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Florida Personal Injury Lawyers

Florida Car Accident, Medical Malpractice, Worker’s Compensation and Negligence Attorneys, Personal Injury Lawyers

The Florida law firm of Gilman Law LLP is here to help if you have been injured in a Florida car accident, had a serious workplace accident, or suffered some other personal injury. You should not have to worry about your bills as you recover from a serious injury. Let us handle that while you focus on your health. Our experienced Florida accident lawyers will fight for your legal rights to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve.

Gilman Law LLP represents injury victims throughout the State of Florida with offices in Naples, Ft. Myers and elsewhere. Our goal is to help accident victims get their lives back on track with the financial security that they need. Please complete our online form or call 1-800-LAW-INFO (1-800-529-4636) for help with your case. Our attorneys serve clients across Florida, including Naples, Fort Myers, Marco Island, Cape Coral, Lee County, Collier County,Everglades City, Golden Gate, Immokalee, Bonita Springs and Sanibel.

Gilman Law LLP is a Florida personal injury law firm with a skilled team of personal injury and malpractice lawyers that offer free case evaluations for personal injury victims. Our experienced attorneys handle a variety of injury cases:

  • Car accidents: Driver error and poor decision-making are the most common factors in car crashes. If you’ve been injured by a careless driver, you may be entitled to money for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering.
  • Truck accidents: Large trucks were involved in one of eight injuries in motor vehicle accidents. A collision with a large truck often has devastating consequences for car passengers.
  • Motorcycle accidents: The number of motorcycle accidents has soared along with their popularity in the last decade. Motorcycle crashes in Florida have more than doubled since 1999—and fatalities have tripled. Learn more about your legal rights if you’ve been in a motorcycle crash.
  • Bicycle accidents Bicycle accidents involving cars or trucks often leave cyclists with serious injuries, fractured bones and in some cases permanent disabilities. If a car hit you while you were on your bicycle, you need Gilman Law LLP bike accident lawyers on your side.
  • Personal injury: Accidents occur at home, at work, on the property of homeowners and business owners, in vehicles and while on foot. When your injuries are caused by another person’s carelessness or neglect, we’ll help you get the compensation you need for a full recovery.
  • Medical Malpractice: Our medical malpractice lawyers represent victims of Erb’s Palsy, Cerebral Palsy and other birth injuries as well anesthesia errors, hospital and nursing home negligence and dental malpractice.
  • General negligence: Thousands of people are injured due to the negligence of others. Whether you’ve been bitten by a dog or fallen in a dark hotel hallway, we’ll help you evaluate your legal rights.

Gilman Law LLP is a Florida personal injury law firm with a team of experienced personal injury and malpractice lawyers that offer free case evaluations for victims. Most personal injury claims are subject to statutes of limitation that vary by the type of injury claim. For this reason, we urge victims to contact a personal injury lawyer as quickly as possible. Our lawyers are ready to fight for you and help you get the compensation for your injuries that you deserve.

Fill our online form or call 1-800-LAW-INFO (1-800-529-4636) today for help with your case.

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Gastric Bypass/Laparoscopic Surgery

Gastric Bypass Surgery Lawyers, Medical Malpractice Lawsuits in Florida

Malpractice:
Birth Injuries | Erb’s Palsy| Cerebral Palsy | Cancer Misdiagnosis | Anesthesia Errors | Surgical Malpractice | Hospital Negligence

Gilman Law LLP’s Florida medical malpractice attorneys have a great deal of experience representing the victims of gastric bypass surgery due to medical malpractice. Our medical malpractice lawyers know how devastating these gastric bypass surgery injuries can be, and are aware of the emotional and financial costs of such medical malpractice. Our attorneys are committed to obtaining the best possible financial results for the victims of medical malpractice and their families.
If you or a loved one has been victimized by medical malpractice or medical negligence, we urge you to contact one of the Florida medical malpractice attorneys at Gilman Law LLP immediately. Our compassionate and committed medical malpractice lawyers are dedicated to helping the victims of incorrect laparoscopic surgery get their lives back on track.
Gilman Law LLP is a national personal injury law firm with offices in Ft. Myers, Naples and Bonita Springs Florida handling all facets across the entire state of Florida.

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Have your or a loved one suffered from a surgical mistake that resulted from medical malpractice?

Surgical mistakes occur at an astonishing rate in hospitals across the country. While emphasis is placed on egregious errors such as amputation of the wrong limb, widespread medical malpractice causes surgical mistakes on a daily basis. Nerves can be hit during surgery causing long term disability, organs can be damaged, vital signs can be monitored improperly, equipment can fail, and incisions and sutures can be made improperly.

Medical malpractice that causes surgical mistakes can include:

If you or a loved one suffered an injury from a surgical mistake that was the result of medical malpractice or negligence, click here for a free, confidential, no-obligation case evaluation. The Florida birth injury malpractice lawyers at Gilman Law LLP are ready to help you get the compensation your family deserves.

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Hospital Negligence

The Florida Medical Malpractice Attorneys of Gilman Law LLP are Here to Help You

Malpractice: Birth Injuries | Erb’s Palsy | Cerebral Palsy | Gastric Bypass | Cancer Misdiagnosis | Anesthesia Errors | Surgical Malpractice | Hospital Negligence

The Florida medical malpractice attorneys at Gilman Law LLP have a great deal of experience representing the victims of medical malpractice and hospital negligence. Our medical malpractice lawyers know how devastating injuries caused by hospital negligence can be, and are aware of the emotional and financial costs of such medical malpractice. We are committed to obtaining the best possible financial results for the victims of medical malpractice and their families. If you or a loved one has been victimized by medical malpractice or medical negligence, we urge you to contact one of the Florida medical malpractice attorneys at Gilman Law LLP immediately. Our compassionate and committed medical malpractice lawyers are dedicated to helping the victims of medical malpractice and hospital negligence get their lives back on track.

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Have your or a loved one suffered as a result of hospital negligence?

Hospitals can be liable for the medical malpractice and negligence of their employees, doctors, staff nurses, administrative personnel, and medical technicians. Standards of care and rules must be followed by all hospital employees to ensure that patients are given the best health care. If physicians or other hospital employees were careless, lacked proper skills or disregarded established rules and procedures, the hospital can be held responsible.

Hospital negligence includes:

  • Illegible writing in medical records, causing doctor’s orders to be incorrectly carried out
  • Failure of physicians to remain educated and competent after receiving their license
  • Surgical mistakes
  • Poor post-operative care
  • Incorrect drug and anesthesia administration

If you or a loved one suffered as a result of hospital negligence, please click here for a free, confidential, no-obligation case evaluation by a qualified medical malpractice attorney. The Florida medical malpractice lawyers at Gilman Law LLP can help you get the compensation you deserve.

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Car Accidents

The Florida Car Accident Attorneys of Gilman Law LLP are Here to Help You.

Accidents: Car Accidents Truck AccidentsMotorcycle AccidentsBus AccidentsBicycle Injuries |Pedestrian Accidents

Have you or someone you love been injured in an automobile accident in Florida? The lawyers at Gilman Law LLP understand how devastating a serious accident can be and are committed to helping you recover.

If you have suffered injuries and financial damage in an automobile accident caused by the careless or reckless driving of another motorist, you shouldn’t have to worry about your medical bills and lost wages. The law entitles you to compensation, and our experienced Florida car accident lawyers will fight for your rights. Complete our online form or call 1-800-LAW-INFO (1-800-529-4636) for a free consultation. Our auto accident attorneys serve clients across Florida, including NaplesFort MyersMarco  IslandCape CoralLee CountyCollier CountyEverglades CityGolden GateImmokaleeBonita Springs andSanibel.

If you’ve been in a Florida car accident, you’re not alone. In 2008, there were approximately 227,559 automobile accidents in Florida, resulting in 149,600 injuries and 2,106 deaths. Many people have injuries that leave them disabled and unable to work at the very moment that they have mounting medical bills. In the very worst cases, families lose a loved one.

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What causes Florida car accidents?

Driver error. Driver error and poor decision-making are the most common factors in car crashes. A fifth of all fatal accidents and nearly 40 percent of accidents resulting in injuries involve careless driving. Besides careless driving, other contributing causes to accidents include failure to yield right-of-way, improper lane changing, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, following too closely, speeding, improper passing, fatigue and disregarding traffic signals and stop signs. Distracted drivers — those talking on their cells phone or texting—are an increasing cause of accidents.

Car defects. There can be multiple contributing causes to an accident, and not all crashes are the fault of the driver. Defects in the vehicle can also cause accidents. In some cases, injuries suffered in an accident can be made worse by a manufacturer’s design, such as one that makes a vehicle less stable and more prone to rollover. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 280,000 rollover accidents are reported each year, claiming more than 10,000 lives annually. Sport utility vehicles are especially prone to this kind of accident.

Poor road maintenance or design. A poorly designed or maintained roadway or intersection also can cause an accident. Improperly placed traffic signs and signals can lead to unnecessary injury when motorists collide with them. In some cases, flawed designs or poorly maintained roadways will make the governmental agency responsible for the design or roadway maintenance legally liable for the injuries sustained in the accident. Our Florida car accident lawyers have successfully represented victims of poor road design.

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Disrupted Lives

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, you know how your life has been disrupted. You may be losing income because you cannot work, and in extreme situations you may have a disability that will last a lifetime. You have prescription drug expenses and hospital or doctor bills. You want to be free of these financial concerns so you can focus on healing and recovery. A fair settlement will enable a car accident victim to maintain a good quality of life and look after their family.

How do you achieve that settlement? If you’ve been injured by another driver’s negligence, you are entitled to compensation from his or her insurance company. In many cases, there will not be enough coverage for all of your injuries, and you may be entitled to money from your own insurance company.  But insurance laws and regulations, particularly those involving Florida No Fault benefits, can be challenging to understand — and reimbursement of expenses can be difficult to obtain.

Also, Florida’s traffic laws are governed by a principle called “comparative negligence.”  That reduces the amount of compensation you receive if you are found responsible for any portion of the accident. The lawyers at Gilman Law LLP understand those laws and work tirelessly to minimize their impact on our clients, ensuring they receive a full and fair settlement.

If you’ve been in a Florida car accident, please note there are specific time limitations on filing a legal action to recover for your injuries. It’s important to act promptly.  Also note that special rules govern the liability of government agencies involved in car accidents. For instance, special notices must be filed against the government unit responsible for your injury — and within a certain time period before filing a lawsuit. A missed deadline or a mistake in filing could mean that you forever lose your right to recover damages for your injuries.

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Experienced Representation

Given Florida’s complex laws and deadlines, it’s in your best interests to hire an experienced Florida car accident lawyer to represent you.

Our Florida car accident lawyers have helped hundreds of victims and their families rebuild their lives after a motor vehicle crash. If you or someone you love has been injured in a Florida car accident, you have valuable legal rights. Gilman Law LLP can help you protect them. Please fill out our online form, or call 1-800-LAW-INFO (1-800-529-4636) to discuss your case with one of the experienced auto accident lawyers at our firm.

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Truck Accidents

The Florida Truck Accident Attorneys of Gilman Law LLP are Here to Help You.

Accidents: Car Accidents Truck AccidentsMotorcycle AccidentsBus AccidentsBicycle Injuries |Pedestrian Accidents

When an automobile is involved in a collision with a large truck, the results can be devastating for the occupants of the car. Weighing up to 80,000 pounds, commercial trucks — also known as tractor trailers, semis, or 18-wheelers — are more dangerous than any other vehicle on the road. They made up only four percent of registered vehicles nationally in 2007 but were involved in one of every eight injuries in motor vehicle accidents.

Those statistics show the odds are stacked against you when you’re a truck accident. And when you’re involved a Florida tractor-trailer collision, you’ll soon find you’re at a disadvantage in dealing with the trucking companies responsible for your injuries.

You need an experienced lawyer on your side to protect your rights. The Florida truck accident lawyers of Gilman Law LLP have helped hundreds of victims and their families recover after a collision with a truck. We offer free consultations to victims of Florida truck accidents and their families. Our goal is to help accident victims get their lives back on track with the financial security that is their right. Please fill out our online form, or call 1 800 LAW INFO (1-800-529-4636) for help with your case. Our truck accident attorneys serve clients across Florida, including NaplesFort MyersMarco  IslandCape CoralLee CountyCollier CountyEverglades CityGolden GateImmokaleeBonita Springs and Sanibel.

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Awards & Recognition

Our Massachusetts Injury Attorneys have been recognized by numerous leading legal publications and are listed in the following:

Massachusetts Accident Injury Law Firm Awards and Recognitions