Personal Injury

Sarasota Personal Injury Attorneys

Accidents are, unfortunately, very common. But this does not diminish the negative effects an accident can have on the injured victims and their loved ones. If you’ve sustained injuries due to another’s negligent actions, you should not have to pay the price for their negligence. You shouldn’t have to shoulder all the financial, physical, and emotional impacts of the accident and your devastating injuries.

The skilled Sarasota personal injury attorneys of Matthews Injury Law have the necessary experience, expertise, and resources to help you obtain the compensation you’re legally entitled to. Our law firm handles various types of personal injury cases, such as:

Motor Vehicle Accidents

As of October, there have been more than 341,000 motor vehicle crashes in Florida in 2021, resulting in more than 212,000 injuries and 3,332 fatalities. Motor vehicle accidents are expensive. Even a seemingly minor fender bender can result in life-changing injuries that might require costly medical treatment or long-term care.

Our Sarasota personal injury attorneys can handle all of the legal aspects of your car accident case, whether you suffered injuries in a T-bone collision, hit-and-run, rear-end crash, rollover, or head-on collision, among others.

Bicycle Accidents

In the vast majority of bicycle vs. motor vehicle accidents, the bicyclist obviously ends up sustaining severe injuries, or worse, passing away. Injured bicyclists who manage to survive a serious bicycle accident usually end up needing extensive medical treatment or multiple surgeries to recover from their injuries.

Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries can leave the victim temporarily or permanently paralyzed, which negatively impacts every aspect of their life. Depending on the severity and exact nature of the spinal cord damage, injured victims may lose the ability to go to work permanently and enjoy life. Most victims who suffer severe spinal injuries also have shorter lifespans because of complications.

Traumatic Brain Injuries

Like spinal cord injuries, the impact of a traumatic brain injury can have catastrophic or fatal consequences. Recovering from serious brain damage takes a very long time, if recovery is even possible. Some individuals regain consciousness quickly but still require more treatment and aftercare, sometimes indefinitely. Others, however, may remain in a coma for months, years, or until they pass away.

Pedestrian Accidents

Being struck by a vehicle is physically and emotionally traumatic. Injuries resulting from pedestrian accidents are usually catastrophic and often deadly. Depending on how fast the vehicle was traveling when it struck the pedestrian, the victim may suffer severe long-term medical problems or permanent disabilities.

Workplace Accidents

Employers are required to provide workers with safe working conditions. This means that if you get hurt at work, your injuries and related losses must be covered by your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance plan. You might also have a claim against your employer or someone else that contributed to the accident, depending on the specific circumstances of your workplace accident.

Truck Accidents

The losses and injuries that usually result from truck accidents could be catastrophic, life-changing, or fatal. Due to the weight and size of trucks, passengers’ vehicles simply don’t stand a chance against these heavyweights in a truck vs. car crash. Even at slower speeds, a truck will cause devastating damage under the right conditions.

Truckers are likewise forced to meet tight deadlines and work lengthy shifts, causing them to rush and sometimes ignore road safety. If you got hurt in a truck accident, our Sarasota personal injury attorneys can file claims against the driver, their employer, the insurance companies that cover them, and any other party liable for the crash.

Construction Site Accidents

Various federal and state laws come into play in construction site accidents. There may also be several parties who can be held liable for the accident, such as construction companies, site owners, contractors, manufacturers of defective equipment, sub-contractors, or other third parties.

Determining liability and applicable laws for construction accidents will require a thorough investigation of the accident, witness testimonies, the construction site, and other parties involved in the accident.

Slip and Fall Accidents

In Florida, slip and falls are among the top causes of emergency room visits. Slip and fall injuries can be devastating, particularly for older people. Anything can cause a slip and fall, from slippery, wet surfaces to construction defects, among many others. Property owners are responsible for ensuring that people who visit their properties are safe on their premises. Failing to fix or replace known dangers to their properties could result in them being liable for injuries people sustain while on their property. 

Boating Accidents

International, state, and federal maritime laws may come into play in boating accidents. Because of this, claims seeking compensation from at-fault parties could be complex. Our Sarasota boating accident attorneys have ample experience handling these immensely complex injury claims.

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice or negligence happens when a medical professional, like a doctor or nurse, etc., harms a patient. It typically occurs due to failure on the part of the medical professional to perform their duties competently. Personal injury claims based on medical negligence have more stringent rules than regular claims, so working with an experienced attorney is a must.

Wrongful Death

People who have lost a loved one are usually left with financial and emotional trauma. And while some deaths occur due to natural causes, a lot of families lose their loved ones due to another person or entity’s negligence and reckless acts. You might be feeling overwhelmed, confused, angry, and uncertain about how to hold the at-fault party accountable for your losses and their negligent actions.

Our Sarasota wrongful death attorneys understand the emotional and financial challenges of losing a loved one unexpectedly and will work to make sure that you recover your losses and hold every liable party accountable for their negligence and careless acts.

Get In Touch with Our Experienced Sarasota Personal Injury Attorneys Today

The attorneys at Matthews Injury Law understand how frustrating, life-altering, and painful an injury can be. Add to that the fact that the costs of treating your injury and accident-related losses are wreaking havoc on your finances. Our Sarasota personal injury attorneys are dedicated to securing the financial compensation you deserve. Call 941-877-5800 or fill out our online form to arrange your free case consultation today and learn about your legal options.