Jacksonville Personal Injury Attorney

Jacksonville Personal Injury Lawyer

Scott Sheftall

Attorney at Law Magazine's Jacksonville Personal Injury Local Legal Authority.

About Scott Sheftall

Scott Sheftall has dedicated his legal career to the art and practice of trial advocacy in American courts of law and arbitration tribunals. Mr. Sheftall is a Board Certified Specialist (B.C.S.) in Civil Trial Law by the Florida Bar and has over 40 years of experience in trying civil cases in courthouses throughout Florida and beyond. He takes pride in pursuing the difficult cases that other lawyers have turned down.Mr. Sheftall’s special knowledge, skills, and professionalism in trial advocacy are denoted by his Board Certification in Civil Trial Law. Board Certification represents the highest level of evaluation by The Florida Bar of the competency and experience of attorneys in the limited areas of law approved for certification by the Supreme Court of Florida. In 2000, Mr. Sheftall was inducted into the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), an invitation-only association dedicated to upholding the highest professional standards of trial practice in the civil jury system. In 2014, Mr. Sheftall was inducted as a Fellow into the highly selective International Society of Barristers, a society dedicated to the preservation of trial by jury, the adversary system and an independent judiciary. Mr. Sheftall was also recently designated as one of “America’s Top 100 Lawyers” as a result of his outstanding career-long achievements. Further, Mr. Sheftall has achieved Martindale-Hubbell’s highest peer-review rating of “AV Preeminent,” and he has been selected as a Florida “Super Lawyer” in litigation categories every year since 2006. In addition, Mr. Sheftall has also been recognized as one of the “Top Attorneys in South Florida” by South Florida Legal Guide, and during the last two years, he was recognized as one of “Northeast Florida’s Top Attorneys” and “Area Board Certified Attorneys” by Jacksonville Magazine.Mr. Sheftall believes that relationships of genuine trust and confidence, established with clients and the courts through exceptional competence, candor, and compassion, are the foundation on which every winning case is built by the firm. This core conviction was forged through experience in trying cases in a broad range of subject areas, including complex commercial litigation, class actions, antitrust, insurance, property damage, defamation, probate, negligence, product liability, maritime and admiralty, premises liability, legal and medical malpractice, and wrongful death. Mr. Sheftall has successfully prosecuted and defended significant cases in each of these areas in state and federal trial courts, on appeal, in arbitration, and in adversary proceedings in bankruptcy. The total value of all judgments, settlements, and arbitration awards Mr. Sheftall has achieved is in excess of $100,000,000.

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Recommended by the Jacksonville Community

What a great professional team !!! Scott Sheftall and Brian Moore were superb at helping me come to a much needed resolution from a difficult case. They guided me and supported me every step of the way. The team helped me recover financially what had been promised by the company I had sold my company to.... I highly recommend this firm!!!
Jeannette Wright
Jeannette Wright
14:12 19 Jul 19
I want to take this opportunity to express my sincere thanks to Mr. Sheftall and his team for their persistence and hard work. Their professionalism and prompt response was evident from my first phone call to their office. I was pleased with their representation, I highly recommend this firm.
Lois Brown
Lois Brown
01:32 29 May 19
Calling this office was the best thing I ever did when I needed an injury attorney. They literally did 99% of the leg work and I ended up a very very happy client in less than a year from the day I officially retained them. Consider yourself one of the lucky ones if you have even found this review. Not only Was Scott Sheftall a professional and very good, but his assistant Attorney Brian Moore was also brilliant and professional in every area of our agreement. I am not hoping to ever need an injury attorney again. But if I do or any of my loved ones do, Sheftall and Team will be who we call.
Felice Angelo P
Felice Angelo P
23:37 13 Aug 18
Scott Sheftall represented me in my defamation case. From my first phone call to the office, and including every interaction I had thereafter, I was treated with respect and professionalism. Mr. Sheftall and his team's expertise and diligence was crucial in the favorable and quick outcome of my case. Scott, Brian, Lynda, and Tabby were not only a fantastic legal team, but fantastic people as well. I give them my full recommendation.
Jared Watts
Jared Watts
16:22 03 Aug 18

What Is a Jacksonville Personal Injury Attorney?

As you go about your daily routine, it’s likely you will come across scenarios where you could suffer an injury. Maybe you are grocery shopping, dining at your favorite restaurant, or driving in your car. A Jacksonville personal injury attorney represents those who have been injured because of another party’s carelessness, negligence, or willful disregard of others. These wrongful acts are more formally referred to as torts. When you suffer harm as a result of another party, you shouldn’t have to shoulder the financial burden which often accompanies an injury because of medical expenses and lost wages. A licensed personal injury attorney in Jacksonville can help you seek the compensation you deserve in civil court. Although personal injury attorneys deal with tort law, they often specialize in one or more areas. The following list is not exhaustive but includes three broad types of cases Jacksonville personal injury lawyers handle on a day-to-day basis.

Traffic Accident Injury Cases

Each year, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates more than six million traffic collisions are reported to law enforcement, including more than 35,000 fatal crashes, and about 2.5 million injuries. A skilled Jacksonville accident attorney can help investigate your accident and build a strong case against the defense to hold at-fault drivers accountable. Traffic accidents can include truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, and pedestrian accidents. When high speeds are involved, victims who are lucky enough to live through an accident, potentially face lifelong complications.

Premises Liability Injury Cases

In all 50 U.S. states, property owners have the legal obligation to maintain a safe environment for those who visit their business and home. Although exact laws vary from state to state, when a property owner fails to uphold his legal obligation and someone suffers an injury, courts often find the owner liable for damages in civil court. Premises liability accidents include a wide variety of accidents based on location and the type of injury. Victims might get injured at a swimming pool, a theme park, on an elevator, at a shopping mall, and many other locations. The most common type of premises liability accident is a slip-and-fall injury or a trip-and-fall injury. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries, besides traffic accidents, is unintentional falls.

Product Liability Injury Cases

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) records and maintains millions of complaints of injuries caused by defective products each year. A defective product might have a manufacturing defect, a design defect, or a marketing defect, which occurs when companies don’t warn consumers of dangerous products or provide proper instructions. When a known or unknown defect causes injury to a consumer, courts can hold any party in the product’s chain of distribution liable for damages. The CPSC is concerned with all types of household items, sports equipment, toxic and flammable chemicals, toys, and much more, but they do not serve as a watchdog for the automotive industry or the pharmaceutical. Defective airbags and defective tires have been a common cause of injury or death, as well as dangerous drugs.

Contact a Jacksonville Personal Injury Attorney Right Away

With how many fatalities and injuries happen every year due to personal injury accidents, it is good to have a Jacksonville personal injury attorney on dial in your time of need. Many accidents have a procedure to follow to guarantee you the best results in your case. Don’t trust your knowledge, schedule a free consultation today.

Jacksonville Personal Injury Lawyer
Scott Sheftall of Sheftall & Associates
The Local Legal Authority for Jacksonville Personal Injury.
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