Jacksonville Personal Injury Lawyer
If you were injured in an accident, you can count on our award-winning Jacksonville personal injury lawyers to fight for you. We’ll help you receive the compensation you deserve and help you get your life back on track. Call our experienced Jacksonville personal injury attorneys today at (904) 549-6434 for a free consultation.
A normal day shopping at The Avenues, driving on Interstate 95, or enjoying one of Jacksonville’s diverse restaurants can instantly become life-changing if a careless person injures you. Insurance companies often make it worse by refusing to pay fair compensation. During the last four decades, we’ve helped thousands of clients recover significant compensation from insurance companies that didn’t want to pay. Contact us now for a free case review.
Why You Should Choose Farah & Farah After an Accident in Jacksonville, Florida
We’ve been protecting you and your family since 1979, when we opened our first law office in Jacksonville. Our award-winning attorneys have since recovered more than $1 billion in compensation for our clients. From the beginning, our results were the product of caring, understanding, and hard work.
We are a client-centric law firm that puts clients first, meeting them on their schedules in a location convenient to them and taking their calls 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Working with our caring and supportive attorneys feels like working with a small, local law office, but we have the resources to stand up to large insurance companies and win.
A Family-Centered Law Firm With Local Roots
We are a family-owned law firm in Jacksonville. Our founders, Eddie Farah and Chuck Farah, are brothers who were born and raised in the River City. Eddie Farah’s daughter, Dalya Farah, and son, Khalil Farah, are attorneys in our Jacksonville personal injury law office. Chuck and Eddie Farah each have children currently attending law school who also plan to come on board.
We understand the importance of family at Farah & Farah. This is what drives our compassion for injured individuals and grieving families. It’s also why we are committed to providing a family-like environment. It is important to us that our clients receive personal attention and compassionate care.
The Experience of Our Jacksonville Personal Injury Attorneys Makes All the Difference
Our personal injury lawyers in Jacksonville come from diverse backgrounds with an array of experience that make them formidable lawyers. During their early careers, our attorneys started on varying paths that shaped them into the powerful team of personal injury lawyers they are today.
- Some of our attorneys defended large corporations and insurance companies, which gives them invaluable insight into what moves might be next.
- Some were prosecutors or defense attorneys, which gave them significant investigation and trial experience.
- Some dedicated their careers to personal injury cases from the beginning, resulting in decades of experience honing their skills in personal injury litigation and building strong networks of expert witnesses and other resources.
All of our Jacksonville personal injury lawyers have one thing in common: An unparalleled level of care and concern for every client that walks through our door. You can trust that any of our attorneys will quickly put you at ease, keep their promises, and fight aggressively for you to receive the compensation you deserve.
Jacksonville personal injury attorney Nicholas Boyle started his career defending insurance companies, which has given him an inside look at the strategies they employ against injured victims. His understanding of insurance policy language and familiarity with corporate defense tactics make him a lawyer you want on your side when going against a large insurance company.
As a former prosecutor in the Miami-Dade and Duval County State Attorneys’ Offices, Stephen G. Daniels has valuable experience in investigations and trials. He considers holding insurance companies and negligent parties responsible similar to prosecuting crimes and accomplishes it with the same fire.
Kassandra Farnsworth has been a passionate personal injury lawyer from the beginning. In law school, she obtained advanced legal research accreditations, making her an effective case investigator who doesn’t miss a thing.
She has volunteered at the Jacksonville Legal Aid since law school and provided extensive pro bono legal services as a law student, reflecting her deeply rooted passion for helping people needing legal representation. She is so effective at what she does that she has become a mentor for other attorneys in our firm.
We Love Our City and We Show It Through Community Giving
This is the community where Farah & Farah began, and Jacksonville will always be our home. We love the people here, and we feel a strong moral obligation to support local causes that improve the lives of our fellow Jacksonvillians.
One of the ways we give back is by donating our legal skills to the Jacksonville Area Legal Aid. As personal injury lawyers, we do not charge our clients upfront fees, and they never owe us anything unless we win. By working in this manner, we ensure financial limitations are never a barrier to legal representation.
Most other civil cases require upfront fees. The people who turn to legal aid lack the means to pay such fees. We don’t think legal representation should be exclusively available to the wealthy. Volunteering with legal aid is an extension of our commitment to ensuring our neighbors have access to legal services they can afford. We are proud to fill that need.
Legal Aid is just one of the many local causes we support as a law firm, in addition to the causes our attorneys support individually. Other local initiatives we support as a firm include:
- Center for Independent Living: A nonprofit organization that provides education, employment, and other opportunities to people with disabilities.
- Empowering Greatness: Our college scholarship program for high school seniors who show strong potential and commitment to community service.
- Rethreaded: An organization that provides employment and hope to human trafficking survivors.
- Five STAR Veterans Center: An organization that provides housing and support to homeless veterans.
Our Hard Work Gets Our Clients the Results They Need
We are unafraid to take on difficult cases because our hard-working Jacksonville personal injury attorneys are thorough case investigators and highly skilled at the negotiation table as well as in court. This is illustrated in a recent car accident case involving a client who sustained painful neck and back injuries after being side-swiped on one of Jacksonville’s busy streets.
The insurance company pulled out all the stops to avoid paying fair compensation. First, it used a previous workers’ compensation claim against our client and falsely asserted that his injuries stemmed from that incident rather than the car accident. It also used our client’s own testimony against him after his previous law firm failed to prepare him to testify in an informal hearing known as a deposition.
Under the leadership of attorney David Thompson, our dedicated legal team performed a thorough investigation of our client’s medical records. After hours of research, we found the information we needed in our client’s medical history to turn the tables on the insurance company. Faced with this evidence, the insurance company knew it had no way out and agreed to pay a $550,000 settlement.
Every case has unique hurdles to overcome. However, our skilled personal injury lawyers in Jacksonville apply this same level of dedication to every single case, and it shows in the successful results we consistently obtain for our clients, including:
- $5 million motorcycle accident recovery for the family of a motorcyclist who was killed when a careless driver ran a red light.
- $5 million medical malpractice settlement for a patient who sustained a brain injury in a hospital emergency room.
- $3.3 million boating accident verdict for injuries sustained when a pleasure boat collided with a barge.
- $2.7 million wrongful death recovery for the family of a man who died when his fishing boat was sucked into a dam.
- $2.5 million for a car accident victim who was struck by a pickup truck.
- $2 million verdict in a big truck accident that caused a 47-year-old man to suffer severe shoulder, neck, and back injuries.
- $1.7 million premises liability settlement for a mechanic who became injured when a 20,000-pound sign fell on top of him.
- $1.5 million workers’ compensation recovery for a mother of children who died as a result of improperly maintained machinery in the workplace.
- $750,000 slip and fall accident recovery for a client who fell in a puddle of water at a large supercenter retail chain.
Even if the deck seems to be stacked against you, don’t be afraid to contact our resourceful personal injury lawyers in Jacksonville if you’ve been injured because of someone else’s carelessness. We accept the hard cases, the initial consultation is free, and if we don’t win, you don’t pay. Call us now at (904) 549-6434.
What Our Clients Say About Our Jacksonville Personal Injury Lawyers
Our hard work and experience pay off for our clients, and it shows in our client testimonials, such as the following:
What Our Jacksonville Personal Injury Attorneys Will Do for You When You’ve Been Injured
We know how hard it is to fight legal battles with stubborn insurance companies when you’re coping with injuries. This is why you can count on our Jacksonville personal injury attorneys to handle everything for you. Our skilled and caring attorneys will work as a team to get you the maximum award possible and to keep you informed.
This is what you can expect us to do for you:
- Immediately instruct the insurance company that its representatives should direct all communications about your case to your legal team so you no longer have to talk to the insurance company.
- Perform thorough investigations of your accident, medical records, financial situation, and losses so we can identify all liable parties and calculate your case value in full.
- Provide the insurance company and other liable parties with a written demand for your full case value.
- Refuse to accept lowball offers.
- Present a compelling case on your behalf to a jury, should that become necessary.
- Negotiate with your doctors to reduce your medical bills so you can keep more of your settlement in your pocket.
- Refer you to medical services and ensure you receive the best medical care available.
As your case moves forward, your legal team will remain in contact with you to keep you informed of any new developments, answer your questions, and check on your well-being.
Our Jacksonville Personal Injury Practice Areas
Our Jacksonville law office is a comprehensive personal injury law firm that provides legal representation to clients who have been injured in nearly every type of incident caused by someone else’s carelessness. Call us today at (904) 549-6434 for a free consultation if you or your family member has been injured.
Our attorneys handle a significant number of car accident cases because our beautiful city is, unfortunately, one of the most dangerous places in the United States for drivers. Jacksonville, FL has a 65 percent higher death rate from car accidents than the national average.
Traffic congestion on the streets of Jacksonville contributes heavily to the death toll, especially at intersections on Blanding Boulevard.
Contact our Jacksonville car accident lawyers today if you or your loved one has been harmed in a car accident in Jacksonville or the surrounding areas.
Commercial truck accidents tend to result in some of the most serious traffic-related injuries, and large trucking companies are often liable. However, they rarely accept liability voluntarily, and winning takes a determined big truck lawyer with access to significant resources and extensive experience handling these complex cases.
Richard Staggard is a truck accident lawyer in Jacksonville who has been part of our firm for over two decades, and he has won millions of dollars in some of the toughest truck accident cases our firm has taken on. He is known as a leader of leaders and can litigate cases all the way to the highest state and federal courts.
Jacksonville is a beautiful city for motorcycle riders, but traffic congestion, high speeds, and distracted driving on Interstates 95, 295, and 10, as well as the many other highways in Duval County, can lead to serious motorcycle accidents. In 2022 alone, 485 motorcycle crashes occurred in Duval County, resulting in 417 injuries and 33 deaths.
We’ve seen the bias insurance companies and others often have against riders after an accident. We are dedicated to ensuring riders receive fair treatment and recover much-needed damages for their injuries, which are often severe, even when the rider wears a helmet.
If you or your loved one has been injured in a motorcycle crash, you can count on our Jacksonville motorcycle accident attorneys to stand with you as your biggest advocates against the careless driver and their insurance company. Call us now at (904) 549-6434 for a free case review.
Medical malpractice occurs when you are injured because a health care provider failed to exercise a reasonable standard of care. Medical malpractice claims are complex cases that require ample medical knowledge. Standing up to large healthcare organizations requires persistence, investigative skills, and expert witnesses.
This requires numerous financial resources and extensive experience handling medical malpractice cases. Our Jacksonville personal injury law office has both. Our team of experienced medical malpractice lawyers in Jacksonville includes Dalya Farah, Larry Huttman, and other highly qualified lawyers.
Larry Huttman won a $6.3 million verdict for a client who sustained catastrophic brain damage due to medical malpractice, and he has more than 25 years of experience handling medical malpractice cases. Over the course of a decade, Larry has been able to recover over $92 million dollars for his clients. He started his medical malpractice career defending hospitals. As a result, he knows their playbook and how to beat them at their own game.
Most workplace accidents are covered by workers’ compensation, a no-fault insurance policy that provides medical care and disability compensation to injured workers. You should be able to report an accident to your employer, file a claim, and receive your benefits. Unfortunately, employers and their insurance companies often complicate this process.
The fastest way to receive the full benefits you are due after an accident at work is to contact a Jacksonville personal injury lawyer with experience handling workers’ compensation cases. If you have already been denied or if the benefits you receive are less than you deserve, contact us as soon as possible.
Our persistent and knowledgeable Jacksonville workers’ compensation lawyers know what it takes to turn your case around when it seems impossible. Attorney Youssef Khanachet recently helped a client get his full benefits through an appeal after a workers’ compensation judge had previously ruled against him.
Slips and Falls
Property owners are responsible for maintaining safe premises. If you’ve fallen on someone else’s property due to lack of upkeep on their premises, we can gather evidence to help prove the property owner’s negligence caused or contributed to your fall. These cases can be challenging because property owners may remove evidence before the investigation, so the sooner you reach out, the better.
Our skilled slip and fall lawyers in Jacksonville have decades of experience in these types of cases, and we know what evidence is needed and where to get it.
Attorney Savannah Cooley is a Jacksonville slip and fall lawyer who started as an intake coordinator and worked her way up through the ranks while displaying an impressive work ethic. She applies the same hard work, passion, and persistence to each of her cases, making her an outstanding attorney you want on your side.
Social Security Disability
Many of our clients are left with permanent disabilities after their accidents and subsequently qualify for Social Security Disability. This is why we have lawyers in our Jacksonville personal injury law office who work exclusively on Social Security Disability claims.
However, you don’t need to be an existing personal injury client to use our SSD services. If you are unable to work because of a disability for any reason, our Jacksonville Social Security Disability lawyers can help.
Social Security Disability claims are often denied because of technical errors. Our experienced attorneys know the Social Security system inside and out, and we can help you get your claim approved the first time. If you have already been denied, we can launch an appeal with a higher chance of success.
Mark Hall is a dedicated Social Security Disability lawyer in Jacksonville who considered a career in medicine as an undergraduate student. As a result, he is educated in medical terminology and health conditions. This gives him important insight that is often needed for a successful Social Security Disability application or appeal.
Other Personal Injury Cases We Accept in Jacksonville
If you’ve been injured because of any other type of accident, call our Jacksonville personal injury law office at (904) 549-6434 as soon as possible. We handle a wide array of personal injury claims in addition to those described above, including:
What Is My Jacksonville Personal Injury Case Worth?
The value of your case could range from a few thousand dollars to over $1 million. Your case value depends on multiple factors, such as the severity of your injuries, the financial impact of the accident, and who the liable parties are.
Compensation in personal injury cases may include economic and noneconomic damages, such as lost wages, pain and suffering, medical expenses, loss of future earning potential, and more. Punitive damages may also be available if you have clear and convincing evidence of intentional misconduct or gross negligence by the defendant.
You can also pursue damages for your family’s emotional and financial losses if your immediate family member was killed in an accident in Jacksonville. Wrongful death damages include loss of companionship, burial expenses, your loved one’s pain and suffering, and more.
Recent Changes in Florida Personal Injury Laws Could Affect Compensation
Changes to state law made in March 2023 require victims to disclose information that was previously considered private, including how many of their medical expenses were covered by insurance and whether their attorney referred them to their doctor. These disclosures could lead a jury to award lower compensation for medical costs.
Regardless of how much of your medical expenses were covered by insurance, the careless people who hurt you are liable for the full amount of expenses incurred. These laws do not change that, and we will continue to hold negligent parties and their insurers fully accountable as we always have.
Our Jacksonville personal injury lawyers are passionate about winning maximum compensation for each client. We will leave nothing undiscovered in our investigations and spend significant time with you to ensure we understand how much your injuries have affected your life. Contact us now for a free case evaluation.
Understanding Liability in Jacksonville Personal Injury Lawsuits
Most personal injury cases in Jacksonville are based on negligence. Negligence means that someone didn’t act reasonably with the level of care that someone with ordinary prudence would have exercised under the same circumstances, and, as a result, their conduct caused you to get hurt.
When you file a negligence action, you will have the burden of proving each of the following:
- The defendant owed you a duty of care.
- The defendant breached this duty of care, either through their actions or inaction.
- The defendant’s conduct was the direct and proximate cause of your injury.
- You have suffered damages—like medical expenses, lost wages, or emotional distress—as a result.
You’ll need persuasive facts and substantial evidence to win your case. Our personal injury lawyers in Jacksonville have decades of experience building successful negligence actions for clients like you. When we handle your claim, our team will work together, share resources, and combine strengths to carefully analyze every detail and uncover evidence that supports your claim.
How Does Shared Fault Impact My Florida Personal Injury Claim?
Under Florida state law, everyone who contributes to an accident shares responsibility for the resulting damages. This includes victims. If your negligence contributes to an accident, it will affect your ability to recover compensation. Florida comparative negligence law says that a financial recovery from a third party is prohibited if you are primarily at fault for your accident.
If you share less than 51 percent of the blame for your accident, your damages will be reduced. The reduction is proportionate to your role in the accident. If you’re 50 percent at fault, the amount you can recover for your losses will be cut in half.
Don’t let victim-blaming tactics hurt your chances of getting the compensation you deserve. When you enlist our help, we’ll fight back against these tactics and fight to limit how much, if any, fault is attributed to you.
What Does It Cost To Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer in Jacksonville?
You pay absolutely nothing out-of-pocket to hire our Jacksonville personal injury lawyers. We work on contingency. That means you only pay if we win your case.
When we win, our legal fees come out of your settlement or verdict, so there’s no added financial strain on you.
What’s the Deadline To File a Florida Personal Injury Lawsuit?
In most cases, the statute of limitations for personal injury in Florida is two years. Therefore, you have two years from the date of an accident or a family member’s wrongful death to file your case.
If you don’t take prompt action and you allow the deadline to pass, you’ll give up the right to get the compensation you deserve. We can help you understand the specific deadlines that apply in your case and help ensure you don’t miss them.
Call Our Trusted Jacksonville Personal Injury Lawyers for a Free Consultation
You don’t have to take on a powerful insurance company or intimidating corporation on your own after a life-changing accident. Contact Farah & Farah and let our Jacksonville personal injury lawyers fight for you.
We’ve been protecting accident victims in Jacksonville for more than 40 years. We’re passionate about making a genuine difference in the lives of the clients we represent, and our results are a testament to that. We’ve won over $1 billion in financial awards for our clients. Now we’re ready to fight for you.
Call our Jacksonville, Florida, law office at (904) 549-6434 to get started with your free consultation.
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