Personal Injury Attorneys in Gainesville FL
A personal injury is any wrong or damage done to one person by another person or business, usually through negligent, reckless, or intentional behavior. When you receive a personal injury, the circumstance may seem to compound itself. And though it can be physical and psychological, to be considered actionable, it must occur wholly or partly due to the negligent or intentional action or inaction of another person or organization who owes you a duty of care.
The personal injury attorneys with Warner, Sechrest & Butts, P.A. have years of experience handling personal injury cases involving:
- Traffic accidents
- Injuries at work or on the property of another person or business
- Injuries from faulty or dangerous products or faulty repairs
- Mistakes during medical treatment
- A slip and fall or trip and fall on slippery or dangerous walkways
Gainesville Accident Attorneys
The initial personal injuries received in an accident may not be the only hurdles a victim faces. Future medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering may appear over time. And without the help of an injury attorney in Gainesville, you may receive an insurance company settlement for less than what your accident was worth. The accident attorneys at Warner, Sechrest & Butts, P.A. can help you receive the right amount of compensation for all possible damages in your personal injury case.
Even a minor car accident can be extremely stressful. Along with your vehicle being out of service until repaired, if you’re injured, those injuries can incite emotional, psychological, and physical distress. Gainesville attorneys with Warner, Sechrest & Butts, P.A. can help you determine what your auto insurance policy will cover, help you file a claim, and recover losses and damages related to the accident.
Florida residents and visitors alike enjoy traveling through our state on motorcycles. Unfortunately, even with awareness campaigns, Florida still leads the nation in motorcycle accident fatalities as of 2014, the most recent year statistics were available. Florida was one of three states that led the nation in motorcycle accident fatalities in 2012. There are many factors that can increase the risk of a motorcycle accident, including:
- Inclement weather;
- Traveling at high speeds;
- High traffic volume; and
- Operating while under the influence of drugs and alcohol.
In our years of representing victims of all types of accidents, our accident attorneys have found that motorcycle accident victims are not always at-fault. We will speak with the insurance companies on your behalf and ensure you receive the compensation deserved.
Scooters are a common sight in a college town like Gainesville, FL. Affordable and efficient, scooters are relied upon by many students to get to and from classes every day. But although scooters don’t have the speed capabilities of a motorcycle, riding a scooter comes with many of the same risks as a motorcycle. If you’ve been in a scooter accident, a Gainesville personal injury lawyer will consult with you about insurance issues and what your options are going forward.
Truck & Semi Accidents
The sheer size of a semi or commercial truck makes an accident they are involved in more complex. Often these accidents are due to the negligence of the trucking company. Common causes of truck and semi accidents include:
- Operating under the influence of drugs and alcohol;
- Failure to take designated breaks;
- Inexperience or have not received proper training;
- Disobeying basic traffic laws;
- Distracted by texting, talking on the phone, eating, etc.; and
- Improperly loaded cargo.
Our experienced personal injury attorneys will assure you receive compensation for your injuries and other damages related to a truck accident.
Boating and Watercraft
A day on the water is a common activity in Florida with our miles of coastline and acres of lakes. Yet, when accidents do occur, both passengers and swimmers are at risk for injury.
Common causes for boating and watercraft accidents are:
- Inexperienced operators;
- Failure to pay attention to surroundings;
- Insufficient or nonexistent navigation lights;
- Operating a boat or watercraft while under the influence
- Hazardous weather and water conditions;
- Defective parts and equipment;
- Visibility issues such as restricted vision;
- Overcrowded or overloading the boat;
A Gainesville accident attorney can help you or a loved one should you be injured in a boating or watercraft accident. If it is determined the other party was negligent leading up to the accident, Warner, Sechrest & Butts, P.A. may be able to help you recover damages for the other party’s negligence.
Product Liability Attorneys
Product liability allows consumers to receive compensation if they are injured or harmed while using a product. Product defects may develop during the design process, manufacturing, distribution of products, or lack of safety instructions and/or warnings. Distributors, manufacturers, suppliers, retailers and those who make a product available to the public may be held liable for any defects. An experienced personal injury attorney Gainesville, FL can help you stand up to even the biggest corporations and/or insurance companies and get you the compensation you deserve.
Premises Liability Attorneys
Property owners in Florida have the responsibility to maintain their property to reduce or eliminate possible threats or injuries to visitors. Our Gainesville attorneys can help you file a claim for premises liability should you be injured.
Most slips and falls involve a person falling as a result of a slippery or wet surface. Stores and commercial enterprises have a responsibility to provide means reasonably necessary to avoid slips and falls, such as floor mats, wet floors signs, dry mops and other maintenance. However, homeowners also have a responsibility of providing a safe premise for patrons and invited guests.
Lack of Security
Lack of Security cases frequently involve a client being assaulted or victimized due to inadequate security. This can include improper lighting, poor construction and design, and/or general negligence of security. Apartment building owners and managers, retail shop owners, parking garage owners and operators, and managers and landowners can be held liable for a lack of security.
Though they’re often lumped into slip-and-fall accidents, trip-and-fall happen when you trip or your foot catches on an object or hazard. Like slip-and-fall, property owners and/or occupiers have a legal responsibility to provide a relatively safe environment for visitors. Common causes for trip-and-fall accidents are cracks in sidewalks or concrete, uneven and/or loose flooring, and unexpected obstacles in walkways and/or hallways.
The holidays are a special time of year, but they are also often frenzied with an influx of decorating, feasting, and visiting friends and family. There's a lot that can go wrong during a holiday, so if you've been involved in a holiday personal injury accident, contact our law firm.
Contact Gainesville Personal Injury Attorneys
Suffering a personal injury can be scary and intimidating. There are many decisions to be made in a short amount of time, with many people asking questions and gathering information. We are passionate about the well-being of our clients physically, psychologically, and financially. With more than 40 years of combined experience representing clients across Florida, the personal injury and accident attorneys of Warner, Sechrest & Butts, P.A. negotiate and litigate for optimal settlements in every case. If you would like a Gainesville personal injury lawyer to handle your personal injury case, contact Warner, Sechrest & Butts, P.A. today.