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PERSONAL INJURY

AUTO ACCIDENTS

Auto accidents can be devastating and even life-altering experiences. Every year, about 37000 people in America die in auto accidents. Thousands of people suffer from injuries and damage to their property, loss of earning potential, as well as lose their loved ones. 
We at Eastmoore Crauwels & DuBose understand how difficult these times can be, especially when trying to determine who is financially liable for the car repairs, medical bills, lost wages and more.
If you or your loved ones have been hurt due to an auto accident, you may be able to receive compensation from the parties responsible. Whether it was a car, motorcycle or a bicycle crash, a truck accident, or a pedestrian collision, we can help.
It is important to secure an attorney as early as possible in the process so that valuable evidence is not lost or overlooked and deadlines are not missed. Please call us at 941-366-8888 or schedule a free consultation to determine how our attorneys can help.

WHY CHOOSE EASTMOORE CRAUWELS & DUBOSE?

At Eastmoore Crauwels & DuBose, our attorneys have the necessary experience and knowledge. Insurance companies and other responsible parties will have strong legal representation who have defended these types of cases before. It is important for you to have someone as equally experienced on your side. The insurance company may be working against your interests and may try to pay out the least damages possible. Contact an attorney as soon as possible to start building your claim so you can maximize your recovery.

Whether you need help getting your money from an insurance company after an accident, filing a lawsuit against another party in the accident, our attorneys will assist you in:

  • Collecting evidence and speaking to witnesses
  • Helping you understand your rights
  • Determining the value of your claim or lawsuit, and your best course of action
  • Filing a lawsuit if necessary, and navigating technical legal procedural rules
  • Utilizing the best evidence, hiring expert witnesses, and presenting your best case
  • Protecting you against the opposition’s case
  • Getting you the compensation you deserve

COMMON TYPES OF AUTO ACCIDENTS INCLUDE:

  • Drunk driving
  • Reckless driving
  • Negligence
  • Rear end collisions
  • Side impact collisions
  • Sideswipe collisions
  • Rollovers
  • Head-on collisions

UNDERINSURED OR UNINSURED MOTORIST CLAIMS

You may be involved in an auto accident in which the other driver is either uninsured or does not have enough insurance to cover your damages. You may likely have coverage with your own auto insurance company which covers such instances. Simply because the other driver does not have enough insurance does not mean you cannot receive compensation for the full extent of your damages.

WHEN YOU MAY SUE

Statutes of limitations require that lawsuits be filed within a certain amount of time after the injury occurs.

For auto accidents that are caused by negligence, the time limit to bring a claim is four years with very few exceptions in the State of Florida. If a lawsuit is not filed within the four years, the court may refuse to hear the case.

If the four-year deadline is approaching, please contact a lawyer immediately.

CASE ELEMENTS

I. NEGLIGENCE

Car accident cases often use a negligence theory of liability. The law requires everyone to be reasonably prudent and careful in their actions. When driving, this means exercising caution and doing things like noticing the drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians around you on the street. Using a negligence theory means asserting that the defendant was not exercising adequate care in driving, and his or her lack of care caused damage to the plaintiff. This may include a driver who is not paying attention while driving, driving while intoxicated, or driving negligently.

Negligence can be either an act or an omission. For example, negligence can mean acting by driving in a reckless manner, or by failing to act, such as not stopping at a stop sign.

In a negligence case, you and your attorney will need to prove that the defendant was negligent, and that negligence caused your injuries.

II. COMPARATIVE NEGLIGENCE

Comparative negligence occurs when the injured person contributed to the incident that caused the injuries. This can reduce the damages awarded to the victim. Although sometimes both sides might share some of the blame, it is important to have a lawyer who can minimize the blame apportioned to you and maximize your recovery.

III. DAMAGES

COMPENSATORY:

Compensatory damages for the injured party may include compensation for physical and emotional pain and suffering, mental anguish, lost wages, and reimbursement for medical expenses. The spouse of an injured person may also have a claim in his or her own right for damages caused by the injury to his or her spouse.

PUNITIVE:

In some cases, punitive damages may also be awarded. Punitive damages punish the defendant and discourage him or her, and others, from engaging in such behavior in the future.

Consulting with an experienced attorney after a personal injury can be very helpful. The attorneys at Eastmoore Crauwels & DuBose can evaluate your claim and help you understand your options. Call us today at 941-366-8888 or schedule a free consultation.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

“Patricia Crauwels and Margaret Good represented our company very capably and presented a compelling case in our recent jury trial. In fact, the jury found in our favor and dismissed the notion that we bore any liability due to this event (which was, frankly, unexpected). This was due to the excellent plan and hard work they both put forth on our behalf. We were very pleased with the outcome and would recommend EC&D for legal needs your company may have.

Kudos and thanks, too, to Alisa Vizcarra, who organized us all and communicated with pleasant professionalism over the past 18 months.”

– RICK KRIEGER

“Used services of this law firm back in 2012. Have been tried two different attorneys before. Based on my previous experiences I can say they did a good job in my case. If you like me having a tough personal injury case – that’s the firm in Sarasota area to call.”

– BILLER REINHART

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Based on 10 reviews
Raqui S.
Keith was referred to me by a friend after I got into my first (and hopefully last) car accident and I can say this man is a BLESSING! He made sure that I knew what was going on every step of the way and answered any questions I had. He’s very honest and open about how he works and I appreciate that. He’s definitely going to be the lawyer I refer anyone to if they find themselves in an accident.
Eric T.
Excellent Firm!
Bernie L.
My wife was the victim in a horrific car accident. The care that Keith and Marcia showed us goes above and beyond anything we could have expected from a law firm. There is no way that an ordinary citizen could possibly navigate the insurance companies, hospitals, the opposing side, without the help of an attorney. Keith, Marcia, and the entire firm bring a great deal of honour to that profession. Should you ever be in need I can't recommend them highly enough.
Qinghua W.
I was referred to Mr. DuBose when I was injured in an adverse auto collision. Mr. DuBose and his team has helped me to persevere through a difficult time in my life and helped me settled the case. I am very glad I chose this prestigious law firm. The whole team is extremely professional and supportive. Mr. DuBose is simply the best. He is very knowledgeable, professional and compassionate. I am very impressed with his legal aid, Christina, as well. She is always there to listen to your concerns and respond to you in a timely manner. My experience with this law firm has been very enjoyable, and I will be recommending it to family and friends.Thank you, Mr. DuBose and your team.
Tara O.
K Dubose is a go getter he will make sure he do all he can to take care of his clients thank you so much!! Everyone that I've come across has been very friendly makes your situation a bit better to know you have such great support 🙂
Dana N.
Denvil G.
Great attorney's.
Rick K.
Patricia Crauwels and Margaret Good represented our company very capably, and presented a compelling case in our recent jury trial. In fact, the jury found in our favor and dismissed the notion that we bore any liability due to this event (which was, frankly, unexpected). This was due to the excellent plan and hard work they both put forth on our behalf. We were very pleased with the outcome and would recommend Matthews Eastmoore for legal needs your company may have.Kudos and thanks, too, to Alisa Vizcarra, who organized us all and communicated with pleasant professionalism over the past 18 months.
AJ G.
The best attorney's in south west FL will leave no stone unturned in finding justice a pleasure to work with and just all around great people would highly recommend to anyone needing personal injury attorney
Biller R.
Used services of this law firm back in 2012. Have been tried two different attorneys before. Based on my previous experiences I can say they did a good job in my case. If you like me having a tough personal injury case - that's the firm in Sarasota area to call.

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MEDICAL MALPRACTICE

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NURSING NEGLIGENCE

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WRONGFUL DEATH

A “Wrongful Death” occurs when a person dies as a result of another’s negligence or malpractice.  The underlying principles of negligence and malpractice remain the same, only the measure of damages change.  A “Wrongful Death” can be caused by a negligent driver in an auto accident, a negligent driver in a truck accident, or from the negligence of a doctor or a hospital.  If the injured person survives, he or she is entitled to a recovery for personal injuries.  However, if the injured person dies, damages move from the injured person to the surviving spouse and in some cases to the decedent’s children or estate.  The claim must be brought by the decedent’s Personal Representative.  Like Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice claims, the lawyers of Eastmoore Crauwels & DuBose have handled dozens of Wrongful Death actions and are well equipped to aggressively litigate the rights of all survivors.

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Patricia D. Crauwels

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Theodore C. Eastmoore

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