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You never imagine it will be you until it is. Car and truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip and falls, and other injuries happen every day in Jacksonville to people who never thought it would be them, either. But when you suffer a personal injury, you need to have someone who’ll stand up for you and protect your rights.

Jacksonville Personal Injury Attorney is a law firm with deep roots in the State of Florida and whose mission is to become the go-to law firm for those who need to recover financial compensation following personal injury incidents. With extensive years of experience as a personal injury law firm, we’ve been consistently providing quality legal representation and always strive to deliver exceptional results for our clients. Our attorneys are highly knowledgeable and competent in all aspects of employment and personal injury law and also keep a personal touch when working with clients. We limit our caseload and make it our goal to give personal attention to your case and guide you through what you can expect.

Suffering injuries due to another person’s wrongdoing or negligence can cause an incredible burden. Victims often face medical bills, lost wages, disabilities, and prolonged treatments, not forgetting severe pain. Given these stressors, it can be overwhelming to preserve one’s rights, preserve evidence, investigate details, and complete paperwork. However, when you retain our legal services, we take the burden off your shoulders so you can focus on recovering while we focus on protecting your rights and getting you the compensated for the unfortunate tragedy that has derailed your lifestyle.

5 Steps to Take When Injured in an Accident

When an accident happens, injuries may be severe and emotions high.  And if you’re seriously injured, it may be incredibly difficult to take photos and gather witness testimony. In that case, it is important to remain calm and wait for the police and paramedics to arrive. Here are the steps you can take to accumulate vital evidence at the scene:

  • Check that you and those involved are safe and uninjured and get medical attention for those who need it.
  • Take photographs of your injuries and of the scene. Also, take detailed notes of your injuries and medical treatment and jot down the names of your healthcare providers. You’ll want to take notes of where the accident occurred, names of those involved, insurance information, name and badge numbers of police officers at the scene, and names and contact information of witnesses to the accident.
  • See a doctor immediately even if you feel okay or just suffered minor injuries.
  • Don’t admit fault or blame the other party for the accident. Instead, get a police report of what happened based on the facts.
  • No matter how minor your accident was, it’s best to consult an experienced personal injury attorney before you inform your insurance company of the accident. This helps in determining who was at fault and also helps you know what you should and shouldn’t disclose to your insurer.

At Jacksonville Personal Injury Attorney, we try to make it as easy as possible for the injured people to get legal counsel. So, if you can’t meet with us at our office, we can come to see you at home or in the hospital to discuss your case.  We provide free, no-obligation consultation to accident victims and their family members. Contact us today at 904-800-7557 to get started with a free consultation.

Our Philosophy

Choosing an attorney can be daunting, especially since most people are forced to make a decision at a time of great stress. There are many perfectly competent law firms and lawyers, but many become so focused on the law that they forget that they’re dealing with people’s lives and wellbeing. At Jacksonville Personal Injury Attorney, we understand this crucial and often overlooked aspect and engage our clients in every step of the ways.

Our law firm was founded with the goal of delivering superior legal services to the Jacksonville community and beyond. We’re known for an impressive record of success and time-tested knowledge. We attribute our achievements to our unique philosophy and traditional core values. We set a high standard for ourselves that manifests in our track record. All members of our team are committed to the philosophy, values, and standards.

We at Jacksonville Personal Injury Attorney strive to deliver services that show the highest level of:

Integrity: Our team exemplifies professional transparency and integrity in everything we do. We provide legal counsel that is always in our client’s best interest while also ensuring that we remain honest.

Fairness: While results matter to us, we don’t measure success by dollars amounts. We strive to achieve fairness in every case and work hard to secure results that are fair and will help a client move forward to a brighter future.

Justice: We take the law seriously and consider a case a success when we’ve fought our clients and they are able to receive the justice they deserve.

Respect: We respect our clients and that involves respecting their rights to taking critical steps that are in their best interests. We are here to offer advice, resources, and tools to help guide you in the decision making process.

Although we’ve significantly grown over the years, our commitment to the community and dedication to professionalism and high-quality services has remained the same. There’s nothing more rewarding to us than seeing how much we’ve helped injured victims and their families with our legal support.

 

What Sets Us Apart?

  • We Work for You, but Also Work with You

It’s never easy to get fair compensation. Insurance companies are known to take hard lines on claims and minimize or deny claims filed by injured parties. Our job is to help you tell your side of the story. If you have any questions, we are here to answer them and discuss your concerns. While some other firms may carry themselves as if you’re lucky to receive their services, we actually feel privileged to have you as a client.

  • We Take a Team Approach to Litigation

While other firms take a “high volume” approach to litigation, accepting many cases and then handling them in a boilerplate fashion, we maintain our original charter where every case we accept is handled by an experienced attorney. We maintain a client case list and ensure that our clients talk to a person familiar with their case, every time they call.

  • We’re Passionate and Effective Advocates

When you speak with any member of Jacksonville Personal Injury Attorney firm, you’ll learn that we’re genuine, knowledgeable and passionate about what we do. We provide aggressive and zealous representation and are also warm, friendly, and inviting.

  • We’re Experienced Attorneys Dedicated to Our Clients

We’re a personal injury firm of trial attorneys that get results for our clients on all types of cases. Our skillful and aggressive pursuit of justice and fairness has produced great results and satisfied clients. We pride ourselves on being dedicated to our clients during difficult legal circumstances. We remain by them every step of the way.

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Understanding the Personal Injury Process

During this process, your attorney will be working through an investigative process in order to obtain sufficient evidence to establish how the accident occurred and prove that it was caused by another party’s neglect. This may include gathering official reports, photos, witness statements, and other evidence.

Once your doctor releases you as stable you can get or as fully recovered, your attorney will begin, itemizing damages, documenting financial losses, and collecting medical records and bills. After all the paperwork is completed, the attorney will meet up with the insurance company to negotiate an offer. Once an offer is received, your attorney will involve you in reviewing it and determining whether or not to accept it. If the offer is not fair, your attorney will try to negotiate a fair settlement with your insurer, but if they can’t, the next step will involve filing a lawsuit and demanding arbitration.

The defendant will have 30 days to respond, after which a discovery process follows. In discovery, your attorney and the defendant’s attorney will take depositions of all those involved. This can be quite lengthy and expensive, but once it’s completed, the trial date is requested and you’ll be prepared for trial by your attorney. 

Personal injury lawsuits rarely include trial, but when they do, you want to be assured that you’re working with knowledgeable and experienced attorneys who can represent you professionally and satisfactorily. When you work lawyers at Jacksonville Personal Injury Attorney, you know you have experts who care by your side.

How We Operate

Our initial connection with our clients is usually on the phone giving clients a chance to tell their story and get a free review of the claim. If the caller wishes to retain our services, we assign an investigator to meet with clients in their home or at the hospital. The case is then assigned to an experienced personal injury attorney and one legal assistant. Some cases may need more than one attorney or legal assistant. We decide what’s in the best interest of our client and achieving the best possible outcome.

We spend a great deal of time explaining different aspects of the case to our clients to make sure they understand what’s going on in the case. One of our team members will also keep tab with all treatment and recovery of the client. Our clients also get copies of every document sent on their case.

Our Practice Areas

Car accidents in Jacksonville are all too common and the odds are stacked against our favor due to the increasing population in our area and the high-density environment in which we drive. In car accidents, there is usually one party that is negligent and is therefore liable for paying damages to the other party to cater for their pain and suffering, medical bills, and other expenses incurred as a result of the property damage or injuries.

Individuals involved in auto accidents soon realize that insurance companies don’t have their best interests in mind. However, the victims have the rights to receive compensation for many types of damages but often need the help of a seasoned car accident attorney. We’ve handled all types of auto accident cases for clients throughout Jacksonville, from those involving minor injuries to complex cases that involve multiple drivers, insurance companies, and manufacturers.

Motorcycles are incredibly popular in Florida, probably because of the captivating scenery, ideal weather year-round, and long stretches of flat roads. But our personal injury attorneys in Jacksonville also know that Florida is one of the most dangerous places for motorcyclists. And because motorcyclists are more vulnerable in traffic compared to drivers and passengers in a car, they often suffer a disproportionate number of injuries, which are usually severe or even catastrophic.

And when it comes to filing claims, motorcycle riders often have an uphill battle because insurance companies portray them as reckless and will do everything to put the blame on them. At Jacksonville Personal Injury Attorney, we are diligent in our pursuit of maximum compensation for all our client’s losses. We also conduct a thorough investigation to determine the cause of the collision and identify all liable parties.

Collisions between two cars can be one of the most horrendous experiences anyone can go through, but an accident between passenger cars and large commercial trucks can be even worse. The financial damages, injuries, and post-traumatic stress that result from these accidents can follow a victim for the rest of his/her life. Truck accidents are so traumatic because of their due to the immense size of the truck compared against the smaller vehicle.

Cases involving truck accidents can be quite challenging since there are multiple parties that may be held liable, including the driver, its owner, the owner of the freight on the truck, the truck manufacturer, and others. However, it’s most likely that the trucking company will be held liable. It’s important to have a seasoned Jacksonville truck accident attorney at your side with extensive knowledge in local, state, and federal laws that govern the trucking industry and are skilled in negotiating with insurance companies.

Slip and falls occur due to spilled products or liquids, inadequate lighting, wet floors, and other hidden hazards not properly identified or warned against and also not readily seen. Falls can also be brought about by hidden objects that obstruct one’s path, items that have fallen off shelves, or large cracks in flooring. Even safety devices that fail in the bathroom and broken stairways can cause injuries and even death. Such injuries can range from minor such as bruising to catastrophic such as spinal cord injury, brain injury, broken bone, or death.

Slip and fall accidents can become a legal case when a property owner or its employees create unsafe conditions or fail to maintain the property in a safe condition. In such cases, it’s enough that the property owner knew or should have known about the unsafe condition but did not take any action to correct the situation or warn the public about it. If you have suffered injuries as a result of a slip and fall accident, we can help you negotiate a settlement or take the case to court and recover for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost enjoyment of life, mental anguish, wage loss, and emotional distress.

A bus is a common carrier and this means that the driver has a higher duty of care towards their passengers. Unfortunately, many bus drivers put the passengers in danger for serious bus accident injuries by failing to operate the vehicle with the utmost degree of care.

When it comes to bus accidents, determining liability if often more complicated compared to collisions with other regular vehicles. There are many parties who may be liable for the accident and it’s also possible for them to share a percentage of fault. These may include the driver, the bus company, the bus maintenance company, auto part manufacturer, operators of a tour bus, school boards, a government entity, and other drivers. Our firm understands that your immediate concerns after a bus accident include getting proper medical care and settling the bills, limiting potential lost wages, and ensuring that future treatment for your injury is covered. We’ll assess your situation and discuss all your legal options, as well as work with all the involved parties and insurance companies to ensure your needs are addressed appropriately and promptly.

Pedestrian accidents happen much more frequently in large and populous cities such as Jacksonville. Because parking and traffic can be difficult at times and things are in close proximity, many people choose to walk, run, jog, rollerblade, or skateboard. Unfortunately, many more people automobiles to get around and when they interact with pedestrians, crashes can happen. This could be in an intersection, on the street, in a crosswalk, or on a sidewalk. This also happens with children playing in neighborhood roads or around schools.

If you or a loved one has been injured in pedestrian accident, we can help you recover the compensation you may be entitled to for the injuries you have suffered. Working with a skilled attorney as soon as possible is imperative to figure out how much compensation you should get.

As Jacksonville bicycle accident and injury lawyers who have represented hundreds of cyclists through Florida, we know how many people choose to ride bicycles because of the comfortable climates, culture, environmental concerns, and health reasons. Whether a cyclist is on a bike lane, on a sidewalk, or sharing the road, automobiles pose a threat. Many bicycle accidents happen because the motorists fail to see the cyclists while they are traveling in the lanes of traffic or through intersections.

The likelihood of sustaining severe and catastrophic injuries is high in a bicycle accident involving a motor vehicle. Unlike car occupants who are protected by the metal frame of a car, bike riders do not have much protection other than maybe a safety helmet. If they are hit by a motor vehicle, they may suffer a number of serious injuries. A bicycle accident lawyer from Jacksonville Personal Injury Attorney can help you recover monetary compensation for the injuries you have sustained.

Catastrophic injuries take different forms. They include severe burns, multiple fractures, spinal cord injuries, amputations, blindness, brain injuries, and injuries to nerves in the shoulders, arms, and torso (brachial plexus). Whether it’s the result of a work-related accident, a defective product, an auto accident, or other negligent or intentional cause, the emotional and financial effects of catastrophic injuries can be enormous. Often, such injuries result in continuous life-care support and a lifetime of medical treatment. In other words, the types of injuries can cause drastic changes in the lives of individuals.

And due to the great damages involved in such cases, it takes a high degree of skills and resources to effectively handle these complex cases and recover the compensation owed to victims. In inexperienced hands, the recoveries can be significantly reduced or lost outright. At Jacksonville Personal Injury Attorney, we are always ready to invest the necessary amount of time, resources, and labor to maximize the prospects of success in catastrophic injury cases. We also provide caring support for our seriously injured clients.

All healthcare providers, hospital, health care facilities, licensed doctors, and nurse are responsible for treating their patients and providing care to the best of their abilities. It’s unfortunate that even the most experienced medical service providers can make errors. When they fail to maintain the proper “standard of care” in diagnosing, treating the condition, or prescribing treatment, the incompetent or negligent act can have devastating outcomes for patients and their families.  Medical malpractice can aggravate a patient’s existing condition or cause the development of a completely new injury.

While no money can make up for medical errors, a victim may be able to recover damages to help cope up with the resultant injuries or the unexpected death of a loved one. If you or a loved one was injured due to an incorrect or inappropriate medical procedure or treatment, we can help you understand your legal options and the compensation you may be able to receive.

A manufacturer is not obligated by law to produce products that are accident-proof, but users of the product are protected by liability law in case they have been injured by dangerous products. But even with advanced manufacturing techniques and consumer protection laws in place, some manufacturers are not as careful as they ought to be when bringing products such as automobiles, guardrails, medical devices, medicines, beauty products, toys, and home appliances to the market.

Cases involving defective products quickly turn into a battle of experts. And since you’ll be facing a large company, you’ll require substantial resources of a law firm in order to battle them. The cost needed to successfully litigate these cases is usually high. At Jacksonville Personal Injury Attorney, we believe you deserve the best possible representation and we’re committed to helping you pursue the justice and compensation you deserve. We have the skills and resources you need for your case.

Faulty equipment is any type of electronic or mechanical equipment that is unsafe or dangerous to use. This typically involves equipment used in the manufacturing, transportation and construction industries. Unfortunately, equipment used in these industries is not always in a safe condition or may be malfunctioning. Faulty equipment causes different types of work-related injuries every year. This can be due to improper maintenance, broken or old parts, incorrect instruction manual, errors with regards to warnings, lack of worker training, lack of repairs, design defects, and manufacturing defects. Resultant injuries can include burns and abrasions, amputation of limbs or fingers, part of the equipment falling onto the user, crushing injuries, and toxic injuries such as an untimely spray of toxic materials or chemicals. If you’ve been injured or have lost a loved one in an accident involving faulty equipment and need help with research, filing, or other legal tasks, Jacksonville Personal Injury Attorney can provide you with legal advice and fight for your right to be compensated.

Employers who regularly hire more than four people are required to have workers’ compensation insurance to cater for medical expenses and lost income of individuals injured on the job. Yet, many employers attempt to deny employees their rightful compensation, drag their feet, blame the employee for the injuries, or claim that the employee was injured off the job site.

No matter what kind of work you do, you have a right to a healthy and safe workplace. We want to be your advocate and provide a protective shield as you go through your work injury claim. We go against big insurance companies and large corporations just to protect the rights of clients to full and fair compensation.

Losing a loved one is devastating. But losing a loved one as a result of the negligent or intentional act of another is more traumatic. The thought that the death of a wife, husband, parent, child, or sibling should not have happened were it not for someone’s downright intoxicated recklessness behind the wheel or carelessness at their job is sometimes too much for a mourning individual to process.

While no amount of money can replace a loved one, compensation can help the family overcome the financial challenges caused by the loss. If your loved is the victim of a wrongful death matter, we can help you and your family figure out what happened and why it happened, and seek justice and the maximum compensation you deserve. We leave no stone unturned. It’s also worth noting that time is of the essence in wrongful death cases and circumstance surrounding the accident should be promptly documented to make sure that no evidence is lost.

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Practice Areas & Frequently Asked Questions

Practice Areas

  • Importance Of Personal Injury Representation
  • Statute of Limitations on Wrongful Death
  • Types of Injury Damages Available from Car Accidents
  • When To Hire A Car Accident Lawyer?
  • What Is Common Carrier Law for Bus Accidents
  • California Law on Head-On Collisions
  • T-Bone Accident
  • What to do After an Accident
  • Motorcycle Rear End Accident
  • Motorcycle Accident FAQ
  • What to Do After a Motorcycle Accident
  • Liable Parties in Truck Accident
  • Winning Your Truck Accident Case
  • How To Bring On A Wrongful Death Claim
  • How To Bring On A Pedestrian Accident Claim
  • Determining Fault In A Pedestrian Accident
  • What Exactly is Wrongful Death?

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