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St. Petersburg Brain Injury Lawyer - Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers - 111 2nd Ave NE Suite 350, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, United States

Are you suffering from a brain injury caused by someone else’s actions in St. Petersburg, Florida? You could be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost earnings, and suffering. Call the St. Petersburg brain injury lawyers at Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers today at (727) 314-5988, we will fight for you while you focus on recovering. 

Our experienced accident attorneys have over 119 years of combined legal experience. We have a proven track record of success and won millions of dollars for injured victims throughout Florida in cases like car accidents, St. Petersburg pedestrian accidents, bus accidents, truck accidents, catastrophic injuries in St. Petersburg, motorcycle accidents, and more

We know how to hold responsible parties liable for their actions, and that’ll be our main objective if you hire us to handle your brain injury case.

Contact our law firm in St. Petersburg, FL today and schedule a free consultation to see how we can help you get the compensation you deserve. Our legal team is available 24/7 to listen to your story and offer honest advice.

How Can Our Personal Injury Lawyers Help You With a Brain Injury Claim in St. Petersburg, FL?

Brain injuries can result in extensive medical bills and months of missed work. You may be unable to enjoy the activities you once participated in, and you may have mood changes, memory loss, and other symptoms that affect your everyday life. 

You don’t need to take on a legal battle while you’re dealing with all these things. Let our St. Petersburg personal injury attorneys handle your claim for damages so that you can heal.

When you hire Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers to help you with your brain injury case, we’ll: 

  • Investigate the accident or incident that caused your brain injury to determine who may be liable 
  • Gather evidence proving the elements of your brain injury claim 
  • Consult experts – including medical professionals, mental health specialists, financial advisors, vocational experts, and more – to build your case and value your damages
  • Negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf to ensure you receive a fair settlement 
  • Fiercely argue for you in court if we need to file a brain injury lawsuit 

Our attorneys are known for our aggressive advocacy. We’re passionate about securing settlements and verdicts that fully compensate our clients for their economic and non-economic losses.

Contact our law office today to see what we can do to help you after suffering a brain injury in St. Petersburg, FL. 

Overview of Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are caused by external forces to the head, such as a bump, jolt, blow, or penetrating injury. 

Open brain injuries happen when something fractures or pierces the skull, such as a bullet. Closed brain injuries don’t involve a penetrating force but occur when there’s a rapid movement of the head, such as if you’re in a car accident or fall. 

A non-traumatic brain injury (or acquired brain injury) occurs due to internal factors in the head, such as a tumor or lack of oxygen.

No matter what type of brain injury you sustain, the consequences can be severe and far-reaching. It may impact your life forever and cause a permanent disability or impairment. 

Types of Brain Injuries 

There are many different types of brain injuries, ranging from mild to moderate to severe, including: 

  • Concussions 
  • Diffuse axonal injuries (DAIs) 
  • Contusions 
  • Coup-contrecoup injuries 
  • Skull fractures 
  • Anoxic injuries 
  • Encephalitis 
  • Brain tumors 
  • Stroke
  • Meningitis 
  • Hematomas 
  • Hemorrhages/brain bleeds  
  • Cerebral edema
  • Lacerations  
  • Aneurysms 

A brain injury can be primary or secondary. Primary injuries to the brain occur at the initial moment of the accident or incident, such as a skull fracture. Secondary brain injuries occur after the initial injury as an indirect result and can evolve with time (e.g., cerebral ischemia after suffering head trauma). 

How Common Are Brain Injuries?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that approximately 176 people die from brain-related injuries daily in the United States. That’s over 64,000 fatalities per year. Over 220,000 Americans are hospitalized for TBIs each year. 

TBIs are the leading cause of disability and death in people aged one through 44. Around 2.5 million people suffer from brain injuries annually, and 80,000 suffer from permanent disabilities from TBIs. 

The Florida Department of Health reports that 4,827 people in Florida died from traumatic brain injuries in 2020, and 206 of them were in Pinellas County.

What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Brain Injuries?

The symptoms will depend on the type of brain injury, its severity, and the person. For example, a concussion may present mild symptoms in one person but life-altering consequences for someone else. You may develop post-concussion syndrome, which can affect your memory and ability to concentrate. 

Some signs of a brain injury may include: 

  • Headache 
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Blurry vision 
  • Tinnitus (ringing in your ears) 
  • Dizziness 
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Confusion or brain fog 
  • Feeling tired and having trouble sleeping 
  • Amnesia 
  • Mood and personality changes 
  • Depression or irritability
  • Sensitivity to sound and light 
  • Seizures or convulsions 
  • Balance or motor function problems

Brain injuries don’t always present symptoms right away. That’s why it’s crucial to seek medical attention immediately if you are involved in an accident. 

What Causes Brain Injuries in Florida?

According to the CDC, most people sustain brain injuries due to: 

  • Car accidents and other motor vehicle crashes 
  • Falls 
  • Assaults 
  • Firearm-related incidents 

However, TBIs can also result from: 

  • Motorcycle accidents 
  • Bicycle accidents 
  • Boating accidents 
  • Pedestrian accidents 
  • Sports-related incidents and other recreational accidents  
  • Swimming pool accidents or nearly drowning 
  • Construction accidents 
  • Workplace accidents 
  • Dog bites 
  • Birth injuries 
  • Medical malpractice 
  • Premises liability, including slip and fall accidents  
  • Defective products 
  • Exposure to toxins 

Call our St. Petersburg personal injury lawyers today to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your brain injury and how it occurred. 

What Is My St. Petersburg Brain Injury Case Worth?

The value of your St. Petersburg brain injury case will depend on the severity of your trauma and how your injury impacts your life. Your rehabilitation alone may cost $46,000 or more – and that’s not including your hospital stay and other medical expenses. 

The factors that will impact your case include: 

  • The severity of your brain injury and the ongoing treatment it will require 
  • How your brain injury affects your quality of life 
  • Whether you can continue to work 
  • Whether you can work in the same capacity as before the brain damage 
  • Your age at the time of the accident 
  • Your medical expenses, including future healthcare needs 
  • The pain, suffering, and other personal losses you’ve suffered

You may need physical therapy, psychiatric attention, occupational therapy, and medication to treat your brain injuries for months or years to come. We’ll help you identify and calculate all your losses to ensure that we include them in your claim for damages. 

What Compensation Can I Recover for My Brain Injury in St. Petersburg, FL? 

Brain injury victims in St. Petersburg are entitled to compensation for their economic and non-economic damages if another party causes their injury. 

Economic damages are your financial losses due to the brain injury, such as: 

  • Medical bills, such as doctor’s visits and imaging tests
  • Future medical expenses, including ongoing rehabilitation and specialized therapy 
  • Lost income
  • Loss of earning potential 
  • Other out-of-pocket costs, such as transportation costs and in-home care 

Non-economic damages are the personal, more difficult-to-value losses you sustain due to your brain injury, including: 

  • Lost enjoyment of life 
  • Pain and suffering 
  • Mental anguish, anxiety, depression, or PTSD  
  • Inconvenience
  • Loss of companionship  

If the liable party acted intentionally or with gross negligence in causing your brain injury, you might be able to recover punitive damages. Punitive damages punish defendants for egregious behavior and are intended to deter others from engaging in the same type of conduct.

Contact Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers today to discuss your head trauma and the compensation you can seek for it. 

How Long Do I Have to File a Brain Injury Lawsuit in Florida? 

Victims who sustain brain injuries in Florida have limited time to file a lawsuit after the incident that caused the damage. Under Florida’s statute of limitations, you’ll typically have two years from the accident date to file a brain injury lawsuit. If a loved one died from a brain injury, you also only have two years from their date of death to file a wrongful death lawsuit. 

There may be exceptions that shorten or lengthen the deadline. If you miss the applicable deadline, you’ll forfeit your legal right to hold the at-fault party liable for your damages. 

Contact our St. Petersburg brain injury attorneys today to preserve your legal rights to compensation.

Contact Our St. Petersburg Brain Injury Lawyers for a Free Case Evaluation

Did you sustain a head injury in St. Petersburg, FL due to the negligent or intentional actions of another person? If so, you may be able to hold them accountable for your losses. However, it may not be easy to get the money you need. 

Reach out to the experienced St. Petersburg brain injury lawyers at Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers to get an aggressive legal advocate in your corner fighting for you. We offer a free consultation and work on a contingency fee basis – meaning you owe no upfront fees and only pay if we secure a favorable outcome in your case. 

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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
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Hameed Owens
Myrtle Graham
Myrtle Graham
I was searching for a local car accident lawyer near me after I was rear-ended by someone earlier this month. I was being pushed around by the at-fault driver's insurance company and needed some legal help.I found Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers through Google Maps and decided to get a free consult. I called the Tampa office of this firm and talked to them about my options. I briefly told them of my situation and was connected to Bill shortly after. He was extremely informative and was very professional. By the end of the same day he had me meet with a private investigator and referred me to a chiropractor nearby. Great customer service, and I look forward to how well my settlement will turn out. I know I am in good hands!
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