Lakewood Ranch, FL Personal Injury Lawyers
Lakewood Ranch, Florida, Personal Injury Attorneys
Lakewood Ranch, Florida, is an award-winning planned community for all ages. Its parks and trails offer safe and easy ways to enjoy nature, while organized activities, clubs, and sports encourage a healthy, active lifestyle. The Mall at University Town Center (UTC) offers robust dining and shopping opportunities, and includes attractions like Tiger Woods’ newest Pop Stroke golf restaurant, Mote Marine’s newest facility, and Nathan Benderson Park, which holds olympic qualifying rowing events. Award winning Lakewood National Golf Club features 36 holes of championship golf designed by Arnold Palmer.
But even in this idyllic community, personal injuries occur. Injuries can sideline you from enjoying everything Lakewood Ranch offers and threaten your future security. If your injuries are due to the negligence of others, you need legal representation to ensure you recover the compensation you deserve.
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.
Automobile 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
An experienced Florida personal injury attorney can help you understand your options to pursue your claim. Many cases can be settled fairly simply by having a personal injury lawyer present your claim to the responsible party’s insurance company. If that fails, a lawyer will file a lawsuit and go to court to obtain a fair settlement.
At Luhrsen Goldberg, Julie Luhrsen and Christina Goldberg have helped countless clients recover what they deserve for their personal injury claims. We give every client the benefit of our experience and successful track records. We work hard to earn your trust and respect and will develop a strategy tailored to your situation.
Most importantly, we treat our clients with the care and commitment we would show our own families. We began our practice to protect the rights of every person in our community and their families, and we fight to ensure victims receive justice.
If you or a loved one has been harmed because of another’s negligence or reckless behavior, we want to talk to you. 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 resolution for your case.
Simply fill out our convenient online form or call (941) 212-2600