Lake City Personal Injury Lawyers
If you've been injured because of the negligence of somebody else in or around Lake City, FL, you know how difficult it can be for you and your family. The injury, emotional distress, loss of earnings and growing debt are just some of the hurdles that you're you're facing. The personal injury law firm of Warner, Sechrest & Butts, P.A. helps people like you overcome the obstacles that insurance companies, hospitals and other medical providers put in your way after you've been hurt through no fault of your own. Here are just some of the types of personal injury cases that a Lake City personal injury lawyer may be able to help you with.
If you’ve been injured, contact our personal injury law firm and schedule a free evaluation. There’s no risk, and no cost to you.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Car, Truck and Motorcycle Accidents
Whether you were the driver or a passenger in a motor vehicle or motorcycle that was involved in a collision, a Lake City car accident lawyer from our firm might be able to help you if the crash was the result of careless driving by somebody else, such as:
- Disobeying traffic control devices or signs
- Failure to yield when turning
- Following too closely
- Texting while driving
- Talking on a phone while driving
- Using a navigational device while driving
Contact a car accident attorney serving Lake City at Warner, Sechrest & Butts, P.A. for a free motor vehicle accident case evaluation as soon as possible after any motor vehicle accident.
Bicycle and Pedestrian Accidents
Most bicyclists and pedestrians are injured in accidents when a motorist fails to yield the right-of-way while turning. Even if you or a family member who is a resident of your household is injured as a bicyclist or pedestrian by an uninsured or underinsured motorist, you'll want to arrange for a free consultation with a car accident attorney in Lake City from our law firm right away. We want to try to help you, even if the accident was a hit-and-run.
Taxi and Bus Accidents
Whether you're a passenger in a taxi, a public bus or a private bus, or you're sharing the road with them, the owners and operators of those vehicles have a duty to use due care and caution for your personal safety. Florida law prohibits operating a taxi or bus without appropriate insurance. Talk to a Lake City car accident lawyer if you were injured in a taxi or bus accident in or around Lake City. Don't give the opposition an advantage by giving insurance adjuster a statement. When you retain our Lake City accident lawyers, you'll never hear from that insurance company again.
With seven lakes in the immediate vicinity, Lake City residents spend a lot of time boating. Operator inexperience and negligence are the two primary causes of boating accidents. Should you or somebody close to you be injured in a boating accident, contact us, and a Lake City personal injury lawyer from Warner, Sechrest & Butts, P.A. can evaluate your case at no cost to you and advise you if you may be eligible for compensation.
Defective & Dangerous Products
The law of product liability governs defectively dangerous products. Dangerously defective vehicles are on the road each and every day. A recent defective product claim involved General Motors ignition switches that terminate power to steering and brakes, and if the vehicle is in a crash, the airbags likely won't work either.
When some air bags deploy, their inflation system can explode and spray metal shrapnel into the driver's face and neck. The law of product liability governs defectively dangerous products including the components of passenger vehicles and trucks. Contact our Lake City accident lawyers if you were injured by what you believe to be a defective vehicle component.
Pharmaceutical Products and Medical Devices
Product liability law also governs injuries and deaths claimed to have resulted from dangerous pharmaceutical drugs such as blood thinners and medical devices like pacemakers. Contact our product liability personal injury attorneys in Lake City, FL, if you believe that you or somebody close to you was injured by a dangerously defective product.
Injuries involving the Negligence of Owners and Occupiers of Land
The law of premises liability governs the different duties that owners and occupiers of land owe to other people who come onto or into the premises they control. Those people might be classified as licensees, invitees or trespassers. Under Florida law, different duties are owed to each classification. People who are injured on property owned or occupied by others might include those who:
- Slipped or tripped in stores or in the homes of other people
- Were injured on amusement park property or rides
- Were robbed or sexually assaulted at casinos, hotels, parking properties or campuses
- Were injured in public or private swimming pool accidents
- Suffered a dog attack regardless of whether the dog's owner knew that the dog might bite somebody
The Lake City accident lawyers at Warner, Sechrest & Butts, P.A. can guide you through the complexities involved in whether you have a compensable case involving any of these circumstances.
Medical Errors and Malpractice
A duty is incumbent on all physicians, hospitals and nursing homes to treat and care for their patients in a safe and careful manner in accordance with certain standards of care that have been established by the specific professional services that they provide. If there is a deviation from an established standard of care, and the patient suffers personal injury or death, there might be a basis for a medical malpractice or nursing home negligence lawsuit. These cases involve very complex litigation, and they require the services of highly experienced and aggressive trial lawyers. Talk to a Lake City personal injury lawyer at Warner, Sechrest & Butts, P.A. about any questions you might have regarding medical or nursing home negligence.
Contact us right away after any accident for a free case evaluation. Time and time again, we've overcome the obstacles that confront injured people and help them recover damages and compensation they deserve.