Whatever your legal situation, we understand that it’s of maximum importance to you, and that it’s affecting your life from a little to a whole lot. If you need help with any of these areas in which we practice, contact us right away and let us show you a different kind of confidence in your lawyer :
Car, Truck, Motorcycle, Boat, and Other Vehicle Crashes ANYWHERE IN THE UNITED STATES*
if you or a loved one is injured, or God forbid killed in a crash, we understand truly how these events change your life. Our Managing Partner Don Pinaud was himself seriously injured in a car crash. Pain, medical bills, loss of ability to enjoy life, loss of earnings, or the loss of a loved one can be devastating. Don’t give insurance companies statements without a lawyer - they are not on your side! And don’t settle or sign a release thinking they are paying you what your case is worth - they don’t want you to talk to us and find out the truth! Study after study has shown that clients recover more money with a lawyer even after they pay the lawyer a contingency fee! Let us help you through this difficult time, and also get you the compensation you deserve and need. Money doesn’t fix all problems and we get that. But in our society it’s all we can do to try and make it better. We promise to be sure we get the maximum for you in every way.
*In some states other than Florida in some situations we may be required to associate or work with lawyers licensed in those states to help us help you. If we do, you never pay extra, and we only work with dedicated and aggressive lawyers who share our philosophy and determination to win for you
Slip/Trip & Fall Injuries
When you or a loved one trips and falls due the negligence of a property owner, the injuries can be lifelong, and some falls are even fatal. Adults are not kids. A fall that happens in one second can change your life forever. From falls due to spilled ketchup in grocery stores, defective stairs or steps, and even brain damage and massive neck injuries from a fall on slippery painted concrete at a major amusement park - and everything in between - we have handled the tricky law of slip/trip and fall cases for decades. If you or a loved one are hurt or worse from a fall, call us right away. Be sure to make a report with the property/place you fell. Just say you fell and hurt yourself due to slipping on water, ketchup, soap, “something slippery” or whatever and that’s it. Don’t give too much information. Take lots of pictures if possible. Take you shoes off if possible right away and put them in a plastic bag. Then call us either right before or right after you go to the hospital, if needed.
Legal and Professional Malpractice.
Lawyers, property appraisers, accountants, brokers, insurance agents and other professionals make mistakes. When they do, you should not bear the cost and pain and loss of them. We know well how to collect money from these professionals to right the wrongs they caused to you.
Folks can pay thousands and thousands of dollars to an insurance company over a lifetime only to have them deny or low-ball your claim when your car, house or other property is damaged, or when you make a claim for disability, uninsured motorist benefits in a car crash, or other type of claim. Don Pinaud started his career 22 years ago defending insurance companies and after learning the “ropes” of their reality has been suing them for over 20 years for clients who wrongfully have their claims denied or disrespected. Contact us - we will make them pay what they owe.
Civil Rights and Police Brutality.
Not every lawyer knows how to sue police or government agencies for civil rights violations or police brutality/excessive force, but we do. If the police or any government agent or agency deprived you of your civil rights, contact us immediately. We know what it takes to get you real compensation and we aren’t afraid to do it. We are licensed to practice in every federal court in Florida to maximize your claims and recovery.
Unpaid Wages / Overtime & Employment Discrimination.
Did your employer fail to pay you the money you are owed for your work due to some nonsense argument about why they don’t have to pay you? Or fail to pay you time and a half overtime for all hours you worked in a week over 40? Were you fired or not hired because of your age, sex, race, religion or other characteristic, or because you complained about an improper practice? Don Pinaud took an employment case all the way to the United States Supreme Court in Washington DC and argued it there in person, all toward getting the client the money he deserved. You can count on us to help you too get the money you earned or are owed.
And Many Other Areas - Ask Us First!
Complicated contract dispute? Business problems? Consumer fraud, deception or improper sales, repair or practice? Warranty problems with a car or anything else? Slander or libel? Administrative problems? We can help with too many items to list, and over the years we have helped thousands of clients with hundreds of different problems. If you have any type of legal problem, contact us first. We likely can handle it and know how to do it well. And if we can’t we are happy to suggest a strong lawyer we trust who can. We no longer accept cases in the areas of family law, probate, guardianship or wills. In North Florida we highly recommend The Law Firm of John Kattman, (904)398-1229, for these services.