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Personal Injury Attorney Bernard F. Walsh
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AV Preeminent Rated Attorney Bernard Walsh
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Do I have A Case?

Shared Negligence and Personal Injury
In Florida negligence is an essential component to all personal injury cases. However Florida also utilizes a concept called shared negligence, so parties that may only be partially at fault may still be liable in a personal injury claim. Often negligence at least in part is a factor in many injury cases even when not immediately apprant. Contact an attorney to determin if you have a case.

How Much Does An Attorney Cost?

We are a contingency fee law firm. It costs you nothing for more than 30 years of years of personal injury law experience - You only pay our firm if we win your case.

What To Do After An Injury?

1 - seek medical treatment
First, seek medical treatment as soon as you can, and maintain a record of all expenses and fees associated with your accident – even property damage.
2 - contact an attorney - set up a consultation with an attorney and talk to them about your accident. They’ll help give you the guidance you need to start taking the next steps towards getting the compensation that you deserve.
3 - Speak with your attorney before your insurance company
Before any contact with your insurance company be sure to consult with your attonrey. Any mis-step can and likely will be used by the insrance company to undermine your case.

What Is My Case Worth?

Our attorneys will work with a host of experts in many fields to determine the full cost of your injury and what compensation can be recovered under the law. To arrive at this amount we will consider the following:

- Work with law enforcement to collect police reports
- Your Medical Expenses, Present and Long-Term
- Lost Wages, Reduced Income
- Pain And Suffering
- Emotional Suffering and Mental Psychological Trauma
- The Loss Of Consortium, Disruption of Marital Issues

Client Reviews

“Bernard exceeded my expectations. He successfully represented me when I had been devastatingly injured. This attorney, along with his excellent staff, diligently, skillfully, and successfully represented me, and continues to do so.”
“I was very pleased with all of the hard work Mr. Walsh did for me on not only one car accident case, but for two accidents that I had been involved in. I would highly recommend Mr. Walsh to represent anyone I know who would need a personal injury attorney.”
“Mr. Walsh and his team were amazing through the entire process. I was in an auto accident and they helped me all the way through recovery. If you need a lawyer, this is the person to go to. I am incredibly happy with my result. Bernie made me feel at home and comfortable whenever I was at the office, and even over the phone. If I need another attorney, I would come back to him.”
“Mr. Walsh has worked wonders for me. I had another attorney and I had only spoke with my former attorney over the phone or by mail. I got referred to Bernie Walsh by one of my co-workers. Since I have retained Mr. Walsh as my attorney I have had one surgery on my lower back where I had a herniated disc from a motor vehicle accident I was in early this year. Now I am going in for three more surgeries, and let me tell you I felt like new after the first surgery. I am so thankful that Mr. Walsh is my attorney and I would recommend him to anyone who has been in a serious or even just a motor vehicle accident.”

Verdicts and Settlement Amounts

$6 Million

Motorcycle Accident
Serious brain injury. One of three largest settlements of motorcycle accident cases in the State of Florida.

$2 Million

Automobile accident
resulting in death. Settled with one defendant for $800,000 before trial; jury verdict of $1.2 million against other defendant.

$1.9 Million

Perosnal Injuury. Brain injury to child. Largest playground negligence settlement/verdict in Florida.

$1.8 Million

Wrongful death
Wrongful death accident with questionable liability.

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More than 20 years of personal injury law experince

Personal Injury

Being injured in any kind of accident can leave you in a terrible position. The physical pain is only made worse by the fact that you are often left with massive medical bills and lost wages due to time missed at work. It can happen to anyone, and for decades our legal team has worked to defend the rights of those who are impacted by injuries.

Auto Accidents

While insurance is designed to protect motorists, the fact is that current PIP coverage in Florida isn’t quite what it should be – and insurance companies aren’t going to work hard to pay you out huge amounts of money. In short, you’ll likely have to put up a fight in order to get the kind of compensation that you really deserve.

Motorcycle Accidents

Having a motorcycle accident on your side can help. With the right representatives on your team, it’s possible to stand up to the insurance companies and work towards the settlement you deserve. With an attorney representing you during your motorcycle accident trial you can expect to have a fair shot at get fully compensated for your injuries.

Wrongful Death

The wrongful death lawsuit is a suit that is used by those who have lost loved ones due to the reckless or negligent actions of others. Personal injury law can encompass a wide range of different types of cases, but one of the most serious and most emotional is certainly that of wrongful death lawsuits.

Bernard Walsh Esq., Awarded Top 10 Plaintiff's Attorney Designation By Attorney and Practice Magazine

Attorney and Practice Magazine has named personal injury lawyer Bernard F. Walsh a member of the 2017 Top 10 Plaintiff's Attorneys.
Bradenton Florida, September 14th 2017 - Injury Attorney Bernard F. Walsh has been named a Top 10 Plaintiff's Attorney by Attorney and Practice Magazine.
Bernard F. Walsh, founder of the Manasota Trial Lawyers Board and managing partner at the Bradenton Florida office of the personal injury law firm Shapiro Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh, has been become a member of Attorney and Practice Magazine’s Top 10 Plaintiff's Attorneys.

Attorney Bernard Walsh Hosts Manasota Trial Lawyers Board Medicare Set Aside Discussion

Members of the Sarasota personal injury law firm Shapiro Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh, including attorney David Goldman and attorney Stephen Fernandez, attended the latest Manasota Trial Lawyers Board dinner and seminar. Held at the Polo Grill in Lakewood Ranch, FL., the seminar hosted by Manasota Trial Lawyers Board founder, attorney Bernard Walsh, also of Shapiro Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh, featured a presentation on Medicare Set Asides given by Josh Pettingill, Vice President of Medicare Secondary Payer Compliance with Synergy Settlements Services.

Troubling Trend of Increased Zip-Line Injuries Addressed In Published Article By Christina Walsh, JD and Bernard F. Walsh, Esq.

An article co-written by Christina Walsh JD, and Personal Injury Attorney Bernard F. Walsh of the Bradenton, Florida office of Shapiro Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh, has been published in the 2017 Summer Edition of The Trial Lawyer. Entitled, “Zip-Line & Pre-Injury Releases,” the article brings attention to the troubling rise of serious and fatal accidents arising from zip-lining at private businesses. The article cites a study by the American Journal of Emergency Medicine which examined zip-line accidents nationally from 1997 to 2012.

Bernie Walsh Personal Injury Lawyer

"Our profession is law. Our goal is justice." - Bernard F Walsh

  • Personal Injury
  • Car Accidents
  • Wrongful dealth
  • Slip and Fall
  • Workplace Accidents
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Brain injury
  • Drunk Driving Victims
  • Defective Products

An AV Rated Civil Trial attorney with more than 37 years of experience, Bernard F. Walsh first began his career protecting the rights of the public as a prosecuting attorney for Florida. For three years as a trial attorney for the State of Florida, Mr. Walsh helped prosecute numerous high profile trials concerning serious felony crimes.

Since 1982, he has exclusively practiced personal injury law and helped accident victims in and beyond Sarasota and Manatee Counties in Florida.

Mr. Walsh has won the largest playground recovery (2008), motorcycle recoveries (2006) and a daycare center recovery (2010) in the State of Florida.

Bernard Walsh is on the Board of Governors for the Florida Justice Association, the Boards of the Florida Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, and the American of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (APITLA). Mr. Walsh is a Florida Legal Elite, has a “Superb Rating” by AVVO – widely recognized by the legal community for superb professional conduct and experience, and an “AV Preeminent Rating” by Martindale-Hubbell – the pinnacle of professional excellence earned through a strenuous Peer Review Rating process.

Mr. Walsh is firmly committed to community service. His volunteer efforts to help all levels of law enforcement have benefited by private citizens and law enforcement personnel. He gives back, supporting many churches, organizations and the arts of Sarasota and Manatee Counties.

  • Avvo 10 out of 10 – Superb Rated Attorney
  • AV Preeminent® Rated – Martindale-Hubbell
  • Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys®
  • The American Society of Legal Advocates
  • Association of Plaintiff Trucking Lawyers of America (APITLA) – Board Member
  • Best Attorney’s of America
  • Florida Legal Elite
  • Melvin M. Belli Society
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • The National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • The National Association of Personal Injury Attorney’s (NAPIL)
  • The National Trial Lawyers – Board Member
    • Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Section
    • National Brain Injury Trail Lawyers Section
    • Mass Tort Trial Lawyers Section
    • Insurance Bad Faith Trial Lawyers Section
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association
  • Advisor for Legal Zoom
  • Manasota Trial Lawyers Board (Founder; & President/Board)
  • Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association
  • Florida Justice Association – Eagle/Board Member
  • American Association of Justice
  • The Florida Bar/Trial Section
  • Manatee County Bar Association
  • Sarasota County Bar Association
  • US District Court for Middle District of Florida
  • Florida Highway Patrol Advisory Council
  • Florida Sheriff’s Association
  • Manatee County Sheriff’s Advisory Board
  • Sarasota County Sheriff’s Advisory Board