Personal Injury Attorneys
When you’re looking for an Orlando injury attorney, the choices can seem to be endless. But ask yourself if you want to be just one of thousands of cases or be represented by a personal injury attorney in Orlando, Winter Garden, Altamonte Springs, Kissimmee, St. Cloud or Waterford Lakes, who cares about you and your loved ones.
The personal injury lawyers at The Orlando Law Group are here to help you with your case. Over the past decade, we’ve helped people with personal injury lawsuits, working to bring them relief for their pain and suffering that’s of no fault of their own.
It’s always free to talk to our attorneys about your case, especially if your case involves the following:
- Catastrophic Personal Injury
- Fraud Claims
- Nursing Home Abuse/Medical cases
- Premises Liability
- Products Liability
- Workers Comp
If you’re in Central Florida, particularly Orlando, Winter Garden, Altamonte Springs, Kissimmee, St. Cloud, Waterford Lakes, we look forward to working with you as your personal injury attorney.
Of course, the most common type of personal injury lawsuit is from an accident. Those accidents can be from a wide range of accidents, such as
- Car Accidents
- Construction Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Slip and Fall
- Wrongful Death
- Lyft Accidents
- Uber Accidents
- Scooter Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Trip and Fall
- Negligent Security
- Burn Injuries
Your Questions About Personal Injury Lawyers
What are some examples of personal injury cases?
Think about it this way, do you believe you were impacted – physically, mentally or monetarily – by the negligence of someone else? If so, you might have a personal injury case. This could include something common, like a knee injury or back injury. It could be part of worker’s comp insurance from an injury at work or could be as simple as an auto accident with injury.
What is premise liability?
Property and business owners have a responsibility to maintain safe conditions on the property they control including providing adequate security and a structurally sound and hazard-free environment for customers and employees. What does that mean to the public? That means that business owners are reasonable to provide an environment where it is safe to shop and spend time in.
Fraud can be a personal injury lawsuit?
If you were injured physically, mentally or monetarily, you should work with an attorney to recover what you need to compensate for the incident – this includes if you were defrauded. A personal injury lawsuit based on fraud includes incidents of the following:
- Automobile sale fraud
- Bait and switch
- Business fraud
- Credit card fraud
- Credit fraud
- Fake charitable cause fraud
- False advertising
- Fraud by public companies
- Get-rich-quick schemes
- Health care fraud
- Health insurance fraud
- Identity theft
- Insurance bad faith claims fraud
- Insurance fraud
- Real estate fraud and real estate contractors’ fraud
- Tax fraud
How long after an accident can I claim an injury?
As soon as an accident occurs, you need to seek medical attention and keep all medical records. If you and your personal injury lawyer believe you have a case, you can certainly make a claim very quickly. Of course, not all effects of an accident are immediate. That’s why it’s important to listen to your body and consult with a doctor if you believe there may be an issue affecting you as a result of an accident.
How much will it cost to hire a personal injury attorney?
Most personal injury lawsuits are based on contingency – meaning all of our costs are paid through the settlement or judgement you receive from the case.
How much should I expect to receive in a settlement?
This is highly dependent on your individual circumstances.
How long does it take to settle a personal injury claim?
This is also highly dependent on the specific personal injury claim. Some cases do not take long at all as the defendant wants to aggressively settle and move on. Others can take years if the we cannot get an acceptable offer from the defendant and need to fight in court – and possibly consider appeals.
What are the steps in a personal injury lawsuit?
Our first step in any personal injury case is to have an initial consultation with you and your loved ones. At this consultation, we’ll listen to the story of your personal injury case and put together a plan for your specific needs after assessing the specific aspects of your case. The steps for every personal injury lawsuit are different and could involve a variety of tactics to deliver the best outcome for you.
How often do cases appeal?
Our primary goal is to come to an acceptable agreement with the other party in a personal injury lawsuit through mediation or negotiation. An appeal is much more common in a jury trial where usually one side is not happy with the jury’s or judge’s decision.
What is the difference between unintentional and intentional injury?
When the courts look at an injury, one of the first things it determines is if it is intentional or unintentional. It’s easy to determine the difference. For instance, if someone punched you in the face, it was an intentional injury. If a person broke your nose by swinging their arms widely, it’s unintentional.
Why do I need a lawyer?
While anyone can file a lawsuit or ask for a settlement without an attorney, if you want the proper settlement amount for your damages, you’ll want someone with years of experience to ensure you are properly compensated. Plus, an attorney will handle all the things you should have to worry about, like negotiations and filing of the proper casework at the proper court.
Can creditors take my personal injury settlement?
Creditors, such as medical providers, would need to be paid using the settlement funds. If you have outstanding judgment creditors unrelated to your personal injury case, we would recommend asset protection. The team of personal injury attorneys can also work with you to ensure your finances are protected.
Is my spouse entitled to my personal injury settlement in Florida?
As with so many issues with the law, the answer is highly dependent on your personal situation and the specifics of your case. If you are in the middle of a divorce or some other personal matter, you should work with your family law attorney to determine how best to protect your settlement. Our firm has several Orlando family law attorneys to assist with your situation.
Does personal injury settlement include medical bills?
Medical bills for personal injury are one of the highest costs that most people cannot pay out of their pocket. Part of your settlement proceeds will go towards paying your medical bills. Our goal is to ensure those are paid by the responsible party – not by you.
How does worker’s comp insurance affect my settlement?
In most cases of a workplace accident, the worker’s compensation insurance carried by the company will cover medical costs and time missed from work. But there are times when it doesn’t or there may be a third party involved. That’s when you need an attorney.
Wouldn’t construction accidents be covered under worker’s comp insurance?
Sometimes, but there are a wide range of incidents that may not be covered. Those include accidents in construction zones are the direct result of negligence, but the cause of that negligence can be wide-ranging.
Some common factors in construction accidents include:
- Defective Tools
- Ladder or Scaffolding Mishaps
- Inadequate safety practice
- Toxic Substance Exposure
- Coworkers Carelessness
How does insurance affect my personal injury settlement?
Insurance covers some of the costs of the accident, but not always. And what if the person at fault doesn’t have insurance? It’s critical to have as much insurance as you can afford to assure that your injuries are covered.
What is required automobile insurance in Florida?
In Orlando, Winter Garden, Altamonte Springs, Kissimmee, St. Cloud, Waterford Lakes and all of Florida, you are required to have $10,000 in personal injury protection and $10,000 in property damage liability – which covers the other party in an accident. Bodily injury insurance is not required in Florida.
What else should I have that is optional?
Let’s start with uninsured motorist coverage. This is pretty simple. If the party at fault does not have insurance, you’re covered by this coverage. In Florida, it’s pretty essential to have this coverage since bodily injury insurance, which normally would cover your injuries, is not required in Florida.
What’s the difference between uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage?
Underinsured motorist coverage ensures you have a resource to tap into if the at-fault party only has the minimum. For instance, if they have $10,000 in bodily injury insurance and your medical bills are $25,000, your underinsured motorist coverage could cover the additional $15,000.
Do I need to have bodily injury insurance?
Florida does not require it, but it is always good to carry a policy. If you are at-fault in an accident, this can cover a lot of the expenses that will come from being at fault. This insurance even pays for your attorney fees if you are sued for a personal injury claim.
A personal injury claim was made against me. What do I do?
We highly recommend you call The Orlando Law Group as soon as possible to start protecting you and your business. Our team of attorneys works with individuals and small businesses who have a claim against them as well as with plaintiffs. However, the first step is to stop communicating personally and let your attorney work to assess the potential liability you might have in the claim.
Where does The Orlando Law Firm provide personal injury attorneys?
The Orlando Law Group specializes in helping individuals and businesses throughout Orlando but also provides personal injury lawyers in Orlando, Winter Garden, Altamonte Springs, Kissimmee, St. Cloud, and Waterford Lakes.
Read more about Personal Injury below:
- Do I need a personal injury lawyer?
- Filing a Personal Injury Claim – What You Need to Know
- Need a Personal Injury Lawyer to Fight for You?
- Traumatic Injury: The Advantages of Using Full-Service Firm
- Why Uninsured Motorist Coverage Can Save You Hardship and Hassle
- What To Do When You Are Involved in a Hit and Run
- What Should I Do After An Auto Accident
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Meet Your Personal Injury Attorneys
Personal Injury Specialist
Sophia is armed with 11 years of legal experience, a unique skill set for delivering justice, and an unwavering dedication to her clients. Attorney Dean is eager to fight for the outcome you rightfully deserve.
She is committed to her clients, ensuring they receive the right care for every case she takes on. She takes great pride in obtaining meaningful results for her clients and would be honored to help you.