Personal Injury & Car Accidents

Serving Tampa, St Petersburg, Bradenton, Sarasota and Venice

To schedule your free initial consultation with Jodat Law Group, call us at 877-JODATLAW (877-563-2852) or fill out our contact form. We accept cases on a "contingency” basis. This means that you don’t pay Jodat Law Group any fees unless we recover compensation for your injuries. We look forward to serving your legal needs.
  • Auto Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Burn Injuries
  • Slip and Fall
  • Dog Bites
  • Products Liability
  • All Injury Cases
  • Nursing Home Neglect
  • Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Benefits Claims

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If you have been injured by the negligence of another, contact Jodat Law Group, P.A. and you will have direct communication with a personal injury lawyer. Attorneys at Jodat Law Group, P.A. will evaluate your case, not an investigator, not a paralegal, not a legal secretary, but the attorney.

The experienced and knowledgeable injury attorneys and staff at Jodat Law Group, P.A. will address your specific needs on an individual basis. Jodat Law Group, P.A. will consider your interests as top priority in negotiations with insurance companies.
Car Accident Attorney

According to NHTSA, deaths and injuries resulting from motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for persons of every age from 2 through 33 years old. In 2003, 42,643 people were killed in the estimated 6,328,000 police reported motor vehicle traffic crashes, 2,889,000 people were injured, and 4,365,000 crashes involved property damage only.

Vehicle occupants accounted for 87 percent of traffic fatalities in 2003. The remaining 13 percent were pedestrians, pedalcyclists, and other non-occupants. In 2003 there were 17,013 fatalities in alcohol-related crashes. NHTSA estimates that alcohol was involved in 40 percent of fatal crashes and in 7 percent of all crashes in 2003. Alcohol and speeding are clearly a deadly combination.

Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

The 3,661 motorcyclist fatalities in 2003 accounted for 9 percent of all traffic fatalities for the year. An additional 67,000 motorcycle occupants were injured.

Per vehicle mile traveled in 2002, motorcyclists were 27 times as likely as passenger car occupants to die in a motor vehicle traffic crash and 6 times as likely to be injured.

Pedestrians

In 2003, 70,000 pedestrians were injured and 4,749 were killed in traffic crashes in the United States, representing 2 percent of all the people injured in traffic crashes and 11 percent of all traffic fatalities. On average, a pedestrian is killed in a motor vehicle crash every 111 minutes, and one is injured every 8 minutes.

Pedalcyclists

In 2003, 622 pedalcyclists were killed and an additional 46,000 were injured in traffic crashes. Pedalcyclists made up 1 percent of all traffic fatalities and 2 percent of all the people injured in traffic crashes during the year.

Dog Bites

Approximately 35 percent of American households own dogs and the US dog population is over 50 million.

The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta ("CDC”) has reported that dogs bite about 2% of the U.S. population or almost 5 million people every year. One out of every 6 bites requires medical attention. From 1979 to 1996, more than 300 people in the U.S. died from dog attacks. Most dog attacks occur in the home and the majority of the attacking dogs belong to an acquaintance.

Premises Liability / Slip and Fall

Under Florida law, a person who lawfully enters upon a premises is owed certain duties. The duty of care owed to such person is threefold. The possessor of the premises must use ordinary care in keeping the premises in a reasonably safe condition and correct any dangerous conditions of which the owner knows or should reasonably have known about, as well as giving timely notice of latent or concealed perils that are known or should have been known to the owner or possessor.

Safety code and statute violations may apply in a case. In this regard, Florida Statute, Section 83.51(1)(a) requires an owner or occupier to comply with all applicable codes concerning their property, and that proof of a code violation represents prima facie evidence of negligence. Holland v. Baquette, Inc., 540 So.2d 197 (Fla. 3d DCA 1989) and The Grand Union Company v. Rocker, 454 So.2d 14 (Fla. 3d DCA 1984).

Nursing Home Abuse/Neglect

When a resident is abused or neglected in a nursing home that is nursing home negligence. This negligence results in deaths, broken bones, malnutrition, dehydration and decubitus ulcers.

The nursing home industry is a multi-billion dollar business and efficiency and profitability have sometimes taken priority over proper care. Federal and state governments have introduced legislation to protect residents of nursing homes.

NOTE: The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation.

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