If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be eligible for financial compensation. At Bailey & Glasser, LLP, our personal injury attorneys have years of experience representing clients in a wide range of case types. We care about our clients and will guide you carefully through the process of seeking justice and financial compensation for your recent injury. Start the recovery process with a free case consultation with one of our lawyers after an accident in Jacksonville, Florida.
Why Clients Choose Us
- With over 100 years of combined experience and 3,000 cases resolved, we have the knowledge and skill to handle even the most complex personal injury claims.
- Our attorneys work tirelessly to achieve the best possible results for each case and client. We have recovered over $2 billion in successful settlements and jury verdicts.
- You won’t owe us anything in attorney’s fees unless we secure financial compensation for your case. Our Jacksonville personal injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis.
Our Practice Areas
In our history, Bailey & Glasser, LLP has been named to national and regional “Best Law Firms in America” lists. We received this honor by spending years diligently negotiating and litigating personal injury cases on behalf of our clients.
Our extensive history allows us to handle many different types of claims, including:
- Automobile accidents
- Truck accidents
- Product liability
- Premises liability
- Medical malpractice
- Construction accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Oil and gas explosions
- Asbestos, mesothelioma and lung disease
- Sexual abuse and harassment
- Catastrophic injury and long-term disability
- Wrongful death
During each personal injury claim, we provide the client with the utmost care, respect and attention to detail. We understand what injured accident victims have been through and are here to help them rebuild their lives as much as possible.
When Can You File a Claim for an Injury?
Not every injury or illness in Jacksonville will entitle you to financial compensation. The civil justice system works by allowing injured accident victims to file claims based on an applicable legal theory. These include negligence, strict liability, intent to harm, criminal acts and breach of warranty. It is up to you or your lawyer as the injured party to prove the grounds of your claim.
In most personal injury cases, evidence of the following elements must be provided:
- Duty: a legal responsibility by the defendant (accused party) to exercise ordinary care.
- Breach: an act or omission that fell short of the duty of care.
- Causation: a causal relationship between the breach of duty and the accident.
- Damages: compensable losses suffered by the plaintiff (filing party) as a result.
You or your attorney must establish your claim based on a preponderance of the evidence. This is the burden of proof in all civil lawsuits. It can be met with evidence showing that the defendant is more likely to be at fault for your injury than not at fault. A lawyer can help collect evidence to prove your claim during a civil lawsuit in Jacksonville.
What Damages Are Available?
If you meet the burden of proof in a personal injury case, you may receive financial compensation through an insurance settlement or judgment award. The majority of personal injury claims reach settlements, or agreements between the claimant and an insurance company. However, some cases go to trial. A lawyer can help you understand the right legal route for you.
The compensation you may be able to receive includes:
- Past and future medical bills
- Losses of income and employment opportunities
- Long-term injuries or disability
- Property damage repairs or replacement
- Physical pain and emotional suffering
- Transportation and travel costs
- Attorney’s fees
- Punitive damages, in some cases
The value of your personal injury claim depends on the unique circumstances, such as the severity of your injuries. In general, significant injuries are worth more than minor injuries. However, many other factors can also impact the potential value of your case. Our attorneys can evaluate your claim and provide an accurate estimation of its worth. Then, we can negotiate with an insurance provider to pursue maximum compensation on your behalf.
What Is the Deadline to File?
In Florida, you must file a lawsuit no later than four years from the date of the accident if you wish to have a valid claim. Four years is the statute of limitations on most personal injury cases, with some exceptions. The discovery rule may give you four years from the date that you discovered or reasonably should have discovered your injury using due diligence to file rather than the date of the accident. In a case involving medical malpractice, the general time limit shortens to only two years.
How Much Does it Cost to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney in Florida?
You may not wish to handle a personal injury claim alone if it involves any complications or challenges, such as catastrophic injuries or a liability dispute. In these circumstances, you may be taken advantage of by an insurance company if you choose to represent yourself. Instead, hire an experienced personal injury lawyer in Jacksonville to guide you through the legal process.
How much an attorney costs depends on the lawyer and the complexity of your case. At Bailey & Glasser, LLP, we operate on a contingency fee basis. This means we only charge if and when we secure financial compensation for a case. We charge $0 upfront in attorney’s fees. You will only owe us for services provided if we successfully secure compensation for your losses.
If we do win the case, we will deduct our fees from the settlement or jury verdict acquired rather than billing the client out of pocket. We will take a pre-agreed-upon percentage of the overall amount won. This percentage will depend on the case, such as how much work it takes to resolve. We always keep our fees reasonable and are transparent about costs upfront.
Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer at Bailey & Glasser, LLP Today for Help
If you have been injured in any type of accident in Jacksonville, Florida, or the surrounding areas, find out how we can help during a free case consultation at Bailey & Glasser, LLP. Our lawyers are committed to protecting the rights of their clients. As your attorneys, we will work tirelessly to ensure that your rights are protected, your interests are advocated for and your case achieves the best outcome possible. Call our Florida law office location at (727) 894-6745 today to schedule your personal injury case review.
In addition to our extensive personal injury expertise, we at Bailey & Glasser, LLP also cater to a wide array of legal cases. We extend our legal assistance to victims of dog bites, providing them with the necessary guidance and representation. We also have a dedicated team of experts who handle medical malpractice lawsuits, striving to ensure justice for patients who have suffered due to the negligence of healthcare professionals. Moreover, our legal prowess extends to cases involving truck accidents, assisting victims in securing rightful compensation for their losses. No matter your situation, our experienced team is prepared to fight for your rights.