A Law Firm Dedicated To Helping Sarasota's Injured Get The Financial Compensation They Deserve.
- Millions Of Dollars Recovered
- For Our Clients Every Year
- Over 100 Years Injury Law Experience
- The Resources and Experience To Take A Case To Trial
- Over 10,000 Accident Cases Settled
- A Highly Trained Team Of Legal And Technical Professionals
The damage caused by a serious injury can be long lasting and leave a negative effect on your life long after leaving the hospital. Loss of income, ongoing physical pain, a reduced quality of life for yourself and your family can result from you being injured. Whether it was someones careless driving, an unsafe condition in a business, a truck driver with little sleep, a defective product or negligent behavior that caused your injuries our law firm can help.
Being seriously injured often leaves a person both physically and financially vulnerable, and it as at this time that insurance companies will often choose profit over acting in good faith.
The attorneys of Shapiro Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh more than 150 years of combined experience helping people in Sarasota, and throughout Florida get the financial compensation they need.
Our law firm understands just how personal an injured can be, and will immediately move to take the burden of dealing with the insurance companies and other parties that may be involved off of your shoulders.
Sarasota Injury Law Firm FAQs
How Can A Lawyer Help Me After Being Injured?
After being injured you will often have to rely on other people, including medical professionals and family members while you recover. During this time you need the insurance company to act in good faith, unfortunately this is also likely when they will act on a well-rehearsed playbook that is in the interest of higher profits. The strategy insurance companies will employ often includes, delay, claim denial, and pressuring the injured party to accept a small amount quickly, before the full, long-term cost of the injuries has been assessed.
Making Sure You Are Not Taken Advantage Of
The attorneys at Shapiro Goldman Babboni Fernandez and Walsh understand the tactics used very well, and will act quickly to make sure you are not taken advantage of in your time of need. Our attorneys and staff understand how shattering and disruptive an accident can be and will step in and relieve the stress and burden of working with the insurance company on your behalf.
Determining The Full, Long-term Cost Of Your Injury
When you are injured badly, you may not understand the full cost of your injury over the long term. Our law firm will work with a range of professionals to arrive at an accurate amount of money. This will include medical doctors and life-time care planners who can factor in all the costs and fully understand how much money moving on after your injury will really take. This is essential information to have before making any decisions on settlements or law suits.
Settling or Going To Trial
If an insurance company knows that you have retained a law firm willing and able to take a case to trial they will often come to a fair agreement quickly to avoid having the case tried by a jury. Sometimes going to trial is the only way to get fair compensation. Our law firm has the experience, reputation and resources to build, prove and take a case to trial in a court of law.
Sarasota Law Office Practice Areas
Sarasota roads have millions of drivers on them every year, and that means that accident rates are always high. If you’ve been involved in an auto accident of any kind, you could be owed financial compensation for your injuries. The key is being able to prove that the other motorist was at fault, and then seek the appropriate compensation from them. But in order to do so, you’ll need to be able to stand up to insurance companies and the lawyers for the other motorist. That’s where our team of skilled auto accident attorneys can help. Contact us today to get the help you need.
Sarasota residents who are injured in an accident shouldn’t have to suffer financially as well. Get the help you need from a team of skilled personal injury lawyers. Our team can guide you through the process and help you understand what your rights are and whether or not you have a case, and then represent you. Don’t make the mistake of just accepting a settlement before you talk to a professional – you could end up costing yourself significant amounts of money if you do so. We’re ready to give you a consultation and start working towards what you really deserve.
Motorcycle accidents can be among the most dangerous accidents one can be involved in, leading to death as well as traumatic brain injuries and other similar major health issues. As such, it’s important that you get the compensation that you deserve when you’ve been involved in one of these accidents that was caused by someone else. Proving fault and arguing for the best settlement possible is important, but can be confusing to the average Sarasota resident. Luckily, our professional team is here and ready to help ensure that you get the restitution that you deserve for any injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.
Florida roads are filled with commercial vehicles, and Sarasota is no exception. Being involved in an accident with one of them can lead to serious injuries, death, and major property damage. The size and weight of these trucks means that they can create much higher risks to those on the roads, and as such it’s important that you stay as safe as you can around them. But when something does go wrong, you’ll need to take steps to make sure that you aren’t left in financial hardship as a result of your injuries. The trucking companies have deep pockets and big insurance teams on their side. You need someone to stand up to them.
When a loved one passes away, it leaves a void that can never be filled. And when their death was the result of the negligence or recklessness of someone else, that loss can be even more profound. A wrongful death lawsuit can never bring a loved one back, but it can help those around them avoid financial hardship due to their death and can make it somewhat easier to start picking up the pieces and moving forwards. Sarasota wrongful death cases are similar to a personal injury case, but have several differences that can make them a bit more complex in many instances. We’re here to help.
Slip And Fall
Sarasota residents have plenty of great places to enjoy their day, but when a slip occurs and an injury is sustained it can make it harder to get through life. Serious injuries are common, and if the fall was due to the negligence of the property owner you may be able to seek compensation. Under Florida law, you must show that the property owner was aware of the risks and did nothing to warn others of them or correct them. It can be difficult to do, and as a result getting help from a Sarasota personal injury lawyer is important.
More than 600 residents of Florida are hospitalized every year due to dog bites, and a large number of them hail from Sarasota. But Sarasota residents who are bitten by a dog shouldn’t be left having to pay for their injuries on their own. If an owner of a dog was neglectful or reckless in the way they cared for or secured their pet, and that pet caused you injuries, you have the right to seek financial compensation. Our legal team can help fight for your rights by negotiating an out of court settlement, or going all the way to trial for your injuries.
How Will Your Law Firm Build My Case?
While the insurance industry has a finely honed play-book, their own attorneys and corporate salaried adjusters, the Attorneys at Shapiro Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh understand what it takes to prove a case and determine fair compensation.
Our process may include but is not limited to the following:
- Work with law enforcement to collect police reports
- Purchase wrecked vehicles involved in the crash
- Collect the witness statements
- Where applicable get black box data from commercial trucks
- Review the driving records of those involved
- Review the medical condition of drivers
- Work with a professional accident re-constructionist to create a computer animated presentation of how your accident occurred based on the investigative data
- Work with medical professionals and life-time care planners to understand the long-term, needs
- Communicate directly with the insurance companies for your interests
How Is The Amount Of Compensation Figured?
Living and working in Sarasota along side our clients we take personal responsibility in fighting for your rights, this is especially true when determining the amount of compensation for your particular case. Our attorneys will work with a host of experts in many fields to determine the full cost of your injury and what compensation can be recovered under the law. To arrive at this amount we will consider the following:
- Work with law enforcement to collect police reports
- Your Medical Expenses, Present and Long-Term
- Lost Wages, Reduced Income
- Pain And Suffering
- Emotional Suffering and Mental Psychological Trauma
- The Loss Of Consortium, Disruption of Marital Issues
How Much Will Your Legal Representation Cost Me?
It costs you nothing for more than 100 years of combined years of personal injury law experience in Sarasota and throughout Florida.
Attorney M. David Shapiro is Treasurer of Children First, Trustee member of the Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, on the Board of Directors of the Sarasota Film Festival, and the Sarasota Civic League
Attorney David Goldman has worked extensively with the Gulf Coast Latin Chamber of Commerce, the Sarasota African-American Chamber of Commerce, Second Chance Last Opportunity and the Westcoast Center for Human Development. Attorney David Goldman has also served as spokesperson of Floridians for Fair Elections, which helped enact a state constitutional amendment to reform election laws within the state.
Attorney Michele Stephan is a volunteer judge for Teen Court of Sarasota. Attorney Michele was recognized by the Supreme Court of Florida in 2007 for outstanding pro-bono service. Attorney Michele volunteers weekly at the Resurrection House day shelter rendering legal services to the homeless.
Attorney Fernandez is on the Board of Sarasota Bay Watch, a non-profit organization committed to preserving and restoring Sarasota Bay.
Sarasota Personal Injury Attorneys
The lawyers of Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez & Walsh have over 100 years of combined Florida legal experience in personal injury, wrongful death and negligence cases.
Attorney M. David Shapiro is an AV-rated civil trial lawyer, the highest rating awarded to litigation attorneys.
Attorney David Goldman has practiced law exclusively in personal injury and wrongful death.
Since October of 1987, Michael Babboni has practiced civil and criminal litigation in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Stephen Fernandez has been named a “Rising Star” by Florida Super Lawyers magazine
Mr. Walsh is listed in the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association.
I have known Bernard Walsh for many years and have seen how much he does for his clients. Bernie really cares and wants to make sure his clients get the representation they deserve. He also gives back to our community. He is involved with local and statewide law enforcement agencies that helps keep our communities safe and also supports the local arts, churches, organization and chambers.
My experience with David Shapiro has been excellent. He is extremely knowledgeable and has been very attentive to my case, as has his staff. In a very difficult and painful situation, I have found Mr. Shapiro's firm grasp of the law and his clear, patient explanations extremely helpful.
I would recommend this firm to anyone with a personal injury case. I'm from mn and was involved in a traffic accident in Fort Myers fl. The team involved with my case did a excellent job of keeping me informed and presenting my case. Bernie Walsh is a stud. He is the kind of lawyer that other lawyers want to be like. He demands results and gets it. I feel lucky to have survived my accident and blessed to have found Mr. Walsh and his team.