When you get seriously injured because of someone else's carelessness, your life gets upside down, especially if you rack up medical bills and can't get back to work. This is one of the ways that a person can be ruined financially, and it can happen in an instant. Our Orlando personal injury lawyers know exactly how to fight these cases and get our clients' lives back on track.

The insurance companies promise to be great neighbors and stand by your side, but their attitude changes when you bring a claim and ask for money. The goal of the insurance companies is to pay you as little money as possible, and they will go to extreme lengths to minimize or deny your claim. Often times, the only way to fight back is to hire a personal injury lawyer.

If get hurt because of some else's negligence, carelessness, or recklessness, don't let the accident ruin your life. Our Orlando personal injury attorneys are here to help you. Contact us today at (321) LAWSUIT to schedule your free consultation with a lawyer at our office.

pre-suit process in Orlando personal injury cases infographicTypes of Cases Our Orlando Personal Injury Attorneys Routinely Handle

Our personal injury lawyers have handled all types of accidents in Orlando. Although auto accidents, commercial vehicle accidents, and delivery truck accidents are some of the most common case types, we are prepared to handle any case where someone was injured or killed because of negligence. Some of common personal injury lawsuits our law firm handles are below.

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Under Florida law, everyone on the road is obligated to operate their vehicle safely and drive as a reasonable person would drive. However, if you've ever driven in Orlando, you likely noticed that the roads are filled with reckless drivers. According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, more than 400,000 traffic accidents occur every year in Florida, and 30,000 of those occur in the Orlando area.

We handle a wide variety of motor vehicle and traffic accident cases, including the following:

Premises Liability Accidents

Florida business owners and property owners are required to keep their property reasonably safe for visitors and customers. When a property owner fails to uphold this responsibility, the Florida's premises liability laws allow victims to hold them responsible for resulting damages and other losses. We accept all types of premises liability cases, including the following:

Other Accidents and Injuries

We also handle a number of other types of accident and injury cases that don't fit neatly into other personal injury categories, including the following:

  • Brain injury and TBI
  • Medical malpractice
  • Dental malpractice
  • Boat accidents
  • Train accidents

Any situation where a person gets seriously injured because of another person's negligence could entitle the injured person to damages under Florida law. Therefore, just because a type of case is not listed above, this does not mean that the case isn't a good case in Florida. If you're curious about whether you can bring a personal injury case in Orlando, call us at (321) LAWSUIT for a free consultation.

Wrongful Death Cases

When a loved one is taken from a family because of the negligence or recklessness of another person, the family may have the right to bring a wrongful death lawsuit. Since the deceased person cannot file a lawsuit, Florida law allows the personal representative of the deceased person's estate to sue the negligent person or company. In other respects, a wrongful death lawsuit is very similar to a personal injury lawsuit.

Did you lose a loved one in an accident caused by another person's negligence? Your family may be entitled to compensation, and we highly recommend you reach out to a lawyer right away. Our attorneys in our Orlando law office have years of experience working on catastrophic injury and death cases, and they can help you explore your legal rights and options in a wrongful death case.

Common Injuries in Orlando Accident Cases

Our Orlando personal injury lawyers routinely handle cases that involve serious or catastrophic injuries, and some involve death. However, injuries can vary significantly from case to case, depending on the type of accident. For example, trucking accidents often involve more serious impacts than auto accidents, and thus the injuries in these cases are often more severe.

Nevertheless, there are certain injuries that commonly result from incidents in Orlando. Some of the more common injuries we see in our personal injury cases are the following:

  • Herniated discs
  • Bulging discs
  • Fractured vertebrae
  • Cervical radiculopathy
  • Concussion
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Whiplash
  • Knee injury
  • Ankle and foot injury
  • Wrist injury
  • Burns

Types of Damages in an Orlando Personal Injury Lawsuit

The money you're entitled to under Florida law is determined by your "damages." Under Florida law, there are three different main categories of damages: (1) economic damages; (2) non-economic damages; and (3) punitive damages. Economic and non-economic damages exist to pay you back for what you've lost, or to compensate you for your losses. Punitive damages, on the other hand, exist to punish bad actors.

Economic Damages

Economic damages or "special damages" can take many forms in an Orlando accident or injury case. These damages are the tangible damages in a case. Put another way, economic damages often have a receipt or some other objective financial cost.

Here are some common types of economic damages:

  • Medical bills
  • Ambulance bills
  • Rehabilitation bills
  • Lost past wages
  • Lost future wages
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Cost of medicine
  • Property damage

Economic damages will generally form the foundation of the value in a personal injury case. Cases with higher economic damages, like medical bills and lost wages, will generally warrant a higher settlement or verdict than a case with lower economic damages.

Non-Economic Damages

Non-economic damages or "general damages" are damages that can't be added up easily because they're intangible. These damages don't come with a receipt or an invoice, and they're based on the plaintiff's subjective experience. Some examples of non-economic damages include:

The insurance companies and defendants often do not properly value a person's non-economic damages. Therefore, our Orlando personal injury lawyers frequently must fight over this point with the opposing side.

Punitive Damages

Punitive damages in Florida are not designed to compensate a plaintiff for his or her loss like economic and non-economic damages. Instead, punitive damages exist to punish the most extreme cases of negligence and recklessness. Although punitive damages are rarely allowed, you might see them allowed in cases involving drunk driving or extreme cases of distracted driving.

Call Now for a Free Consultation with an Orlando Accident and Injury Lawyer

If you've been in an accident or gotten injured in Orlando, you may be entitled to compensation. Please don’t hesitate to contact us on our website, or you can call our Orlando, Florida personal injury law firm today at (321) LAWSUIT to schedule your free consultation by phone. When you schedule a consultation at our law firm, you will get a consultation with an Orlando accident and injury lawyer, not a customer service representative or intake person.

At our firm, you pay nothing for our legal services unless we win. We take cases on a contingency fee basis, which means we only get paid if we recover money for you. Please don't hesitate to call us if you need us.