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If you have been injured by a negligent party in Sarasota, you need a personal injury attorney you can trust. Burnetti, P.A. is here to help. Our team has been fighting for injury victims for more than 30 years, and we have what it takes to get you the compensation you deserve.

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What is a Personal Injury?

A personal injury lawsuit is a legal action filed by an individual who has suffered harm or injury due to the negligence or intentional misconduct of another party. Such lawsuits aim to seek compensation for the damages incurred, which may include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other related costs. Personal injury cases can arise from various situations, and the legal process typically involves proving that the defendant's actions or negligence directly caused the plaintiff's injuries.

Here are explanations for common types of personal injury cases:

  • Car Accidents: Involves injuries sustained in collisions between automobiles, where one party is typically at fault due to negligence.
  • Truck Accidents: Similar to car accidents but involve larger commercial trucks, often resulting in more severe injuries due to their size and weight.
  • Motorcycle Accidents: Pertains to accidents involving motorcycles, where riders are particularly vulnerable to injuries due to the lack of protection.
  • Slip and Fall Accidents: Refers to injuries sustained from slipping, tripping, or falling on someone else's property due to hazardous conditions such as wet floors, uneven surfaces, or lack of proper warning signs.
  • Medical Malpractice: Involves injuries caused by the negligence or malpractice of healthcare professionals, including doctors, nurses, and other medical staff.
  • Defective Products: Concerns injuries caused by products with manufacturing defects, design flaws, or inadequate warnings, making manufacturers, distributors, or retailers liable.
  • Premises Liability: This encompasses injuries that occur on someone else's property due to unsafe conditions, such as inadequate maintenance, lack of security, or failure to address known hazards.
  • Workers' Compensation: Pertains to injuries suffered in the workplace, allowing employees to receive compensation for medical expenses and lost wages without having to prove fault.
  • Nursing Home Abuse: Involves mistreatment or neglect of elderly residents in nursing homes, including physical abuse, emotional abuse, or neglectful care.
  • Wrongful Death: This occurs when a person's death is caused by the negligence or intentional actions of another party, leading to legal action by the deceased person's surviving family members.

Personal injury cases are built on the following three elements:

  • The at-fault party owed you a duty of care
  • The at-fault party breached this duty
  • The breach caused your injury
  • You suffered damages as a result of the accident

In other words, you need to be able to prove that the at-fault party was negligent.

What Sets Us Apart?

  • A Proven Record of Results

    We have recovered millions of dollars for our clients, including many multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements.

  • A Culture of Customer Service

    We treat all of our clients like family, requiring regular calls to clients in an effort to promote the best possible client experience.

  • Decades of Unwavering Service

    Our firm has proudly served injured people throughout the state of Florida for 30 years, and we're just getting started.

  • A Network of Support

    We help clients find doctors, deal with insurance companies and recover compensation for medical bills and lost wages.

Why Choose Burnetti, P.A.?

Our firm understands that the legal process can be daunting and challenging, which is why we are ready to represent you from start to finish. Let us maximize your entitled compensation while you make the best possible recovery from injury.

Here are just a few of the reasons to choose Burnetti, P.A. to handle your personal injury case:

  • We have a track record of success. We have secured tens of millions of dollars in compensation for our clients.
  • We have the resources to win. We have a full-time investigator on staff and can bring in experts in a variety of fields to help build your case.
  • We offer free consultations. You can meet with a personal injury lawyer at our firm to discuss your case and learn more about your legal options at no cost to you.
  • We work on a contingency fee basis. You do not have to worry about paying us any upfront costs. We only get paid if we win your case.

Contact us today at (941) 366-2838 to learn more about your legal options.

Successful Verdicts & Settlements

Serious Lawyers, Serious Results
  • DUI Car Accident $7.25 Million

    $7,250,000 recovery due to a car accident resulting in death by a driver under the influence of an illegal substance.

  • Hospital Medical Malpractice $3.8 Million

    $3,820,000 verdict on behalf of a woman who suffered traumatic brain injury due to failure provide proper care.

  • Helicopter Crash $2.5 Million

    $2,500,000 recovery for a pilot involved in a helicopter crash.

  • Trucking Accident $2 Million

    $2,000,000 recovery for a family who lost their adult child due to a trucking accident.

  • Wrongful Death $1.9 Million

    $1,964,000 settlement for a mother who received four times the amount of medication that resulted in her death.

  • Trucking Accident $1.9 Million

    $1,900,000 verdict for a trucking accident that resulted in the death of an adult child.

  • Personal Injury $1,750,000

    We were able to obtain a settlement agreement of $1,750,000.00 on our client’s behalf.

  • Confidential Settlement $1.5 Million
  • Defective Product $1.25 Million

    $1,250,000 recovery due to severe injury caused by car radiator explosion.

  • Medical Malpractice $1 Million

    $1,062,500 settlement for a medical malpractice case resulting in injury.


How Do You Prove Negligence in a Personal Injury Case?

Proving negligence in a personal injury case requires you to show that the at-fault party owed you a duty of care and breached this duty. You must also prove that the breach caused your injury and that you suffered damages as a result.

Here are some of the most common ways to prove negligence in a personal injury case:

  • Police reports
  • Photos or videos from the scene of the accident
  • Testimony from eyewitnesses
  • Expert witness testimony
  • Physical evidence, such as the damaged item that caused your injury
  • Medical records

You should consult with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible if you have been injured and believe that someone else is to blame. An attorney can help you gather the evidence you need to prove negligence and build a strong case for compensation.


    How Long Does a Personal Injury Case Take?

    There is no set time frame for a personal injury case. Most cases, however, are resolved through a settlement. If you can reach a settlement with the at-fault party’s insurance company, your case can be resolved relatively quickly. It can take just a few weeks to a few months to negotiate a settlement.

    If your case goes to trial, it will take much longer to resolve. Personal injury trials can take several months or even years to complete. The length of your case will depend on the complexity of the issues involved and the number of parties involved.

    What is the Personal Injury Claim Process?

    If you have been injured, you have the right to seek compensation from the at-fault party. You may be able to recover compensation through a personal injury lawsuit or by filing an insurance claim.

    Here is what you need to know about the personal injury claim process:

    • Seek medical attention: You should see a doctor as soon as possible after an accident. You should be sure to follow all of your doctor’s orders and attend all follow-up appointments. This will prove that you are taking your recovery seriously and help you avoid a dispute with the insurance company.
    • Document your injuries: You should take photos of your injuries and keep a journal detailing your recovery. This can help prove the extent of your injuries and the impact they have on your life.
    • Report the accident: You should report the accident to the appropriate party as soon as possible. You should report a car accident to the police, a slip and fall accident to the property owner, and a workplace accident to your employer.
    • Collect evidence: You should gather all the evidence you can to prove your claim. This includes photos or videos from the scene of the accident, witness contact information, and any other relevant documents. You should also be sure to get a copy of the official police report.
    • File an insurance claim: You should file a claim with the at-fault party’s insurance company as soon as possible. You should be sure to include all relevant documents and clearly state the amount of compensation you are seeking.
    • Negotiate a settlement: If the insurance company agrees to pay you the compensation you are seeking, you can resolve your case through a settlement. You should never accept the first settlement offer. Instead, you should negotiate with the help of an attorney to get the maximum compensation you deserve.
    • File a personal injury lawsuit: If the insurance company refuses to pay you a fair settlement, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit. You will need to prove your case in court and convince a jury to award you the compensation you deserve.
    • Appeal a decision: You have the right to appeal a decision in a personal injury case. You should consult with an attorney as soon as possible if you do not agree with the jury’s decision.

    How Can a Personal Injury Attorney Help Me?

    Personal injury cases can be complicated. They require you to prove that the at-fault party was negligent and that you deserve compensation for your injuries. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you build the strongest possible case and fight to get you the compensation you deserve.

    Here are just a few of the ways that a personal injury lawyer can help you:

    • Investigate your case and gather the evidence you need to prove negligence
    • Calculate the full extent of your damages and negotiate with the insurance company to get you a fair settlement
    • Handle all negotiations with the insurance company and make sure your rights are protected
    • Prepare your case for trial and represent you in court

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