David A. Wolf
About David A. WolfI am an attorney, author, and advocate. For the past 25 years, I have dedicated my practice to the representation of injury victims and their families. My clients have ranged in age from infants to one client who was 106 years old. Throughout the State of Florida, I have represented clients and guided them through the challenges of an injury case. From intake through conclusion, I am there for my clients. My firm's motto is On Your Side - At Your Side. This is a simple and powerful motto that puts the client first. I am the author of four books focusing on injury matters. The first book - The ABCs of Child Injury - Legal Rights of the Injured Child - What Every Parent Should Know - is a resource for parents and any other person in search of information and guidance regarding a child injury. The topics covered include Automobile Accidents, Playground Injuries, School Injuries, and other topics. I have been interviewed by local and national media including Time Magazine. Of course, the most rewarding part of my practice is making a difference for the injury victims and their victims. Again, the focus in On Your Side - At Your Side. My blogs have a wide variety of information regarding injury cases as well as safety tips. There are over 3,000 articles posted of original articles and content. As an advocate, I firmly believe in the rights of individuals and the responsibility of others to honor those rights. For instance, drivers should slow down in school zones. Day care providers should put down the mobile phones and concentrate on the supervision and safety of children. In the 3,000 articles posted and the four books written, there are thousands of safety tips and reminders. If followed, many accidents, incidents, and tragedies can certainly be prevented. I am also an advocate for those doing their part to make a difference in the community. In 2013, I founded the Good Deed Brigade. The mission of the Good Deed Brigade is to The miss
- Animal & Dog Law
- Estate Planning
- Family Law
- Medical Malpractice
- Personal Injury
Additional Practice Areas
- Car Accidents
- Child Injury
- Day Care Center Injuries
- Theme Park and Attraction Injuries
- Playground Injuries
- Dog Bite Injuries
- Bicycle Injuries
- Credit Cards Accepted
- We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and PayPal.
- Contingent Fees
- Contingent fees are governed by the Florida Bar. I follow the Florida Bar Guidelines as to contingency fees.
- Free Consultation
- Free consultation on personal injury related matters, foreclosure defense, and bankruptcy.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
|Partner, Wood, Atter & Wolf, P.A.|
|Partner, Ford, Domnick & Wolf, P.A.|
|Personal Injury, Nursing Home Neglect, and Medical Malpractice Law Firm|
|Attorney, Walter A. Steigleman, P.A.|
|Child Support Enforcement and Personal Injury Law Firm|
|Attorney, Smith & Thompson, P.A.|
|Child Support Enforcement and Real Estate Closing Law Firm|
|Law Clerk, Darby, Peele, Bowdoin & Payne, P.A.|
|General Practice Law Firm|
|Law Clerk, United States Attorneys Office - Southern District - Appellate Department|
|University of Florida||J.D.||Law|
|Honors: Author, Public Exposure of the Mustang Ranch|
President, Lambda Chi Alpha
Graduate Advisor, Lambda Chi Alpha
|University of Florida||B.S. (1987)||Finance|
|Honors: Graduated with High Honors Business School Scholarships Scholastic Award (Lambda Chi Alpha)|
|Esther Leah Ritz Emerging Leadership Award, Jacksonville Jewish Community Alliance (JCC)|
|The Esther Leah Ritz Emerging Leadership Award recognizes a member of the Jacksonville Jewish Community Alliance (JCC) for his or her leadership service to the organization. The Award is bestowed every other year and the recipient attends the National Jewish Community Center Biennial Convention for semiars and leadership training. The 2014 JCC Biennial Convention was held in San Diego, California.|
|New Leadership Award, Jacksonville Jewish Community Alliance|
|The New Leadership Award is an annual recognition of an individual at the Jacksonville Jewish Communtiy Alliance for his or her service to the organization.|
|"AV" Preeminent Peer Review Rated Attorney, Martindale-Hubbell|
|Special Advisor, The Florida Elite Soccer Academy|
|Founder, Good Deed Brigade|
|Activities: Community Involvement, Outreach, and Publications|
|Member, Federal Bar Middle District of Florida|
|Member, Jacksonville Trial Lawyers Association|
|Board Member, Treasurer, and Secretary, Jacksonville Jewish Community Alliance|
|Activities: Board of Directors and Officer Positions. *Secretary (2015 - Present); *Treasurer (2012 - 2015); and *Board of Directors (2009 - Present). Awards and Recognitions *New Leadership Award (2009) *Esther Leah Ritz Emerging Leadership Award (2014)|
|Member, Florida Justice Association|
|Member, Florida Bar Association|
|, Durbin Community Connections|
|Activities: Business Networking and Community Involvement|
|, Creeks Athletic Association - Soccer|
|Activities: Secretary (2012 - 2015); Board Member (2012 - 2015); Team Manager - U 12 Premier Boys Blue (2012-2013) Coach - Center of Excellence (2009 - 2011); and Parent Communicator - Center of Excellence (2010).|
|Member, Jacksonville Bar Association|
|Member, Jacksonville Justice Association|
- Overall: 7 Answers
Q. I was injured while working in my neighbors house.I was to be paid for my work.Must I show negligence on her part.
A: I do not believe that your neighbor would be subject to Florida's Worker's Compensation Laws. In order to collect money for the injuries, you typically would need to prove some fault on the part of the homeowner. It is possible that the neighbor has an insurance policy with Medical Payment coverage which may provide coverage for medical expenses only. Another attorney may have a different opinion or two on this matter.
Q. Can my mother be covered under my uninsured motorist coverage for bodily injuries if she was in a hit and run accident
A: You should review the UM insurance policy and read through the language as to the persons covered. An attorney in your area can assist you with this matter and the review of the policy.
Q. How many years are required to be vested in your marriage?
A: This is a very open ended and broad question. There are residency requirements for Florida law. There are also statutory factors that are considered for the award of alimony. Chapter 61 is the Florida Statute on point that covers these issues. Here is the link to the Official Site for the Florida Statutes and in particular Chapter 61 - ate.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=0000-0099/0061/0061ContentsIndex.html&StatuteYear=2010&Title=->2010->Chapter 61. If the link does not work, type in Florida Statutes in Google and you should find the site.
Q. Does a criminal case need to be completed before starting a civil case?
A: Typically, an injury case (civil case) can be instituted before a criminal case is concluded. Depending on the case and the facts, some attorneys would recommend that the criminal case be concluded before starting the civil case in order to allow the facts and information to be developed by the prosecutors and law enforcement officials. Most injury attorneys offer a free consultation so it would make sense to consult with an attorney or two on this matter. I am working on a case right now in which I waited for the criminal investigation to be completed before starting the case. The report provided by law enforcement / State social services is very helpful to my case and provided some great facts and information for the case. Good luck with your case.
Q. Case Law, 1961-1964Wondered how I could check on past law cases.
A: Legal research can be done through services like Westlaw and Lexis. These companies require a subscription fee. Most court houses have a law library that is open to the public. You may also be able to access the law library at a local law school. You may want to put your search terms in Google for the subject matter and some websites may have case law referenced on the site.
Q. Ineed to make simple updates on my will
A: My firm can assist you with this matter or recommend an attorney closer to your residence. Hopefully, you have planned your Estate in a manner that would avoid the probate process and the need for directives from your Will. Of course, it is always advisable to have a Will in place but it is also advisable to set up your assets and affairs in a manner that avoids additional costs and delay for your chosen heirs and family members. As a courtesy to you, we can provide you with a free consultation on this matter. David Wolf, Attorney Wood, Atter & Wolf, P.A. 333-1 East Monroe Street Jacksonville, Florida 32202 (904) 355-8888 Work (800) 737-9376 Toll Free firstname.lastname@example.org
Articles & Publications
When the Wheels Stop Spinning - Legal Rights of the Injured Child - What Parents Need to Know After the Accident
When a Parent’s World Goes From Full to Empty - The Wrongful Death of a Child - What You Need to Know About the Florida Wrongful Death Act
Florida Day Care Center Injuries - Legal Rights of the Injured Child - Building Blocks of Knowledge for Parents
The ABCs of Child Injury - Legal Rights of the Injured Child - What Every Parent Should Know
WEBSITES & BLOGS
Website: David A. Wolf's Website Profile
Website: Wood, Atter & Wolf Website
Website: Good Deed Brigade - Community Service and Outreach
Blog: Florida Child Injury Lawyer Blog
What are the Rights of a Child Hit at or Near a School Bus Stop Area in Florida? What are the Rights of a Dog Bite Victim in the State of Florida? Does Dog Breed Factor into the Damages? What Teens and Children Should Know About Boating Safety? What are the Legal Rights of a Child Injured as a Guest on a Boat? What Riding Toys are Dangerous on or Near Driveways? Answer: All of them. What are the Legal Rights of a Guest Against Disney World, Universal Studios, Sea World, Lego Land, and other Theme Parks When a Child is Injured? What if a Child Wanders Away From a Day Care Center? Can the Center be Sued? What Measures and Reminders Can Be Used by Child Care Providers to Remove Children from the Bus, Van, or Vehicle? (Child Safety is job one.) What are the Sources of Compensation for a Hit and Run Accident Victim as a Bicyclist, Pedestrian, or Occupant of a Vehicle? When a Child is Injured on Vacation at a Florida Resort, Hotel, or Theme Park – Where Should the Case or Claim Be Filed? Home State of Child or Florida
Blog: Child Injury Lawyer Blog
What are the Choking Risks at Schools, Day Care Centers, and Homes for Young Children? Do Criminal Charges Need to be Filed to Pursue a Civil Case Against a Day Care Center for Abuse, Neglect, or Improper Punishment? Should Football as a Sport be Banned in High School? College? Everywhere? Can a Day Care Center, Summer Camp, or School Be Held Liable if a Child Suffers Sunburn or Burn Related Injuries? How Safe are Amusement Park and Theme Park Rides? What are the Rights of the Injured Guest or Rider? What are the Dangers of Day Care Centers “Operating in the Shadows” to Children? Unlicensed Day Care Centers What is One Potential Dangerous Condition in or Near Bounce House or Inflatable Play Areas? Answer: Concrete. Is Spanking / Corporal Punishment Allowed at Day Care Centers, Summer Camps, or Schools? The Legal Rights of the Injured Child If a Day Care Center is Charged with Child Endangerment, Does Guarantee a Settlement or Victory of a Civil Case or Claim Against the Facility?
Oversight of Playground Injuries in Oklahoma - Child Injuries http://ht.ly/2ZZ4p #parenting— David A. Wolf (@david_a_wolf) October 26, 2010
People Gather in Winter Park to Mourn Death of Kason Bailey - Pedestrian Killed in Accident http://ht.ly/2XQXy— David A. Wolf (@david_a_wolf) October 22, 2010
The Benefits to Parents of Internet Video Monitoring in Day Care Centers http://ht.ly/2XQKJ #attorney #child #daycare— David A. Wolf (@david_a_wolf) October 22, 2010
Raleigh (Memphis) Tennessee Day Care Center Placed on 2 Month Probation Following Inspections and Repeated Violations http://ht.ly/2T6ke— David A. Wolf (@david_a_wolf) October 13, 2010
Dangers of Driveways to Toddlers - Child Accidentally Hit by Vehicle in Driveway in Louisville, Kentucky http://ht.ly/2OUKO— David A. Wolf (@david_a_wolf) October 5, 2010
Pittsford New York Day Care Center Investigated - Child Suffers Skull Fracture http://ht.ly/2OUGr— David A. Wolf (@david_a_wolf) October 5, 2010
Driver Admits that She was Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol When She Crashed into Pennsylvania Day Care Center http://ht.ly/2OUIA— David A. Wolf (@david_a_wolf) October 5, 2010
Cincinnati Ohio Day Care Worker to Be Sentenced for Drugging Children Under Her Care http://ht.ly/2MCLe— David A. Wolf (@david_a_wolf) September 30, 2010
Is There a Dog Leash Law in Franklin County (Alligator Point, Apalachicola, Carrabelle, and Eastpoint) Florida? http://ht.ly/2H0A5— David A. Wolf (@david_a_wolf) September 20, 2010
Accidental Shooting Ends Life of FSU Student - Gun Safety and Better Knowledge Would Have Prevented Death http://ht.ly/2H02B— David A. Wolf (@david_a_wolf) September 20, 2010
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