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Before starting his legal career, Mr. Taylor graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor’s degree in building construction and a master’s degree in management. After graduating from Florida Coastal School of Law, Mr. Taylor worked as an associate for a civil litigation firm in Jacksonville, Florida. In 2014, Mr. Taylor returned to the Treasure Coast and began working as an insurance defense lawyer for a highly respected firm in Stuart, Florida. He gained invaluable...
He was born and raised in Fort Pierce, Florida, where he graduated from Fort Pierce Westwood High School in 1991. On graduating, Todd was awarded both a Florida Undergraduate Scholars Scholarship and a Florida State University Academic Scholars Scholarship. He attended Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida and graduated in 1995 with a degree in accounting. While attending Florida State, Todd Passman studied abroad in London, England as part of Florida State University’s International Program. Finally, Todd attended the very prestigious...
As a member of the Florida Bar, Attorney Sholtes has built a law firm that tailors its practice to personal injury. As an attorney with the Willie Gary Law Group, he spent time working under one of the country’s best trial lawyers on personal injury cases, wrongful death cases, complex commercial litigation and tobacco cases. The...
Throughout his career, Doug has achieved numerous multi-million dollar verdicts, settlements, and judgments in cases involving brain injuries, deaths, and other catastrophic injuries. On a daily basis, Doug fights against insurance companies and corporations who undervalue his client’s injuries or do not accept any responsibility for the damage done to his clients.
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When a person is injured, tort law will govern whether that person may be compensated for the injury, the amount of compensation that may be recovered, as well as which parties will be liable for the injury. Tort law, also known as injury law, comes from federal and state codes, as well as judicial opinions from prior cases. The amount of damages a plaintiff to a personal injury action may receive can be determined by statute, or by a judge or jury. Typical recoveries may include compensatory damages (e.g., lost wages, medical bills, etc.) and in particularly egregious situations, punitive damages. In some cases, a plaintiff may recover certain non-economic damages such as pain and suffering, loss of consortium, or loss of enjoyment of life.
Personal injury lawyers help injured people seek compensation from those who have harmed them. Some injury attorneys focus on a specific type of case, such as truck accidents, car accidents, slip-and-fall injuries, medical malpractice or products liability cases. If a person is injured as a result of criminal behavior, it may be appropriate to pursue a personal injury lawsuit in addition to the state's criminal investigation or prosecution.
Many personal injury attorneys offer a free consultation to evaluate your claim.
Negligence: Failure to use care which a reasonable and prudent person would use under similar circumstances.
Joint and several liability: A legal doctrine that makes each of the parties who are responsible for an injury, liable for all the damages awarded in a lawsuit if the other parties responsible cannot pay.
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