Personal Injury

Orlando Personal Injury Attorneys At Your Service

Personal Injury

Personal Injury is a “tort” claim that is often used to describe an injury to a person’s body, mind, or emotions.  The Orlando personal injury attorneys at Maaswinkel Law are experienced lawyers that aggressively pursue personal injury claims against insurance companies and powerful corporations on behalf of our injured clients and their family members.  Even though our office is located in Orlando, Florida, we handle claims throughout Florida.

At Maaswinkel Law, we care about you!  We strive to be the best personal injury attorney you can hire. Customer service and client satisfaction is extremely important to us. For example, the insurance company may send you to a one time medical examination with one of their hand picked doctors.  Many personal injury law firms send you to this examination by yourself and unprotected!  Not at Maaswinkel Law! In most instances we attend the insurance examination with you in order to record and protect you. We charge no additional attorney fees for this service!  That is just one of the many ways our lawyers and staff are committed to great customer service and client satisfaction.

The most common types of personal injury claims in Florida arise out of a car or auto accidenttruck accidentmotorcycle accidentslip and falldog bite, animal attack, medical malpracticedefective products, and assaults. In these cases, someone was negligent when they failed to use reasonable care and that negligence caused injury to you. The negligent person is known as the tortfeasor or defendant. If you are hurt due to someone’s negligence, then you may be entitled to monetary compensation for damages such as medical expenses and doctors’ bills; missed time from work or wage loss; and emotional damages such as pain and suffering. Your spouse may also be entitled to compensation.

Our personal injury and auto accident lawyers successfully handled claims involving back and neck pain, traumatic brain injury, broken femur, broken wrist, fractured ribs, serious burns, scarring, disfigurement, spine injury, paralysis, surgery and injuries that resulted in death.

At Maaswinkel Law, we handle all types of personal injury claims and lawsuits. For personal injury and workers’ compensation cases, we are paid on a “contingency fee” basis. That means there are no fees if there is no recovery for you. If we do not get any compensation for you, you will pay us nothing

We Are Experienced Car Accident Attorneys — Put Our Experience to Work for You

There are many personal injury law firms and lawyers in Florida to choose from. When making the decision, you should ask these questions:

What experience does the personal injury or car accident attorney have handling these types of accidents and injuries?

The accident and injury lawyers at Maaswinkel Law have successfully handled all types of motor vehicle accident claims. We handle rear end auto accidents; intersection collisions; accidents involving a DUI; and vehicle roll-over. Often times these accidents result in serious spinal cord injury; traumatic brain injury; back and neck pain; burns; paralysis; and even death.

Do I get to speak with a car accident and injury attorney instead of a case manager?

Did you know that at some law firms, clients may never meet or speak with their lawyer? At Maaswinkel Law, you will speak directly with an attorney and every aspect of your case will be overseen from start to finish by an experienced attorney.

Will my auto accident lawyer timely return my phone calls?

When you need to speak to an attorney, do want to get in line or get your attorney on the line? At Maaswinkel Law, we know that open communication is very important to foster the client/attorney relationship. Unfortunately, not all car accident lawyers in Orlando return their client’s phone calls in a timely manner. At Maaswinkel Law, it is our policy that your phone calls will be answered or returned in a timely manner.

Will my attorney spend the time it takes to explain the situation and answer my questions?

At Maaswinkel Law, the lawyer will spend as much time as it takes to answer your questions with straight talk that is hopefully easier to understand.  Sometimes our discussion may be frank and difficult to hear, but our clients want a lawyer that is upfront with them – whether it is good or bad – so the client can make an informed decision.

Will a lawyer attend the insurance company recorded statement or examination under oath?

Some accident and injury law firms have the legal assistant or paralegal attend the insurance company’s recorded statement or examination under oath with their client.  At Maaswinkel Law, an attorney is present with you to protect you during these important insurance interviews.

What are the attorneys’ fees and costs for my personal injury motor vehicle accident?

For personal injury accident claims, our lawyers charge you nothing if we get no compensation for you. If we settle your claims without the need to file a law suit, the attorneys’ fees are 33 1/3 % of the settlement plus costs that, in most circumstances, range from $50.00-$400.00.

Beware of hidden fees and costs!

Most personal injury and car accident attorneys will handle your case on a “contingency basis”. Contingency means the lawyer will not charge you an attorney fee if he or she gets no money for you. However, many lawyers and their law firms do not tell you about their hidden fees that are buried in the fine print of their contracts or are disguised as costs. These additional fees and costs can add up to hundreds if not thousands of dollars that are deducted from your settlement!

Some law firms and attorneys will not disclose these hidden fees until the end of your case when you sign a settlement closing statement. In addition to the customary costs such as accident reports and medical records, other law firms may deduct from your settlement an administrative fee, set up fee, closing fee, storage fee, data fee, processing fee, or investigation fees.  At Maaswinkel Law, there are no hidden fees and costs.

Why contact Maaswinkel Law instead of an accident referral service?

Many personal injury motor vehicle accident referral services in Florida do not check the back ground or quality of the car accident attorneys within their referral networks. Many times, the personal injury attorney is in the referral network because he or she may have a reciprocal referral relationship where he refers auto accident victims back to the referral service or doctor within the same network. The attorney may also pay to part of the referral network.

We Make House Calls!

If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident, call us to arrange a free consultation at your home, hospital, or at our office.

Contact an Orlando Personal Injury Attorney or Florida Car Accident Attorney today:

To reach a Florida personal injury lawyer or Orlando auto accident lawyer, call Greg at (407) 999-0045 or complete our Contact Form.  The consultation is always free. You never pay us unless you recover money.


Personal Injury Protection and the Florida No-Fault System

Florida law requires that the owner of an operable vehicle must carry a minimum of $10,000.00 in personal injury protection benefits (PIP). Florida is also known as a “No Fault” state. Changes to Florida PIP law now permit auto insurance companies to reduce the PIP benefits from $10,000.00 to $2,500.00 unless there is a determination that there is an Emergency Medical Condition (EMC).  A doctor determines whether or not the injured client suffered an EMC.  The law does not require that you go to the hospital emergency room to find out if you suffered an EMC.

Under our No Fault system, your car insurance is supposed to pay for 80% of your medical bills and 60% of your lost wages regardless of fault up to you personal injury protection policy limits.

Unfortunately, we find that car insurance companies often times refuse to properly pay our client’s medical charges and wage loss. In that event, our car accident lawyers will file a lawsuit against the personal injury protection carrier to get your insurance benefits.

This type of lawsuit is commonly referred to as a PIP suit. In the event we prevail on the PIP suit, the insurance company pays our attorneys’ fees and costs.  You pay us nothing!

Medical Expense or Medpay Insurance

Medical Expense insurance covers the 20% of your medical bills not covered by your PIP car insurance up to your policy limits. You are not required to carry this type of insurance in the state of Florida.

Bodily Injury Insurance

Bodily Injury Insurance is the other person’s insurance that covers them up to their policy limits for the damages caused by their negligence. Shockingly, Florida law does not require drivers in this state to carry a minimum amount of bodily injury insurance to cover the injuries they may cause.  That is why we always recommend that you buy uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage to protect you, your family, and your passengers in the event you are hit by an irresponsible driver that did not purchase bodily injury insurance.

Uninsured or Underinsured Motorist Insurance

Uninsured or Underinsured Motorist Insurance covers injuries you suffered as a result of the negligence of another driver who did not have bodily injury insurance or did not carry enough bodily insurance. Auto accident lawyers and insurance adjusters often refer to this type of insurance as “UM coverage”.

Because Florida law does not require drivers to carry bodily injury coverage, it is important for you to protect yourself and your family by purchasing UM coverage today.

Property Damage Insurance

At least $10,000.00 Property Damage Insurance is required by the Florida Motor Vehicle Law. It covers damage that you caused to another person’s vehicle or property such as a car, telephone pole or building. It also covers the contents of the vehicle and building that were damaged as a result of your negligence.

Threshold Defense also known as Permanent Injury

Florida Statute §627.737(2) is commonly referred to by lawyers as “tort threshold”, “threshold defense” or “permanent injury” requirement.  That means, if the car collision occurred in Florida and the Defendant has PIP insurance, the injured person must prove they suffered a permanent injury as a direct result of the accident. If your lawyer convinces a jury that you suffered a permanent injury, you are then entitled to be compensated for pain and suffering. If the jury decides you did not suffer a permanent injury, then you are not entitled to pain and suffering. The defense lawyers and the car insurance company will hire a medical expert to examine you during the lawsuit. Unfortunately, these hired guns usually testify that you did not suffer a permanent injury as a result of the accident. The insurance companies and their lawyers hire the same doctors over and over and pay them thousands of dollars for the doctor’s testimony because they know in advance that the doctor will testify that there is no permanent injury. Their doctor will usually testify that your pain is due to the natural aging process (degeneration) or prior injury or accident. If you had an MRI, X-ray, or other diagnostic testing, the insurance doctor may testify that the findings on your MRI or X-Ray are absolutely normal for your age.

Contact a Personal Injury or Car Accident Attorney today.  (407) 999-0045 or complete our Contact Form.


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Central Truck Accident Lawyers

The American trucking industry is a multi-billion dollar industry that ships millions of tons of freight around the continent. Some truck companies push their truck drivers to the point of exhaustion; resulting in horrific injuries or even death. Trucking accidents should not be handled in the same manner as a auto accident because of the different laws and regulations that apply to trucks. If you or a loved one was involved in a trucking accident in Florida, our lawyers can help, regardless of where you live – even if you were only visiting Florida on vacation or holiday.

Orlando Florida trucking accident lawyers can get you compensation.

Given the serious nature of wrecks with trucks, victims who survive typically incur tens of thousands of dollars in medical treatment and will require years or even a lifetime of medical care. Our truck accident attorneys can help families recover compensation for future surgery, physical therapy, pain management, attendant care, modifications to your home, as well as other future needs. We can also recover past lost wages and future earnings. In the event the victim did not survive the accident, our attorneys can bring a claim against the truck driver and the trucking company on behalf of the survivors for wrongful death pursuant to the Florida Wrongful Death Act.

Our Florida trucking accident attorneys in Orlando charge NO FEES if there is no recovery for you.

As with all personal injury and wrongful death claims, we do not charge you fees if we get no recovery for you.

We know that going to an accident lawyer’s office is the last thing on your mind right after a collision with a semi, tractor trailer, or truck. Our attorneys will meet you at the hospital; a nursing home; assisted living home; or even at your house whenever it is convenient for you.

Meet With An Orlando Personal Injury Motorcycle Lawyer Today

With its beautiful weather, laid back lifestyle, and scenic destinations, Florida can be a great state for enjoying a ride on a motorcycle. The people that share the roads with you often times fail to detect or recognize motorcycles in traffic until it is too late. The motorcycle collision with a passenger car, SUV, truck, or big rig will result in horrific injuries or death. Other causes of accident and injuries to motorcycle riders include road debris, tire puncture or tire blow out, collisions with road way fixed objects, or road defects such as potholes and ridges.

At Maaswinkel Law, our motorcycle accident attorneys are experienced with motorcycle accident claims and investigating all avenues of recovery. Our motorcycle accident lawyers charge you no fees if we get no recovery for you.

Whether you are in the hospital, assisted living facility, nursing home, or recovering at your home, the Florida motorcycle accident attorneys of Maaswinkel Law. will meet you at a time and place that is convenient for you. You will meet with a lawyer and not a case manager or paralegal.

Don’t delay, call today. (407) 999-0045 or complete our Contact Form.

Hurt in an accident during Daytona Bike Week or Biketoberfest?

Our motorcycle accident Lawyer can help you.

Thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world come to Daytona Beach and central Florida during Bike Week in February and Biketoberfest in October of every year. Unfortunately every year, some bikers will be seriously injured due to the negligence of other motorists during these events. If you were injured while riding a motorcycle, our motorcycle accident attorneys can help you even if you are not a resident of Florida or the United States of America.


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Personal Injury Slip and Fall Lawyer in Florida

“Slip and fall” is a broad term used to describe a wide range of causes for injuries including “trip and fall” on someone else’s property.  Simply falling at a business or someone else’s property is legally insufficient to prove your case.  There must have been an unreasonably dangerous or hazardous condition on the property that the business or person must knew or should have known existed but failed to fix the condition.  Often times, sip and fall accidents are caused by uneven side walks, water or some other substance on the floor, uneven floors, loose tiles, frayed or unsecured rugs.  There are also less obvious causes of falls such as using interior paint on exterior surfaces, poor lighting, gaps, holes, uncovered man holes, loose railings, and irrigation sprinklers.

If you are involved in a slip and fall, it is important for you to immediately take pictures and video of the area where you fell.  Do not assume the video surveillance camera was working or recording when you fell. You should also keep any proof such as receipts, business cards of witnesses, or incident reports to prove that you were actually on the premises when you were injured.  Afterwards, call attorney Greg at 407-999-0045 or complete our Contact Form.  As always, the call is free and there are no fees unless we recover money for you.

To reach a FloridaPersonal InjuryAttorney, call toll free (407) 999-0045


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Orlando Florida Dog Bite Personal Injury Lawyers At Your Service

Florida statutes §767.01 and §767.04 impose strict liability upon the owner of a dog for injuries the dog causes to people; other domestic animals such as dogs, cats, and birds; and even live stock like cows, horses, chickens, and pigs. All too often the evening news reminds us of just how dangerous a dog mauling can be. Dog bites, attacks, or mauling can cause serious injuries due to the viciousness of the attack, puncture wounds, secondary infection, and injuries sustained while trying to escape the attack. Our dog bite lawyers are experienced in handling dog attacks.

Landlords can be liable for a dog attacks that occur on their premises or property.

Florida law imposes a duty upon landlords to protect tenants and others on their premises where the landlord knows there is a vicious dog on their property. Many apartment leases do not allow tenants to possess a Pit-bull, Rottweiler, German shepherd, Doberman, or other large canines in the apartment. The lease may also impose size and weight restrictions on any type of dog. Unfortunately, many landlords do not enforce these restrictions and allow the tenant to keep dangerous dogs on their premises. Little children are often the innocent target of vicious dog attacks. If you or a family member were attacked by a dog while at an apartment complex or rented home, call our Florida dog bite attorney to recover compensation for your medical bills, lost time from work, scarring, disfigurement, pain and suffering.

In some instances, Florida law imposes liability upon landlords for dog attacks that occurred on adjacent property. For example, if a landlord advertises an adjacent park as an amenity to attract new tenants, it can be liable for dog bites that occur on that property. If you were bitten by a dog at a park next to an apartment complex, contact our dog attack lawyer at (407) 999-0045 or Toll Free at 1-866-775-0008 for a free and confidential consultation.


As with all personal injury claims we handle, there are no fees if there is no recovery for you. In addition, there are no hidden costs such as a administration fee; file set-up charge; storage fee; or processing fee. Schedule a free consultation with an Orlando Florida dog attack attorney today.

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