Gulfport, FL Car Accident Lawyer

In Gulfport, Florida, car accidents occur all the time and can inflict severe injuries on those involved.  When the party responsible for the crash participates in negligent behavior and disregards your health and safety, you can seek legal action to recover the damage you incur because of your injuries.  The medical expenses, lost income, and other financial losses you endure because of your injuries, can be recovered with the help of a car accident attorney. 

With years of experience representing individuals in the Gulfport community, Marsalisi Law offers dedicated client-oriented legal services.  Our goal is to provide clients with personal, honest, and dependable representation that they can trust.  Frank P. Marsalisi is motivated to seek justice for the injuries and damages you sustain due to someone’s reckless behavior. 

What Are Some Common Causes of Car Accidents in Gulfport, Florida?

Individuals can participate in many different careless and illegal actions while driving.  You may be eligible to recover compensation from the responsible driver if they are found to have caused the accident while committing any of the following actions: 

Distracted driving

If the driver is not fully aware of their actions while on the road, they are considered driving while distracted.  From texting friends to fiddling with the radio, distracted driving is one of the leading causes of car accident fatalities and is becoming an increasing traffic issue. 


If a car follows too close behind you, they are tailgating your car and can accidentally rear-end you.  Unexpected events happen on the road all the time.  When a person follows closely behind you, they will not have enough time to stop themselves if you suddenly have to brake. 


Speeding on the road impacts the reaction time of the driver and is extremely dangerous.  A person disregarding the speed limit will not be able to stop themselves from crashing into another vehicle. 

Driving under the influence

A person driving while under the influence of drugs and alcohol cannot make clear and safe decisions on the road.  Not only are their senses impaired, but their brain functions differently, too.  They are unable to drive clearly and can cause life-threatening injuries or even death. 

Hazardous weather conditions

When the weather conditions make it difficult to drive, it is up to the driver to take caution while on the road.  Making sure that their windshield wipers and headlights are fully functional before driving is an integral part of staying safe.  If their vehicle is unable to drive properly, they are responsible for the damage caused. 

We expect every driver to abide by the rules and regulations of the road.  Taking everyone on the road’s health and safety into consideration before making a decision is a responsibility every driver holds.  When people choose to drive recklessly, they put both their own life and the lives of everyone around them at risk. 

Types of Injuries Sustained in a Gulfport Car Accident 

Accidents involving careless driving are some of the most severe.  Because the driver is not actively aware of their surroundings or what they are doing, they can crash into another vehicle at high speeds and awkward angles.  Some of the most common injuries one can face are: 

  • Scrapes and cuts;
  • Burn injuries;
  • Strains and sprains;
  • Herniated discs;
  • Broken bones;
  • Spinal cord injuries;
  • Soft tissue injuries;
  • Internal damage;
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI);
  • Whiplash.

When you are in an accident and endure life-threatening injuries, seek help from an experienced car accident attorney.  Not only will they be able to answer questions about the case, but they will also guide you through the medical and legal process. 

Are You Eligible to Recover Compensation After a Car Accident?

The financial toll that an accident can have on a family is daunting.  The property damage and cost of recovery after a car crash can start to add up.  If a car accident results in serious injuries, the victim is entitled to compensation from the liable party.  Marsalisi Law can help you recover compensation for:

  • Cost of hospital bills, treatments;
  • Physical therapy, rehabilitation, pain management bills;
  • Cost of prescription medication;
  • Medical transportation;
  • Increased living expenses;
  • Lost wages or income;
  • Loss of enjoyment of life;
  • Punitive damages;
  • Pain and suffering.

The physical and emotional damage an individual endures after an accident can affect the person’s ability to enjoy hobbies or perform daily tasks.  The changes made in their life can be short or long-term and will have a lasting impact on their choices.  At Marsalisi Law, we are dedicated to taking care of the legal process so you can focus on your recovery.

Do You Need a Car Accident Attorney for Your Claim?

While you may think that representing yourself is an easier choice, having a car accident attorney by your side will allow you to focus on your recovery.  There are many ways a car accident attorney can help, including the following: 

  • Answering questions related to the case;
  • Conducting a thorough investigation;
  • Analyzing potential legal issues.
  • Determining the other individual’s fault;
  • Helping guide you through the medical process;
  • Reviewing legal documents;
  • Discussing claims with insurance companies;
  • Negotiating settlement offers;
  • Representation at trial.

Disregarding the lives of others and putting people in danger is a serious offense.  With the help of a car accident attorney, you can hold the individual accountable for the suffering they inflicted upon you. 

Trust an Experienced Gulfport Car Accident Attorney Today

Our team of legal professionals at Marsalisi Law is dedicated to helping you receive the compensation you deserve.  We understand how financially challenging the aftermath of an accident can be and are ready to advocate for your rights in legal conflicts.  With positive case results and favorable testimonials from past clients, we know that our services can make a difference in the lives around us.

As a bilingual attorney, speaking both English and Spanish, Frank P. Marsalisi will advocate for your rights and intentions.  With a strong sense of justice motivated by helping people in the community, Gulfport personal injury attorney Frank P. Marsalisi is ready to help all those in need of legal representation. 

Call (727) 800-5052 or complete our contact form for a free consultation.

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“You can’t go wrong with Frank Marsalisi!”

Frank was referred to me by a former client of his after my accident with nothing but great reviews, both professionally and personally. From day one there was a level of comfortability and trust built based on what would be in my best interest moving forward. Never once did Frank make my case about what was in it for him but about healing my injuries in order to move on as normal as possible with my life.

– Karlie

“One of a kind lawyer …brilliance!”

Frank has exceptional auto accident liability law abilities and he is also very well-versed in state auto insurance laws. One of the things I like about Frank is that he never tried to sugar coat anything for me. If we were headed for trouble, he would let me know what the trouble was and what our options were. I always appreciated his honesty. This is trait that I do not find in many of today’s lawyers but Frank has performed integrity well beyond his means.

– Ms. C. M. Fraser


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