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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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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.

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....

How Far Will Insurance Companies Go To Block Claims? Just Look At This Case

If you are involved in a personal injury or wrongful death case, you’ll soon find out that insurance companies will go to great lengths to avoid paying out any claims. This unfortunate truth has been demonstrated again and again over many years in Florida. Unfortunately, insurance companies rely upon legal maneuvering to protect their profit. Many insurance companies spend millions of dollars each year trying to

General Motors Ignition Switch Litigation Enters New Phase

On Tuesday, August 19, a federal judge appointed an attorney to the executive committee that has been tasked with overseeing multidistrict litigation around General Motors’ now infamous ignition switch recall. The litigation is very complex and affects more than one hundred individuals. In addition to wrongful injury, there are elements of economic loss and bankruptcy that the litigation will have to take into account. Although the expansion of the executive committee might not seem like a significant move,

Florida Jury Awards $23.6 Billion To Widow In Smoking Death Lawsuit

On July 18, 2014, Florida became the state in the nation to provide for the largest amount of damages ever in a wrongful death claim related to smoking. A jury awarded more than $23 billion in damages in a suit filed against R.J. Reynolds, the second-largest tobacco company in the United States. Michael Johnson, Sr., died of lung cancer at the age of 36 after a lifetime of smoking. His death

A Truck Accident Lawyer Can Help You After A Major Accident

A collision or other motor vehicle accident with a truck driver can leave you with severe, debilitating injuries for life. The average “semi” truck is more than fifty feet long and can weigh up to 80,000 pounds -- that is to say, 40 tons. By comparison, the average passenger car is somewhere between 3,000 and 4,000 pounds. Even a “glancing” collision with a large truck can completely decimate the car and

Important Information That Good Slip And Fall Lawyers Want You To Know

A slip and fall case can leave you with life-long injuries that may require ongoing care for the rest of your life. Unfortunately, slip and fall cases are not easy to resolve, and can take months or even years to be completely settled. Before you get involved in a slip and fall case, understand the following: Slip And Fall Can Happen In The Home, Not Just In BusinessesIf you have

Why An Aggressive Injury Lawyer Is Critical In Any Case Involving Wrongful Injury

If you have been paying attention to attorneys’ advertisements lately, you will notice that many law firms describe themselves as “aggressive.” What does it really mean to be “aggressive” in terms of practicing law, and how does it help you, the plaintiff, reach your goals? Anyone can claim to be “aggressive,” but what many people don’t realize is that you can really find out whether or not


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