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David Hughes Harris

David Hughes Harris

David Harris Law PA
  • Personal Injury
  • Florida
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Biography

David is an experienced personal injury lawyer specializing in major injury and wrongful death matters. David serves injured persons who have suffered serious harms and losses as the result of negligence in car accidents, motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents, boating accidents, and other serious injury and damages matters throughout Southwest Florida. At David Harris Law, every client is valued. This is a client-responsive law practice. Every client's questions are answered, thoughts and inputs sought, phone calls taken or returned. Clients come first.

Practice Area
    Personal Injury
    Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Additional Practice Areas
  • Car Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Trucking Accidents
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
    David Harris Law represents all injury clients on a contingency fee basis. This means there is no fee unless compensation is recovered for the client. Instead, the fee is a percentage of the recovery. Our contingent fees are competitive and always fair.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
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11th Circuit
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Trial Lawyer | President
David Harris Law P.A.
- Current
Trial Lawyer
Private Practice
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Education
American University Washington College of Law
J.D. (1995) | Trial Law Track
Activities: Co-Chair: National Moot Court Team
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American University
B.A. (1991) | Political Science
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Awards
Outstanding Pro Bono Service
Florida Rural Legal Services, Inc.
Professional Associations
Pennsylvania Bar
Admitted
Current
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District of Columbia Bar
Admitted
Current
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New Jersey Bar
Admitted
Current
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Florida Justice Association
Member
Current
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Southwest Florida Justice Association
Member
Current
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Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Life Member
Current
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Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Life Member
Current
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Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Life Member
- Current
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Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Life Member
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Florida Rural Legal Services, Inc.
Pro Bono Attorney
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Florida Bar  # 118850
Member
- Current
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Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
Member
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American Inns of Court, Calusa Chapter
Barrister
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American Association for Justice
Member
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Pennsylvania Justice Association
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Certifications
Arbitrator
Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas
Websites & Blogs
Website
Sarasota Car Accident Lawyer
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Venice Personal Injury Lawyer
Website
Personal Injury Lawyer | Venice Florida
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Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Sarasota
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Car Accident Lawyer Sarasota
Blog
Car Accident Lawyer Sarasota
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Premises Liability Lawyer | Venice Florida
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Car Accident Lawyer | Venice Florida
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Wrongful Death Lawyer | Venice Florida
Legal Answers
41 Questions Answered
Q. Hello, Regarding a medical error claim, I had an attorney tell me that due to tort reform, the damages in our case
A: The costs can vary, of course, but the figure quoted to you by counsel mention is a reasonably accurate response. Quite frankly, most medical malpractice cases cost far more than this figure, especially in litigation.

"Tort reform" laws on the books -- and several more pending right now in the legislature which are even worse -- cause many injury claims to cost more than potential compensation at issue.

Unfortunately, Florida has placed several legal obstacles before victims seeking compensation. For example, in medical error claims, a medical expert review and confirmation of a doctor's breach of the standard of care is required, and this is required for each specialty at issue. So, in medical malpractice cases, the costs of pursuing the claim is very expensive, and often can exceed tens of thousands, with many exceeding six figures -- just to prosecute the case.

Let your state representative and state senator know how you feel! They have created this hardship for innocent victims.
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Q. I was seriously injured as a passenger in a golf cart accident and was airlifted to have emergency spinal surgery.
A: You may have such a claim. The facts/details, of course, are the key. If the golf cart was owned by the club, versus the operator, then there may be liability against the club. There may be other factors which could lead to the club's liability.
Q. hello I was wondering if you have to pay back Progessive they paid out on a claim I was in an bike accident
A: If a Florida accident and insurance policy, then your PIP does not get reimbursed (unless you had a deductible which wasn't paid) but Medical Payments (also known as MedPay) does get reimbursed unless waived.

If your policy was issued in another State, then different law and policy rules apply. You should speak to your lawyer, if you had one, who was involved in the settlement.
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Contact & Map
David Harris Law P.A.
871 Venetia Bay Boulevard
Suite 223
Venice, FL 34285
Toll-Free: (888) 941-4529
Telephone: (941) 499-1400
Cell: (941) 600-9494
Monday: 8:30 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed (Today)
Notice: Office consultations are by appointment only. Telephone consultations do not require appointment and are free.
David Harris Law P.A.
8586 Potter Park Drive
Suite 102
Sarasota, FL 34238
Toll-Free: (888) 941-4529
Telephone: (941) 667-6800
Cell: (941) 600-9494
Monday: 8:30 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed (Today)
Notice: Office consultations are by appointment only. Telephone consultations do not require appointment and are free.
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