Being injured due to someone’s carelessness or negligence is often a traumatic experience, and the aftermath can be a confusing time. If you’ve suffered a personal injury, you may not know where to turn or what to do first. At Dennis Hernandez & Associates, P.A. expert help is just a phone call away. Our experienced St. Petersburg personal injury lawyers will guide you through your claim process every step of the way, no matter how complex your case may be.


Time is of the essence when you’ve been the victim of a personal injury: Evidence must be preserved to support your claim and several procedures must be followed in order to fully protect your rights. Whether your claim is related to a car accident, motorcycle accident, truck accident, wrongful death, nursing home abuse, or any of our other practice areas, there is no fee or cost to you unless we win.


There are no costs for an initial consultation and no hidden fees. If you’ve suffered a personal injury, don’t hesitate to contact us 24/7 to schedule your free case evaluation with an experienced St Petersburg accident attorney. Please fill out the form at the top of the page or call (855) 529 3366

Do I Have a Case?


The more information you can provide in your meeting with our accident attorneys, the better we will be able to advise you on whether you have a case. If any of the following information or documents pertain to your personal injury, please share them with us at your initial consultation:The more information you can provide in your meeting with our accident attorneys, the better we will be able to advise you on whether you have a case. If any of the following information or documents pertain to your personal injury, please share them with us at your initial consultation:

  1. Contact information of witnesses to your accident and any witness statements
  2. Photographs of any of the following: Damage to vehicles or other property, the surrounding area where the accident took place, and your or your passengers’ injuries
  3. Audio or video recordings related to the accident
  4. The license plate number of the other vehicle involved if you had a car, motorcycle, or truck accident
  5. Police reports and/or the name and badge number of the officer who responded to the scene
  6. Medical reports, such as the report from a doctor’s initial examination and reports from any specialists who may have seen or treated you
  7. Reports on the results of medical tests, such as X-rays or scans
  8. Your insurance company information and the insurance information on any other parties involved in your personal injury accident
  9. Medical bills, invoices or estimates for repairs, and receipts for any payments you have already made for expenses related to the accident
  10. W2 forms and/or paycheck stubs, which may be used to demonstrate lost wages and potential future effects on your earnings


A: Our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis. That means that our fees depend on our success in getting you compensation. If we are unsuccessful, you are not responsible for any legal fees. If your case results in a settlement or jury award, our legal fees are paid with those funds.

A: It’s difficult to know whether an insurance company has your best interests in mind when you make a claim, especially if their representatives tell you that there’s no reason for you to hire an attorney. Remember that all businesses—including insurance companies—are in business to maximize profits, so how can you know you are getting a fair or reasonable settlement? Having an experienced personal injury attorney on your side gives you your best opportunity to receive full compensation, not only for your immediate needs but also for you and your family’s future.

A: Every client’s case is unique; the amount of compensation you may be entitled to receive depends on the severity of your injuries and their impact on your life, plus many other factors. Many accident victims are entitled to receive compensation for medical bills, lost wages, damage to property, emotional pain and suffering, and more. To determine how much compensation you may be entitled to, we invite you to schedule a free initial consultation with our personal injury lawyers.

A: Our goal for our clients is to reach a fair resolution that fully compensates them for their accident-related bills and the impact on their wages (both present and future), as well as other losses they may have suffered. Many times, reaching this resolution can be achieved with a settlement without going to trial, but our attorneys will not hesitate to take your case to trial to ensure that you get the justice you deserve. We will aggressively pursue your case, wherever it leads.

A: Florida has a statute of limitations that requires personal injury cases be filed within four years of the date of injury. Because some types of injuries, such as soft tissue injuries and concussions, may not cause symptoms at the time of the accident, it’s important to consult with a qualified personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.

A: As with most aspects of accident injury cases, the length of time it will take depends upon the particulars of your case.
You can learn more about the process in our “Stages of a Personal Injury Case” video:


Tampa: George E. Edgecomb Courthouse
Plant City: Plant City Courthouse
St. Petersburg: St. Petersburg Judicial Building
Clearwater: Pinellas County Courthouse
Bradenton: Manatee County Judicial Center
Brandon: Brandon Regional Service Center
Ruskin: South Shore Regional Service Center
Bartow: Polk County Courthouse
Lakeland: Lakeland Branch
New Port Richey: West Pasco Judicial Center
Dade City: Pasco County Courthouse


If you or a loved one has suffered an injury, you do not have to face big insurance companies by yourself: We are ready to stand with you every step of the way. Find out if you have a case by scheduling your free initial case review with an expert St. Petersburg personal injury lawyer now.