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  • Pull over to a safe location and call 911 if someone appears to be seriously hurt. If no one appears to be hurt, call the local police non-emergency number.
  • Get the other driver’s name and insurance information as well as the names and phone numbers of any witnesses who stop to help.
  • Take photos of the damage to your vehicle, the other vehicle, and the scene.
  • See a doctor or chiropractor right away.
  • Do not give any statements to any insurance companies (including your own) before speaking with an attorney. You should only call your insurance company to report the accident.
  • Do not sign any documents from any insurance companies without consulting a lawyer.
  • Call an experienced personal injury/auto accident attorney right away.




  • You should go to the ER, urgent care or a chiropractor ASAP if you experience any pain or discomfort whatsoever after a car accident.
  • If you do not see a doctor or chiropractor right away, you may lose critical insurance benefits.
  • For example, Florida law requires that you get medical care within 14 days of the accident; otherwise you will not be entitled to ANY of your $10,000 personal injury protection (PIP or no-fault) benefits under your auto insurance.



Your auto insurance (PIP) will cover your initial medical expenses (in Florida that’s 80% of medical bills up to $10,000, and in Massachusetts that is 100% of medical bills up to $8,000).

PIP will cover a portion of your lost wages. Contact us for more information.

  • Your auto insurance (PIP) will cover your initial medical expenses (in Florida that’s 80% of medical bills up to $10,000, and in Massachusetts that is 100% of medical bills up to $8,000).
  • Additionally, your auto insurance may cover your injuries and damages if you have uninsured/underinsured (UM) coverage.
  • Your auto insurance may also cover the damage to your vehicle if you have collision coverage (this is different than property damage coverage).

Every case is different, but depending on the circumstances, you may be entitled certain damages in an auto accident case, including:

  • Property damage
  • Medical expenses
  • Loss of income
  • Future earnings
  • Pain and suffering

The merits of a case depend on many factors, including the extent and permanency of your injuries and whether you contributed to the accident or injuries. We will explain our evaluation process in detail during the initial consultation.

In short, our experience and the personal attention that we provide to every client. Attorney Ed Ahava has been handling personal injury and medical malpractices cases exclusively for 26 years and has successfully tried numerous cases in court, along with countless others in arbitration and mediation. Attorney Jovita Wysocka Ahava has been a litigation attorney for 24 years and has over a dozen years of experience in personal injury and medical malpractice law, including trial, arbitration and mediation.

Unlike large firms, our attorneys personally handle every aspect of every cases, providing direct contact with every client and creating customized case plans.

Also, Attorney Jovita Wysocka Ahava speaks Polish fluently, offering Polish clients the opportunity and comfort of communicating in their native language if they prefer to do so.

Yes; all of our consultations are free.

Our fees are based on a percentage of the amount we recover for you in a settlement or jury verdict following a trial in court. You won’t pay anything for fees or costs unless we settle or win your case!

  • Our offices are conveniently located throughout the Tampa Bay area in Florida, including St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Brandon and Tampa, as well as in the Boston, Massachusetts area in Harvard Square, Cambridge.
  • Additionally, we can arrange to meet you at a more convenient location or discuss your case by phone.

Our office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday, but you may reach us anytime, including after hours and on weekends, by filling out our online contact form. We are also available to speak or meet with you after normal business hours and on weekends.