Education Attorney M. David Shapiro graduated from the University of Florida,... more
Education Attorney M. David Shapiro graduated from the University of Florida, College of Journalism, in 1981. He graduated from Florida State University College of Law with honors in 1985 and was admitted to The Florida Bar the same year. While attending the Florida State University College of Law, Mr. Shapiro served on the Florida State Law Review, and published articles on The Safety Belt La... view profile
Attorney Maria Gerber is the founder of the Sarasota personal injury firm, The... more
Attorney Maria Gerber is the founder of the Sarasota personal injury firm, The Gerber Law Group, P.A. Before establishing her firm, Ms. Gerber worked as an assistant state attorney, where she prosecuted thousands of criminal cases and tried more than 100 jury trials. Now as a personal injury lawyer, she chooses to represent the wrongfully injured only, and never insurance companies. If you woul... view profile
A personal injury lawyer works with clients who have suffered a physical or emotional injury, usually by accident or mistake. They cover cases such as car accidents, botched surgery, and harassment. Personal injury attorneys know how the insurance claim process works, they know what evidence to gather, and they know how to calculate and present a claim for damages. Many personal injury attorneys take cases on a contingency basis, which means they receive an agreed-upon percentage of the payment you receive, also called the personal injury settlement. If you don't recover any money, they don't get paid their fee. Personal injury lawyers also know how to defend you if someone thinks an injury is your fault.