Experienced Personal Injury Lawyers in Gainesville
As the largest city and county seat of Alachua County, Gainesville is one of Florida’s most important cities.
It’s easy to see why. Gainesville is the home of University of Florida — the state’s oldest and largest university — and many notable landmarks such as the Hippodrome State Theatre, the Florida Museum of Natural History, not to mention the countless lakes and parks prized by residents. No wonder Gainesville is considered the cultural, educational, and commercial center of north central Florida.
Morgan & Morgan was founded with one goal in mind: to be for the people, not the powerful. Since we opened our first office in Orlando in 1988, we’ve stayed the course by fighting to protect vibrant cities throughout Florida like Gainesville, and the people who call them home.
As one of the nation’s largest plaintiff personal injury law firms, we can hold nearly any negligent person or company — regardless of size or personal wealth — accountable for their actions when they hurt others. Whether you’ve been injured in a motor vehicle accident, hurt on the job, had your wages illegally withheld, or were the victim of some other form of negligence or improper activity, we may be able to help.
To learn more about your case and the compensation you may be entitled to, contact our Gainesville office today for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.
Meet Attorney Dan Vazquez, Head of the Gainesville Office
We employ many experienced attorneys who have recovered a number of significant verdicts and settlements on behalf of their clients, and our office in Gainesville is no exception. It’s led by the talented Dan Vazquez, who has been an advocate for the injured in Gainesville since 2010.
Mr. Vazquez handles a wide variety of personal injury and wrongful death cases, including burn and fire injuries, motor vehicle accidents, and premises liability matters, to name a few. He has successfully prosecuted cases both in Florida and across the country, including serving as lead counsel in Kellner v. David, a 5th District Court of Appeal opinion upholding his firm’s $3.5 million verdict, which was largest verdict in the history of Citrus County at the time.
For his civil trial work, Mr. Vazquez has been recognized by Florida Trend Legal Elite, who selected him for its “Up and Comer” award (2016 and 2015), and by Florida Super Lawyers for its “Rising Star” designation (2017, 2016, and 2015). Fewer than 2.5 percent of Florida attorneys receive either of these annual peer-review ratings.
Mr. Vazquez is a “double-gator,” earning both his undergraduate degree in history and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Florida. He remains connected with his alma mater today, serving as an Adjunct Law Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. Mr. Vazquez lectures in various courses, including legal research, introduction to lawyering, and appellate advocacy.
Do I Have a Case?
To determine if you have a case, you must first consult with an attorney. The circumstances of every case are different and an experienced attorney will be able to inform you if you have a viable claim.
Usually though, most cases involve one party being the victim of another party’s negligence. This can happen in a variety of ways, such as in a car accident when one driver runs a stop sign and collides with another vehicle legally crossing the intersection, or when a doctors’ care falls below the standards of the medical community and their patient suffers the consequences.
Not all cases are as clear cut, though, and you’ll want an experienced attorney in the specific area of practice your case falls under handling your claim. At Morgan & Morgan, our attorneys are specialists in their practice areas so you know you’re getting a legal advocate with experience handling cases similar to yours.
And when your ability to cover medical expenses and pay the bills are affected because your injury keeps you out of work or permanently affects your earning capability, you’ll want the most experienced advocate possible working on your behalf.
Can I Afford a Morgan & Morgan Personal Injury Attorney?
Let’s be honest, some attorneys can be costly and most people don’t have that kind of money readily available.
This makes it easier for the powerful to pray on regular people, which is exactly what we fight to prevent. As the “For the People” law firm, we want to provide quality legal representation to anyone who needs it, not just those who can afford it. After all, justice shouldn’t only be available to those with a large enough bank account.
That’s why our attorneys work on a contingency-fee basis, meaning you don’t pay anything unless we win your case. Our attorneys only receive a reasonable fee — a percentage of your recovery — if they win your case. Otherwise, you don’t pay a cent.
Additionally, by working on a contingency-fee basis, our attorneys are just as interested in the outcome of your case as you are. This means our attorneys will fight hard to get you the full value of your claim, even if that means going to trial. Some attorneys just want to settle their clients’ cases and move on to the next one, but our attorneys are willing to go to trial if that’s what it takes get you the best result.
Find Out How a Gainesville Personal Injury Attorney May be Able to Help You Today
In an ideal world, insurance companies would always pay out what you’re entitled to, doctors would always provide proper medical care, employers would always pay the correct wage, and negligent parties would always admit fault. Unfortunately, that’s not the world we live in, and more often than not you’ll need to fight to get the compensation you deserve.
You don’t have an unlimited amount of time if you would like to pursue legal action, though. There is a statute of limitations on most personal injury cases in Florida and if you wait too long, you could lose your right to file a lawsuit. Don’t wait, contact us today for a free case evaluation to learn more about how we may be able to help.