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Personal injury is a legal term for injury to a person’s body, mind, or emotions, versus an injury to a person’s property. The type of legal claim that arises from personal injuries is known as “tort” claims or lawsuits.

Sometimes Florida personal injury lawyers are referred to as a Florida auto accident attorney, Florida car accident lawyer or Florida PI lawyer.

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.

Our Orlando Florida personal injury and Florida 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 Florida Car Accident Attorneys — Let Us Help You

There are manypersonal injury law firms in Florida to choose from when deciding who you should retain for your car accident and injuries. When making the decision, you should ask these questions:

What experience does the Florida car accident lawyer have handling car accidents and the injuries?

The Orlando Florida motor vehicle accident lawyers at Esquire Legal Group have successfully handled thousands of claims involving motor vehicle accidents. We handle rear end accidents; intersection collision; accidents involving a DUI; and vehicle roll-over. Often times these accidents result in serious spinal cord injury; back and neck pain; burns; paralysis; and even death.

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

At Esquire Legal Group, you will speak directly with an Orlando Florida car accident lawyer and every aspect of your case will be overseen from start to finish by an experienced Florida auto accident attorney.

Will my Florida auto accident lawyer timely return my phone calls?

At Esquire Legal Group, 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 Esquire Legal Group, it is our policy that your phone calls will be returned in a timely manner.

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

At Esquire Legal Group the Orlando car accident lawyer will spend as much time as it takes to answer your questions with straight talk that is hopefully easier to understand.

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

For accident claims, our Florida motor vehicle accident 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 $100.00-$200.00.

Most Orlando car accident attorneys will handle your case on a “contingency basis”. That means the Florida auto accident lawyer will not charge you an attorney fee if he or she gets no money for you. However, many Florida car accident lawyers do not tell you about their hidden fees that are disguised as costs.

Some central Florida car accident attorneys will not disclose the hidden fees until the end of your case when you sign a settlement closing statement. In addition to the customary costs, other law firms characterize these hidden fees by using terms like administrative fee, set up fee, closing fee, storage fee, or processing fee on your settlement documents. Many times, these hidden fees can cost you $500.00 or even more! At Esquire Legal Group, there are no hidden fees.

Why contact a Florida car collision lawyer 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 Florida personal injury attorney is in the referral network because he or she may have a reciprocal referral relationship where he refers other Florida auto accident victims back to the referral service or doctor within the same network.

We Make House Calls!

If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident in Florida, 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 toll free 1-866-775-0008 or(407) 999-0045 or complete our Contact Form.

The Nuts and Bolts of a Car Accident Claim

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. Florida is also known as a “No Fault” state.

That means your insurance company 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 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 is liable for payment of our attorneys’ fees and costs.

Medical Expense or Medpay Insurance

Medical Expense insurance covers the 20% of your medical bills not covered by your PIP 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 protects 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.

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 Florida Motor Vehicle Law. It covers damage that you caused to another person’s vehicle or property such as a 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

If the car collision occurred in Florida and the Defendant has PIP insurance, the Defendant is entitled to maintain the “Threshold Defense”. That means your auto accident attorney must prove that you suffered a permanent injury as a result of the accident. If the car accident lawyer convinces a jury that you suffered a permanent injury, you are then entitled to be compensated for pain and suffering. If the jury does not find a permanent injury, you are not entitled to pain and suffering. The defense auto accident lawyers and the auto 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 car accident lawyers often times hire the same doctors over and over because they know in advance that the doctor will probably testify that there is no permanent injury. Their doctor will testify that your pain is due to the natural aging process or due to prior injury and that the findings on your MRI or X-Ray are normal for your age.

Contact a Personal Injury or Car Accident Attorney today:

To reach an Orlando car accident attorney or Florida auto accident lawyer, call toll free 1-866-775-0008 or (407) 999-0045 or complete our Contact Form.


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Central Florida Semi Tractor Trailer Truck Accident Lawyers

The American trucking industry is a multibillion 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 accidentbecause 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 Orlando truck accident lawyers can help.

If the truck wreck happened in Florida, our Orlando, Florida truck accident attorneys can help regardless of where you live.

The Florida truck accident lawyers at the Orlando office of Esquire Legal Group can assist you even if you were on vacation in Florida when the collision occurred.

Orlando Florida trucking accident lawyers can get you compensation.

Given the serious nature of wrecks with 18 wheelers, 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 Orlando Florida 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. Our Florida truck accident lawyers can also recover past lost wages and future earnings. In the event the victim did not survive the accident, our Orlando trucking accident attorneys can bring a claim against the truck driver and the trucking company for wrongful death.

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, the Florida trucking accident lawyers at Esquire Legal Group, P.A. do not charge you fees if we get no recovery for you.

Meet with a Florida trucking accident attorney at your convenience.

We know that going to a Florida trucking accident lawyer’s office is the last thing on your mind right after a collision with a semi tractor trailer or big rig. Our Orlando trucking accident 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 Esquire Legal Group, our Orlando Florida motorcycle accident attorneys are experienced with motorcycle accident claims and investigating all avenues of recovery. Our Florida motorcycle accident attorneys andpersonal injury lawyers in Orlando charge no fees if we get no recovery for you.

Our Orlando, Florida motorcycle accident lawyers will come to you.

Whether you are in the hospital, assisted living facility, nursing home, or recovering at your home, the Florida motorcycle accident attorneys of Esquire Legal Group, P.A. will meet you at a time and place that is convenient for you. You will meet with an Orlando Florida personal injury motorcycle lawyer and not a case manager or paralegal. As with all personal injury claims handled by our Orlando, Florida motorcycle accident attorneys,there are never fees if we get no money for you.

Call an Orlando, Florida motorcycle accident attorney.

To reach an Orlando, Florida motorcycle accident lawyer, call (407) 999-0045 or toll free at 1-866-775-0008 or complete our Contact Form.

Hurt in an accident during Daytona Bike Week or Biketoberfest?

Our Orlando Florida 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 Orlando, Florida 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

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To reach a FloridaPersonal InjuryAttorney, call toll free 1-866-775-0008 or (407) 999-0045 or complete our Contact Form.


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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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