Why Choose Us As Your Florida Personal Injury Law Firm?
The Distasio® Personal Touch.
Our case results show that we have had great success in the courtroom. Many personal injury lawyers in Florida can make similar claims, but we are different. We are committed to putting our clients and their needs first, and this is what separates us from every other personal injury lawyer. If you were injured in an accident in Florida, we can help you.
The Distasio Personal Touch
We founded Distasio Law Firm on one simple principle: Every client deserves hands-on personal service from their personal injury lawyer. “Personal touch” means we will take the time to fully understand your case and go the extra mile to represent you. Whether it is a car accident or truck accident, or a matter involving another type of personal injury, we can meet with you and review your situation. During a confidential and free consultation, we can answer your questions and advise you of
your legal options, including whether you can recover compensation from the party that caused your accident and losses.
Hold the person responsible for your injury accountable
We realize this is a traumatic and unpredictable time in your life. You or your loved one did not choose for someone else’s negligence to injure you. We cannot undo the pain and suffering you may have endured. We can, however, hold the negligent party responsible for its actions.
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries from a vehicle accident, slip and fall, or defective product, Florida’s personal injury laws can help you find the recovery for damages that you are seeking. We understand that you need time to heal from your injuries, but you can also work with a lawyer who can guide you through the legal process. We will handle your legal matters while you focus on putting your life back together.
You deserve a law firm that will listen to your concerns and fight hard to make the person who injured you or your loved one take responsibility for the damages they have caused. If you have questions or are ready to work with a personal injury attorney, give us a call today for your free consultation.
Our Promise To You.
- IF WE AGREE TO TAKE YOUR CASE, WE WILL COMMIT THE FINANCIAL RESOURCES AND TIME YOUR CASE DESERVES.
- YOU WILL ALWAYS BE ABLE TO SPEAK TO A PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER ABOUT YOUR CASE.
- IN PRIVATE, WE WILL ADVISE YOU OF THE GOOD AND THE BAD, SO YOU FULLY UNDERSTAND ALL THE POSSIBILITIES OF YOUR CASE.
- WE WILL ALWAYS PUT YOUR INTERESTS AHEAD OF THE LAW FIRM’S INTERESTS.
- IN PUBLIC, WE WILL ADVOCATE STRONGLY ON YOUR BEHALF AND NEVER SHOW ANY WEAKNESS.
- WE WILL TAKE YOUR CASE TO TRIAL IF IT MAKES SENSE TO DO SO.
The Distasio Difference
Typical Law Firms:
- All communications via email with attorney’s staff
- Not interested, willing, or resourceful enough to go to trial
- Varying levels of skill & experience handling cases
- Varying levels of abilities & ethics
- Varying levels of jury cases tried and competency
- Varying satisfaction levels by previous clients
Distasio Law Firm:
- Actual communications with a knowledgeable attorney
- Willingness, resources, and the ability to go to trial on your behalf
- Skill and experience handling Florida personal injury cases for over 27 years
- ‘AV’ rated by Martindale-Hubbell law directory for ability and ethics
- Board-certified by the Florida bar in trial law
- Overwhelmingly satisfied personal injury clients willing to endorse our attorneys
Experienced Personal Injury Lawyers Serving All of Florida
Choosing an attorney to handle your personal injury claim or lawsuit is a personal decision. We also understand that it is an investment of your time and resources. Florida generally allows injured parties up to four years to seek recovery for a personal injury, per Florida Statutes §95.11 (3)(a), and these cases can take time to settle. You want an attorney who is there for you for the long run.
You also have the right to work with a Florida personal injury lawyer who understands state law and can clearly explain it to you and how it can impact your case. Distasio Law Firm serves clients who have encountered personal injuries of various kinds. We believe all clients deserve personalized attention as they seek the maximum monetary compensation for their injuries.
What Our Clients Have to Say About Us
“My case has been a tough one and where most attorneys would have given up, Scott has remained steadfast, and ready to take on the fight. I was truly impressed to see Scott Distasio in action during my court hearing and I am grateful for all they have done for me. If you are looking for a top notch attorney who is down to earth and will keep you informed every step of the way – call Distasio Law Firm.”
Maritsa DeJesus - Client
“When my family was devastated by events that we had no control over, I had no idea where to turn. Enter Scott Distasio. Scott was more than an attorney. He was a friend that showed care and compassion and was there for every step of the process. I would highly recommend Scott Distasio to anyone that wants a thorough and professional attorney.”
Dan Houle, Lake Alfred - Client
“I was introduced to Scott’s firm from another attorney for two accidents that I was involved in, and I must say Scott and his staff were the most helpful people during my time of frustration & hardship. He will represent your case to the fullest & I am so grateful for everything that he has done.”
Samantha Duncan, St. Petersburg - Client
You can find the best Florida personal injury attorney for your case right here
You deserve to have the best personal injury lawyer looking out for you as they represent you and work on your case. As you look through attorney and law firm listings, you will need to know what to look for. Here are a few things to consider as you conduct your search:
Personal Injury Knowledge and Experience
The lawyer you hire can and will make a difference to your case’s outcome. Your lawyer should know Florida personal injury law and have experience handling cases similar to yours.
Scott Distasio has this experience. He has demonstrated his commitment to representing personal injury clients in several ways. One significant way is how he has limited his law practice to personal injury cases for over 28 years. In that time, he learned that each client’s circumstances are unique, making each case different. He got to know his clients’ needs and personalized the care and attention he gave to their cases.
His experience in investigating, negotiating settlements, and going to trial will help to achieve the best outcome for your case.
The truth is, many accident lawyers claim they have the experience to handle your case. The only way to really know if they do is to find out what respected independent unbiased rating systems say.
Scott Distasio is Board Certified in Trial Law by the Florida Bar. He has passed a competency exam in trial law to earn this distinction—an accomplishment achieved by less than 1% of all Florida attorneys. He has also earned an AV rating by the independent Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory and a 10 rating by AVVO. These are the highest ratings a lawyer can receive by either rating service.
Endorsements from clients and other lawyers
When other attorneys and former clients are willing to go on record and say good things, it can give you the confidence to hire that attorney. You can see what other lawyers and former clients are saying about us on Google, Facebook, and our Website review page.
Ability to go to trial
Most personal injury cases in Florida settle. But the insurance companies definitely know which law firms have the ability, resources, and willingness to go to trial. In fact, they often pay more to settle claims with these law firms. Scott Distasio is a board-certified civil trial lawyer. When Distasio Law Firm agrees to represent a client, we make the commitment to go to trial with that client if it makes sense to do so.
Meet Our Founder
Scott Distasio, Esq.
In February 2006, Scott Distasio founded Distasio Law Firm, which focuses on all types of personal injury cases in Florida. He wanted to open a law firm that represented his belief that all firms should provide outstanding service to their clients.
Scott is a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer (an accomplishment achieved by less than 1% of Florida lawyers), and he has tried cases of all kinds in both state and federal courts, including:
What a Board Certified lawyer means for your Florida personal injury case
To be a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, an attorney must pass a trial law proficiency test and have widespread trial experience. Because of this distinction, Scott can call himself an expert trial lawyer. He is an advocate and advisor for his personal injury clients as he acts in their best interests in getting the compensation that meets their needs. If that means he has to fight their case in court, he is prepared for trial.
Hiring a personal injury lawyer that’s right for you
Did you know that
plaintiffs receive a larger amount of a settlement with the aid of a qualified attorney vs. going at it alone?
Did you know that
under 3% of all personal injury cases ever go to trial?
Did you know that
not all lawyers are alike? Many have never set foot inside a courtroom. Not only have we tried many cases, but a lot of law firms hire us to try their cases for them.
Did you know that
insurance companies only care about making a profit? That is why they went into business.
Our Florida personal injury attorneys can help you collect compensation for lost wages and medical care
Of course, our clients want money. But not because they were in an accident. If they could give all the money back in exchange for turning back time to avoid the person’s negligent conduct that caused their injury, they would do it.
Our clients want money from the negligent person that caused their injuries to pay for the damages that person caused. Our clients also want the negligent party to take responsibility, so this never happens to someone else. At Distasio Law Firm, we can help make that happen.
Many of our clients cannot work because the negligent party will not take responsibility for what they have done. Our Florida personal injury lawyers can help recover lost wages you have incurred in the past and lost wages you will incur in the future.
Most of our clients need medical care. What makes matters worse is that the person that caused their injuries has not agreed to pay for the medical care they need. Our personal injury attorneys can help figure out what type of medical care you need. We can also help get the medical bills paid that you have incurred in the past and will incur in the future.
Pain suffering & loss of enjoyment of life
One thing that separates the United States from other countries is our constitutional right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. When someone’s negligence takes that away from you, that person is responsible for compensating you for all your losses. This includes the human losses of pain, suffering, disfigurement, inconvenience, and the loss of enjoyment of life.
What happens after you hire us as your personal injury law firm?
Our clients could never afford our personal injury law firm services if they had to pay by the hour. That is why our injury lawyers work on a contingency fee. This means you owe us nothing unless we get financial recovery for you. Once you hire us, we get right to work investigating your personal injury case. We will handle your injury case from beginning to end.
We will help you build your case
We obtain photographs of important places and photographs of the damages. We gather all the important documents, interview witnesses, and we gather all your medical records. While we focus on gathering the evidence to prove your case, you can focus on getting the medical care you need.
We will pursue a settlement in your case
Once we have gathered everything needed and your doctor writes a report indicating you have reached maximum medical improvement, we will put a settlement demand package together and send it to the other side. In most cases, we can negotiate a settlement without having to file a lawsuit. If not, all is not lost. If your case deserves it, we will file a lawsuit on your behalf and go to trial when they do not offer enough to fully compensate you for your losses.
Our Florida personal injury lawyers will guide you through all the steps surrounding a lawsuit in your personal injury case, so you do not have to be concerned. They can help you get ready to be a witness on your own behalf, advocate for you at a mediation or settlement conference, and present your case to a jury. Call us today.