Scott M. McPherson, P.A. - New Port Richey Personal Injury Attorney
An Attorney with a Medical Background - Former Paramedic
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Welcome to the website of Attorney Scott McPherson. Please watch this short video to learn how we can help you with your Florida Automobile Accident case. Whether your auto accident was in New Port Richey, Hudson, Clearwater, Tampa or anywhere within Hillsborough, Pinellas, or Pasco County, Attorney McPherson is committed to aggressively representing his clients. In fact, while Attorney Scott McPherson’s office is in New Port Richey, Florida, during his 18 years as a Florida lawyer, he has handled cases as far north as the Florida Panhandle, and as far south as Miami. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Attorney McPherson was a professional paramedic. That medical training uniquely qualifies him to understand your medical and legal issues! Furthermore, Attorney McPherson offers free office consultations, or he will travel to you to discuss your automobile accident or other personal injury (negligence) claim.
Thank you again for your visit to my firm’s website! This page is to tell you a little about me, as well as to explain some of the reasons my firm and me are highly qualified to handle your claim. My name is Scott McPherson, I was born in St. Petersburg, FL in 1964. I have lived in New Port Richey my entire life (with the exception of being off to college).
My past medical experience has been a very big asset to me as an attorney representing injured clients. Following High School, I decided to first become an EMT, and then a Professional Paramedic. My first job in the medical field was 1983 at Bayonet Point Hospital Emergency Room. A short while later, in 1984, I accepted a position with Pasco County Fire-Rescue, and finished my Paramedic and Firefighting training and certifications. Shortly thereafter, in spite of my young age, I was commended for leadership and became the first Paramedic within Pasco County Fire Rescue to be appointed an officer within the Fire Service. Prior to that time, those working “rescue” were not officers, and only firefighters assigned to engines could achieve this honor.Read More
Our primary area of practice and experience is representing clients whom have been injured in automobile accidents. One of the things I do during an initial free consultation with a client is explain the different components of a personal injury action stemming from an automobile accident. Primarily, an automobile accident case comes down to two things: Liability and Damages. Below is a brief description of what is frequently discussed during a consultation.
Before we discuss damages, let's address liability, because regardless of how large the damages are, unless you have a case for proving liability you will have no valid claim. When lawyers and adjusters talk about “liability,” we are really talking about "fault." In other words, who was at fault in causing the accident? The legal concept of "negligence" comes in to play here, which involves proof that the other motorist breached a legal duty to you (the duty to pay attention, keep a proper distance, travel at a safe speed, etc.). It has been my experience that the vast majority of the time when I meet with a new client, this is the easiest part of an automobile accident case.Read More
Again, welcome to the website of Scott M. McPherson, P.A., which I have published so that you can learn more about my staff and me. Within this site, you will find extensive information about the types of cases we handle, as well as the reasons that we are highly qualified to handle your case.
Of course, by now you have probably seen that almost any personal injury attorney offers a “free consultation,” and that certainly is true with us as well. However, I want to go into more detail so that you will understand more about this offer I am making.
First, when you have an initial consultation with me, “free” does not only mean “free,” it also means zero pressure from me to select us as your firm. By the time we are done with the consultation, my primary goal is that I have given you the best legal opinions possible, and also have educated you about the issues inherent in your specific case. However, I completely understand that talking with an attorney after an automobile accident (or other negligence claim) can be very unsettling for many people.Read More