Personal Injury Attorneys
Let us help you with your personal injury claim. The types of personal injury claims we handle include, but are not limited to, Auto Accidents, Bicycle Accidents, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Child Injury, Construction Site Injury, Defective Products, Drunk Driving Accidents, Elderly Abuse Claims, Medical Malpractice, Motorcycle Accidents, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Negligent Security Claims, Nursing Home Abuse Claims, Pedestrian Accidents, Premises Liability, Slip and Fall Accidents, Trip and Fall Accidents, Truck Accidents, Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist (UM/UIM) Claims, Wrongful Death Claims . . . and more.
The Personal Injury Attorney you choose, for prosecution or defense, is a big decision that should not be made by a random selection from the phone book. The attorney section of the phone book is thick enough, and the personal injury attorney section is probably the thickest portion. A lot of attorneys will say that they “practice” personal injury law. However, the most important factor may be what they mean by “practice.” Attorney Matthew J. Jowanna has handled hundreds, if not thousands, of personal injury cases since 1994 – from whiplash to brain injury to loss of limb to loss of life. If you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligence, actions or inactions of another, or if you are in need of defense for same, please contact us today for a free, no-obligation evaluation and consultation. For those with a potential claim, we can usually accept these types of cases on a contingency fee basis – meaning that you pay nothing unless and until we recover money for you. NO RECOVERY = NO FEE.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Motor vehicle accidents can be more complicated than they seem. There is far more to know and discover than simply who had the right-of-way. Litigating motor vehicle accident cases can involve knowledge of medical treatments and conditions, toxicology, physics, accident reconstruction and biomechanics. Attorney Matthew J. Jowanna has prosecuted and defended motor vehicle accident cases involving these issues and many more.
When a motor vehicle accident involves even one vehicle that is a truck, then it can become a special hybrid of litigation all on its own. Not every “auto accident” lawyer has the specific experience to handle a trucking accident claim. Trucks used for intrastate and interstate shipping and transportation are governed by a specific and separate set of rules and regulations that do not apply to the average passenger car. Trucks can be governed by a strict set of rules and standards under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. These regulations and requirements can lead to evidence that a lawyer not familiar with these regulations may miss. Seeking evidence is one thing; however, knowing what to specifically look for is another. If you seek consultation from other lawyers for a trucking accident claim, ask them to explain how the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations may affect the case. If they cannot tell you – run! Attorney Matthew J. Jowanna has prosecuted and defended many cases specifically involving the trucking industry and its special set of rules and regulations.
Premises Liability is simply the duty of a landowner to his or her guests. When someone is invited onto another’s property, he or she does not expect to be injured due to the neglect of the landowner. These types of cases can range from slipping in water left on a floor all the way up to being injured by criminal activity. Attorney Matthew J. Jowanna has prosecuted and defended premises liability cases ranging from slip and falls to negligent security causing injury and death.
Health care professionals owe their patients a standard of care when rendering medical services and treatment. If a health care professional renders medical care that falls below that standard of care, resulting in injury or death, then medical malpractice has occurred. Attorney Matthew J. Jowanna has prosecuted and defended multiple medical malpractice cases.
Wrongful Death is just that – when someone is killed due to the wrongful act of another. It does not matter if the death was intentional or accidental, as both are still wrong. Nearly any type of negligence can result in a wrongful death. Someone can be killed, wrongfully, due to a motor vehicle accident; or an injury on someone’s property; or medical malpractice. However, a wrongful death claim also has its own special set of statutory rules as set forth in Florida’s Wrongful Death Act. Attorney Matthew J. Jowanna has prosecuted and defended multiple wrongful death claims.