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St. Petersburg Personal Injury Lawyer

Constance D. Coleman

Do you have questions about filing a personal injury claim? After an accident caused by another person's negligence, you may suffer far-reaching physical pain, emotional suffering, and financial strain. Being unable to work for any period of time because of your injuries can cause long-lasting financial devastation.

While anyone injured due to the negligence of another can seek compensation from at-fault parties, recovering the fair amount you are entitled to may be difficult without a knowledgeable and competent St. Petersburg personal injury lawyer.

Florida has no shortage of lawyers practicing accident and injury law. You have many options and should consider the best fit for you, your family, and your case. At the Coleman Law Group, founder Constance D. Coleman has earned the reputation as one of the premier trial lawyers in St. Petersburg. Other attorneys often refer their injury cases to her because they know she is able to get maximum results. If you've been hurt in St. Petersburg, Constance and her dedicated legal team are available to offer guidance, resources, and support.

Whether a traffic collision, a slip and fall accident, a dog bite, or an injury or death caused by a dangerous product, an accident is a stressful and unfamiliar event for anyone. For an insurance company, an insurance claim resulting from an accident is a business transaction. Although adjusters are trained to be caring, supportive, and empathetic, all these tones are delivered with a goal: getting you to settle your claim for as little damages as possible.

Before you accept an offer or provide a written or verbal recorded statement to an insurance company, contact a lawyer about your case. Insurance adjusters will do everything possible to reduce the value of your claim and you should know what to look for. They may use delay tactics to make you so desperate for money that you'll accept an unfair settlement, or ask you challenging questions about speed and distance to suggest you caused or contributed to an accident. You can protect your legal claim by hiring a St. Petersburg personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after your accident.

Constance D. Coleman provides her clients with energetic, compassionate, and dependable representation. She has more than 12 years of courtroom success and millions recovered for her clients. Her reputation as one of Florida's most dedicated personal injury lawyers stands on its own, and she has the resources and experience to take on complex accident injury cases in Florida.

At the Coleman Law Group, we represent clients in all types of injury and wrongful death claims in St. Petersburg, including claims involving:

  • Accidents caused by dangerous and defective products
  • Airplane accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Boating accidents
  • Bus accidents
  • Car accidents
  • Delivery truck accidents
  • Dog bite injuries
  • Helicopter crashes
  • Hit and run accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Negligent security
  • Negligent supervision accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Pinellas Suncoast
  • Transit Authority accidents
  • SUV rollover accidents
  • Scooter accidents
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Taxi accidents
  • Train accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Uber/Lyft and ride-sharing accidents

No matter what kind of accident you were involved in, our mission will not waiver. We will fight to get you everything you need and deserve and hold negligent parties accountable to the maximum extent. When you hire us, we will hit the ground running to ensure your legal interests are protected, and no critical mistakes are made that reduce the value of your claim.

On average, more than 1,000 traffic collisions occur every day in Florida. In Pinellas County and St. Petersburg, 34th Street N remains one of the most dangerous roads. From 2016 to 2018, there 344 crashes involving walkers and bikers on N. 34th street, ABC Action News. The six-lane "street" is ranked among the 10 worst streets in Florida for walkers and bikers.

Many people who live in St. Petersburg commute on Interstate 275 to Tampa. Severe traffic congestion combined with unsafe driving behaviors like looking at a cell phone while driving can lead to collisions. Some of the common causes of St. Petersburg car accidents are distracted drivers, impaired drivers, and speeding drivers.

Even with seat belts and protective barriers, car accidents in St. Petersburg can cause very serious injuries. Some of the injuries our clients have endured in traffic collisions include:

  • Head injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Whiplash injuries
  • Broken bone injuries
  • Spinal injuries
  • Muscle strains and sprains
  • Cuts and lacerations


After an accident, it is critical to seek medical care as soon as possible. The Coleman Law Group has helped many individuals and families injured in St. Petersburg car accidents. We are extremely familiar with Florida's unique insurance laws and what steps clients need to take following an accident.

Pedestrians are extremely vulnerable to serious injury or death when they are struck by a vehicle. While both drivers and pedestrians have a responsibility to watch out for each other, pedestrians are much more likely to suffer catastrophically when involved in a collision. According to one report in the Miami Herald, the risk of fatality as a pedestrian in Florida is significantly higher than in any other state. Some recent locations of pedestrian accidents in St. Petersburg are:

  • 4th Street North near 11th Avenue North
  • 4th Street South near 13th Avenue South
  • 54th Avenue N near 26th Street N
  • 66th Street near 34th Avenue North
  • 2nd Avenue North near 34th Street North
  • Tyrone Blvd. at 66 St. N


St. Petersburg, sometimes referred to simply as "St. Pete," averages 360 days of sunshine each year. Even with ideal visibility conditions, pedestrian accidents are a frequent occurrence, especially at intersections. After a St. Petersburg pedestrian accident, victims and their family members are well-advised to consult with a knowledgeable and experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after seeking medical attention.

Determining the cause of a collision or accident can be difficult due to the severe trauma the victims experienced. When it comes to investigating the cause of a St. Petersburg car crash, the legal team at the Coleman Law Group will immediately get to work. Our investigation process involves whatever is necessary to establish liability:

  • Ordering the crash report
  • Getting sworn statements from important witnesses
  • Ordering 911 calls (may lead to witnesses not noted on crash reports)
  • Retain accident reconstructionists when necessary


Because we've helped St. Petersburg car accident victims in many circumstances and situations, we understand the important elements of accident and injury claims. We will do as much of the heavy lifting as possible to allow you to focus on rest, rehabilitation, and recovery.

Anytime another party's negligent, reckless, or intentional actions cause your injury or a family member's death, you can pursue a claim. As a "no-fault" state, Florida has unique laws that dictate when you must file a claim with your own insurer, or another driver's insurance. When car accidents meet the criteria of a serious bodily injury, you may file a claim against the at-fault party's insurance company.

One of the most frequently asked questions asked in a personal injury case evaluation is "How much is my case worth?" If you are not at fault and you are injured, you have the right to seek compensation from the responsible party. However, the amount of damages you can receive will depend on the severity of your injuries, the amount of insurance available, and what kind of damages you suffer as a result of being unable to work. Damages available for a Florida personal injury claim may include:

  • Medical bills (ambulance transport, emergency room visit, hospitalization, surgery, doctor visits)
  • Future medical follow-up care (diagnostic imaging, lab tests, rehabilitation and aftercare)
  • Long-term nursing care (in-home or in a facility)
  • Home modifications for disability
  • Lost earnings and wages
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Non-economic losses (physical pain, emotional suffering/distress, scarring and disfigurement, and reduced quality of life)

When injuries are serious, the damages recovered may be substantial. In cases where a defendant was grossly negligent or engaged in intentional misconduct, punitive damages may be available. No matter what kind of civil claim you are pursuing, a skilled personal injury lawyer can yield much higher results than an inexperienced lawyer. At the Coleman Law Group, we often consult with experts and specialists to calculate damage. Our goal in every case is to recover the maximum compensation available. We know how much is at stake.

People who have been injured in an accident suffer financially almost immediately. Fortunately, the contingency fee arrangement in personal injury cases allows injury victims to hire the best, most qualified legal counsel with no up-front costs or out-of-pocket costs.

When you hire the Coleman Law group to represent you in your St. Petersburg personal injury claim, we are only paid if and when we recover money for you. We take on all the risk of your case. In the unlikely event we represent you and do not recover money for you, you owe nothing.

It is possible to settle an insurance claim without a lawyer. But how do you know you are getting a fair settlement? Understanding your legal rights is the first step to protecting them. At the Coleman Law Group, we have a spirit of caring and a high level of legal expertise. Whether you were injured in a slip and fall accident or in a car accident, or any other accident due to another's negligence, reach out to us right away after any accident to discuss your legal options with an award-winning St. Petersburg personal injury lawyer, and learn how to protect the value of your claim. Our consultation is always free, with no obligation. Call us at (727) 214-0400

Are you or a loved one injured in an accident? Our attorneys can help. We care and we fight hard to hold negligent parties accountable and get your life back. Let us show you what we can do for you.


¿Usted o un ser querido ha sufrido lesiones en un accidente? Nuestros abogados pueden ayudarle. Nos preocupamos y luchamos duro para responsabilizar a las partes negligentes y recuperar su vida. Permítanos mostrarle lo que podemos hacer por usted.


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