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Mark Hickey

Sarasota Personal Injury Attorneys


For almost 25 years, our Sarasota personal injury attorneys have successfully handled thousands of injury cases throughout the Sunshine State. Representing Florida residents, as well as, many in and out-of-state visitors, our dedicated team of trial attorneys is committed to protecting those who have been negligently injured or tragically suffered wrongful death.  With more than $90 Million in negotiated settlements and verdicts at trial, the Fernandez Firm is a leading personal injury firm.

Unlike some firms who try to handle all types of legal cases, we focus on and have extensive experience in car accidents claims, medical malpractice, slip and fall injuries and all personal injury cases. It’ s all we do!   If you or your loved one has been injured in Sarasota, Florida, make sure you hire an attorney — not just a face on a billboard — who has recently been to trial and, more importantly, regularly won jury verdicts.

If you have questions about your injury claim, call our Sarasota lawyers now to learn more about the compensation you can recover for your pain, suffering and personal injuries.  For a free, immediate, online review of your case, please complete our case evaluation form.

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Our Practice Areas

How Much Do Personal Injury Attorneys Cost?

At the Fernandez Firm, our personal injury lawyers will work with you on a contingent-fee basis. That means, you pay no up-front fees or costs to hire our law firm’s services and we do not get paid unless we make a settlement recovery or win a jury verdict, on your behalf.  Once we obtain a recovery for your injuries, our attorneys’ fees are then deducted as a percentage of your total recovery.   Unlike many Sarasota lawyers, our attorneys do not charge hourly fees for their time or for any consultations.  Instead, you get instant access to experienced personal injury lawyers without any financial commitment and if there is no recovery, there are no fees, legal costs or expenses due. We only get paid if we win…and We Want to Win!

What Can I Recover in a Lawsuit?

At the Fernandez Firm, our goal is to provide wrongfully-injured persons with exceptional legal representation by quickly investigating and aggressive litigating each case to recovery swift settlements and jury verdicts for our injured clients.  Our team of Sarasota personal injury attorneys are dedicated to protecting your legal right and ensuring you receive full compensation when you have been wrongfully injured. Under Florida law, you may be intitled to recover the following categories of damages in a personal injury action:

  • Past and future medical bills, including medication, physical therapy and surgery
  • Past wage loss
  • Loss of future earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • The loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of companionship, comfort, the affections of an injured loved one
  • Loss of support, services and loss of earnings and net accumulations in a wrongful death action
  • Funeral expenses

If you or someone you love has been hurt and are unable to work, let our Bradenton law firm represent you to obtain the lost economic resources your family will need during the difficult times following an accident.

Personal Injury Cases We Handle

Our office handles a wide variety of personal injury cases in Sarasota including the following:

  • Car Accidents
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Slip and Fall Injury
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Wrongful Death Claims

We also handle injury claims involving:

Pressure Sores or Bed Sores: Pressure sores or bed sores can often occur in long hospital and nursing home stays. These injuries, medically referred to as decubitus ulcers, result when prolonged, unrelieved pressure, causes damage to a bedridden patient’s underlying body tissues. These avoidable medical conditions typically develop over the patient’s heels, tailbone, hips or other bony prominences. Bedsores are often extremely painful, they can be difficult to heal without fast, appropriate, wound care treatment and may be deadly. Don’t wait to contact our attorneys if you have any questions about a pressure sore and need the help of an experienced attorney in Sarasota.

Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Injuries:  Spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries can have a life-altering impact on an injured person’s quality of life and economic future.   Hiring a personal injury lawyer with little trial experience in the field can dramatically decrease the value of these cases. For more than two decades, our attorneys at the Fernandez Firm have represented clients who have suffered these terrible injuries and understand complexities associated with obtaining full-value for these injury cases. Our lawyers will fight to protect your rights to ensure you recover all damages recoverable including past and future necessary medical care, all lost earnings and loss of enjoyment of life resulting from a traumatic brain or spinal cord injury.

Wrongful Death: In Sarasota, when a person dies due to the negligence of another, their surviving spouse, children and other family members may be able to be entitled to recover damages for their wrongful death. Over the years, our firm has handled hundreds of wrongful death actions. While many attorneys have never gone to trial much less or settled a wrongful death case, our attorneys have recovered millions of dollars in damages for the families of those wrongfully killed by negligent doctors, careless motor vehicle drivers, poorly staffed nursing homes and against other large corporations.

Dog Bites: Pet owners can be held strictly liable if their animal bites or injuries another person in Florida. In most instances, the animal’s owner will be held responsible even if the person bitten is partially at fault. At the Fernandez Firm, once retained our Sarasota attorneys will contact local authorities to report and investigate the dog’s bit history and will seek to compensation for your pain, suffering, medical expenses, including any expense for plastic surgery, if necessary, and lost wages.

When is the Statute of Limitations?

When you are injured due to the negligence of another party, your right to sue for monetary damages is governed by the statute of limitation. In Florida, our statutes have very specific time limitations on filing personal injury actions thus, if you do not act quickly to fully investigate your case and timely hire appropriate legal experts, your claim may be barred forever, regardless of merit. For example, negligence actions generally must be filed within four years of the incident. However, actions for medical negligence or wrongful death, on the other hand, must be filed within two years and may be much more difficult to calculate.

At the Fernandez Firm, our Sarasota attorneys will review your claim and all associate facts to determine the applicable statute of limitations to protect your legal rights. We will always strive to hold the negligent parties responsible when commencing an action on your behalf. If you wish to seek the advice of our Bradenton attorneys, I would urge you to do so immediately to allow our firm adequate time to investigate your personal injury case and protect your rights.

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If you have questions regarding an injury accident in Sarasota, Florida, call our office today at 1-800-222-8183. Your consultation is free and our lawyers are available for you 24/7

Call now to learn more about your legal rights.