Personal Injury Attorney Sarasota FL
Personal Injury Attorney Sarasota FL
Jodat Law Group will provide you with an experienced and trusted personal injury attorney Sarasota FL. These cases are taken on a contingency basis, so no fees are due until you receive compensation for the injuries you have suffered. Call us toll-free today at 877-JODATLAW (877-563-2852) or contact us via the form on this page to schedule a free consultation if you have been involved in any of the following incidents:
- Traffic accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Dog bites
- Product injuries
- Burn injuries
- Wrongful death
- Nursing home abuse
Personal Service in Sarasota FL
At Jodat Law Group, the client is our number one priority. Our attorneys personally evaluate and investigate each case, unlike some other law firms that push everything off on paralegals, secretaries and inexperienced investigators. Clients also have the advantage of being able to communicate directly with the attorney as the case proceeds. Our personal injury attorneys are knowledgeable, experienced and prepared to give each case the individual attention it deserves.
Auto Accidents – Sarasota FL
Auto accidents are one of the most common types of personal injuries handled by Jodat Law Group. In 2008, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), reported that motor vehicle accidents were the leading cause of death in the United States for people under the age of 44. According the official 2009 statistics published by the National Highway and Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA), 33,808 people died from injuries in 5.5 million vehicle accidents that year. In addition, over 2.2 million people suffered nonfatal injuries.
The occupants of vehicles accounted for the vast majority of fatalities and injuries, but other people injured include pedestrians, bicyclists and other non-occupants. A total of 30,797 fatal accidents involved alcohol-impaired driving, which is 32 percent of all fatal accidents.
Motorcycles are dangerous because people are directly exposed, and they rely only on personal protective gear to keep them safe in accidents. A total of 106,000 motorcycle accidents occurred in 2009. Of those, 4,595 resulted in fatalities, and 84,000 resulted in injuries. Unlike auto accidents, motorcycle accidents have been occurring more frequently in recent years than they had in past years. In addition, many motorcycle accidents occur due to no fault of the motorcyclists. The drivers of other vehicles simply fail to see them.
Pedestrian Injuries – Sarasota FL
Pedestrians are not safe from motor vehicles. Of the 33,808 vehicle accident fatalities in 2009, 4,092 were pedestrians. This is 12 percent of all fatalities occurring as a result of traffic accidents. Pedestrian injuries totaled 59,000 for the year. This means one pedestrian was injured every nine minutes, and one pedestrian was killed every two hours.
Bicycle Accidents – Sarasota FL
Bicyclists and other riders of nonmotorized cycles accounted for 630 fatalities and 51,000 injuries in traffic accidents in 2009. Over 70 percent of fatalities occurred in urban areas, and 72 percent occurred during daylight hours. The average age of people killed while cycling was 39, while the average age of those who suffered injuries was 29.
Dog Bites – Sarasota FL
Over 4.5 million people in the United States are victims of dog bites every year. One in five of these injuries are so severe that they require medical attention. Over 30,000 people each year require reconstructive surgery because of dog bites. Children are the most at-risk group for being bitten by dogs, with the age group of 5 to 9 years being the highest. If you or a loved one were injured by a dog, speak with a Sarasota injury attorney from Jodat Law Group today.
Slip and Falls – Sarasota FL
Slip and fall accidents are very common types of personal injuries. In Florida, anyone who owns property has to provide a duty of care to those entering that property. One of the duties of care is to provide reasonably safe conditions for walking. If dangerous conditions exist, they must be corrected as soon as possible, and anyone entering the property must be warned of the danger if it still exists. Violating this duty of care constitutes negligence, so the owner of the property is liable for any injuries that occur.
Nursing Home Abuse – Sarasota FL
It is an unfortunate reality that elderly people in the United States do not always receive the proper care. If a resident of a nursing home is neglected or abused, the nursing home can be held accountable by the law. While the federal and state governments try to protect nursing home residents from abuse, it continues to occur. If you or a loved one has been injured, call the Sarasota personal injury lawyers at Jodat Law Group today for a free consultation.