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  • Gerald Schackow
  • Stephen Mercadante
  • Lynn Schackow
  • Brian Schackow
  • Marie Banks


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 lawsuit, it is an important choice you have to make concerning legal representation. At Schackow & Mercadante, our personal injury lawyers 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 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. 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, aviation 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 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.


This is a fabulous group of attorneys! Brian Schackow took my case a week before it was going to expire, filed it and got me 4 times the amount I thought I would get in just a few months. I am very pleased with the service I received. :D

Ryan Kilpatrick

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