Florida Personal Injury, Condemnation, Appeals, Insurance and Commercial Litigation Lawyers
Who we are
Buell & Elligett, P.A. consists of distinguished trial and appellate lawyers who bring experience, skill, analysis and commitment to each client's matter. As graduates of top-tier law schools Harvard, the University of Michigan and the University of Florida, our attorneys have risen to leadership positions in local and state bars and boards. Our shareholders are Board Certified Specialists in the fields of Civil Litigation, Business Litigation and Appeals. Our many awards and accolades speak to both our professional reputations and our trial experience.
What we do
Litigating today's challenging and often complex legal issues demands attention to detail, careful analysis and effective courtroom skills. Claiming to be aggressive or tenacious is no substitute for acumen and actual experience. Our attorneys have decades of experience handling cases involving:
-Business and landowners' condemnation/eminent domain
-Insurance coverage and bad faith
3003 W. Azeele Street, Suite 100
Tampa, FL 33609
Tampa Personal Injury Lawyers
Free initial consultations. No fees unless we win.
Buell & Elligett, P.A. offers clients the comfort of knowing that they have a dedicated trial advocate at their side. Our practice is distinguished by the distinctive victory-driven team approach we use to analyze, prepare and try cases. Each client works with a board certified trial lawyer and a board certified appellate lawyer. This approach allows us to raise the substantive claims and take the procedural steps needed to preserve and present your case.
We are attorneys who take on personal injury cases that other attorneys may turn away. We accept personal injury cases at no upfront cost to the client. We pay all of the initial filing fees and investigative costs. We get paid a fee only if you receive a settlement or money judgment.
Pursuing full and fair compensation for victims
When you have been injured in an accident, the financial tolls associated with missed days of work and medical expenses, coupled with the pain and stress of an injury, can add up to a seemingly insurmountable burden. You need an advocate. At Buell & Elligett, P.A., our board certified attorneys stand ready to help you pursue full and fair compensation from the negligent parties and their insurance. We are experienced attorneys who are relentless in the pursuit of just results. We also handle personal injury cases on appeal. Our lawyers represent clients in various types of personal injury and wrongful death cases, including the following:
-Motor vehicle accidents: Roadside collisions can leave drivers and passengers injured, in pain and financially strained. Our attorneys seek full and fair compensation for victims of accident and injury from the negligent party or their insurance company after an auto accident, motorcycle accident, truck accident, boating accident or related collision.
-Wrongful death: There is nothing worse than knowing that a loved one's death could have been prevented, had the proper precautions been taken. Buell & Elligett helps survivors seek full and fair compensation from the parties responsible for causing such injuries.
-Medical malpractice: Errors by a doctor, nurse or hospital can have devastating results for the patients. Our firm advocates for people who have been injured due to untimely or incorrect diagnosis or treatment, nursing errors, poorly trained technicians, surgical errors, incorrect prescriptions or other related medical errors.
-Sexual assault: Inadequate security, poor lighting, faulty locks, shoddy doors, and other failures on the part of a landlord or premises owner may have contributed to the assault. If you have been raped, you may be entitled to compensation from someone other than the person who assaulted you. Learn more about your legal options by reaching out to an attorney at our office.
-Slip and fall: Slippery floors, unexpected obstacles and broken pavement are just a few conditions that could have contributed to your slip and fall accident. If you have suffered severe or debilitating injury, the landowner may be liable for your financial losses. Contact our offices to find out if our attorneys can help you recoup your financial losses.
-Premises liability: When you are invited onto someone else's property, you are owed a duty of care. If you were injured on public property or while visiting a local business or neighbor, you may be entitled to a legal remedy. Our attorneys are ready to help.
-Products liability: Manufacturers, retailers and distributors have a responsibility to package, ship and shelf products in ways that reduce a consumer's exposure to illness or injury. If you purchased a product that caused you to become sick or injured you severely, our attorneys can help you seek full and fair compensation.
-Construction site accidents: Victims of injuries or death on construction sites may be entitled to compensation well beyond the modest amount provided through workers' compensation benefits, depending on the facts and circumstances surrounding the negligent acts. Buell & Elligett examines such serious injury or death claims to evaluate potential sources of full compensation.
-Pharmaceutical errors: Medicines prescribed by doctors generally must be filled by licensed pharmacists. We can help you exercise your right to compensation for prescription errors, adverse drug interactions and allergic reactions caused by improperly filled prescriptions.
-Nursing home injury: Signs of nursing home abuse and neglect include bruises, bed sores, dehydration, malnutrition, unexplained injuries, open wounds and unsafe or unsanitary living conditions. If you believe that a loved one has been a victim of nursing home injury, please contact our firm to find out what to do.
Raymond T. Elligett, Jr. - better known as Tom - is an experienced appellate and trial lawyer who has been at the forefront of personal injury, insurance, eminent domain and commercial litigation and appeals. Tom has participated in over 500 appeals since 1978, when he graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School.
Tom has chaired the Hillsborough County Bar Association Appellate Practice Section, and chaired The Florida Bar Appellate Practice Section from 1996 to 1997. He has co-authored the book Florida Appellate Practice and Advocacy, now in its sixth edition, with the late Judge John M. Scheb, and has written over 100 published professional articles and participated in over 70 professional speaking engagements
Tom has taught appellate practice as an adjunct professor at Stetson University College of Law for over 20 years. In addition to teaching as an adjunct law professor, he participates in the Florida Supreme Court Justice Teaching Program at Roosevelt Elementary School in Tampa. Tom has also served on the Development Council for Bay Area Legal Services, which provides legal services to the poor and working poor.
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