Tarpon Springs Personal Injury Lawyer
If you’ve suffered a personal injury in Tarpon Springs, the Tarpon Springs personal injury attorneys from our firm have the skill, understanding and dedication to help you collect the compensation you need and deserve. At the firm, our lawyers have accumulated more than 75 years of combined legal experience. Additionally, our high-quality legal team has received a number of accolades and awards. Our lead attorneys, Tom Carey and Jodi Leisure, have received AV Preeminent® ratings from Martindale-Hubbell®. Additionally, they were selected for inclusion in the Florida Super Lawyers® Magazine. They are Board Certified in civil trial law by the Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education and by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Both of these achievements are a reflection of our attorney’s dedication to providing clients with the topnotch legal advocacy they need when they need it the most.
About Tarpon Springs
Tarpon Springs is located in Pinellas County, Florida. As of 2010, the population was 23,484. Tarpon Springs is a city known for its Greek culture and has a higher percentage of Greek-Americans living in one city than any other place in the United States. The area is a popular vacation destination and is currently undergoing beatification. The area is typified by a series of bayous that feed into the Gulf of Mexico. Beginning in 1876, the area became a popular place for winter homes. Around this time, visitors noticed large fish, call tarpons, jumping in and out of the water and began calling the area Tarpon Springs.
In the 1880s, Tarpon Springs attracted a large population of Greek immigrants who were hired as sponge divers. In 1947, a red tide algae bloom destroyed the sponge fields and many of the city’s Greek residents entered the shrimp fishing industry. Today the sponge docks are full of restaurants, shops, museums and sponge-related tourist attractions. Tarpon Springs is home to several historic places, such as the Arcade Hotel, Old Tarpon Springs City Hall, Old Tarpon Springs High School, Safford House, and the Tarpon Springs Historic District.
Traffic Accidents in Tarpon Springs, FL
At the Law Offices of Carey & Leisure, we believe that accident victims have the right to pursue financial compensation for their injuries and emotional suffering. At the firm, we are experienced in a wide variety of legal practice areas, including car accidents and other traffic collision cases. According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV), 235,461 car accidents occurred in 2010 in Florida alone. Of these, 2,261 accidents involved fatalities and 124,847 caused injuries. Almost 800 traffic fatalities were caused by alcohol-related accidents, and more than 100 were caused by drug use.
Injured? We can help!
At the firm, we believe that careless and negligent drivers should be held responsible for their actions –especially if they hurt another person. If your car accident was directly related to the negligent driving of another motorist, contact a Tarpon Springs personal injury attorney from our firm today. We have experience handling car accident, motorcycle accident, bicycle accident and pedestrian accident cases. Some traffic accidents are the result of severe weather conditions or other natural circumstances, but many are the result of distracted or careless drivers. If you or a loved one has suffered because of another motorist, contact us today to see what a qualified personal injury attorney can do for your case. When you work with an attorney from our firm, you can have peace of mind knowing that your case is in good hands.