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Have you or a loved one experienced an injury that’s attributable to the negligence of a third party? Our team at Shapiro | Delgado | Hofmann law firm wants to reassure you that you’re not alone and that you could have a claim to bring in a Florida civil court.

At Shapiro | Delgado | Hofmann, we’re skilled in personal injury lawsuits with over $100 million in successful settlements and trial verdicts to our name.

Getting started with our Bradenton personal injury attorneys is easy – get in touch with our law firm today to request a free consultation and personal injury case evaluation. Call (941) 749-1446 or fill out our online form to take the first step to recovery.

Why Choose Us

Personal injuries can be devastating, causing physical pain, emotional distress, and financial strain. In the aftermath of an injury, navigating the complexities of insurance claims and legal proceedings can add to the stress and uncertainty.

Here’s why you should choose our Bradenton personal injury attorneys:

  • Our team has over 100 years of combined legal experience
  • We’ve recovered over $300,000,000.00 for injury victims
  • Our team is bilingual, ensuring that language differences don’t stand in the way of effective representation.
  • You don’t pay unless we win.

If you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence, don’t face the aftermath alone. Our compassionate and skilled attorneys are here to guide you through the legal process and fight for the justice and compensation you deserve.

Meet the Team

attorneys at Shapiro | Delgado | Hofmann

When you entrust your personal injury claim to the powerful team at Shapiro | Delgado | Hofmann, you receive our full attention and dedication, extensive experience, and proven track record of success. Our team is composed of experienced attorneys who are committed to providing personalized and effective legal representation to each client. Get to know the members of our team:

  • Herb Hofmann: Herb Hofmann has been practicing Personal Injury law for over twenty years. Formerly a partner at the largest injury law firm in the world, Herb joined Shapiro | Delgado | Hofmann to provide a more personal service to his injured clients in Sarasota.
  • Jim L. Delgado: Jim Delgado is a top-rated injury litigation attorney known throughout Manatee County and beyond. As a military veteran and fluent Spanish speaker, he ensures comprehensive representation for all clients, backed by decades of legal experience and a perfect 10 AVVO score.
  • David Shapiro: With over 30 years of experience as a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, David Shapiro brings unparalleled expertise to the table. His impeccable reputation and perfect 10 AVVO rating attest to his dedication to his clients and the Sarasota and Bradenton community.
  • Adam Shapiro: Adam Shapiro is a rising star in the legal community with over five years of experience in personal injury law. He has settled multiple 7-figure cases and is actively involved in the Sarasota community, demonstrating his commitment to his clients and their well-being.

If you, or a loved one, have been injured in the state of Florida, count on our knowledgeable and experienced staff to fight for your financial rights. Let Shapiro | Delgado | Hofmann get you the justice you deserve! Call (941) 954-4000 or contact us online.

See What Our Clients Say About Us


“I had an auto accident that left me feeling frustrated, hopeless and worried for the future but, I’m so grateful to say that nearing the anniversary of the incident, I’ve been able to get the treatment needed to better my health, my case is settled, less worries and it’s all thanks to the law firm of Shapiro | Delgado | Hofmann; a respectable firm I highly recommend to all those in need of fantastic representation. Thank you for your outstanding service!”

Ailyn Arango | GOOGLE REVIEW


“Mr Shapiro went to work and obtained for us a very favorable settlement, without having to go to court. We had several meetings, and I could easily see that he had all the bases covered. He kept us informed as the matter progressed and handled it so that there were no loose ends to be taken care of by us. We know of several others that Mr. Shapiro represented and they gave us a very high recommendation, which is why we obtained services. We are glad that we did. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone.”



“David Shapiro took over my case from another attorney. I was not in the best legal position. He was honest and straight forward about the possible outcome. He was right on the nose about accident victims and juries. I did not know how biased the legal system is toward insurance companies. You can’t even say the word insurance during your trial. Needless to say, I lost my case and the insurance company came after me for fees. David was able to negotiate an acceptable outcome for both sides. I’m very pleased with the representation David provided and would use him again. If you want an attorney who is honest, caring, and a straight shooter, hire Shapiro | Delgado | Hofmann.”


Contact Shapiro | Delgado | Hofmann Today

Ready to take the first step toward seeking justice and compensation for your personal injury case? Don’t wait any longer. Schedule a free consultation with our experienced team at Shapiro | Delgado | Hofmann today. Whether you’ve been injured in a car accident, slip and fall, or any other type of personal injury incident, we’re here to help. Fill out our easy online contact form or give us a call at (941) 954-4000 to get started. We’re standing by to provide you with compassionate, personalized legal representation and fight for the outcome you deserve.

Bradenton Personal Injury Resources

What Constitutes Personal Injury In Bradenton, Florida?

Personal injury is a broad umbrella term that can comprise many different domains. Often, if an individual has been injured due to the careless actions of another individual, that person could have a case or a claim.

Specific examples of personal injury cases include:

While individuals cannot bring claims based on the specific injuries sustained, victims may experience any of the following traumatic injuries in their personal injury case:

While this is a non-exhaustive list of injuries that could happen as the result of an accident, individuals who are injured due to an individual or organization’s careless actions need a Bradenton personal injury attorney to handle their case in a Florida civil court.

Understanding Tort Law And How It Impacts Personal Injury

Across the United States, injury cases, like car accidents, typically fall under the jurisdiction of tort law. Florida follows this same legal framework.

Tort law serves as the governing set of statutes for civil suits, providing a framework for addressing wrongdoing and seeking justice in cases that do not fall under the purview of criminal law. It allows victims to seek compensation for the harm they have endured due to the actions or negligence of another party.

In the context of a car accident, victims who have suffered injuries as a direct or indirect result of the negligence of a third party who caused the accident and your injuries may have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit in a Florida civil court. However, navigating the complexities of tort law requires expertise and knowledge of the legal system.

That is why it is crucial to seek legal representation from experienced Bradenton personal injury lawyers who possess a deep understanding of tort law. They can guide you through the legal process, help you understand your rights, and advocate for your best interests. With their expertise, you can pursue the full compensation you deserve for the injuries and damages you have suffered as a result of the car accident.

Damages Resulting From Your Personal Injury Case In Bradenton

What can Florida victims expect to receive in terms of compensation? While it’s difficult to provide exact monetary figures, our Bradenton personal injury lawyers can give some guidance as to what types of financial damages an individual could receive in their personal injury case:

  • Economic Damages: these are damages with a direct, tangible dollar amount as a result of an accident. This damage can compensate for lost wages, lost future earning potential, hospital bills, at-home health or assisted living costs, and more. There are no damage caps for economic damages in Florida, meaning an individual has no statute enforcing the maximum compensation received in this case.
  • Non-Economic Damages: these are damages associated with the injury caused by the negligent third party but without a fixed and tangible dollar amount. These can include pain and suffering, emotional anguish, loss of consortium, loss of society, anxiety and mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life, and more. In medical malpractice cases, there is an upper limit of non-economic damages, capping them at $500,000 per incident in the event of medical malpractice lawsuits.
  • Punitive Damages: punitive damages are typically added in addition to economic and non-economic. In an attempt to punish the defendant and discourage others from doing similar acts of negligence, courts may add additional financial compensation to the final amount. In Florida, these are capped at three times the combination of economic and non-economic damages or $500,000 – whichever is larger. Most attorneys in Florida will tell you how uncommon it is for Floridians to seek punitive damages for their cases.

If the above uncertainty makes you unsure if it’s worth it to file a claim, it’s always valuable to request your free case review today with a Bradenton personal injury lawyer.

As a general rule, we find that if the victim in the personal injury claim has experienced extensive pain and suffering attributable to their case, the victim will likely receive more compensation to mitigate their pain.

When Should I Start Work With A Personal Injury Lawyer?

We always recommend working with a Bradenton personal injury attorney as soon as you think you may have a case against a negligent third party.

While Florida may seemingly have a more generous statute of limitations compared to other states, the more time that elapses between the incident in question and the case, the greater the likelihood it will hurt your case.

Starting your personal injury lawsuit is easier when the incident is more recent. You will likely already have all the applicable paperwork, police reports, and witness testimony aggregated in one place. Whereas, if you let time pass, it may be much more difficult to get all the documentation in one place to start your case strong. If you wait too long, witnesses may have moved away, paperwork lost, and memories of the incident grow hazy.

Bradenton Personal Injury FAQs

Why do I need a personal injury attorney?

A personal injury attorney is essential for several reasons. At Shapiro | Delgado | Hofmann, we understand that navigating the legal complexities of a personal injury case can be overwhelming, especially when dealing with injuries and recovery. An experienced attorney can offer expert guidance, protect your rights, and advocate for your best interests. From gathering crucial evidence, negotiating with insurance companies, and assessing the true value of your claim, to representing you in court if needed, our team is equipped to handle every aspect of your case. With our help, you can focus on your recovery while we handle the legal intricacies, ultimately maximizing your chances of securing fair compensation for your injuries, damages, and losses.

What should I do immediately after an accident?

Immediately after an accident, it’s important to prioritize your safety and well-being. First, check yourself and others for injuries and seek medical attention if needed. Contact the authorities to report the accident and request medical assistance if required. If it’s safe to do so, gather information from the scene, including contact details of involved parties, witnesses, and any relevant documentation. If possible, document the accident with photos, capturing the damages and the overall scene. However, avoid discussing fault with other parties or providing detailed statements. Afterward, reach out to our team of experienced attorneys for immediate guidance.

How long do I have to file a personal injury claim in Bradenton?

The timeframe for filing a claim has experienced a notable change in Florida due to recent legislation. With the enactment of House Bill 837 on March 24, 2023, the statute of limitations for negligence claims has been reduced from four years to two years. It’s crucial to be aware that this adjustment is not retroactive; therefore, if your accident occurred prior to March 24, 2023, you still have four years from the date of the incident to file your claim.

How much does a lawyer charge?

At Shapiro | Delgado | Hofmann, our payment structure is designed to prioritize your best interests. Unlike the average personal injury law firm in the Bradenton area, we only collect fees if we secure a successful outcome for your injury claim. While many firms charge around 33% to 40% of the gross settlement, regardless of the case’s resolution, we differentiate ourselves by operating on a contingency fee basis. This means that we receive payment only if we win compensation for you. Furthermore, we do not burden you with costs if we cannot secure a recovery, alleviating the financial stress associated with unsuccessful cases. Our approach ensures that you can concentrate on your healthy recovery while we handle the complexities of your claim.

How can I schedule a consultation with a personal injury attorney in Bradenton?

Scheduling a consultation with Shapiro | Delgado | Hofmann is easy. Contact our office by phone or through our website’s contact form, and our Bradenton personal injury attorneys will arrange a convenient time for you to discuss your case.

Shapiro | Delgado | Hofmann Case Results

Here are a few recent success stories that showcase our commitment to getting you maximum compensation:

  • Traumatic Brain Injury: $6.0 million
  • Wrongful Death: $2.0 million
  • Motorcycle Accident: $1.3 million

Our accomplished case results reflect our unwavering commitment to securing significant compensation for our clients, while our dedicated team of Bradenton personal injury lawyers is driven by genuine care for your well-being throughout the legal journey.

Areas We Serve

Our Bradenton personal injury lawyers serve all of Manatee County including:

BradentonSouth BradentonWest BradentonPalmettoMemphisEllentonPalma SolaBradenton BeachHolmes BeachAnna MariaLongboat KeyBayshore GardensWhitfieldLakewood Ranch

Shapiro | Delgado | Hofmann Is Bradenton’s Choice For Personal Injury Cases

At the law firm of Shapiro | Delgado | Hofmann, we want everyone suffering after a personal injury accident or related injury to know that we are ready to fight you in your personal injury claim. In fact, our law firm is so confident in our ability to win or successfully settle your case that we only get paid if we win.

We have the legal experience necessary to guide you through the legal process and to help you receive compensation for your injuries. Contact the Bradenton personal injury attorneys with the proven track record in the Sunshine State today. We offer a free consultation and a full personal injury case review. Contact us today online or call our Bradenton office at (941) 749-1446 to schedule your free case evaluation.