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Car Accident Attorneys in Sarasota

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Carl Reynolds Law believes in the simple idea that everyone deserves to be respected after getting into a serious auto accident. Yet insurance companies often get a bad reputation for seemingly doing all they can to make a claimant’s life more difficult. As trusted Sarasota car accident lawyers, our calling is making certain that everyone in our communities know they can come to us for guidance and support if they find themselves in such a frustrating situation.

We like to say that “injuries are personal.” Our motto not only acknowledges that your personal injury claim is more than just paperwork for you, but it also explains our approach to handling a case. We take things to heart as if we were representing ourselves because each client deserves nothing less.


Call (888) 905-4453 to talk to an award-winning car accident law firm in Sarasota today.


What Caused Your Car Accident?

Florida requires motorists to purchase personal injury protection (PIP) insurance, which provides damage coverage after a crash on a no-fault basis. When the coverage provided through PIP insurance is not enough and you have been seriously injured, you can pursue further compensation through a personal injury claim, which requires you to establish fault and liability. To begin, we will want to figure out the cause of your car accident to narrow in on who can be found liable for your damages.

A few common causes of car accidents include:

The liable parties for your accident could vary depending on our findings. We might need to file a claim against one or more motorists, an auto part manufacturer, or even the municipality tasked with carefully maintaining public roads in your area. No matter who is on the other side of your car accident claim, though, you can be confident that we have things under control.

Serious Injuries Call for Serious Compensation

As mentioned, Florida will typically only allow a car accident claim if you, the claimant or plaintiff, have been seriously injured. What does it mean to be “seriously injured” under a legal definition? Although it can be open to some interpretation and a judge’s discretion, Florida Statute Section 316.027 defines a “serious bodily injury” as “an injury […] that creates a substantial risk of death, serious personal disfigurement, or protracted loss or impairment […]”

In car accident claims, some of the most commonly cited serious injuries are:

  • Whiplash: Many rear-end collisions result in the people in the front car suffering whiplash. When the neck is rocked back and forth suddenly and violently, it can tear muscles, tendons, and nerves, causing whiplash. The injury might begin as soreness, but it can worsen to chronic pain and debilitations that last months or years.
  • Back or spinal cord damage: A serious back injury in a car accident can make it painful to walk, sit, or lie down. In extreme cases, a car accident can cause paralysis due to injury directly to the spinal cord.
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI): Most neurologists agree that there is no such thing as a mild brain injury. Even a concussion in a crash can cause lifelong consequences, such as memory issues, speech impediments, chronic migraines, and more.
  • Broken bones: Drivers in violent crashes often suffer broken arms, legs, and clavicles due to how they had braced themselves at the moment of impact. Some bone breaks can heal relatively quickly with the right care, but they are still considered “serious injuries” due to the “protracted” impairment they cause.

If you have suffered a serious injury of any sort, then our Sarasota car accident lawyers can carefully calculate the damages you have experienced and will likely experience in the future. We will want to factor in your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more, so we pursue the maximum amount of compensation on your behalf.

Our Team Cares & Listens

Make your voice known and heard by coming to Carl Reynolds Law in Sarasota after a serious car accident. We can take the time to get to know you and what happened to you, hopefully putting your mind at ease as your claim progresses. While you work on taking care of yourself and your family, we will work diligently on your case to achieve the optimal outcome.


Please schedule a free case evaluation today, so we can see if we can help you.