About Us

If you suffered an injury because of someone else’s negligence, having skilled legal guidance in your corner is the surest way to protect your legal rights and pursue the compensation you need to fully recover. The trusted Florida personal injury lawyers at the Lucas, Macyszyn & Dyer Injury Firm dedicate their practice to providing all our clients with the personalized attention to legal detail their claims deserve. We’re here for you, too.

Whether negotiating with the insurance company for a just settlement that fairly addresses your physical, financial, and emotional losses or preparing your court case, we are on your side and committed to skillfully advocating for the compensation you need to complete your journey toward healing.

At the Lucas, Macyszyn & Dyer Injury Firm, our clients always come first, and every member of our accomplished legal team—from the partners to the attorneys and support staff—takes this mission seriously.

We opened our doors more than two decades ago. Since then, the basic principles that have always guided us, like hard work and dedication to each of our clients’ unique legal needs, continue to support our growth throughout Florida, including offices in New Port Richey, Spring Hill, Wesley Chapel, and Inverness.

We take great pride in skillfully handling every facet of every client’s claim—from that first phone call to its successful culmination, including every important step along the way. If you are looking for a fierce legal advocate to help guide your claim toward its best possible resolution, you’ve come to the right place.

You deserve justice, and we are well-positioned to help you achieve it. At our firm, you can expect your savvy personal injury lawyer to stay with you and your case to its best possible outcome—you will not feel lost in a sea of cases the way many clients at large firms do.

Our seasoned attorneys are proficient negotiators with long, impressive track records of effectively and efficiently settling challenging personal injury claims. Suppose the insurance company refuses to negotiate in good faith by settling for an amount that fairly addresses your complete losses. In that case, you can count on us to move forcefully toward litigation. Your claim and future are too important to rely on the insurance company’s discretion. We deftly employ every available legal tool to secure our clients’ just compensation.

Our Team

The impressive personal injury attorneys at Lucas, Macyszyn & Dyer Injury Firm are fierce advocates who are not afraid to tackle powerful insurance companies head-on on behalf of our clients’ rights and best interests. Our entire legal team shares this focus and fully supports every case we litigate, which includes a significant portion of the claims we handle.

Our Stellar Experience

Our decades of experience and impressive case results show our commitment to our clients and their claims. At Lucas, Macyszyn & Dyer Injury Firm, our goal is a level playing field on which every client has the tools necessary to go after fair compensation. This includes standing up to massive corporations and insurance companies with the resources and drive to intimidate many claimants into settling for far too little.

Your settlement must adequately cover your emotional suffering, medical needs, expenses, and lost earnings. Otherwise, it leaves you vulnerable to additional losses and will not likely return you to your prior health and vigor.

While settling fairly is our priority, we never sacrifice our clients’ rights to expedite a claim. In fact, we often handle other personal injury attorneys’ litigation work. Every personal injury claim is as unique as the person and circumstances involved. We take a personal approach with every claim we handle—in our concerted efforts to provide you with the solid legal guidance you need.

With our team on your side, you can rest assured that no stone will be left unturned in our quest to uphold your legal rights—in the zealous pursuit of your rightful compensation.

We Are Ready to Help

Our legal team takes on many injury cases, including those stemming from vehicle accidents.

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In addition to protecting the rights of car accident victims, our legal team also handles other legal matters.

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Our attorneys provide legal assistance in these areas to best serve our clients and community.

We Answer All of Your Questions About Personal Injury Claims

If you suffer an injury because of someone else’s negligence, you may not know how best to move forward. Fortunately, the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions can help you with some of your own.

What steps should I take immediately after an accident?

While your accident will be unique to the situation, every accident victim should:

  • Seek the medical attention you need as soon as possible, keeping in mind that very serious injuries can present symptoms slowly, and the adrenaline and shock you experience can mask your symptoms.
  • Follow your medical team’s guidance and instructions carefully, which helps you heal as completely and quickly as possible while also sending a strong message to the insurance company that your losses are as serious as you claim.
  • Reach out for the professional legal guidance of a capable personal injury attorney at Lucas, Macyszyn & Dyer Injury Firm at your earliest opportunity.
  • Leave the insurance company—which intends to obtain a statement it can twist to damage your claim—to your personal injury attorney from the outset.
  • Take a break from posting on social media. The insurance company will mine your Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts to obtain information it can mold to its advantage. The best policy is to limit their sources, including social media.

What is personal injury?

Personal injury law addresses the physical, financial, and emotional losses victims endure due to someone else’s negligence. For example, a speeding driver who causes a car accident can cause a personal injury. So can a car manufacturer that puts a dangerous vehicle on the road. In other words, personal injury law can apply to the negligence of individuals, corporations, or governments. Those harmed by negligence can seek compensation via a personal injury claim, which you will generally file with the at-fault party’s insurance provider.

What is the difference between a personal injury claim and a personal injury case?

If someone else’s negligence harms you, you will likely file a personal injury claim with the negligent party’s insurance provider. If, however, the insurance company refuses to settle your claim fairly—or denies it completely—our personal injury attorneys may advise you to file a personal injury case against the insurance company handling your claim.

Personal injury cases are civil cases—as opposed to criminal cases where someone faces criminal charges with a possible criminal sentence. Successful civil cases like personal injury claims lead to monetary compensation that makes the victim whole or helps the victim regain their prior health and well-being.

How do I know if I have a personal injury claim?

You may have a personal injury claim if you suffer an injury because of someone else’s negligence. Even if you don’t know if you have a claim, consult a dedicated personal injury attorney at Lucas, Macyszyn & Dyer Injury Firm as soon after the accident in question as possible.

Our personal injury attorneys provide a free initial consultation to help claimants like you better understand their legal position. Our personal injury attorneys can determine the right steps forward for you. This generally begins with filing a personal injury claim with the at-fault party’s insurance provider.

What kind of compensation can I expect?

The legal damages or losses you can recover in personal injury claim fall into different categories, which include:

  • Your medical expenses, which can include ongoing medical needs and secondary health concerns.
  • Your lost income, which may include lost earning potential and a thwarted career trajectory.
  • Your physical and emotional pain and suffering, including the mental anguish you endure.

While the losses you experienced related to your medical expenses and lost earnings translate to a specific dollar amount, your pain and suffering are less straightforward—but just as important. You need a skilled attorney at Lucas, Macyszyn & Dyer Injury Firm to calculate them for you.

In rare instances where the at-fault party acted particularly egregiously—such as by engaging in gross negligence—you may receive punitive damages. Instead of compensating you as the injured party, punitive damages deter the at-fault party and others from engaging in such misconduct.

What is my case worth?

A savvy Florida personal injury attorney at Lucas, Macyszyn & Dyer Injury Firm with significant experience handling claims like yours can help you better understand your case’s strengths and possible value.

While we cannot guarantee anything from the outset, the value of your case will hinge on:

  • The evidence proving the other party’s fault
  • The at-fault party’s assets and insurance (and in some cases, the amount of insurance you, as the claimant, carry)
  • The extent of your physical, financial, and emotional losses

What can I do to maximize my settlement?

The evidence supporting your claim—along with your personal injury attorney’s skill—will set the course for the settlement of your claim. The most important step you can take to maximize your settlement—other than carefully following your doctor’s instructions throughout the recovery process—is working closely with your focused personal injury attorney from early in the process.

What can I expect during the claims process?

After filing your claim, your trusted personal injury attorney will serve the at-fault party with a copy of the paperwork, and from here, you’ll wait for the response. Upon receipt of the response, your attorney will begin building your strongest claim by compiling evidence, including your medical records and eyewitness testimony, and requesting evidence from the other side.

If you cannot reach a satisfactory settlement with the insurance company, your claim may proceed to formal dispute resolution—such as mediation—but can ultimately land in court. Regardless of how you get there, your case—if successful—will end with just compensation for the losses you’ve suffered (whether in the form of a settlement or a court award).

Can I still have a case if I don’t feel injured?

If someone else causes an accident due to negligence, the rush of adrenaline and shock may mask or diminish the signs of injury. Always consult an experienced personal injury attorney at Lucas, Macyszyn & Dyer Injury Firm after seeking prompt medical attention.

How long does it take to settle a personal injury claim?

Every personal injury claim follows its own course. The most important issue is not settling for less than your claim is worth.

How long do I have to file a personal injury case?

In Florida, you generally have four years from the date of the injury-causing accident to file a lawsuit against the negligent party and their insurance company. This strict deadline is the statute of limitations.

Contact Our Trusted Personal Injury Lawyers Today

Whatever your questions or concerns, the compassionate personal injury lawyers at the Lucas, Macyszyn & Dyer Injury Firm in Florida are standing by to help. You’re in good hands with us, so please don’t wait to contact us online or give us a call today at (727) 849-5353 to discuss your claim and explore your best options.

Attorneys Overview

  • Jeff Lucas

    began his legal career as a Public Defender in the Sixth Circuit. Jeff handled a large caseload and actually tried all types of misdemeanor and felony trials, including homicide. In 1995, he joined a Civil Litigation firm and handled hundreds of files ranging in complexity from simple county court matters to Wrongful Death and Civil Rights matters. To read more about Jeff – click here.

  • Martin Macyszyn

    was born in Poland and moved with his family to the United States at a young age. He began his undergraduate education in Deland, Florida, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Stetson University, Florida’s first private university. At the conclusion of his undergraduate work, Martin moved to Boston, Massachusetts to pursue a master’s degree in public health. During his studies in Boston, Martin focused on the medical-legal aspects of public health, thus earning a concentration in health law. Read more about Martin – click here

  • Christopher C. Dyer

    has been advocating and protecting his clients and victims since 2009 to level the playing field and make sure his clients are treated fairly and with respect. Read more about Christopher – Click here

  • Stephen H. Haskins

    was raised in Pinellas County and is a graduate of Dunedin High School. Steve received his Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of Florida in December of 1975, having majored in accounting. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Law in December 1979 and was admitted to the Florida Bar in July 1980. Read more about Steve – click here.

  • Nicholas L. Ottaviano

    Nick gives every client and case the attention they deserve and prides himself on providing advice tailored to a client’s specific circumstances.

  • Cheryl Powers

    Of Counsel

    Ms. Powers has handled a diversity of legal cases, concentrating on personal injury and criminal defense with a focus on DUI cases. She has defended hundreds of clients. She is a member of numerous bar associations and her firm has been a member of the Better Business Bureau since 2008. She has been recognized as one of the top 100 DUI attorneys in her geographic area by The National Advocacy for DUI Defense, LLC.

  • David J. Miller

    Of Counsel

    Licensed to Practice Law in Florida and Tennessee

    David has handled thousands of debt related cases on behalf of Defendants, as well as Plaintiffs, thereby obtaining a well-rounded understanding which helps him to fight for a favorable outcome for his clients.

  • Sam Newman (In Memoriam)

    grew up in St. Petersburg, Florida. He attended Boca Ciega High School in Gulfport, Florida. Following high school, Sam served four and a half years in the United States Navy. His service included a tour of duty in Vietnam on river patrol boats. Upon discharge from the Navy, Sam attended Tallahassee Community College in Tallahassee, Florida. He then transferred to the University of South Florida in Tampa where he obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in social science education. In December 1975, he received his law degree from Florida State University College of Law and was admitted to the Florida Bar to practice law in July of 1976. Read More about Sam –  click here.

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