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Did your child recently suffer an injury in an avoidable accident in St. Petersburg, Florida? The St. Petersburg child injury lawyers at Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers, are ready to help your family fight to maximize your compensation. Contact us at (727) 314-5988 to arrange a time to discuss the details of your child’s injury case for free.

For more than two decades, Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers, has been a source of strength, compassion, and support for children who have suffered needless and life-changing trauma in accidents throughout St. Petersburg.

Collectively, our award-winning Florida litigators have 119+ years of experience. Having dedicated our careers to helping injured children and their families, over the years, we’ve recovered millions of dollars on their behalves in cases like car accidents, St. Petersburg brain injuries, catastrophic injuries, truck accidents, wrongful death, boating accidents in St. Petersburg, and many more.

Give them the best opportunity to win their personal injury case and get the money they need to get their life back on track. Contact our law office in St. Petersburg, FL.

How Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers, Can Help if Your Child Has Been in an Accident in St Petersburg, FL

How Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers, Can Help if Your Child Has Been in an Accident in St Petersburg, FL

Your child has suffered injuries that could potentially change the course of their life forever. If someone else caused them to get hurt, that person must be held legally and financially responsible. However, at-fault parties and their insurance companies won’t jump at the opportunity to make things right.

They might seem compassionate, but they’re definitely not going to put your child’s best interests first if it means cutting into their profits or bank accounts.

A St. Petersburg personal injury lawyer at Winters and Yonkers, P.A. is ready to put you on a level playing field and demand that your family is properly compensated for everything it’s gone through.

We’ve been handling complex personal injury disputes involving child victims since 2001, and we know exactly what has to be done to get you the results you deserve.

While you spend time with your injured child, our top-rated Florida trial attorneys will:

  • Coordinate an independent investigation into the incident that caused your child’s injuries
  • Gather important pieces of evidence that can be used to build and support a meaningful claim for damages
  • Working closely with professionals who specialize in pediatric injury and projecting the lifetime financial impact of childhood injuries
  • Defending against potential claims that your child shares fault or is entirely responsible for their injuries
  • Aggressively negotiating with insurers and other parties to secure the best possible terms in a prompt settlement offer for your family
  • Helping your family make tough decisions related to your child’s injury case – like whether it’s better to settle now or push forward for a potentially better result down the line
  • Prepare your child’s personal injury case as if it’s going to trial so we’re ready if and when we get to that stage

We know that childhood injuries can be costly and traumatic. Our law firm doesn’t want attorney’s fees and the cost of litigation to add to the financial stress you’re under right now. That’s why our child injury attorneys in St. Petersburg represent clients on a contingency fee basis. You only pay if we obtain compensation for you.

Call our St. Petersburg law office to learn more. Your first case assessment is entirely free, so contact us to begin today.

How Common Are Unintentional Childhood Injuries and Deaths?

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), a child is treated for an unintentional in the emergency room every four seconds

That’s about 8.2 million serious childhood injuries every year.

Roughly 9,000 children die from their injuries annually.

Roughly 1 out of every 10 kids in Florida suffers an injury that requires a trip to the emergency room or hospitalization.

With roughly 4.22 million kids in the state, it means that about 48 children suffer serious injuries across the state every hour.

Representing Children and Their Families in All Types of Personal Injury Cases

Children are risk-takers and don’t always appreciate the potentially dangerous consequences of their actions. So, almost anything can cause a childhood injury.

However, there are many times when children have no control over the circumstances in which they’re injured – like when they’re buckled up in a car or school bus. 

At Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers, we are here to help your child and your family seek compensation no matter how or why they were injured.

We handle child injury cases involving:

If your child has been injured because another person was negligent or put a dangerous product in their hands, our experienced child injury lawyers in St. Petersburg will be there to help you take a stand. Contact us to set up a free consultation today to learn more.

What Damages Can Be Awarded to My Child After They’ve Been Injured in St. Petersburg?

There’s relatively little difference in the types of damages that can be awarded in personal injury cases involving children and adults. 

Generally speaking, children who are injured in St. Petersburg, FL accidents can recover compensation for related financial losses and the trauma they experience. Under Florida law, these are referred to as economic damages and non-economic damages, respectively.

Potential awards can include money for:

  • Current medical expenses
  • Future medical bills, including the cost of long-term treatment
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Nursing care
  • Lost future wages
  • Disability
  • Reduced earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of consortium
  • Emotional distress

The biggest difference between adult claims vs. children claims involves valuation. Children are still growing and have their whole lives ahead of them, which can make it difficult to assess what some long-term consequences and disabilities might be worth.

That’s why our award-winning St. Petersburg personal injury attorneys will bring in experts and specialists to help us really dig into the details of your child’s case. We will work closely with them throughout the process to understand the full extent and impact of your child’s injuries on their life. The more we can appreciate how their life has changed, the better prepared we’ll be to get your family a result that accurately reflects what your child’s injury case is worth.

Who’s Liable For My Child’s Injuries After a St. Petersburg Accident?

Anyone who owes your child a duty of care could potentially be responsible if their negligence or intentionally harmful actions cause your child to get hurt.

Depending on the type of accident in which your child was injured and who was involved, potentially liable parties might include:

  • Drivers of passenger vehicles
  • Bus drivers
  • Truck drivers
  • Public transportation services
  • Employers of responsible parties
  • Property owners
  • Product manufacturers
  • School boards or administration
  • Teachers or aides
  • Daycare centers
  • Coaches
  • Clergy
  • Businesses
  • Government agencies

Our experienced child injury attorneys in St. Petersburg, FL, will work hard to identify everyone who contributed – directly or indirectly – to your child’s injuries and work to hold them responsible.

What’s the Statute of Limitations on Child Injury Lawsuits in Florida?

Children don’t have the capacity to file a civil lawsuit and seek compensation for accident-related injuries. So, under Florida law, a parent or guardian may file a negligence claim on their child’s behalf. Under Florida law, this lawsuit must be brought within two years of the date the child is injured. The deadline may be longer depending on the nature of the accident.

The statute of limitations can be tolled – or paused – if the child doesn’t have a parent or guardian, if the parent/guardian is incapacitated, or if the parent/guardian’s interests are at odds with the child’s. 

When a child is killed in a fatal accident in St. Petersburg, FL, the parents or estate will have just two years to bring a wrongful death claim for damages. 

Schedule a Free Consultation With an Experienced St. Petersburg Child Injury Attorney

Childhood injuries can cause broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord damage, and other catastrophic trauma with the potential to alter the course of a child’s life forever. At Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers, our St. Petersburg child injury attorneys are here to help your family fight back and demand full compensation from those responsible.

Benefit from an experienced team of Tampa Bay litigators with over 119 years of combined experience. Call our law office serving St. Petersburg to learn more about how we can help you get through this difficult time.

We offer a free case assessment, so contact us to begin today.

Our personal injury law firm in St. Petersburg, FL also provides:

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
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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