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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.


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.

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

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.

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.

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

As experienced personal injury lawyers in Bradenton, Sarasota, St. Petersburg and all of Florida, we see the personal side of serious injury every day. Our law firm understands the stress, uncertainty, and vulnerability many families will experience after a serious accident. You, or or loved ones will be focusing on dealing with the pain, disruption and emotions brought on by a physical injury. The last thing anyone wants to deal with in this situation is going back and forth with an insurance company to get the compensation needed to cover the unexpected, and substantial expenses caused by being involved in a crash.

Our law firm will take the burden from your shoulders. In cases of serious injury, insurance companies will often move quickly to attempt to settle your claim for as little money as possible. However, when the full costs of an accident are figured out it becomes clear that more compensation will be needed to fully recover. Additionally, some cases may qualify for other types of compensation that a laymen would not be aware of and the insurance company will not reveal. The lawyers of Shapiro Goldman Babboni & Walsh will step in, investigate your unique situation, and aggressively protect your financial interests.

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.

Sarasota Injury Attorney M. David Shapiro Gains Certified Circuit Civil Mediator Accreditation From The Florida Supreme Court

Attorney M. David Shapiro from the personal injury law firm of Shapiro Goldman Babboni & Walsh has received accreditation as a Florida certified and court-appointed mediator. Certification was issued to Mr. Shapiro early september from the Florida Supreme Court and qualifies him to mediate both court appointed cases and private cases to resolve l...

Bradenton Injury Lawyer Bernard Walsh Attends Florida Justice Association Seminar

Bradenton Injury Lawyer Bernard Walsh Attends Florida Justice Association Seminar Attorney Bernard F. Walsh from the Bradenton Office of Shapiro Goldman Babboni and Walsh, attended the latest meeting and seminar of the Florida Justice Association entitled “Masters Of Justice” The Seminar held every year took place in Orlando and drew experienc...

Injury Attorney Michele Stephan Received The Distinguished Service Award By The Sarasota Bar Association

Personal injury attorney Michele Stephan has been awarded the 2014 Distinguished Community Service Award by the Sarasota County Bar Association. Source, Shapiro Goldman Babboni & Walsh Stephan, an associate attorney with the injury law firm Shapiro Goldman Babboni & Walsh has received the award for her work of providing pro bono legal services to Saras...

Sarasota Injury Lawyer M. David Shapiro Has Been Included In The 2015 Best Lawyers Of America

Attorney M. David Shapiro of the Sarasota injury law firm Shapiro Goldman Babboni & Walsh has been included in the 2015 Best Lawyers Of America. Members of the Best Lawyers Of America are selected through a lengthy process including a peer review with independent evaluations from other attorneys. The Best lawyers In America is partnered with many nat...

Florida Injury Attorneys And Representatives From The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Attend Seminar On Traumatic Brain Injury

The Manasota Trial Lawyers Board's latest seminar was entitled “Closed Head Injury and Traumatic Brain Injury - The Current Medicine/Science for the P.I. Attorney.” The highly successful seminar focused on the science and effects of TBI and featured presentations by medical doctors on the subject. Dr. Larry E. Schutz, Ph.D. and Dr. Maria Romanas ...

Personal Injury Attorney Bernard Walsh Makes Top 100 Trial Lawyers For The 7th Consecutive Year

Bradenton Injury Attorney Bernard Walsh of the Florida law firm Shapiro Goldman Babboni and Walsh has received entry to the National Trial lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers for the seventh year in a row. Members of The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 are inducted by invitation-only and are selected by their peers through a rigorous multi-step review proce...

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....

In A Wrongful Death Case, A Good Trial Attorney Is Your Best Ally

A wrongful death case represents one of the most tragic experiences that any family member can go through. In addition to losing your loved one, you face the uncertainty of a court battle that could be long and complex, all while you are mourning a very important loss. For spouses and children, a wrongful death case can represent an even more troubling situation. You might be facing a

Whole Foods And Wal-Mart Among Recent Plaintiffs In Slip And Fall Accident Cases

Slip and fall accidents happen on a regular basis all throughout the United States. A slip and fall can take place in a private home, in a business, or outdoors in an area controlled by the public. The major element that has to be established in a slip and fall case is negligence -- that someone failed, by action or inaction, to deal with a hazard that contributed

Did You Know? Florida Is The Cruise Ship Lawsuit Capital Of The United States

Thanks to its beautiful weather and world famous beaches, Florida is one of the most sought after destinations in the world when it comes to taking a cruise. In fact, millions of people from all over the world will visit Florida for some period of time each year while on a cruise. Floridians themselves also enjoy cruises. One of the most popular cruises that people embark

Understanding The Role Of Legal Assistants In Your Florida Personal Injury Suit

Did you know that not every aspect of your case is necessarily handled by a senior attorney? The big difference when it comes to law firms and lawyers is exactly how many hours of work from a senior attorney you get -- and what he or she does on your behalf. Every law firm in Florida and throughout the United States makes use of some legal assistants. However, you should never be put into a situation where a legal assistant is your main point of contact. They simply aren’t experienced enough for that kind of role! Even if you never speak to

Brain Injury Lawyers Needed More Than Ever As Doctors Uncover More TBI Evidence

Thousands of people are in accidents each and every year that cause them to develop traumatic brain injury. Although most people think of the word “traumatic” in the context of the word “serious,” the term “traumatic brain injury” refers to any brain injury sustained by a blow to the brain or collision between the skull and the brain. Traumatic brain injuries are permanent, in the sense that the damage to the brain can never be reversed. In some cases, the

Florida Attorney General Fight Could Impact Legal Consumers In The Sunshine State

As you already know, we are entering a very important election season here in the state of Florida. Not only will high-profile candidates like Rick Scott and Charlie Crist square off to become governor, but many other important roles in the state government will be filled. One of these is the role of attorney general. The attorney general is the “top lawyer” in the state. He or she serves as

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