Lake City & Jacksonville Personal Injury Lawyers
Douglas & Carter is your local law firm for injuries and accidents in Lake City, Jacksonville and Live Oak
With offices in Lake City and Jacksonville, Douglas & Carter is the law firm you need when you have suffered a personal injury at the hands of someone else’s negligent behavior. Our personal injury lawyers have the big-city, big-firm experience necessary to handle cases of any size or complexity; we also practice in small towns throughout northern Florida and understand the importance of a personal touch to a successful and satisfactory outcome for our clients.
We Try More Cases
Most personal injury cases settle at some point and most injury victims never see the inside of a courtroom. But preparing a case for trial and being ready to go to court are critical to achieving the best result. Insurance companies don’t want to face a jury in a serious injury accident, so their motivation to settle depends a lot on your lawyer’s reputation for success in the courtroom. At Douglas & Carter, our Lake City & Jacksonville personal injury lawyers are known for taking cases to trial, with positive results. While we listen to your expectations and settle when appropriate, our team is ready and able to take your case all the way to a jury verdict when it is in your best interest to do so. Additionally, our lawyers have experience working for insurance company defense firms, negotiating and litigating from the other side. We know how they work, and we know how to appropriately value your claim both pre-suit and in litigation.
Your Local Law Firm for All Your Legal Needs
Douglas & Carter is a full-service law firm ready to meet your needs in a variety of legal areas. Call on our attorneys in Lake City or Jacksonville for help with any of the following:
Personal Injury – We help victims of car, truck or motorcycle accidents recover compensation from the negligent driver. We hold property owners liable for unsafe premises and manufacturers liable for defective products. Our comprehensive personal injury practice includes representing victims of bicycle and pedestrian accidents and boating accidents as well. We work to achieve maximum compensation in cases involving catastrophic injury or wrongful death, and we work to see that injury victims and their families get the medical care and financial support they need to matter what challenges they may face.
Labor/Employment Law – We put our trial skills to use for the benefit of individuals who have been discriminated against because of their race, nationality, gender, age, disability or other protected classes. We also represent those who have been denied their earned wages, including minimum wage and unpaid overtime issues.
Family Law – Our Florida family law attorneys represent clients in divorce and post-dissolution matters, including alimony, property division, time sharing and visitation, establishing paternity, enforcement of divorce agreements and modification of child support, and relocation of a minor child. Our team has extensive experience in Florida family law matters in nearly every courtroom in north central Florida.
Business Law – Whether you are a start-up, a small family business or a major corporation. Douglas & Carter’s attorneys are adept litigators who understand how business works and will fight for your business interests.
Criminal Defense – Our criminal defense practice is headed by a former judge and criminal defense attorney with decades of experience handling criminal cases in both capacities. We utilize our years of experience and extensive knowledge and skills to get a positive outcome for you when you are faced with a DUI, a possession offense, assault and battery or other criminal charges.
Mediation Services – If you find yourself involved in a civil dispute and wish to avoid protracted litigation, mediation may help you resolve your dispute more efficiently and economically, with a creative solution that is custom tailored to meet your needs without destroying an important business or family relationship. Douglas & Carter can provide a certified, skilled mediator to facilitate the process and fashion a result that achieves your goals.
Your Law Firm – Here When You Need Us, When You Need Us
You have legal needs, and Douglas & Carter is here to serve you, whenever and wherever you need us. Call us day or night. Same-day appointments are available, and you will meet with an attorney right from the very start. We maintain offices in Lake City and Jacksonville, and you are welcome to come to us, or we will come to meet you if that is more convenient. Spanish is spoken in the office, and we offer a variety of different payment methods, including contingency fees in personal injury and employment cases, where you don’t pay any legal fees unless and until we recover for you. Call the Jacksonville & Lake City personal injury lawyers of Douglas & Carter whenever you have legal needs, and we will be here for you.