Full-Service Law Firm serving Sarasota and the surrounding communities.
The city of Sarasota and its surrounding communities have become a shining example of the successful merging of urban, suburban, and rural landscapes in Florida, even with population growth exceeding the national rate. And while more people are discovering our area and taking advantage of what it has to offer, it also means the downside of population growth in traffic accidents and other matters that can often lead to injuries and other harm.
At Ged Lawyers, LLP, our experienced Sarasota attorneys have served the community as a full-service legal team for nearly three decades. Our staff of diversely-skilled attorneys offers a broad spectrum of legal services, providing the client-centric representation we have become known for throughout Florida. Whether we are negotiating a settlement with an insurance company or litigating a case in the courtroom, we promise our clients one thing – that we will diligently represent their best legal rights so they can go forward into their future.
This Misfortune of Being a Victim
Today, victims of accidents that have resulted in serious injuries and extensive financial damages often find themselves at odds with the very industry they have counted on for relief. The insurance industry is a massive and profitable industry, and their model is simple: take in more money than is paid out. Unfortunately, this often puts them at odds with their policyholders’ best interests.
Bad faith insurance tactics can lead to accident victims not getting the benefits they truly need and deserve after an accident, whether it is a car accident, a slip and fall accident, a defective product injury, or other matter of negligence. This is one of the reasons that our team of experienced Sarasota lawyers exist. We are committed to the victim. The insurance industry has teams of attorneys at its disposal. You deserve legal representation of your own.
Our experienced team of Sarasota personal injury attorneys handles claims involving injuries caused by
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Property hazards
- Wrongful deaths
- Defective products
And other accidents that are caused by the recklessness or negligence of another party.
If you have been injured in an accident caused by another party, the talented attorneys at Ged Lawyers, LLP may be able to hold the at-fault party liable and get you significant compensation for your injuries and other damages.
Motor Vehicle Accidents in Sarasota
Car accidents are one of the major causes of injuries today and often result in unfathomable harm. In 2020 alone, Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reported 341,399 car accidents, resulting in 212,432 injuries and 3,332 deaths. In the aftermath of these, thousands of victims are left with overwhelming injuries and financial consequences. Even more tragic are family members left grieving the death of their loved ones.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, you may be left with inadequate insurance coverage or even no insurance coverage if the company has denied your claim. Let the Sarasota car accident lawyers at Ged Lawyers, LLP help. We will fully investigate the accident, establish what your claim is worth and hold the insurance company responsible for your fair benefits. If you have suffered serious injuries and the accident was fully or partially the fault of the other party, we may be able to recover compensation from that party.
Premises Liability and Slip and Fall Claims
Under Florida law, property owners, business owners, and municipalities must keep their property safe for those who legally use them. When a property owner becomes aware of an unsafe or hazardous condition, they are required to take action to remedy it, so others are not harmed. When they fail to do this, and someone is injured, a property liability claim can be made against the owner.
These incidents can include
- Slip and fall accidents
- Amusement park accidents
- Hazardous areas on public properties
- Lack of security at hotels and commercial buildings leading to injury or assault
- Swimming pool accidents
- Improper maintenance
And many other safety issues.
If you have been injured due to a hazardous condition on someone else’s property, whether private, commercial, or municipal, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. At Ged Lawyers, LLP our Sarasota premises liability lawyers will consult with you to determine if you have a valid claim and, if so, work diligently to hold the negligent property owner accountable.
Wrongful Death Lawsuits
When an accident or intentional act causes the death of an individual, the family members of the deceased may be entitled to seek a wrongful death claim against the at-fault party.
Similar to other personal injury claims, a wrongful death lawsuit recovers compensation for damages that were suffered by the deceased individual as well as those of the surviving family members. These can help family members who are left with medical and burial costs for their loved one in addition to losses they have sustained due to the loss of that person in their lives.
If you have lost a family member in an accident or intentional act, the Sarasota wrongful death attorneys at Ged Lawyers, LLP may be able to help you seek compensation for your losses.
Defective Products and Mass Tort in Sarasota
Manufacturers of consumer goods are required by law to ensure that those goods are safe for those who use them. Unfortunately, many consumer products find their way into the marketplace and into unsuspecting consumer’s homes.
If you have been harmed by a defective product, medication, medical procedure, or other product, you may have the ability to hold the manufacturer liable for your injuries through a product liability lawsuit or mass tort claim.
At Ged Lawyers, LLP, our Sarasota product liability attorneys will review your case and help you understand your legal rights. We may be able to help you hold the negligent manufacturer legally liable for your injuries.
Other Areas of the Law That We Serve in Sarasota
While we are dedicated legal advocates for the rights of victims of personal injury, we also advocate for our clients in many other areas of the law. We are proud of our history of skilled legal diversity and full-service offerings. Serving clients in Sarasota and throughout Florida since 1995, we practice a wide range of legal specialties to offer our clients highly-experienced legal counsel, no matter what their needs.
In addition to personal injury law, we also offer legal services involving
- PIP Claims
- Property damage claims
- Auto glass claims
- Estate planning
- Disaster recovery
- Mortuary law
- Governmental affairs
Florida is a no-fault insurance state and requires that all registered owners of a vehicle carry the minimum in personal injury protection benefits. This represents the first line of benefits when someone is injured in a motor vehicle accident in Sarasota. PIP benefits should pay up to $10,000 of an injured person’s expenses after an accident, regardless of fault.
But when the insurance company denies those benefits or questions the validity or value of the services and expenses under your claim, that is when you may be further victimized by the very industry that is supposed to be protecting you. If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident in Florida and are fighting to get the benefits you deserve from your PIP policy, the Sarasota PIP attorneys at Ged Lawyers, LLP can help you get the benefits you are entitled to. We have recovered millions of dollars in personal injury protection benefits for accident victims throughout Florida.
Property Damage Insurance Claims
We pay our premiums responsibility year after year, relying on our insurance to step in and provide the protection we need after we have sustained property damage. The last thing we need is to fight our insurance company to get fairly paid for our claims after those damages.
If you have sustained damages to your home or business because of fire, storms, accidents, or other events, you deserve to be fairly treated by the insurance company. Unfortunately, what you may find is that repairs are denied or estimates come in significantly lower than expected.
At Ged Lawyers, LLP, our aggressive property damage insurance lawyers in Sarasota have worked with all major insurance carriers and understand their tactics. Let us help hold your insurance company accountable for fairly paying your claim after you have sustained property damage to your home or business.
Auto Glass Claims
Under Florida insurance law, any registered vehicle owner with comprehensive insurance coverage is entitled to get a damaged or cracked windshield repaired or replaced completely free of charge and not subject to any deductible. While this is good for car owners, auto glass shops have found themselves at the mercy of the insurance industry that has limited their ability to get fairly paid for their claims work.
If you are a glass repair shop that has struggled getting paid fairly for the work you have done under an insurance claim, the Sarasota auto glass claims lawyers at Ged Lawyers, LLP may be able to help.
While most of us don’t want to think of end-of-life scenarios, estate planning is critical if we want to ensure that our wishes regarding our assets, our healthcare, and financial matters in the case of incapacity are to be regarded. Without a will in place, the state decides who gets your belongings. Without advance directives and powers of attorney, your family may be put in the overwhelming situation of trying to guess what you would want. Proactive estate planning ensures that you are the decision-maker in these matters.
No matter what surprises you face in life, having a tailored estate plan in effect offers peace of mind, ensuring that you have made the decisions concerning what you believe is best for you and your heirs. These can be complex decisions that may require skilled legal assistance. At Ged Lawyers, LLP, our experienced team of Sarasota estate planning attorneys can help you decide what is best for you, your assets, and your family.
In Florida, natural disasters have led to some of the costliest insurance claims in our history. Significant losses over the years caused the insurance industry to react, with many insurers no longer offering coverage in the state. For those that remain, policies can be very limiting and complicated. Many policyholders are not aware of exactly what they are covered for until they need it most. And that can lead to denials, disputes, and underpayment of claims.
After a natural disaster, you should be able to trust that you are getting the coverage you are entitled to. If you are struggling getting paid for a claim, our Sarasota disaster recovery attorneys at Ged Lawyers, LLP have represented thousands of policyholders to get what they are entitled to. We are experienced with all major insurers in Florida and have had extensive experience holding them accountable for valid claims.
Funeral homes, cemeteries, and other burial and cremation services are bound by state statutes. But many of these services find themselves on the receiving end of a grieving family’s emotions, often being accused of mishandling remains, embalming and cremation mistakes, negligent burial, and even theft.
As the counsel of record for the Florida Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association, with over thirty years of experience in dealing with issues surrounding the death care industry, the Sarasota mortuary law attorneys at Ged Lawyers, LLP take our clients’ rights seriously, often defending them against false and unsubstantiated claims.
Governmental regulatory activities at the state and local level affect many companies that do business in Florida, particularly those involved in government contract work. Often these regulations can be detrimental to your industry or business and navigating them can be complicated.
Since 1995, we have helped clients by assisting them with complex regulatory issues and supporting them so their voices are heard. At Ged Lawyers, LLP, our Sarasota governmental law attorneys guide and assist our clients with navigating the laws and regulations that affect their businesses.
Getting Experienced Legal Assistance in Sarasota When You Need It Most
In Sarasota and throughout Florida, Ged Lawyers, LLP has dedicated its practice to victims of negligence, misconduct, and the bad faith practices of the insurance industry. As an experienced full-service law firm with proficiency in a broad spectrum of legal representation, we are fully committed to our clients and their legal needs.
When you have our firm in your corner, you are getting skilled and tenacious legal assistance from a firm that has the resources and determination to represent you against any opponent. If you have suffered an injury or need professional legal assistance in another matter, our skilled team of Sarasota attorneys are here to guide you and ensure your legal rights are protected each step of the way. Contact us through our online contact form, or call us at (561) 995-1966 or toll-free at (844) 443-3529 to schedule a no-cost consultation.