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If you or your loved ones have been hurt or even killed due to the negligence of another, you may be eligible to receive compensation from the parties responsible.



We have years of experience litigating all types of personal injury cases. You may be litigating against a hospital or an insurance company, in which case you will need experienced attorneys on your side.


You or a loved one may have a claim for a personal injury caused in any of the following ways:
  • Auto accidents
  • Construction accidents
  • Slip and fall
  • Medical malpractice
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Product liability
  • Workplace accidents


In order to win a personal injury lawsuit, a plaintiff must prove that the defendant breached a duty owed to him and that the defendant’s breach caused the plaintiff’s damages. The key question in most personal injury suits is whether the defendant was negligent.


The law requires everyone to be reasonably prudent and careful in their actions. For example, when driving, this means exercising caution and 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 his or her actions, and this lack of care caused damage to the plaintiff.

Negligence can be either an act or an omission. In the case of an auto accident, 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.


If the defendant is found liable, he or she may owe compensation for the damage caused to the plaintiff. These awards are usually one of two types, compensatory damages, and punitive damages.


Compensatory damages for the injured party may include compensation for physical and emotional pain and suffering, mental anguish, and loss of consortium, as well as compensation for lost wages and to pay medical bills, both in the past and in the future.


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


The plaintiff in a personal injury suit is usually the person who sustained the injuries and, potentially, his or her spouse. In some cases, another party can be designated to represent the injured person, for example if the victim is a child or has a mental impairment. If the victim has died as a result of the injury, a wrongful death action is brought by the personal representative of the deceased who sues on behalf of the decedent’s survivors who have suffered damages caused by the death. Immediate family members, such as parents, spouses, children, and dependents, may receive compensation as a result of the damages they suffer.


There are legal limitations on the amount of time that can pass between the victim suffering injury and initiating a lawsuit.

  • For personal injury lawsuits that are caused by negligence in the State of Florida, that time limit is four years.
  • For medical malpractice, the statute of limitations requires victims to sue within two years of the date on which they discover, or reasonably should have discovered, the injury.
  • For wrongful death, the statute of limitations requires that a wrongful death suit be filed within two years of the death.

There are few exceptions, so it is best to consult with a lawyer before your case gets near the deadline.


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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.
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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.
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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.
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If you feel you have been the victim of medical malpractice, call Eastmoore Crauwels & DuBose  at 941-366-8888 or schedule a free consultation. Our experienced attorneys will give you the help you need to achieve the justice you deserve.


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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.













Patricia D. Crauwels

Board Certified Civil Trial


Theodore C. Eastmoore

Board Certified Civil Trial