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Auto Accidents

Auto Accidents

There are powerful forces involved during a car crash and serious injury can result from even a seemingly minor accident. These injuries may have a lasting effect on both quality of life and future financial stability.

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Personal Injury

Personal Injury

Our law firm understands just how personal an injured can be, and will immediately move to take the burden of dealing with the insurance companies and other parties that may be involved off of your shoulders.

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Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle Accidents

Often a rider is seriously injured because a driver does not take time to look for the motorcyclist. Insurance companies serve their own interests, and rarely act in yours

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Truck Accident

Truck Accident

Accidents involving large trucks are particularly devastating. Often resulting in serious injuries or even tragic deaths, individuals and their families may never be the same.

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Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death

Nothing is more tragic than the premature death of a loved one. Under the Florida Wrongful Death Act, families of the deceased are entitled to recover compensation for damages.

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Brain Injury

Brain Injury

If you have suffered traumatic brain injury due to another person's negligence or recklessness, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, or pain and suffering.

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Personal Injury Attorneys Willing To Take A Case To Trial



M. David Shapiro Personal injury Attorney

Attorney M. David Shapiro is an AV-rated civil trial lawyer, the highest rating awarded to litigation attorneys. David Shapiro is an experienced board certified trial lawyer, who has earned the respect of his peers in the legal community.

David Goldman Personal injury Attorney

Attorney David Goldman has practiced law exclusively in personal injury and wrongful death. A long-standing commitment to the Sarasota community, he has served as a board member of many civic organizations

Michael Babboni Personal injury Attorney

Since October of 1987, Michael Babboni has practiced civil and criminal litigation in St. Petersburg, Florida. He has been lead counsel in jury trials from Pasco County to Sarasota County on the West Coast of Florida...

Bernard F. Walsh Personal injury Attorney

Mr. Walsh is listed in the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Walsh is an AV Preeminent® rated attorney in Martindale-Hubbell®. Mr. Walsh is also listed in AVVO as Superb.


Justice For Injuries

On January 1, 2013, Florida insurance laws changed dramatically when Personal Injury Protection, or PIP, went into effect. This insurance law was designed in a way that was supposed to help prevent insurance fraud – a problem that was growing for some time. However, while it did help reduce fraud, it had another result. Now, numerous injured motorists are having a hard time understanding the law and a hard time getting any kind of benefits from it after being injured.

If you're injured in an accident, it's wise to understand all of the rules and restrictions in place under PIP so you can proceed accordingly. Additionally, you may want to speak to a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after your injury. This way you can determine whether or not you may be eligible to seek additional financial compensation for your injuries – compensation that could offset the costs that PIP won't cover.


Law Offices throughout the Southwest Florida

The personal injury law firm of Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni & Walsh has full-service office locations in Sarasota, Bradenton, St. Petersburg, Venice, Englewood, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, Ft. Myers, Arcadia, Lakeland and maintains law offices all over the Southwest Florida.

Proposed Florida Laws Strip Medical Care Decisions Away From Doctors When Personal Injury Claims Are Considered.

UPDATE - HB379 Has Been Defeated In The Florida LegislatureYou could be forgiven for thinking messing around with healthcare coverage rules was the sole domain of democrats these days, but the new laws which will deeply interfere with the choices a doctor will make and options available for the seriously injured have sprung from the minds of two rep...

Accident Attorney Stephen M. Fernandez Lectured The Paralegal Association Of Florida On Florida’s Motor Vehicle No-fault Law

On Monday, January 14, 2013, attorney Stephen M. Fernandez presented a lecture to the Suncoast Chapter of the Paralegal Association of Florida on Florida’s motor vehicle PIP/No-Fault law. The presentation focused on recent changes to PIP which greatly restrict medical insurance benefits to people involved in automobile accidents on or after January 1...

Accident Lawyer Bernard Walsh Attends Florida Justice Association Board Meeting

A local board member of the Florida Justice Association and Founder of the Manasota Trial Lawyers Board, Bernard Walsh of Shapiro Goldman & Walsh met with the other FJA board members after attending the 'Masters of Justice” seminar also held by the Florida Justice association. “It's important for plaintiff's attorneys and trial lawyers to stay...

Manasota Trial Lawyers Bad Faith Insurance Seminar Earns Attendees Cle Credit

Members of the Manasota Trial Lawyers Board who attended the October Meeting and Seminar featuring lectures from prominent personal injury attorneys obtained Continuing Legal Education Credits (CLE). Held in Bradenton, Florida at the Polo Grill, the event's guest speakers included Lee Gunn IV of the Gunn Law Group, Fred Cunningham, Past President of th...

Attorney Bernard Walsh Supports Local Immigrant Artist

Bernard F. Walsh and Lauren Ann Walsh support Cuban immigrant dancers Octavio Martin and Yaima Franco. Octavio Martin is the new Artistic Director for the Brandon Ballet. Having a long-standing relationship with the Brandon Ballet, Octavio said, “this is a wonderful opportunity for me to do what I love to do.” Octavio and his wife, Yaima Franc...

Injury Law Firm Shapiro Goldman Babboni & Walsh Attends Port Manatees Networking Event

Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni & Walsh attended the Manatee Chamber of Commerce’s Ship-Shape Showcase networking, connecting and showcasing event held at Port Manatee. The event drew hundreds of attendees with members promoting their products and services. Attendees experienced a close-up view of Port Manatee and their operations. Bradenton Persona...

Injury Lawyer Bernard Walsh Commented On Sarasota's I-75, 50 Car Pile Up

Bernard F. Walsh of the Sarasota Auto Accident law Firm commented on Friday's I-75 50-car accident in Sarasota. “Given the sheer amount of vehicles involved it is no small wonder that no one was killed in this crash.” said Walsh, “with commercial trucks involved, and the speeds that the accident occurred at, things could have turned out far wor...

Attorney Bernard Walsh Lectures At The Southern Trial Lawyers Association Mardi Gras Conference

Personal Injury Attorney Bernard Walsh lectured on Strategic Use of the Florida Crash Report Data to members of the Southern Trial Lawyers Association (STLA). As a highly experienced trial lawyer serving the Florida people since 1978, Bernard Walsh shared his valuable insight with the STLA, a community of dedicated trial lawyers working to further prote...

Personal Injury Attorney Bernard Walsh Joins The Insurance Bad Faith Trial Lawyers Association

Attorney Bernard F. Walsh increases the depth of his legal industry resources by joining The Insurance Bad Faith Trial Lawyers Association. The Insurance Bad Faith Trial Lawyers Association is a networked group of experienced personal injury and trial attorneys who specialize in working with victims of insurance bad faith issues. The goal is to enabl...

Attorney Bernard F. Walsh Becomes Life Member Of The Multi-million Dollar Advocates Forum

Personal Injury Attorney Bernard F. Walsh, expands his industry recognition with his membership in the The Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members and members must be Life Members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and must have acted as Principal Counsel in one or,more cases which have resulted in a trial ver...

John M. Scheb Inn Of Court 20th Anniversary Gala To Be Coordinated By Master In The Inn Michele Stephan

On behalf of the Judge John M. Scheb American Inn of Court, Michele Stephan, as social chair, is organizing the Inn's 20th Anniversary Gala.  The Inn of Court is a membership of judges, lawyers, legal educators and law students who meet monthly to promote excellence in legal advocacy at the trial and appellate court levels and to offer a greater un...

Brain Injury Lecture To The Paralegal Association

Attorney Bernard Walsh lectures to the Paralegal Association about brain injury cases...

Attorney Michele S. Stephan Serves As Volunteer Judge For Manatee County High School Students

Sarasota Attorney Michele Stephan participated in the Manatee County Teen Court 2011 High School Mock Trial Competition on March 19, 2011.  This is the most hands on, intensive learning simulation about the trial process available to high school students. The Mock Trial is an academic competition in which a team of 8 students simulates the role...

Florida Justice Association

Attorney Bernard Walsh lectures to Florida Trial Lawyers on use of automobile crash reports more information about the Florida automobile crash reports...

Bernard Walsh Of The Florida Personal Injury Law Firm Of Shapiro Goldman Babboni & Walsh Was Honored To Present The Trooper Of The Year Award To Florida State Trooper Edward Pope

Trooper Pope won this prestigious distinction for the second time when he saved the life of a choking infant by using back thrust. "Having the privilege of presenting this prestigious award to Trooper Pope for an amazing second time is a real honor. Trooper Edward Pope has distinguished himself in the service of Floridians over the years and th...

Attorneys Goldman And Stephan Asked To Educate Japanese Gardens Ladies Club

Attorney David Goldman and Michele Stephan were invited to speak at the Japanese Gardens ladies club on February 15, 2011.  Ms. Stephan and Mr. Goldman educated a crowd of 45 men and women on understanding the automobile insurance policy, the importance of uninsured/underinsured motorist’s coverage, what to do in the event of an auto accident...

Attorneys Goldman And Stephan Asked To Educate Japanese Gardens Ladies Club

Michele Stephan and David Goldman were invited to speak at the Japanese Gardens ladies club on February 15, 2011.  Ms. Stephan and Mr. Goldman educated a crowd of 45 men and women on understanding the automobile insurance policy, the importance of uninsured/underinsured motorist’s coverage, what to do in the event of an auto accident and the ...

North Carolina Trial Lawyers For Justice

Attorney Bernard Walsh Gives a talk on National Trucking Litigation....

A Good TBI Lawyer Can Help You Every Step Of The Way In Your Case

“TBI” is short for traumatic brain injury. A traumatic brain injury is one that’s sustained any time that force is applied to the skull and causes permanent damage to the brain. Although the brain can often compensate for some level of damage by “redistributing” important neurological functions over time, the actual physical trauma suffered by the brain does not heal with time. Some loss of function is inevitably permanent. Because of that, people with traumatic brain injuries frequently need life-long care. They may suffer from a wide variety of neurological issues and cognitive impairments, which can include potentially fatal symptoms like seizure. The

Things To Think About When Selecting A Florida Attorney

If you go looking for legal representation in Florida, you will find that there are nearly 100,000 active members of the Florida bar. In 2009, almost 3,000 individuals passed the bar exam in the state of Florida to be admitted as qualified practitioners of law.   Since there are so many attorneys out there, it can be a challenge to select the one who will be best able to provide you with the services you need. You have probably seen advertisements on television, heard them on the radio, and even seen them on benches and buses.   When looking for a Florida attorney, here’s

Make Sure The Florida Law Firm You Choose Will Defend Your Rights To The Fullest

There are plenty of different things to think about when you find yourself in the position of needing a law firm in Florida. A law firm needs to be able to provide you with the highest quality of service from the first day of representation in order to protect your rights.   How can you know whether a law firm is really the best one for you? It can be a challenge to know exactly how well a law firm will represent you, but there are plenty of ways for you to get information about a firm and make an informed decision.   Let’s

Why You Need To Contact An Accident Lawyer Right Away After An Accident Happens

What is the most important thing that you can do after an accident? Although you might have many concerns after an accident, the first thing you should do is contact a trustworthy accident lawyer. If at all possible, do so within an hour after the event. If you have to be hospitalized for an accident, it may be difficult or impossible to contact a lawyer right away. You should do so as soon as you can or allow someone you trust, such as a spouse or family member, to contact a lawyer for you. Why? There are many important reasons: -- Insurance companies

Looking Deeper Into Auto Accident Fault

Florida roads are among the busiest in the country, thanks to the millions of people who visit the state each week and the more than 19 million who live here year-round. All those motorists mean that accidents are a regular occurrence. Personal injury attorneys have a lot of different things that they need to consider when a case is open, and the most obvious is fault. Determining that one party is responsible for the accident is the first step, and after,

Understanding The GM Recall

If you've been anywhere near a TV or online news source over the course of 2014, you're probably at least somewhat aware of the GM recall debacle that has been playing out over the last several months. An announcement made on June 17 that more than 3 million additional cars would be recalled has only added to this long drama. For many who are only vaguely aware of what's going on, it can be a little confusing. It's important that you take the time


Member Of The Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Peer Reviewed AV rated on Martindale Hubble
Member Of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Member Of The National Justice Association
Member Of The Insurance Bad Faith Trial Lawyers Association
Member Of The Florida Justice Association
Member Of The Motorcycle Injury Trial Lawyers Association
Member Of The Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association
Member Of The American Association Of Justice
A Plus Rating With the Better Business Bureau
Recognized By SuperLawyers
10 out of 10 client rating from AVVO
Shapiro Goldman Babboni & Walsh Auto Accidents - Personal Injury