Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater Personal Injury Lawyers Serving Hillsborough, Pinellas, Manatee and Sarasota Counties Whittel & Melton, LLC

Accidents caused by other people's negligence are by their very nature, unplanned. It's for this reason that when an accident happens, victims may find themselves bridled with injury, pain and financial losses, not knowing which way to turn.

Being involved in an accident can be one of the most unsettling and devastating times in a person's life. During this time, having a seasoned attorney on your side, looking out for your best interest, can be the difference between becoming whole or struggling with pain and financial loss for years to come. If you are a victim of an accident, who you select as your attorney is the most important decision you need to make.

We are here to help.

The Tampa Bay Personal Injury Attorneys at Whittel & Melton guarantee that our clients receive the personalized attention they deserve. Our first priority is doing everything in our power to fight for full and fair compensation for your injury and loss.

Our Pinellas and Hillsborough County personal injury practice involves every type of injury case-- from serious car or motorcycle accidents to slip and falls to premises liability. The first step we take with our prospective clients is to schedule a free consultation to discuss the facts of the case. Our St. Petersburg Personal Injury Lawyers then will offer advice about options to seek financial recovery following a serious accident, catastrophic injury or the wrongful death of a loved one. We represent clients on injury claims arising from of a wide range of incidents and accidents. Click any area to the left to learn more about the scope of our practice.

If you have been in an accident, we don't think that you should have to suffer unnecessarily just because you were involved in an accident and are awaiting resolution to your case. While we cannot take the pain away, many times, we are able to refer you to Doctors who will treat and manage your pain, even if you don't have health insurance.

We Stand with You.

Most importantly, at Whittel & Melton, you can be confident that we will stand behind you and your case. Once we commit to representing you, we will never put you or your claim on the back burner, and we are available by phone 24 hours a day.

We promise to aggressively pursue the parties and insurance companies involved in your case to obtain justice for you and your loved ones. Through financial settlement or trial, we will prepare your case to achieve maximum compensation. You will never be responsible for any attorney's fees unless and until there is a successful financial recovery for your damages. Simply put, we will not be satisfied until you are.

We are proud to help accident victims throughout Hillsborough, Pinellas, Manatee and Sarasota Counties – including Tampa, Brandon, St. Petersburg and Clearwater, Bradenton and Sarasota, Florida.

Please call us at anytime. We are available 24 hours a day. (813) 221-3200, (727) 823-0000, (866) 608-5529.

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BRANDON, FL – The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office is responding to a collision reported at the 206th block of 2nd Street East Thursday afternoon. 

Deputies arrived at the scene before 3 p.m. At this time, they did not disclose the events leading up to this crash, say if anyone was injured, or specify the kind of people and vehicles involved. 

Additional information will be provided as our newsroom comes to learn more. 

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THONOTOSASSA, FL – At least one person sustained wounds in a collision reported Thursday afternoon south of Sterling Heights Park. 

This crash took place at the East Fowler Avenue and Williams Road junction. Hillsborough County deputies arrived at the scene after 4 p.m. They are investigating the circumstances behind this collision and did not say if anyone needed to be taken to a hospital or specify the kind of people and vehicles involved.  

More details will be provided as our newsroom comes to learn more. 

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SOUTH VENICE, FL – One person lost their life in a motorcycle crash that happened in the area of the Englewood Road and Adams Road intersection Wednesday. 

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office and Florida Highway Patrol told FOX13 News that they shut down two north and southbound lanes on Englewood Road and only left one lane open in both directions to pursue the scene clearance process and for their investigation. 

No additional details, including the motorcyclist’s name, have been released. More information will be posted as they become available. 

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TAMPA, FL – A woman sustained minor wounds and was able to escape her burning vehicle after it crashed thanks to aid from a Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office deputy Monday. 

This collision occurred around noon on Gunn Highway near Copeland Road, according to WFLA. Deputies told the source that the driver, a 70-year-old woman, drove through a fence and then a wooded area. First responders took the woman to a hospital, where she recovered. 

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SARASOTA, FL – A school bus driver and a Ford Bronco motorist were taken to a hospital after their vehicles collided at Clark Road and South Beneva Road Wednesday afternoon. 

FOX 13 News said that among the 35 students on board, four students received medical attention. Although it is unclear what the extent of their injuries was, nor did officials provide an update on the conditions of the drivers. 

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office closed all the lanes on Beneva Road. They started an investigation and have not included other information at this time. 

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ST. PETERSBURG, FL – On Wednesday, police confirmed that it was a 34-year-old who intentionally ran his brother over along Campbell Park, leading him to die from his wounds.

To recap, this crash occurred before 2:45 a.m. Monday at the 7th Avenue South and 12th Street South junction. ABC Action News said the suspect’s name is Tyree Gland, and the victim who passed away was 35-year-old Taiwan James Gland. St. Petersburg police said Tyree ran over Taiwan twice before Taiwan succumbed to fatal wounds at the scene. 

Tyree has yet to be found and was last seen driving away in a dark blue 2018 Cadillac ATS with the license plate number AT21AH. The passenger with Tyree at the time of the collision has been identified as 32-year-old Sebastian Williams, who is being “charged and arrested accessory after the fact to 1st-degree murder.” He was arrested Wednesday. 

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SARASOTA, FL – Sarasota Police were dispatched to a crash at the North Tamiami Trail and Gulfstream Avenue junction along Gulfstream Park Tuesday. 

Police arrived at the scene after 6:20 p.m. They are trying to pinpoint the events that led to this collision and have not specified the kind of people and vehicles involved or said if anyone was injured. 

More details will be posted upon confirmation. 

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TAMPA, FL – At least one person sustained injuries in a collision that happened around 7 p.m. Tuesday near Tampa International Airport. 

This crash occurred in the 4417th block of West Henry Avenue, according to a traffic report from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office

Officials have not indicated the events leading up to this crash or said if anyone needed to be taken to a hospital. Additional details will be provided as our newsroom comes to learn more. 

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OLDSMAR, FL – A 73-year-old man tried to make a U-turn at a junction and collided with a motorcycle, leading the motorcyclist to die from his wounds Sunday. 

This collision occurred after 9:30 a.m. at the Tampa Road and Oak Leaf Boulevard intersection, according to WFLA. Authorities said the 73-year-old drove west on Tampa while the motorcyclist, who operated a 2012 Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle, traveled east. The bike was right in front of the 2006 gold Cadillac, leading them to collide. 

First responders took the motorcyclist to a hospital, where he died. The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office only identified him as a 20-year-old man and has not released his name at this time. 

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BRANDON, FL – At least one person suffered wounds in a collision reported Monday evening along HCA Florida Brandon Hospital. 

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the events that led to this crash and has not provided additional information at this time. 

Updates will be provided as our newsroom comes to learn more. 

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