Jacksonville Personal Injury Attorney
Serving personal injury clients throughout Jacksonville, Florida & Brunswick, Georgia
During his more than 20 years in practice, Jacksonville personal injury attorney Charlie J. Gillette, Jr. has served as a strong advocate for the people in the community of Jacksonville as well as others throughout Florida and Georgia. Gillette Law, P.A. has extensive experience in the areas of personal injury law that affect individuals and families most directly, having represented thousands of clients in the following types of cases:
Free initial consultations. No fee if there is no recovery.
Gillette Law, P.A. provides legal representation that is both personal and practical. For Jacksonville wrongful death and personal injury matters, consultations are free. And legal fees are contingent upon the recovery of compensation — there is no upfront payment. Our law firm is paid only when clients win a settlement or money judgment.
A Jacksonville & Brunswick personal injury attorney in touch with the community
When it comes to establishing liability for Jacksonville personal injury, Florida law is particularly complex. This is why it is so important to retain local lawyers who really know how to apply state law to best support their clients. When you bring your legal matters to Gillette Law, P.A., you can be assured an attorney knowledgeable about Florida and Georgia local laws and issues is advocating for you.
Personal and professional guidance
Injury attorney Charlie J. Gillette, Jr. treats his clients with respect, dignity and the concerned, professional manner you would expect from someone you entrust with important legal matters. Underlying his approach is the understanding that personal injury matters can be very sensitive for individuals and their families. The firm is committed to handling cases with careful attention and utmost professionalism.
Defending your rights if you’ve been hurt in an accident
Gillette Law, P.A. provides meaningful legal representation to people who have been injured in accidents involving negligence, intentional wrongdoing or malpractice. The firm’s founder, Attorney Charles J. Gillette, Jr., has over two decades of experience representing accident victims and their families in Florida and Georgia and ensuring that they secure the financial compensation they deserve. Each case receives the careful consideration and thoughtful preparation it deserves, contact our Jacksonville & Brunswick personal injury law firm today.
Gillette Law, P.A. has extensive experience handling all aspects of Jacksonville, FL & Brunswick, GA personal injury law — from auto accidents to medical malpractice and wrongful death. Charlie Gillette provides comprehensive legal representation and first-hand insight into the process of filing a claim and negotiating a settlement. If you have been injured, or are a family member of someone who has died as a result of negligence or misconduct, we can help. Gillette Law, P.A. provides thorough, compassionate representation in all types of personal injury cases.
Jacksonville Personal Injury FAQs
Charlie Gillette of Gillette Law, P.A. has helped thousands of people in the Jacksonville, Florida and Brunswick, Georgia areas with their personal injury and wrongful death legal matters. Over the years, he’s used his vast experience and knowledge to bring clients the quality legal advice they should expect, and the dedication that their cases deserve. Below are answers to some of the questions he’s most frequently asked about personal injury:
Should I provide a statement to an insurance company without a lawyer’s help?
It is in your best interest to only provide your contact information to an insurance company until you consult with a lawyer. The more significant your injuries, the more imperative it becomes to seek legal counsel before providing any statement.
What determines the amount I might recover?
Every case addresses three issues:
- Liability — establishing someone’s negligence
- Damages — the amount that fairly and adequately compensates you for your injuries
- Source of collection — insurance or other assets from which damages can be recovered
Will I have to go to trial to recover damages?
About 95 percent of personal injury cases filed settle prior to reaching the trial phase.
What is considered pain and suffering?
Pain and suffering includes harm caused by physical injury and mental anguish experienced through avoiding activities you engaged in prior to your accident and the potential of surgery.
What do I do after the accident?
The most important thing you can do after a car or truck accident is to seek medical treatment for any injuries you might have sustained. A doctor’s diagnosis provides vital evidence in a settlement negotiation or trial. The second most important thing to do is to contact an attorney. Personal injury attorneys regularly do the legal and investigative footwork needed to get clients compensated for their injuries.
What if the other driver is uninsured or underinsured?
Your own car insurance policy may contain a provision that covers your losses when you have been struck by an uninsured or uninsured motorist — this is often called a UM/UIM provision. Although your compensation in this case may be limited by your coverage limits, any amount in excess may be recovered directly from the uninsured/underinsured motorist by filing a lawsuit.
What do I do about getting my car repaired?
In some cases, the at-fault driver may have a provision that pays for the cost of your rental car and the cost of repairs. However, problems can arise if the at-fault driver denies liability. In this happens, you may need an auto accident attorney to intervene on your behalf to obtain the compensation to which you are entitled.
How do I know if I should file a wrongful death lawsuit?
When you believe that a person or company caused the untimely death of a loved one by failing to exercise a reasonable degree of skill, diligence, professionalism or competence when providing a product or service to your loved one, you have a potential claim for wrongful death. You may have a claim if the death resulted from any of the following:
- Drunk driving deaths
- Prescription drug errors
- Improper roadway design
- Construction accidents
- Food contamination
- Nursing home abuse
- Medical malpractice
- Products liability
- Slip, trip and fall accidents
What types of damages can my family recover after a wrongful death?
Families may be compensated for the following losses:
- Emotional distress
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of benefits
- Loss of inheritance for children
- Loss of earning potential
- Loss of future wages
- Loss of love and protection
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages
Do you offer any free consultations?Are you licensed to practice law in both Florida and Georgia?
Yes, Charles J. Gillette, Jr. is licensed to practice law in both states and represents personal injury clients in Florida and Georgia and beyond. If you are unable to travel our offices, our friendly and professional staff will come to you.
Our fees for personal injury matters are contingent upon the recovery of compensation for the client and require no upfront expenditure from the client. We believe that clients should receive excellent value for superb legal representation.
Your recovery is our first priority
The firm’s personal injury practice is led by Charles J. Gillette, Jr. — an attorney with more than two decades of experience in the practice of personal injury law. Mr. Gillette is an established local attorney whose practice is focused on helping people who have been seriously injured or disabled in accidents. He is sensitive to the needs of clients and families dealing with the turmoil of an injury or death and can provide you with the personalized care you need to maximize your financial recovery after an accident resulting from negligence.
Schedule a free initial consultation with a Jacksonville & Brunswick personal injury attorney
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 904-600-4758. If you are unable to visit one of our offices, we can meet with you in your home or hospital room. Our Jacksonville personal injury attorneys 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.