Live Oak, Florida Personal Injury Lawyers
Offices - Jacksonville, Orange Park, Lake City & Deland
Florida State University - B.S. Finance 1988.
Florida State University -...
F;eming Island, FL 32003-7122
University of Florida
A Jacksonville native and University of Florida Levin College of Law graduate, Barry Ansbacher began working as an attorney in Jacksonville with his father, Lewis “Lukie” Ansbacher. In...
Prior to joining Whittel & Melton, Mr. Klemawesch worked as an Assistant State Attorney in the Sixth Judicial Circuit, Pinellas County, Florida, where he tried over seventy-five cases to juries, including cases involving homicide, hate crimes, sexual battery, weapons charges, and many other areas. He was a member of the Vehicular Homicide Squad, focused on the investigation and prosecution of severe DUI cases involving significant injuries and deaths.
Before working for the State of Florida, Mr. Klemawesch worked at several Florida law firms, practicing...
After a recent stint with another South Florida personal injury firm, Tom has rejoined Whittel and Melton, to continue his passionate and...
Additionally, Mr. Sermons has also worked with...
Specialties: Personal Injury Law . . . It's All We Do!
Upon graduating from Stetson University College of Law in 1999, Mr. Harland focused his law practice on defending insurance companies as well as some of the nation’s largest nursing home chains in liability suits relating to patient care. Mr. Harland also defended physicians in correctional healthcare cases brought by inmates alleging civil rights violations due to inadequate healthcare.
Today, Mr. Harland uses that defense background to the advantage of St. Petersburg clients who have been injured by the negligence of...
I have been practicing in the complex and interesting legal fields of family, criminal and personal injury law for over 20 years. In that time, I have learned what it takes to provide competent, aggressive representation to my clients, and at affordable rates. I believe that dedication, preparation and hard work are the cornerstones of a successful attorney and law firm. Our office has handled hundreds of complex cases over the years and we are willing to take on the challenging legal matters! If you, or someone you know needs help, call us now!...
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Injured in an accident?
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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