Injuries Suffered By Tourists – St. Augustine Personal Injury Lawyers

St. Augustine is a tourist destination for people from all over the United States and abroad. St. Augustine’s tourist attractions include: the Castillo de San Marco (the Fort); the St. Augustine Lighthouse; Ripley’s Believe it or Not; Flagler College; St. Augustine Beach; the Casa Monica Hotel; Vilano Beach; Marineland; the Zorayda Museum; The Oldest Jail; the Oldest Schoolhouse; and the Alligator Farm, to name a few.

Unfortunately, tourists can suffer serious personal injuries. Some tourism related injuries include: accidents when operating rental scooters, especially two seater scooters; injuries caused by trolley operators; slips, trips and falls at businesses or hotels due to uneven or wet flooring; bicycle accidents; car accidents; truck accidents; and falls caused by stairways that are not built to code or that lack handrails.

Which Laws Apply to My Claim if I am Injured in St. Augustine But I Live in Another State or Country?

Florida law will apply to any claim for personal injuries that happens as a result of an accident in St. Augustine even if you live in another state. Because of this, it is helpful to hire an attorney handling personal injury cases in St. Augustine. It is also acceptable to hire a lawyer local to you and our firm at the same time. In such a situation, the attorneys agree to split the attorney fee – meaning that you get the benefit of two law firms for the same expense as hiring one.

Florida has a four year statute of limitations for most injuries cases including car accidents and injuries that occur at businesses; however, shorter statutes of limitations may apply to wrongful death claims, nursing home neglect, and claims for injuries that happen on state or federal property.

What Should I do if I Suffer a Personal Injury in St. Augustine Due to Another’s Negligence

Of course, seeking prompt medical treatment is paramount. For most injuries, the emergency room at Flagler Hospital is the best place to go. For life threatening injuries, you may be life-flighted or rushed by ambulance to one of the trauma centers in Jacksonville.

If possible, it is always helpful to take pictures of any dangerous condition that may have caused your injury. Getting the names and contact information of witnesses can be invaluable as well. Finally, we strongly recommend that you do not sign a statement or give a recorded statement to an insurance company until you have spoken with a lawyer.

Why Should I Contact a St. Augustine Personal Injury Lawyer?

Our injury attorneys in St. Augustine will be familiar with the area where your accident occurred. We are also familiar with the judges in St. Augustine as well as the defense attorneys and mediators who may be involved in your injury case. Even if you live out of town, speaking with our attorneys handling personal injury cases in St. Augustine is easy as we can discuss your situation over the phone or over “Zoom” or a similar application.

Hiring us costs you nothing out of pocket. Rather, if we agree to handle your case, you will only pay us if we recovery money for you.

Client Reviews
I have known Mr. Lawrence for several years and in my opinion he is the most professional and trustworthy lawyer I have ever known. I have had dealings with other lawyers but they were not as good as Mr. Lawrence. I would highly recommend him. Carla
I was referred to Greg by a coworker after I received a bad injury from an auto accident and was so pleased with Greg, and staff. They literally took care of everything for me while I was healing and kept me updated every step of the way. Calls and emails were always accepted and returned promptly and they were extremely patient and helpful with any questions and concerns that I had. Should I ever need legal assistance again I will definitely be calling him and referring him to family and friends. Amie M.
I had a difficult disability case, and was referred to Greg by a judge. As an experienced lawyer myself, I was apprehensive about using someone I didn't know. As it turned out, however, I could not have been more pleased. Greg mastered the case in no time, and was nothing short of brilliant in getting me a substantial settlement. He's a lawyer's lawyer, and I recommend him highly and without reservation. Steve
I would like to take a moment to say thanks to Greg, and his staff for doing an excellent job with my deceased mothers nursing home case. After hiring two other law firms my brothers and I decided to hire Greg. This was the best decision that we made regarding this case. Greg took the time to get to know who our deceased mother was, and the important facts involving our claim. As a result Greg was successful in resolving our claim to our satisfaction. Greg is the best attorney that I have ever met! I would highly recommend hiring Greg for any nursing home, or any other claims. Falsario Arnold
Of all the things that pleased me about Greg was that he was always available to me. If I called or emailed, I spoke to him and wasn't pushed off to one of his paralegals or assistants (although they were very helpful as well). I felt like I had a lawyer - not a factory. Scott