AREAS OF PRACTICE
With well over 40 years of combined legal experience, the attorneys at Burnett Wilson Reeder are dedicated to providing effective legal representation to individuals throughout Florida who have been injured due to the negligence of others and to employees who have not been compensated fairly for their work. Burnett Wilson Reeder handles cases involving the following areas of practice:
A family’s home is often their most important asset. Unfortunately, that asset is frequently viewed as nothing but a dollar sign to many home builders. When it comes to applying a sufficient moisture barrier to a home, builders see this as a way to save money. Whether stucco is applied too thinly, the backing paper is lapped improperly, the control joints are improperly spaced, or there is some other defect, the result is the same – water intrusion. When water gets into a house, it can be destructive, leading to wood rot, mold, and insect infestation including termites. Our firm works with experts in the field of stucco application and will work with you to make sure that your house does not become a casualty of a builder’s desire to profit. There are strict time deadlines that apply, so please contact us today for a FREE CONSULTATION.
It may seem obvious, but insurance companies do not always have the policyholders’ best interests at heart. Whether your insurance company is a for-profit insurance company or a quasi-governmental agency like Citizens Property Insurance Corporation, they will almost always attempt to resolve the matter for the least amount possible. The attorneys at Burnett Wilson Reeder have significant experience dealing with insurance companies and are familiar with the complex laws and insurance policies that govern fire, hurricane, termite, sinkhole, or water losses. These cases are time sensitive, so please do not delay in contacting us.
Fraud in residential real estate transactions happens, and it happens every day. Money and greed drive fraud. It can be emotionally devastating and financially catastrophic when fraud is driven right into your newly purchased home. If you have purchased a home and have discovered major problems with the home you believe the sellers knew about but failed to disclose, you might have legal recourse against the sellers. The attorneys at Burnett Wilson Reeder have extensive experience in representing homeowners who have been defrauded in purchasing a home.
Everyday, people are injured due to the careless and dangerous acts of others. Personal injury claims that our Tampa, Florida attorneys handle include:
There is likely nothing worse than losing a loved one. When that death is at the hands of someone’s negligence, the tragedy is even worse. While nothing can replace the pain of losing a loved one, there is a mechanism in place in Florida for certain family members to recover both economic and non-economic damages (like mental anguish) from the offending party. At Burnett Wilson Reeder, we have experience in these unfortunate claims and can help you through the process. Contact us if you believe that a loved one has been killed as a result of someone else’s negligence.
Truck drivers and companies must comply with strict state and federal guidelines regarding the number of hours that a trucker can drive at a time, mandated break and rest times, and maintenance of vehicles. When someone is injured in a truck accident, it is often a very serious injury due to the massive size and weight of commercial trucks. The attorneys at Burnett Wilson Reeder are familiar with the complex nature of these cases and can help you.
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, over 2,400 people lost their lives in fatal motor vehicle accidents in 2013. Thousands more suffered serious injuries. This has only increased with the popularity of texting and driving. If you have been injured as the result of the negligence of another driver, please contact the attorneys at Burnett Wilson Reeder.
Motorcycles are popular in Florida given our warm climate. Unfortunately, with increased motorcycle traffic comes increased injuries. These injuries are often serious due to the lack of protection around the motorcyclist. Additionally, since Florida repealed the helmet law in 2000, registration has soared. Not surprisingly, so have motorcycle-related deaths. If you or a loved one has been in a motorcycle accident, contact the experienced attorneys at Burnett Wilson Reeder. We will discuss your case during a FREE CONSULTATION and come up with a plan together to address your needs.
Bicycle Accidents and Pedestrian Accidents
Florida is known for its great weather and many people take advantage of the great outdoors by walking and biking through the area. Inattentive drivers, however, in a single moment of negligence can change a person’s life in an instant. If you or a loved one has been hurt or killed by the negligence of a driver, please contact the attorneys at Burnett Wilson Reeder.
Chemical accidents, serious burns, machinery accidents, and construction accidents are all potential dangers of working in Florida. Employers are required to follow laws to ensure that employees are protected from foreseeable injuries. While most workplace accidents are covered under Florida’s workers’ compensation statutes, there are some exceptions. For example, when employers are aware of certain defects or hazards that are substantially certain to result in injury and do nothing about them, this is considered intentional and the employer can be liable outside of the workers’ compensation statutes. This area of the law is complex and the attorneys at Burnett Wilson Reeder can help you.
A premises liability claim may arise when a person is injured while visiting a homeowner or business. These include slip and falls, robberies, sexual batteries, dog attacks, amusement park injuries, or swimming pool injuries. Many premises liability claims arise when a person is injured on commercial property. Different standards of care apply to different situations, so it is imperative that you meet with an attorney experienced in this area of law. The attorneys at Burnett Wilson Reeder have experience with all types of premises liability cases and will discuss your case with you.
Pharmacists, doctors, and nurses can sometimes make mistakes. Unfortunately, when these professionals makes mistakes, the cost can be deadly. Improperly filled medication, failure to diagnose disease or injury, or even poor documentation can have catastrophic consequences. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed as a result of the negligence of a pharmacist or healthcare provider, please contact us for a FREE CONSULTATION. Please keep in mind that there are strict time limitations for these types of claims, so do not delay.
The attorneys at Burnett Wilson Reeder can handle the following types of employment claims:
- Unpaid overtime claims
- Wage and hour claims
- Employment discrimination claims
- Non-compete claims
- Hostile work environment claims
- Sexual harassment claims
Individuals who believe that they have not received the appropriate amount of compensation for their work or who believe that they have been discriminated against or harassed at work are often entitled to compensation. The laws and time limits for bringing these actions to justice, however, are complex and require immediate attention. At Burnett Wilson Reeder, we will meet with you to discuss the specific circumstances of your case. Please do not hesitate to contact us immediately as your right to file a claim could expire if you delay.
State and federal employees who recognize that their employers are violating important laws may report such infractions. If these violations are proven, this can result in a significant damage award to the whistleblower as well as a change to the employer’s wrongful practices. Additionally, because the law prohibits employers from retaliating against employees, the whistleblower will be able to maintain his or her employment should he or she so desire. There are strict filing deadlines, however, so if you believe that you have an actionable case, you should not delay. We will walk you through your whistleblower claim and discuss your options with you.