About Our Law Firm

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The Law Offices of Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez Murphy and Walsh have been proudly serving Florida for years, offering more than a century's worth of combined legal experience to those who have been injured in accidents of all kinds throughout the state. St. Petersburg attorney Michael Babboni has a vast amount of that experience, with more than 28 years serving the area.

Over the years, our team has handled more than 10,000 personal injury cases ranging from knee injuries to wrongful death suits and all points in between, and each is handled with the highest level of commitment to excellence as the last.

We understand that your case is currently one of the most important parts of your life. Recovering from your injuries means making a physical as well as a mental and emotional recovery – and that's hard to do until you are able to recover financially. Because of this, getting help from a competent and experienced legal professional is absolutely vital. Here are just a few key points to help you understand why our offices are worth trusting your case with.

Why Choose Goldman Babboni Fernandez Murphy & Walsh

We understand that your case is currently one of the most important parts of your life. Recovering from your injuries means making a physical as well as a mental and emotional recovery – and that's hard to do until you are able to recover financially. Because of this, getting help from a competent and experienced legal professional is absolutely vital. Here are just a few key points to help you understand why our offices are worth trusting your case with.

  • Our team has more than 100 years combined experience practicing law
  • We have helped our clients settle for millions of dollars in damages over the years
  • Our team uses the latest in technologies to demonstrate to juries and insurance companies just what our clients and their claims are really worth.
  • Our reputation within the insurance industry is unparalleled, and thanks to it most cases are settled out of court quickly. Insurance companies would rather settle a claim than head to court against us, and that's good news for you.
  • We have relationships with a wide range of experts to help back up our cases. This includes economist, toxicologists, forensic engineers, vocational rehabilitative consulters, accident reconstructionists, private investigators, physicians, and more.
  • We handle each case as an individual one instead of following a cookie-cutter formula for defense. This ensures that every case gets the kind of attention it deserves and reaches the kind of conclusion it deserves.
  • Our St. Petersburg office is only one part of a much larger organization, serving all of Southwest Florida. We have ten office locations throughout the area including in Venice, Englewood, Sarasota, Bradenton, Punta Gorda, Fort Myers, Lakeland, Arcadia, and St Petersburg – as well as our St. Petersburg office. This means that we have the resources to help you no matter how complex your case might be.
  • Our attorneys are deeply involved in improving the communities that they practice in through a wide range of different means.

Attorney Michael Babboni

Michael Babboni is our primary partner serving the St. Petersburg location. He has practiced law in the area for more than 27 years now, and while focused primarily upon personal injury law for the general public he also handles NFL player representation for the state's growing number of professional football players.

Attorney Babboni is also active in the St. Petersburg community, serving on the Chamber of Commerce Committee which directly helped attract a Major League Baseball team to the city. Along with his long history of performance in the court system, he works hard to improve the area he lives in and genuinely cares about those in the region.

Our Areas Of Focus

Our firm is focused on one thing and one thing only – personal injury law. This intense focus has allowed us to become experts in the field, and we offer representation for legal cases involving accidents of all kinds including:

  • Auto accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Boat accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Insurance disputes
  • Dog bites
  • Workplace injuries
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Premises liability
  • Negligent actions
  • And more

We're fully aware of just how varied the personal injury field can be, and have successfully represented countless clients seeking compensation for wrongful death, traumatic brain injury, spinal injuries, and much more. In short, we can help with any kind of personal injury case that you might be facing.

Why Reputation Matters

Thanks to our years of experience we've been able to build a strong reputation within the insurance industry. This reputation is simple – we get results, and when a case goes to trial that we're handling, the odds are strong that its' going to end in a large settlement for our clients. That's obviously good news for you, but taking a closer look at why is worth doing. Here's how our reputation makes a difference. Insurance companies know that when they're dealing with someone with no representation that they have the upper hand. Their legal teams and resources allow them to take cases to trial and often win. But when they realize that you're defended by our team, that changes.

Rather than go to trial against our team, most insurance companies will prefer to settle out of court. This means that you're able to get a cash settlement faster than you would otherwise.

Some defendants will still offer a settlement regardless of your representation. But more often than not, it's a low offer that is designed to make you feel like it's your only option. Once you take it, you ruin your chances of getting additional compensation. With our team guiding you through the process, it's much easier to get a settlement that is actually fair for your case. And in most cases, that initial offer isn't anywhere near as low as it would be if you had no lawyer on your side.

In short, our experience and our reputation means that you'll get a settlement faster than you could on your own and that the settlement you're offered will be closer to fair. Insurance companies respect us, and as a result they do what they can to avoid facing us in court.

What To Expect From Us

We know that it can be difficult to take the steps towards getting compensation or even getting representation. That's why we feel it's important for you to know what to expect when you contact us. Here's a basic look at some of the key things to expect.

When you contact us, we'll provide you with a free initial consultation. During this process we review the specifics of your case to determine what happened and what your rights are. We'll look at things like who is at fault to help figure out whether or not you have the legal ground for a case. If you don't, we'll tell you why so you don't spend time and effort trying to pursue compensation you might not be owed. If you do have the grounds for compensation, we'll offer to represent you.

Once you become our client, we'll start working hard for you. We start by explaining what to expect from the process. This includes telling you how long it could take to reach a settlement, helping you understand what kind of settlement you might be offered, and what steps you'll need to take in order to help us.

We do the hard work so you can rest and focus on your recovery. Our team will call on a variety of different experts to figure out what happened and how to prove that you aren't at fault. From time to time we may need to talk to you, but for the most part you'll be able to trust that we're doing all we can to get you what you're owed.

Once the defendant realizes that we're defending you, it's common for settlements to be offered. If you're offered one, we'll discuss it with you in detail. We'll explain whether or not we feel it's a fair settlement and why or why not. You'll obviously be in charge, and can accept any settlement you choose, but our team will help make sure you don't take an amount that's less than fair.

If the case goes to trial, we'll represent you in the courts and ensure that you get the kind of representation you deserve. Trials can end quickly or drag on for some time, but our team will do all we can to ensure that your case isn't postponed by the other side.

We don't get paid until you do. Once you receive your settlement, our team will deduct our fees from the amount that you're awarded. You won't be hit with surprise hidden fees, either. You'll get our fees and rates explained to you upfront during the early stages of the case.

If you or someone close to you has been injured in an accident, the road to recovery can be long and difficult. Financial struggles can make that recovery even harder, and when your injuries directly impact your finances it's important that you take steps to overcome them. Seeking financial compensation for your injuries is the best option here, and our law offices can help. Contact us today for a free initial consultation and to find out more about how we can help you and what your rights are. It could help you get the financial help you need so you can start making a full, complete recovery from your injuries.