Orlando Accident Lawyers
Personally Committed to Your Full Recovery
Welcome to Israoui Law, an injury law firm representing accident victims in Orlando, Kissimmee, and throughout Central Florida. Our firm was created with clients in mind. We are dedicated to giving our clients personal attention from the very beginning to the end of the injury claim process. Our attorneys are not only experienced and competent; we appreciate our clients’ needs and concerns. When you entrust your case to our firm, your lawyer will serve as your compassionate counselor who understands your worries, as well as your strong advocate whose goal is to lift your burdens and obtain the compensation you deserve. Our lawyers are fluent in Spanish.
At Israoui Law, we’re all about a personal touch and hands-on legal representation. When you make a doctor’s appointment, you don’t expect to be examined by a receptionist or nurse. Likewise, when you hire an injury lawyer, your claim shouldn’t be handled by a secretary or paralegal. Our attorneys recognize this simple concept and take it to heart. We work directly with our clients, making ourselves available to speak with clients directly and handle every aspect of every case. As our client, we are dedicated to you, and we will use all our resources to ensure you receive just compensation for your losses while treating you with kindness and respect.
Our Orlando accident lawyers have legal and personal experience handling injury claims—the legal experience to skillfully handle claims and seek maximum compensation for client losses, as well as the personal experience of living through an accident and injury. We understand that sustaining an injury can have a fundamental, wide-ranging, and profound effect on your life. Basic daily activities, like eating and driving, may become more difficult, and big things, like your career and family dynamic, can also change course. When you have a lawyer who has shouldered these hardships, you can be confident your needs will be taken seriously and seriously pursued.
Your Attorneys for Orlando Motor Vehicle Accidents
Israoui Law has extensive experience handling motor vehicle accident cases, including claims arising from car accidents, truck accidents, bus accidents, boating accidents, pedestrian accidents, and bicycle accidents. We can also help if you were hit by an uninsured driver or drunk driver or involved in a hit-and-run accident. We are well-versed in the Florida laws allowing for victim compensation in all of these types of motor vehicle accidents. Too often, motor vehicle accidents are caused by distracted driving, drowsy driving, truck driver fatigue, and other dangerous driving behaviors—we know how to hold drivers accountable for serious injuries arising from irresponsible driving. The class of collision—such as side-impact collisions and rollovers—can also have a bearing on injury claims. Our Orlando car accidents lawyers will take all factors into consideration to obtain maximum compensation for our clients.
Premises Liability Cases
Premises liability encompasses injuries resulting from hazardous property conditions, like slippery floors, uneven flooring, broken stair rails, and malfunctioning elevators and escalators. Poorly maintained, unsafe premises frequently lead to slip and falls, trip and falls, hotel and resort accidents, and workplace accidents, all entitling victims to compensation. Animal attacks and dog bites also fall under the umbrella of premises liability, but animal owners may be held strictly liable for injuries under Florida law, making these cases unique. Premises liability claims can arise from governmental negligence as well, and our attorneys have experience going up against city, county, state, and federal government agencies.
Serious & Catastrophic Injuries
Israoui Law provides strong legal representation for victims of serious personal injuries, including brain injuries, spinal injuries, and burn injuries. Our attorneys also handle wrongful death actions, seeking fair compensation for surviving family members who have been dealt life’s most tragic blow. We understand no amount of money can fully remedy the most catastrophic injuries or losing a loved one, but compensation can make it easier to move forward.
Dealing with insurance companies can be frustrating to say the least, and after an accident, you may be feeling weak, helpless, and scared—not a good state of mind to be in when talking to an insurance company adjuster whose goal is to minimize the value of your injury claim. At Israoui Law, we represent injury victims in disputes with insurance companies, handling claims involving automobile insurance, property insurance, and life insurance. With experienced legal representation on your side, you can be confident you’re getting a fair settlement that reflects the true value of your injuries.
Florida Personal Injury & Auto Accident FAQs
At Israoui Law, our Orlando injury lawyers handle serious personal injury claims involving brain injuries, burn injuries, spinal cord injuries, and wrongful death. After suffering a life-changing injury, you and your family likely have many questions about making a legal claim to cover the costs of the injury and what type of compensation is available to you. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions regarding personal injury claims, and please contact our office in Orlando for more detailed information.
If I Make a Personal Injury Claim, Will I Have to Go to Court?
Most personal injury claims in Florida settle before cases go to trial, which means it’s unlikely you’ll have to go to court for your personal injury claim. Going to court is expensive and time-consuming for all parties involved, so everyone—both sides, as well as the Florida civil court system—generally wants to avoid it. In most situations, settlement by negotiation, mediation, or arbitration is a better option unless a fair agreement cannot be reached.
What Compensation Will I Get for a Serious Injury?
When you make a personal injury claim, you are seeking compensation from whoever caused or contributed to your injuries and losses. The legal term for this compensation is “damages.” For serious injuries—like brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and burn injuries—your losses will likely be significant, and you may seek damages for every loss arising from the injury-causing incident. These damages may include loss of earnings, loss of future earnings, medical bills, cost of future medical care, household expenses, costs associated with cancelled trips or altered plans, pain and suffering, mental anguish, and loss of companionship.
What should I do after a fall in a store?
Immediately report the fall to store management, but beyond this initial reporting, don’t talk to any company representatives or representatives from their insurance company. This includes not giving any recorded statements or signing any forms. Your attorney can handle any necessary communication on your behalf. Don’t cash any checks offered by the store or their insurer, as this could be seen as a release of your claim before you even know what all of your damages are. Keep any evidence of the fall. This includes taking pictures and/or videos of the area where the fall occurred, keeping your shoes and any dirty or ripped clothes in the same condition as after the fall (do not wash, repair or discard them), and try to get the contact information for any witnesses or employees who witnessed the fall or observed the object or area that caused you to slip or trip and fall.
How Long Do I Have to Make a Personal Injury Claim in Florida?
All states have a statute of limitations for personal injury claims, which sets a deadline for the time within which you must file a lawsuit in civil court against the person or business that may be legally responsible for your injury. Under Florida’s statute of limitations for personal injury claims, you have four years from the date of the injury-causing accident to file a lawsuit in Florida’s civil courts.
Do I Need to Hire an Attorney to Handle My Personal Injury Claim?
You should hire an attorney to represent you, and it’s best to choose your lawyer as soon as possible after sustaining the injury, so he or she can handle your claim from the start. An attorney can gather the necessary evidence and preserve your legal rights under Florida law. You want to make sure you receive just compensation for your loss and are not left alone dealing with the business establishment representatives, insurance companies, and their teams of investigators and attorneys that are not looking out for your best interests.
What Does No-Fault Insurance Mean?
For car accident cases only, Florida follows a no-fault insurance system. This means that after most car accidents, an injury victim’s own insurance policy—specifically, personal injury protection coverage or “PIP”—provides compensation for losses such as medical expenses and lost income, no matter who was responsible for the car accident.
What Constitutes a Serious Injury in a Car Accident Case?
For a car accident injury to qualify as a serious injury, you must have suffered a permanent injury, significant and permanent scarring or disfigurement, or significant and permanent loss of a bodily function. These terms are open to interpretation, which is why it’s so important to speak with a Florida car accident lawyer to see if your injuries may qualify as serious injuries, and so that you get the compensation you’re entitled to receive.
What Should I Do After a Car Accident?
What you do immediately after a car accident can help or hurt your chances for financial recovery.
- Contact the Police – After an accident you should call the police and wait for a report to be made. A police report created at the time of the accident can be very important for your claim and Florida law requires the reporting of an accident. Don’t simply rely on exchanging information with the other driver.
- Gather Information – You should gather as much information as possible at the scene of the accident. For example, take pictures or videos of the scene or location of the accident and damage to the vehicles involved in the accident, obtain the name, address, driver’s license number, vehicle plate numbers, and insurance information from all the drivers involved, as well as the names and contact information of any witnesses.
- Seek Prompt Medical Help – If you have been injured in the accident, it is important for you to seek medical care as soon as possible following the accident, no matter how minor you may believe your injuries are. Insurance companies will try to hold it against you if you don’t get prompt medical treatment for your injuries after the accident. Under Florida’s No-Fault law, the failure to obtain medical treatment within 14 days of the date of your accident could result in the loss of up to $10,000 in medical and/or wage loss expenses.
- Notify Your Insurance Company – You should notify your insurance company of the accident even if you were not at fault for the accident. However, you should seek the advise of an attorney before speaking to any insurance company. Insurance companies have a team of adjusters, investigators and attorneys whose goal is to minimize the amount of money they pay to accident victims. Within days or possibly even hours of the crash, you may be approached by a representative of the insurance company and asked to make a statement, sign papers, or offered money to accept a settlement offer. It is vital that you do not talk to any insurance representative, sign any papers, or accept a settlement before getting the advice of a lawyer with experience in accident claims in order to protect your right to fair compensation. Many injuries caused by accidents have long-term consequences they simply do not account for. Insurance companies sometimes seek quick settlements before the victim has had a chance to consult an attorney or fully appreciate the extent of their injuries.
- Get Follow-Up Treatment – It is important that you follow-up and receive continued care from a medical professional. Lapses or delays may be used against you by the insurance company and hurt your claim.
What if the insurance company wants me to give them a statement?
Your best approach is always to talk to an attorney before talking to your insurance company or the other driver’s insurance company. The insurance companies are vastly more experienced than the average policyholder at dealing with claims, and the way they interview people after an accident often ends up negatively impacting the claim. It’s especially important not to accept any money, cash any checks or sign or fill out any forms before you have talked to an attorney, as these actions could severely limit your rights to a full recovery. You have to move quickly, though, because both Florida law and your insurance policy require you to notify your insurance company in a timely manner after an accident. At Israoui Law, we’ll report to the insurance company on your behalf to make sure everything is done right and in your best interests.
How Much Money Will I Get If I Make a Car Accident Injury Claim?
Because the circumstances of every car accident are unique, there isn’t an exact formula for determining the amount of compensation available to an injury victim. However, a car accident attorney can properly assess the value of your case based on factors such as the severity of your injuries, the cost of necessary medical treatment, loss of past and future wages, the type of insurance coverage involved, and the amount of evidence you provide. Your lawyer’s experience and track record will also have a bearing on your case, so choose a reputable attorney with proven ability handling car accident claims.
No-Risk Representation for Orlando Accident Victims
When you hire Israoui Law to handle your injury claim, there is no financial risk to you. Our Orlando accident lawyers welcome the opportunity to meet with you and your loved ones regarding any potential case, and your first consultation is free. Moving forward, we work on a contingency fee basis, which means you owe us nothing until we obtain compensation on your behalf. Simply stated—we are paid fees and costs only if you win. If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident or premises liability accident, suffered a serious personal injury, or need help with an insurance claim, please contact us at Israoui Law, where personal injury is handled personally, seriously, and compassionately.