Serious Injury

The attorneys at the law firm of Avera & Smith, have more than 80 years of combined experience representing accident victims and their families. With the advocacy skills and resources needed to challenge deep-pocketed insurance companies, we work tirelessly to help our clients get the medical care and compensation they deserve.

Avera & Smith, represents people who have suffered all types of serious life-changing injuries, including:


Members of our firm have been selected for inclusion in Florida Super Lawyers, named in the Best Lawyers in America publication, and awarded the AV Preeminent* rating by Martindale-Hubbell.

When representing you, Avera & Smith, will thoroughly investigate the accident, determine your medical needs, and provide vigorous representation in court or in settlement negotiations. We will work diligently to obtain a fair settlement or award.


Avera & Smith, represents people who have suffered all types of brain injuries, ranging from Grade 1 concussions to traumatic brain injuries. Our attorneys have experience working with specialists at leading medical institutions throughout the state of Florida, including UF Health at the University of Florida, Gainesville, North Florida Regional Medical Center, and other facilities.

We understand the devastating cognitive and psychological effects these injuries can have on accident victims, and we are committed to helping them get the medical care and compensation they need.


For a free initial consultation with a serious injury attorney in Gainesville, Florida, contact Avera & Smith by email or calling our Gainesville office at 352-372-9999 or toll-free at 800-654-4659.

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*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Types of Serious Injury Cases

  • Life-Altering Injury: This includes traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, severe burns and more.

  • Spinal Cord Injury: Avera & Smith, provides results-oriented representation for accident victims who have suffered all types of spinal cord injuries, ranging from herniated disks to paraplegia.

  • Brain Injury: Each year, more than 100,000 Floridians suffer brain injuries. Many of those who have suffered simple concussions make do without medical treatment by a specialist. A significant percentage of these need specialized medical care and services.

  • Broken Bones: Following an accident, it is important to have your injuries properly diagnosed and to get medical treatment appropriate for your particular circumstances.

  • Child Injury: An injury to a child can greatly affect the physical and mental development processes. In fact, it may be some time before the effects of the injury can be determined. If your child has been injured in an accident, it is important that he or she obtain the best medical care available, including initial medical evaluations, treatment and additional periodic medical evaluations.