (Sept. 2023) they were able to settle my accident case successfully and to my 100% satisfaction. I cannot recommend Winters & Yonker and or Marc any higher. In short they are firm, fair, aggressive, responsive, super smart and know the numerous ins and outs of Personal Injury cases (which can be quite complicated). Upon hiring them you get a law firm that will leave you confident that your case will be handled expertly and with your interests front and center.
Geneva Ramirez
Geneva Ramirez
Winters and Yonkers has been a legend of the Tampa Bay personal injury Attorney community for a long time. I was in a car accident recently with my husband, we suffered back and neck pains after two days and thought to get someone’s help. I found Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers through a google search and called them right up. The same day Mr. Winters contacted both of us, listened, and was compassionate to our situation. He helped us through the entire process including getting me seen by a Doctor so we could heal our injuries correctly, and we got our medical bills reduced! Bill Winters, my case manager, and the entire staff were very knowledgeable and exceptional at their work. We would like to express my sincere gratitude to them and recommend them without any hesitation to anybody who needs help, don't try and fight the at fault's insurance on your own. If you're injured and need someone to protect your rights you won't find a better Attorney than Bill Winters at Winters & Yonkers!-Geneva, Tampa FL#personalinjurylawyer #caraccidentlawyer #tampainjuryattorney
Shelley Torres
Shelley Torres
Bum Boi
Bum Boi
My wife and I are work in Mediation and Arbitration but know nothing about personal injury cases. When a young delivery Truck driver who was distracted by his phone hit us at full speed and rear-ended us as we were stopped in traffic on Wesley chapel. We knew we needed to hire the best lawyers with PI experience and expertise in the Tampa legal community that we could.From our first phone call with Bill Winters and then all the way through Trial preparation then Trial, we never felt any bad about our case because we knew Bill and the entire staff at Winters and Yonker would take care of us.Their dedication, innovation, motivation, reliability, unparalleled intellect, and exceptional skill as trial lawyers make them extraordinary individuals. My experience working with them was nothing short of exceptional. Experiencing a car accident is an ordeal that encompasses fear, trauma, and frustration. It's a life-changing event in anyone's life. There was no amount of money that could ever make me alright, because I would give any amount of cash to not have to go through the nightmare that the car accident was and continues to be.It took almost 2 years from the time of the car crash to go to trial, but ultimately the jury verdict that Bill Winters got for my family was worth fighting for. There were so many times over the course of the three years that we actively realized how amazing it was that we felt no anxiety or concerns or worries about our case, because Bill is truly outstanding!If you or anyone you know gets hurt in a car accident, call Winters and Yonkers RIGHT AWAY! And then rest assured that you, your family, or friends are being cared for by the ABSOLUTE BEST legal team in Tampa Bay. Thank you, Winters & Yonker!
Glenda Litimco
Glenda Litimco
Winters & Yonker law firm did excellent work with my injury case. Luckily, I was referred to Winters & Yonker from a good friend after I was injured in a car accident. I did some initial research about injury lawyers near me, but the reviews for this office really stood out to me in Tampa. I decided to call and after a single phone conversation, the choice was easy to make! Not only was everyone extremely professional, they made the entire process smooth and clear. I was at ease with each step of the way because they were always there to answer my questions and keep me informed of what was happening. All expectations were met and my settlement was exceeded. I got much more than I thought was even possible from the insurance company. I highly recommend the Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers, and their team in Tampa to anyone in need of help after a car, truck, or motorcycle accident. You'll be in good hands!
Dandrea Ikner
Dandrea Ikner
This is the best lawyer in town
Nicky Warner
Nicky Warner
Max was amazing! He kept me updated throughout the whole process and was extremely easy to talk with. He also explained everything so I can completely understand it. It was an amazing experience. Thank you, Max!
Erika Smith
Erika Smith
I had a great experience with them! They truly care about you!! Thank you so much🤗
Jonathan Clem
Jonathan Clem
I was injured in a car crash here in town. Since it was essentially a "he said she said" accident case the opposing insurance claimed it was a 50/50 fault. Even though it clearly could not have been my fault. However, Bill worked diligently to get me everything I was needed to get my life back. He worked to get me access to all the doctors I needed and medical treamtment for my neck and back. Plus, a large settlement amount. Bill even took the time to calm me down when I saw the initial amount and cost for seeing my medical bills piling up! He even managed to get them to reduce their bills significantly! Plus, I received as much as possible. Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers in Tampa provided a great legal service. They were strait forward and honest about the approach, and communicated every aspect of the process. The firm took care of everything. I would 100% without a doubt recommend him if I knew someone that need a personal injury attorney. Given the circumstances of our introduction I hope I never have to, BUT Bill Winters will definitely be my first call if I'm ever injured again!
marie silvers
marie silvers
They are the Best! They care about you as a person!
jorden reagan
jorden reagan
Everyone on their staff is amazing! Chris and Sara won my case and helped me out with an accident that occurred a few months back. They made the entire process so easy! They called with case updates but not too often where it was constant phone calls. It was just enough to know what was going on the whole time without being bombarded. Thankful for Tayler on their staff who helped inform me on why Winters and Yonker was the best choice to go with!
Kimberly Rushton
Kimberly Rushton
Yes, I would highly recommend winners in Yonkers. I worked with Trevor and Trevor was the best. I recommend anyone that ever needs a lawyer to go to them. They are the best.
Pat Pawelkop
Pat Pawelkop
Highly recommend. Bill Winters and his staff took time to answer my questions, and handled my case in a timely and professional manner. I almost didn't contact a lawyer over my "small" injury case because I feared it would be so difficult and stressful. But he got me the settlement that my insurance company owed me, and I would never have been able to do that on my own. And with less stress that I anticipated. I'm glad I called them.
Amysway Barton
Amysway Barton
Always available
Certified Soul
Certified Soul
Winters and Yonker is who you want to go to when you get in a car accident because they will take care of you and won’t let you get low balled on your settlement. I got in a car accident where my back and shoulder was injured and I was referred to a attorney named Trevor. I appreciate Trevor for handling my case and keeping me informed with all the information I needed.
Sean S
Sean S
One of the best law firms in Tampa. My family was involved in a serious car accident. We went to that other personal injury firm with the two M's they were trying to make us settle the case quickly and they we're not listening to us with the arrogant attitude that they were the experts and we were just ignorant. We promptly fired them and then hired Winters & yonker. Our settlement was 5 times higher than what the MM wanted to settle for.I would like to thank Winters and Yonkers entire staff for a wonderful experience. They were all very knowledgeable and walked us through the whole process. We really felt like they cared, unlike the other firm.
Linda Robinson
Linda Robinson
I’m giving Winters & Yonker a shout out. My mother fell in Winn Dixie afew months ago. Her first choice wasMorgan & Morgan; however, after theinterview with them they decided not to take the case. My perception was that it was not a big enough case for them. I knew that she deserved to be compensated for her injuries, and I had mad faith in Winters & Yonker from using them in the past. They not only took the case but settled it in record time. Thanks Winters and Yonker, and I like to send a special thank you to Christopher Smith, who was never to busy when I needed answers. I would recommend your law firm to anyone. I found you to be ethical, professional, and respectful to my family, but most of all you will fight for the little guy. Much love and respect. God bless you all and your families👏👏👏👏
Reuben Rodriques
Reuben Rodriques
Other said it couldn't be done called your law firm and immediately you got on it impressive shocking furthermore you showed integrity did what you had to do though you didn't have to do it and I was shockingly pleased thank you you surprised me had I to choose any other law firm I would not hesitate to call you or share my experience with my friends thank you once again from me and my family amen
Hameed Owens
Hameed Owens
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