PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS IN GAINESVILLE
Accidents can happen quickly, and your life can be turned upside down through no fault of your own.
The state of Florida recognizes a “tort”, or civil wrong, as admissible grounds for you to bring a well-documented lawsuit against the at-fault party or entity to seek compensation for economic and non-economic losses related to personal injuries and damages. Our state statutes identify liability laws designed to protect someone who was harmed by another’s negligence, recklessness, intentional actions, or lack of actions. Since you may be forced to depend solely on the compensation you are awarded through a personal injury lawsuit, it is an important choice you have to make concerning legal representation. At Schackow & Mercadante, our personal injury attorneys understand the legal process of recovery, which can include restitution for medical expenses and damages as well as future losses that must be correctly documented in your claim. We provided the highest caliber of legal representation both in and out of court, so you can pay your bills, recover lost income, and receive fair compensation for pain-and-suffering and other personal damages.
Legal Representation for Accident Victims & Wrongful Death Lawsuits
When personal injuries are caused by a defendant’s unreasonable behavior or lack of actions, only the injured person or certain surviving family members can seek restitution for the damages. Personal injury lawsuits are generally categorized into three distinct areas of culpability, which include: negligence, intentional or malicious wrongs, and strict liability claims. Nonetheless, civil lawsuits encompass a wide range of accident damage and personal injury, such as a slip-and-fall accidents, motorcycle crashes, collisions involving distracted driving, commercial truck accidents, dangerous drugs or failed medical devices, boating or personal watercraft accidents, an animal attack, premises liability claims, and other avoidable incidences. If an injury unfortunately becomes a fatality, the decedent’s beneficiaries can bring a wrongful death lawsuit that seeks compensation for the deceased’s personal injuries as well as present and future damages to the beneficiaries or the estate. At Schackow & Mercadante, our lawyers are experienced at documenting and presenting a lawsuit that seeks restitution for the injured person’s economic and non-economic losses to include physical injuries, lost earnings, loss 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 there are statutes of limitations that are already in play. Whether you decide to hire our law firm or not, we offer a FREE initial consultation to explain your rights and legal 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.
With all the choices for lawyers out there; among the ambulance chasers and people who make the process a fiendishly, and above all unpleasant experience, there is a shining gem of a law office. The lawyers and staff at Schackow & Mercadante are professional, courteous and above all treat you like the person you are. You are not a number, you are not just a paycheck, but you are a friend, a guest, dare I even say, a family member. The case I brought to them was a motor vehicle accident, I was wrongly accused of being the at fault party. Luckily enough, I have a dash-cam that captured it all. Not only did I go into court to contest the ticket (of which I was acquitted), but I had a whole TEAM of lawyers and law professionals to defend me. I felt like I had won before we even stepped into the courtroom. After this I had to become well again from the injuries I had sustained and recuperate the losses I was now beleaguered with. Once again, Mr. Schackow and his team rose to the occasion and after having surgery I am pain free for the first time since the accident and it is worth more to me than anything else and all returning to a sense of normalcy. The advice I give to potential clients is this. Stay positive, be patient, GET A DASHBOARD CAMERA it may save you and above all focus on becoming well, they have your case in hand and will make sure you get the best and fairest treatment. I would DEFINITELY hire them again.
— Ashley Wilson