PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS IN GAINESVILLE
Through no fault of your own, an accident can quickly turn your life upside-down.
Liability laws are designed to protect those harmed by the negligent, reckless or intentional actions of another person or entity. Our state recognizes a tort (or civil wrong) as sufficient grounds to bring a lawsuit against the "at-fault" party to recover losses caused by an injury or other types of harm. The process of recovery may include restitution for existing damages as well as expected future losses. At Schackow & Mercadante, we understand you may be depending solely on the compensation you are awarded to make up for lost income and to pay your medical bills, so you can always count on our personal injury lawyers to provide you with the highest caliber of legal representation both in and out of court.
Representing Accident Victims & Wrongful Death Claims
In Florida, an injured person or certain surviving family members are allowed to seek recovery for damages caused by the defendant's unreasonable behavior. Generally speaking, personal injury lawsuits are categorized into three areas of culpability to include negligence, intentional or malicious wrongs, and strict liability claims. These civil cases can encompass a broad range of accidents such as a distracted driver, a slip & fall, a dangerous drug, a motorcycle crash, a boating accident, a scooter accident, a medical device failure, an animal attack or nursing home abuse. When an injury becomes a fatality, a wrongful death lawsuit can be filed by a decedent's beneficiaries to seek compensation for the deceased's personal injuries as well as the beneficiaries' present and future damages. When a lawsuit is filed, we can seek compensation for your economic damages to include physical injuries, lost earnings, impairment of future income, lifestyle changes, loss of support to loved ones, disability or deformity, and property damages as well as any past, present and future costs of medical care. If you or a loved one were seriously injured in an accident, seek the advice of legal counsel without delay. As a victim, you have numerous rights, but it is important to remember that there are statutes of limitations. Whether you decide to hire our law firm or not, we offer a FREE initial attorney consultation to explain your rights and options. Call our Gainesville office toll free at 1-877-798-7700 or use this website's DO I HAVE A CASE? form for a prompt response.
I have unfortunately had a few accidents and was lucky enough to have their great service. One was a car accident case being rear ended while stopped. I used a horrible chiro (instead of the one they recommended) who had been charging me interest on my unpaid bills, even though it was filed as a personal injury case and they knew they would get paid at the end of the case with the PIP money. My paralegal fought to get those unethical fees waived and lowered as much of the costs as possible. My other case was leaving UF and got hit walking on the cross walk with the right of way by someone making a right hand turn. I was lucky enough to only suffer a broken ankle. I had the same paralegal and she settled the case and had the pay out in only a couple of months with the max amount. This is a firm with the friendliest office staff around! I highly recommend them (in any bad situation)!
— Mary Gill