Jacksonville Injury Attorney
Have you or a member of your family been injured as a result of recklessness or neglect by an individual or a business? Are you unsure about what to do now, whether you need a lawyer, or even if you have a case? Contact our Jacksonville injury attorneys for help.
- Car Accidents
- Catastrophic Injury
- Commercial Vehicle Liability
- Dog Bites
- Medical Malpractice
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Nursing Home Negligence
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Product Liability
- Slip & Fall
- Truck Accidents
- Uninsured & Underinsured Motorists
- Wrongful Death
The experienced personal injury attorneys at Gillette Law, P.A. knows that these injuries — and especially the death of a loved one — are deeply traumatic events. And the struggle to get your life back to normal afterwards can be very stressful, both physically and emotionally. We believe you deserve a caring legal partner who is sensitive to how you feel and is committed to getting you justice and fair compensation for your personal injury.
If you’ve been injured, put your trust in us
For you to collect on a personal injury claim under Florida or Georgia law, the person or entity causing your injury must be found negligent. That is, you and your lawyer must establish that reasonable care was not exercised to prevent the injury. Because both states have comparative negligence laws, you may be able to collect some damages even if you shared some of the responsibility, as long as the other person or business was more negligent than you. Please contact Jacksonville personal injury attorney Charlie Gillette for advice on how the law applies in your particular case.
Do you have a case?
There are many types of personal injury cases that may be actionable — meaning that you may be able to recover money damages from the person or organization at fault. Motor vehicle accidents are the most frequent cause of personal injury actions, but Gillette Law, P.A. handles all types of physical and psychological injury cases.
Filing a wrongful death lawsuit cannot bring your loved one back to you. But it can give you some consolation to know that the person or company at fault took responsibility for the untimely death. It is also a way to get some financial compensation for the economic losses you have suffered as a result.
You may be able to recover damages for intangible losses as well as for financial ones:
- Medical costs associated with the death
- Funeral and burial or cremation costs
- Loss of the deceased’s expected future earnings
- Other lost income, such as retirement fund or pension
- Loss of companionship, protection and care
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Punitive damages
Gillette Law, P.A. believes that your loved one’s wrongful death should be memorialized and that you should be awarded financial relief for your losses. When it comes to establishing liability for an accidental injury, Florida personal injury law is particularly complex. This is why it is so important to retain a local Jacksonville personal injury attorney who really knows how to apply state law to best support his clients. When you bring your legal issues to Gillette Law, P.A., you can be assured your concerns are handled by a dedicated advocate who knows the law and local issues that can affect your case.
Proving negligence in Florida personal injury law
Personal injury attorneys begin by determining all parties who may be responsible for the accident by proving they meet the state definition of negligence. In essence, the law states a party is negligent under the following conditions:
- The individual who caused your injury owed you a duty not to injure you, but did not meet that duty.
- The duty of the individual was connected to your injury.
- You suffered damages as a result of the failure of the individual to meet the duty owed to you.
Determining degree of fault is critical in Florida personal injury cases
Under Florida comparative negligence law, if you share responsibility for an accident, the amount you can recover is reduced in proportion to your percentage of negligence. And the joint and several liability rules complicate who pays damages — and how much they may be required to pay. Jacksonville injury attorneys are held to these guidelines when you share responsibility for the accident:
- Anyone who is 10 percent or less at fault is not considered responsible for paying economic damages.
- Individuals responsible for more than 10 percent, but less than 25 percent, may pay damages up to a limit of $200,000.
- Those found to be between 25 and 50 percent responsible may pay damages up to $500,000.
- Even if responsibility is 50 percent or more, the maximum damages are $1,000,000.
Even if you do not share fault, the state imposes monetary limits on the amount paid by other responsible parties dependent on their percentage of responsibility.
Get help from an experienced injury attorney in Jacksonville
No matter how you were injured — in an auto or car accident, from a slip on a wet store floor, due to a dog bite, or any other injury situation — you need the Jacksonville personal injury law firm of Gillette Law, P.A. to help you pursue fair compensation for your injuries. We have helped thousands of clients, and we offer a contingency fee structure so you pay on a percentage basis only when we win your case.
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. 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. Our Jacksonville personal injury attorneys can help.