Jacksonville Car Accident Attorney
What to do if you are seriously injured in an auto accident
Sustaining a serious injury can be a life-changing event. You typically face the prospect of expensive medical treatments, possible surgery, and a potentially long recovery — or even permanent disability. When that injury was caused by the negligence of someone else, you must also deal with a stressful and complex legal process to pursue compensation for the expenses related to your injury. Filing an insurance claim is not likely to cover your costs — you need experienced legal support from Jacksonville car accident attorney Charles J. Gillette, Jr.
What to do immediately after the accident
Seeking immediate medical attention is your first priority after sustaining any serious injury. Your condition may not permit you to collect much information or evidence from the accident scene. But it is important to collect as much evidence as possible relating to the truck or car accident and your injuries, so be sure to retain all medical reports and receipts as you undergo treatment and therapy. Even receipts for bandages, crutches and prescription or over-the-counter painkillers can be helpful.
When to call an auto accident lawyer in Jacksonville
Contact Jacksonville car accident attorney Charlie Gillette as soon as possible after the automobile accident. After assessing your case, he can advise you of your next steps and help you understand your options for seeking compensation. For most serious injury cases, your two main options are to pursue settlement out of court through negotiations with opposing attorneys, or to present your case before a jury in court.
You need an experienced Jacksonville lawyer on your side
You need the skills of a Jacksonville injury attorney with extensive experience in automobile accident cases to ensure you receive skilled legal support. The injury law firm of Gillette Law, P.A. in Jacksonville has helped thousands of clients — and we offer a contingency fee structure so you pay on a percentage basis only when we win your case.
Understanding your rights in a car accident lawsuit
Personal injury law in Florida differs significantly from the law in Georgia when it comes to determining fault for an accident. But Jacksonville car accident attorney Charlie J. Gillette, Jr. has the legal knowledge and experience to support cases in both states. While every driver should understand their rights under this complex area of law, most cases are best served by the support of skilled personal injury lawyers in Georgia or Florida.
You may have a right to compensation even if you shared in responsibility for the car accident
Florida comparative negligence law reduces — but does not necessarily eliminate — the amount you can collect based on the percentage of responsibility you share for an accident. Further, the law sets forth complex joint and several liability rules to determine the monetary amount each responsible party is required to pay based on degree of negligence. As an experienced car accident lawyer in Jacksonville, Charlie J. Gillette, Jr. understands how to navigate these complicated rules to ensure you pursue all compensation due to you in a lawsuit or settlement.
Georgia comparative negligence law is more straightforward than Florida law, but it can quickly eliminate your ability to collect if you were more careless than other drivers. Charlie Gillette has the skills to build the most effective case possible to help you collect compensation after an accident, whether you are located in Florida or Georgia.
What Jacksonville car accident lawyers can help you collect
Experienced Jacksonville injury lawyers have the skills to fully assess all damages you incurred — and accurately predict future expenses related to your injury. In both Florida and Georgia, you have the right to pursue many expenses beyond your initial medical costs, including the following:
- Medical expenses in the past, current expenses, and anticipated future expenses
- Lost time from work
- Changes in future earning ability
- Property damage
- Emotional distress
- Compensation for permanent disfigurement or disability
Attorney Charlie J. Gillette, Jr. provides compassionate support for car accident victims in Jacksonville as he pursues full and fair compensation for all costs associated with your injuries.
Call now to learn how an attorney can help after an auto accident
Contact us online, or call us at 904-358-1304 or toll-free at 888-366-5904. If you are unable to visit one of our offices, we can meet with you in your home or hospital room. We offer a free initial consultation and work on a contingency fee basis, so you pay on a percentage basis only when we win your case.
Call our Jacksonville car accident attorney today if you’ve been injured in an auto accident
Gillette Law, P.A. is centrally located to serve clients in Florida and Georgia. The helpful professional staff is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and at other times by appointment. Contact us online, or call us at 904-358-1304 or toll-free at 888-366-5904. If you are unable to visit one of our offices, we can meet with you in your home or hospital room. We offer a free initial consultation and work on a contingency fee basis, so you pay on a percentage basis only when we win your case.