Summary of our Expertise in Gainesville Florida
Dog Bite and Animal Attack Injury Lawyers
Americans all over the country enjoy the company of man’s best friend, and Florida is one of the most dog-friendly states. We see them at the beach, park, and even some stores. Because of this pet-friendly atmosphere, Floridians are very likely to encounter dogs on their day-to-day ventures. While most dogs are friendly, there is still a significant number of Florida’s large dog population that are not.
Boating and Personal Watercraft Accident Injury Lawyers
Florida is the greatest state for water activities, and is the prime destination for boaters, water skiers, and jet skiers. Florida’s abundant oceans, rivers, and lakes offer endless possibilities for water sports enthusiasts. Because of its popularity, Florida’s crowded waterways can be a dangerous place filled with boats and watercrafts with the ability to exceed 40 miles per hour, with little braking capabilities. Unfortunately in Florida, boating and watercraft accidents are a tragically normal occurrence, and can ruin even the most beautiful, sunny day.
Brain and Head Injuries Lawyers
Every movement you make and every thought you have is controlled by your brain, which is why it is one of the most important parts of your body. Because the brain has many important jobs and functions, it is frightening to think about what could happen if any harm came to it. A brain injury–even a minor one– could have a large negative impact on your quality of life, and could even take away your ability to perform everyday tasks. That is why it is vital for victims of brain and head injuries to seek legal counsel so that reparations can be paid for any pain, suffering, and medical bills.
Defective Products Injury Lawyers
When you buy or use a product, it is usually safe to assume that the product will work correctly, or as advertised. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Defective or dangerous products cause thousands of injuries in the U.S. per year. But, if you are injured using a defective product, who exactly is responsible?
Motor Vehicle Accident Injury Lawyers
Motor vehicle accidents are an everyday occurrence on the roads and highways of the state of Florida. Sometimes injuries are obvious immediately after an accident, but most may not become apparent until hours or days after an accident. If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, it is vital to have the right team by your side. The law firm of DeCarlis & Sawyer will provide you with the highest level of representation, and our experienced attorneys will fight to get you compensation for your injuries.
Car Accident Injury Lawyers
Unfortunately, car accidents happen every day, and the fact that we live in one of the largest tourist destination states means a larger number of drivers on the road, and a higher likelihood of accidents. On average, there are about 1,000 car accidents that occur in Florida every day. With these numbers, it is important to have an experienced law professional at your side every step of the way.The professionals at DeCarlis & Sawyer have the tenacity it takes when fighting for just compensation up against insurance companies and juries. Our car accident lawyers are dedicated to getting the best results for you or your loved one.
Motorcycle Accident Injury Lawyers
Florida has some of the nicest weather you can find in the country, making it ideal for motorcyclists. You may have seen the bumper stickers that remind drivers to be mindful of motorcycles on the roadway, because drivers forget about them far too often. Florida leads the nation in motorcycle accidents, with an average of 500 motorcycle accident-related deaths per year. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, it is imperative that you contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
Truck and Tractor Trailer Accidents
Because of their size and speed, trucks and tractor trailers have the potential to cause extreme amounts of damage in collisions with other motor vehicles. Trucking accidents can be more complex than car accidents because federal and state laws apply. If you or someone you know has been injured or killed in a truck or tractor trailer accident, it is quite beneficial to have an experienced truck accident lawyer at your side.
Neck, Back, and Spine Injuries
Neck, back, and spine injuries can be incapacitating in multiple ways; often, you will be unable to perform simple daily tasks like standing for long periods of time, lifting objects, or other actions you took for granted. Many accidents that lead to these injuries could have been preventable, and were caused by the carelessness or malicious intent of others. If you have experienced a debilitating neck, back, or spine injury, there is nothing more important than having an expert personal injury attorney at your side.
Swimming and Drowning Accidents
As most people may already know, just about all Florida homes, apartment complexes, and living communities have access to a pool. The year-round sunshine allows for maximum aquatic enjoyment. However, many people seem to forget that even the most leisurely pools can be dangerous, especially for children. Florida leads the country in death by drowning of children ages 1-4. If you were injured in a swimming accident or lost a loved one in a drowning incident, our team at DeCarlis & Sawyer can help you achieve the compensation you seek.
Even though the insurance process should be a simple one, it has become so convoluted that it can often be difficult for the average person to handle insurance disputes alone. The failure to collect on your insurance policy could result in the inability to gain or afford treatment for personal injury, putting the victim’s health and well-being at risk. If you have been paying premiums for years, you should be receiving the benefits you deserve, and should not have to worry about insurance companies putting up a fight and refusing to make payments on your claims. These kinds of insurance disputes can easily lead to lawsuits against the insurance agency, and if this happens you are going to want an experienced attorney at your side.
The birth of a child should be a happy and uncomplicated event that expectant parents look forward to. However, every birth is different and each comes with a list of uncertainties. Expectant parents put their trust into the obstetrician, assuming that their doctors will follow standard care procedures and successfully deliver a healthy baby. But, not all birthing procedures go according to plan.
Delayed Diagnosis or Misdiagnosis
Being diagnosed with an illness is stressful and scary, and you put your trust in a healthcare professional to deliver results in a timely manner and offer relevant treatment. Many patients think: what could be scarier than the initial diagnosis of an illness? They are wrong to assume that the diagnosis is the worst part.
When you step into a hospital, clinic, or medical facility, you expect the best treatment from qualified experts of the field. However, there are some cases where proper treatment or life-saving opportunities are not given to patients, and result in injury or death. When an injury results from medical treatment that deviates from accepted standards of practice, a medical malpractice lawsuit may be the only way for the patient to recover damages. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries or died due to medical malpractice, the attorneys at DeCarlis & Sawyer will fight for the compensation you deserve.
When medications are prescribed and taken as directed, they can work miracles for patients with medical conditions. Medication can help patients live with less pain, and prevent future health problems as well. However, when medication errors occur–even minor ones–, a patient can suffer unnecessary and unforeseen medical issues, develop other serious medical conditions, or even die. If you or a loved one has been a victim of medication error, the attorneys at DeCarlis & Sawyer can provide experienced and knowledgeable representation, and fight for the compensation you deserve for any pain and suffering, development of new medical conditions, or a loved one’s death.
There are many reasons why patients undergo surgery. For some, surgery may be elective and cosmetic, but for others it may be necessary and life-saving. But, no matter what kind of surgery you experience, there is always the risk of surgical error. Because you put your trust in a medical or surgical professional, you should not have to worry that a mistake will be made. For patients and their families, it is often difficult to understand why a surgical error was allowed to happen while in the hands of medical professionals. At the law firm of DeCarlis & Sawyer, our medical malpractice lawyers will get to the bottom of your surgical error, and find out how and why it occurred. Our attorneys are dedicated to finding the parties responsible and holding them accountable for their mistakes, and will ensure that you receive the compensation you are entitled to.
Uninsured Motorist Coverage
When you get into a car accident, you feel it is safe to assume that the other motorist involved is insured. Per Florida law, if you own a registered vehicle with at least four wheels it is mandatory that you have Florida insurance. However, there are countless instances where this is not the case, and the motorist at fault does not have insurance or does not have adequate coverage to cover your damages. When the motorist at fault has insufficient insurance, you could be facing substantial medical expenses and lost wages.
Slip and Fall Accidents
One moment you are entering a public place to run an errand, and the next you find yourself on the floor in pain. That is how quickly and unexpectedly slip and fall accidents occur, and they happen every day. If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, you need an experienced attorney to fight for your rights in the courtroom and obtain the compensation you deserve. Qualified personal injury attorneys at the DeCarlis & Sawyer law firm in Gainesville, Florida can help you state your case and hold those responsible for your injuries accountable.
When most people go to work, the last thing on their mind is whether or not they will make it through the day safely. Unfortunately, accidents do happen, and there can be potential for injury at almost any work site. Luckily, there is such thing as workers’ compensation for employees who do experience injury while on the job. However, sometimes obtaining the benefits that come with workers’ compensation can be difficult. If you have been injured at work, you need a capable attorney from the DeCarlis & Sawyer law firm at your side ensuring that you receive the benefits you are entitled to.
Losing a loved one is tragic and can leave family members feeling despair and helplessness. Sadly, thousands of deaths each year are a result of negligence, malpractice, or abandon of another person or entity. If you believe a loved one experienced wrongful death due to another party’s negligence, you should speak with a qualified attorney at DeCarlis & Sawyer. You and your family could recover damages by filing a wrongful death lawsuit, and receive compensation for the loss of your family member. READ MORE