St. Pete Beach Accident Injury Attorney
The Tampa Bay area towns of Pass-a-Grille, Don CeSar, Belle Vista, and St. Petersburg Beach merged in 1957 to incorporate the City of St. Petersburg Beach. In 1994, the citizens shortened the name to “St. Pete Beach” to avoid confusion with the City of St Petersburg on the mainland to the east.
St. Pete Beach is a barrier island community just off the Pinellas County mainland of Saint Petersburg, south of Treasure Island, and 20 miles from Clearwater Beach, the county seat. With white sandy beaches, clear seawater, many recreational facilities, restaurants, and shopping opportunities, St. Pete Beach is one of the world’s most enjoyable vacation places.
The City of St. Pete Beach has a permanent population of about 10,000 but also a winter population of people living in other parts of the USA, Canada, and Europe. Nearly 28 percent of St Pete Beach residences are owned by people with primary residence elsewhere, a high number of seasonal visitors. Pinellas County now has nearly a million permanent residents, the Tampa Bay area more than four million.
Such a populous area with so many tourists and seasonal visitors naturally generates lots of vehicular traffic and an unfortunate result of numerous fatalities and serious personal injuries and property damage from traffic accidents. A 2011 Transportation for America study rated Tampa–St. Petersburg–Clearwater as the second-most dangerous metro area behind only Orlando in the USA for pedestrians. Dateline NBC has described US Highway 19 in Pinellas County as “a six-lane meat grinder” for its frequent pedestrian fatalities.
St. Pete Beach Auto Accidents
Anyone in the Tampa Bay area so unfortunate as to have an accident injury in a car crash or as a pedestrian should consult a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Any unnecessary delay can diminish, even destroy, prospects for recovery of full and fair compensation for an accident injury. There is much for the attorney to do to build a clear and convincing case for damages even when fault and liability seem to be absolutely clear.
In traffic accident injury cases, there is no substitute for the advice, investigative skills, and advocacy of a skilled, experienced personal injury attorney determined to protect, preserve, and enforce the client’s legal rights. At The Law Offices of Charles D. Scott, clients pay no lawyer fees or costs unless there is a recovery for bodily injury, in which case the fees and costs are paid out of the insurance proceeds recovered. The initial consultation for a case evaluation is free, and the lawyer contingency fee agreement specifies in writing the amount of attorney fees that would be payable from a bodily injury recovery. Further, at The Law Offices of Charles D. Scott we promise that our fees will never be greater than the amount received by the client, and our no-recovery, no-fee promise means there will be no surprises for the client.