Expert Personal Injury Attorneys in Sarasota, FL
Personal Injury Lawyers in Sarasota, Florida
Sarasota has something for nearly everyone beyond its natural marine wonders. Year-round boating? Sure! But how about its robust arts districts, renowned Ringling College of Art and Design, Baltimore Orioles spring training season at Ed Smith Stadium, Mote Marine Aquarium, its thriving musician community, and delectable seafood selections at nearly every restaurant in town. Countless other events, like the Crystal Classic sand sculpture event at Siesta Key (voted #1 beach in the nation on countless occasions), attract tourists from all corners of the world, with good reason.
If you’ve been injured, it can be difficult to enjoy everything this thriving community offers. You may struggle to get around, and accumulating medical bills, and inability to work, may threaten your financial security. If the negligence of others caused your injuries, you need a law firm that understands the urgency of your situation.
Liability for Personal Injuries
Many injuries occur when others don’t take the reasonable care required of them by law. This is called “negligence.” Others act in such a careless manner that they exhibit a conscious disregard for the safety of others. This is called “recklessness.”
Not everyone has an ongoing duty to look out for the safety of others under every circumstance. But the law does establish obligations for people involved in certain activities or based on their relationship to the injured person. For example:
- Drivers must take reasonable care to prevent collisions, including following traffic laws, responding to conditions appropriately, and not driving while impaired.
- Caregivers and health professionals owe a duty of care to their patients specific to accepted medical and ethical standards and practices.
- Parents must take appropriate care of their children.
- Landlords and business owners must take reasonable steps to make sure their premises are safe.
- Employers must take steps to ensure a safe working environment.
Many life-shattering personal injuries are due to another’s careless or reckless behavior, like distracted drivers, inattentive landlords, or inconsiderate business owners.
Personal Injury in Florida Can Take Many Forms
There are as many causes of personal injuries as there are alligators in Florida! However, some causes are more common than others.
Auto accidents. Distracted driving, speeding, and unsafe road conditions are some factors that lead to avoidable collisions.
Motorcycle accidents. Motorcyclists are particularly susceptible to suffering catastrophic injuries, like brain injury, spinal injury, or death.
Bicycle accidents. Bicyclists are also very vulnerable on the road. Inattentive or aggressive drivers can cause permanent, devastating injuries.
Pedestrian accidents. Florida is consistently ranked as one of the country’s most dangerous states for pedestrians.
DUI/DWI driving accidents. In addition to criminal punishment, intoxicated drivers who cause injury can be held liable for additional damages, including punitive damages, intended to punish their reckless behavior.
Animal attacks and dog bites. Both household pets and exotic animals can cause serious injuries, even if they are properly cared for and handled. Holding animal owners accountable helps keep everyone safe and minimizes the potential for future incidents.
Medical malpractice and negligence. Unfortunately, many Florida injuries are due to the malpractice or negligence of medical professionals.
Premise liability. Poorly maintained property may cause tenants, customers, and visitors to suffer harm, while negligent security holds a property owner accountable for providing safety from outside influences.
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries because of others’ recklessness or negligence, you may be able to recover compensation. Our team of attorneys and legal professionals can help, no matter what kind of personal injury you have suffered.
Compensation Is the Key to Fully Recovering
An accident can cause immediate trauma, pain, and potentially permanent injuries. You may be unable to continue working or performing other daily activities. Medical bills and other costs related to recovery add up quickly, especially if you aren’t working.
At Luhrsen Goldberg, we are dedicated to helping personal injury victims in and around Sarasota recover what they deserve. Filing a personal injury claim may allow you to recover compensation if you are injured because of the negligence or wrongful conduct of a person or business. In many cases, recoverable damages include:
- Medical expenses. This can include reimbursement for doctor and specialist visits, prescriptions, rehabilitation, physical therapy, medical equipment, and any other medical care-related costs. In addition to reimbursement for medical treatment you’ve received, you may also recover for the care you will need in the future because of your injury.
- Lost wages. You may be able to recover for the income you lost and for any reduction in your future ability to earn a living.
- Property loss. You may be reimbursed for damage to your property, including vehicles and personal possessions.
- Pain and suffering. You may be entitled to some compensation for past and future pain, discomfort, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment.
We know that nothing can erase the hardship and trauma of a serious injury. However, proper compensation can make it easier for you to take the time and get the care you need to move on with your life.
Learn More About the Personal Injury Recovery Process
A skilled personal injury lawyer will help you understand your options rather than immediately filing a lawsuit simply to increase collectible fees. Often, claims can be settled for substantial amounts simply by having a personal injury lawyer present your claim to the liable party’s insurance company. If necessary, an attorney will fight to protect your rights by filing a lawsuit and going to court.
At Luhrsen Goldberg, Julie Luhrsen and Christina Goldberg have helped countless clients obtain fair compensation for their personal injuries. We work hard to earn our clients’ trust and respect and develop a strategy to achieve the best result possible for each unique situation. Our experience and commitment help us maintain a track record of excellent results.
Most importantly, we treat our clients with the care and dedication we would show our own families. We began our practice to protect the rights of the people in our community and their families, and we fight to ensure the voices of victims are heard.
If you or a loved one has been injured due to another’s negligence, contact us now. Our initial consultations are always free, and you will not pay a penny (in costs or attorneys’ fees) unless and until we obtain a fair settlement for your case.
Simply fill out our convenient online form or call (941) 212-2600.