The Law Offices of Peter N. Macaluso have been providing expert legal services to the residents of Tampa and the surrounding area for over 30 years. Our goal is to provide you with the highest quality legal services, professionalism and effective representation.
Our attorneys, paralegals and professional staff are from diverse cultural backgrounds whose individual personalities and styles contribute to a friendly, relaxed and supportive office environment. We work as a team to provide you with practical, innovative and effective solutions to all of your legal needs.
We represent and advise clients in many areas of law including personal injury,immigration, criminal law and family law. While we focus on these areas, we also advise and represent clients in other areas such as civil and federal litigation.
We offer free initial consultations. We handle all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you are not charged a fee if we are unable to settle or cannot successfully litigate your case.
As a means of expanding our client service and providing a higher level of legal services, we are able to accommodate Spanish-speaking clients with in-house interpreters.
We look forward to welcoming you to our firm and serving your legal needs.
Personal Injury Attorney Tampa FL
Many people who are involved in accidents do not know their rights under the law. After a detailed interview, Mr. Macaluso will advise clients regarding the feasibility of pursuing a claim for damages. This office represents individuals injured as a result of:
- Automobile Accidents
- Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Claims
- Trucking Accidents
- Slip and Fall
- Motorcycle/Bicycle Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Defective Products
- Wrongful Death
- Premises Liability
- Third Party Injuries
Find an Experienced Tampa Personal Injury Attorney
Have you been in a Tampa auto accident? Has a certain work related injury made it impossible for you to function normally? Are you in bad shape because someone else made a mistake? If the answer to any of those questions is yes, you need an experiencedpersonal injury attorney in Tampa, FL. We will make sure you have the right representation to ensure you get the compensation to which you are entitled.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND TERMS
New regulations state that you must see a doctor within 14 days of your auto accident or your financial recovery may be limited to $2,500 PIP.
PIP (Personal Injury Protection)/No Fault and Property Damage –
the basic insurance that you must have to legally drive in Florida. PIP is paid regardless of who is at fault in an accident, and includes $10,000 minus any deductible you have chosen on your policy. From this $10,000 medical benefits are paid at 80%; lost wages are also paid under PIP at 60%. Property Damage on the basic policy is $10,000, and covers the damage to the person’s car if you are at fault.
Bodily Injury (BI) –
is coverage you maintain for another person’s injuries if you are at fault in an accident. It is not mandatory to carry BI in Florida; however, if you are in an accident and the other person who causes an accident does not carry BI then you will be limited to your PIP and there will be no “recovery” or “settlement” from the other person. To avoid this from happening, it is highly recommended that you carry UM coverage – (Uninsured or Under Insured coverage). UM coverage is for your benefit; if the person who causes the accident does not have BI or does not have enough BI to cover your injuries, then you can look to your UM coverage for additional settlement money.
comprehension coverage pays for any type of damage to your car other than accident-related damage, i.e., theft, fire, etc. Collision coverage pays for the damage to your car if the other person does not have property damage insurance.
STEPS TO FOLLOW IN AN ACCIDENT:
- Call law enforcement
- Call your insurance company and report the claim, and get a claim number.
- Exchange information with the other driver at the accident scene
- Take photos on your cell phone or always keep a disposable camera in your car
- Seek immediate medical attention.
- Call an attorney to advise you of your rights.
THE LAW OFFICE OF PETER N. MACALUSO HANDLES ALL TYPES OF ACCIDENTS IN THE TAMPA BAY AREA. AS WITH ANY ACCIDENT CASE, IF THERE IS NO RECOVERY THERE IS NO FEE
Call : (813) 251-2831