Orlando Personal Injury Lawyer
Israoui Law is an Orlando personal injury law firm serving the needs of injury victims throughout Florida. Personal injury law is not only our bread and butter; it’s our life’s work, and we take it seriously. Come to us after being injured in an accident, and our Orlando personal injury lawyers will put all our knowledge and resources behind your case with the goal of winning maximum compensation on your behalf.
What Is Personal Injury Law?
Personal injury is a legal term for an injury to the body, mind, or emotions, as opposed to property damage. Under civil law, victims of personal injuries have the right to bring a claim or lawsuit against those responsible for their injuries to be compensated for their loss(es) and expenses, such as medical treatment, rehabilitation, medication, or lost income due to an inability to work. In some cases, personal injury victims sustain serious and catastrophic injuries that result in permanent disabilities or even death. Victims may also endure pain and suffering and lose the ability to perform various activities of normal daily living—in both the short and long term. The goal of personal injury law is to make victims whole again as much as possible.
Learn more about personal injury claims:
- Auto Insurance
- Boat Accidents
- Dog Bite
- Drunk Driving Accidents
- Government Negligence
- Hit & Run
- Insurance Claims
- Life Insurance
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Negligent Security
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Premises Liability
- Property Insurance
- Slip & Fall
- Truck Accidents
- Wrongful Death
Our other primary practice areas— motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, and insurance claims— all fall under the umbrella of personal injury law as well, for we are an injury-only law firm, one-hundred percent focused on helping injury victims.
How Do I Know If I Have a Personal Injury Claim?
Florida law recognizes several types of personal injury claims, each with their own requirements for recovery. However, most personal injury lawsuits in Florida are brought under a theory of negligence. To prove negligence, an injury victim must show:
- The at-fault party had a duty to follow a certain standard of conduct to protect others against unreasonable risks
- The duty was breached by failing to conform to the required standard of conduct
- The breach was the proximate cause of the victim’s injury
- The injury victim suffered damages caused by the breach
Negligence applies to most personal injury claims, including car accidents, truck accidents, and slip and fall incidents, where a person or business is responsible for the accident. However, there are also situations where the at-fault party is a government entity, such as a city, county, state, or federal institution. The law dealing with government negligence claims is unique and distinct from general liability claims. For more information on personal injury claims against the government, please visit our governmental negligence page.
Negligence Versus Strict Liability
Some personal injury claims are based on a theory of strict liability rather than negligence. The legal concept of strict liability is liability without fault. It allows a wrongdoer to be held accountable for injuries caused to another regardless of whether the party was negligent or not. In other words, the injury victim does not have to prove negligence to recover compensation for his or her injuries. Strict liability generally applies to animal attacks and dog bites, as an animal owner is legally responsible for his or her animal’s actions under Florida law. Oftentimes, these personal injury claims are covered under a property insurance policy.
What Should I Do If an Insurance Company Calls Me About My Personal Injury?
Within days or possibly even hours of being injured in an accident, you may be contacted by an insurance company representative and asked to make a statement, sign papers, or accept a settlement offer. To protect your right to fair compensation for your injuries, it is critical that you do not talk, sign anything, or accept a settlement offer without speaking with an experienced personal injury lawyer first. Insurance companies have a team of adjusters, investigators, and attorneys whose job is to minimize the amount of money they pay to personal injury victims. They will not acknowledge or account for all the consequences of your injury. Your personal injury attorney will, and he or she will fight to ensure you receive appropriate compensation for all those consequences.
How Do I Find the Right Orlando Personal Injury Lawyer?
We understand finding the right personal injury lawyer may seem like a challenge. At Israoui Law, we are dedicated to representing the injured—not insurance companies. We will commit the necessary resources to ensure you are adequately represented and your rights are protected. Our Orlando personal injury lawyers welcome the opportunity to meet with you and your loved ones regarding any potential case to see if we’re a good fit. There is never any charge for an initial consultation, and we represent clients on a contingency fee basis, which means we only get paid if you recover compensation. Our attorneys are fluent in Spanish. Call today for your free consultation.