Florida is home to many personal injury attorneys and law firms. Standing out in such a crowded, competitive marketplace requires not just winning results but a reputation for excellence and integrity in serving clients.
At Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter, professionalism is one of the factors that sets our law firm apart the most. We view ourselves as representatives of the legal profession to individuals who have perhaps never worked with a lawyer before. As such, it is important for our clients, our peers, and the courts to view us as ethical, reputable advocates who balance the needs and goals of our clients with the integrity of the legal system.
The attorneys at Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter have more than a century of combined experience serving clients in Florida. Please call (407) 712-7300 today for a free case review. Our lawyers accept cases in Orlando, Tampa, Miami, and other areas.
Who We Are
After building Morgan Colling & Gilbert into the largest plaintiff’s personal injury firm in Florida, attorneys Stewart Colling and Ronald Gilbert left that firm in 2005 to form Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter. Joined by fellow partners Melvin Wright and Nathan Carter, alongside a number of other attorneys, paralegals, and staff, our law firm has grown to become one of the most preeminent and respected in the state and in the nation.
In addition to representing clients throughout Florida in a wide range of personal injury cases, Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter has played a key role in multi-district litigation involving plaintiffs from multiple areas of the country. This includes the class action against New England Compounding Center for steroid injections tainted with fungal meningitis, which settled for $200 million.
All of our partners are rated “AV-Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell®. This rating signifies that an attorney has been recognized for the “highest level of professional excellence” by his or her peers.
Many of our attorneys have also been recognized by a number of leading ratings services and publications for lawyers, including:
- Super Lawyers
- Best Lawyers in America
- Million Dollar Advocates Forum
- American Board of Trial Advocates
- The National Trial Lawyers Top 100
In addition, Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter has been included among the Best Law Firms in America by U.S. News & World Report.
What We Do
Clients trust us to deliver exceptional legal service. We consistently form strong relationships with our clients (as well as referral and co-counsel attorneys) through mutual respect, professional courtesy, and a savvy understanding of local and state laws. Our team is well-respected by judges and other lawyers in courts throughout Florida.
Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter has earned millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of clients in a wide range of cases.
Personal injury and wrongful death claims are the principal focus of our law firm. We help clients who have been injured or lost a family member in a variety of different circumstances, including:
- Medical Malpractice
- Auto Accidents
- Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
- Premises Liability Claims
- Product Liability Claims
We also dedicate a portion of our practice to those who have been injured on-the-job and in service to our country, as well as those facing permanent disability. The disability benefits section of our practice includes:
- Workers’ Compensation
- Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)
- Veterans’ Disability Benefits
- Railroad Accidents and Injuries (FELA Claims)
- Maritime Injury/Jones Act Claims
Financial injury is not restricted to the aftermath of an accident. We also assist clients with securities and stock broker fraud, including arbitration and mediation through the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).
What to Expect
When you contact our law firm, you can expect a timely response. Our team will listen to your story, answer your questions, and address your concerns. We will discuss your legal options for recovering the compensation you deserve.
Your initial consultation is free, and you pay us nothing upfront. In fact, you don’t pay attorney fees unless we successfully resolve the claim on your behalf.
If you hire Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter, one of our partner attorneys will be involved in each aspect of your case. We also use litigation teams on each case, comprising one or more lawyers, paralegals, legal assistants, investigators, and medical experts from the appropriate fields of medicine.
Our team is available 24/7 to assist you with any questions or issues. We pledge always to be honest, and to provide you the personal attention you deserve.
Why Hire Us?
Our goal is to maximize the compensation in your case. This often involves overcoming a number of hurdles on behalf of our clients.
1. The Negligent Party (or Parties) Has No Insurance
From the uninsured driver to a nursing home or assisted living facility with limited or insufficient liability coverage, many parties in Florida choose to take a double risk. They elect not to carry insurance, then they behave recklessly and harm someone. In these situations, the victim is left with limited options for recovery.
At Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter, we are known for our persistence in pursuing fair recoveries. In cases where the defendant doesn’t have sufficient insurance to cover damages, we will not go away until the negligent individual or company comes to the negotiating table to determine a fair way to compensate our client.
2. Complicated Cases
Complex litigation takes many different forms. Many people associate the term with large cases involving hundreds if not thousands of defendants.
We have been involved in these large class-action claims. However, we often find that cases where only one victim is harmed can be just as complicated. This is often the case with medical malpractice and nursing home claims, both of which involve questions of extensive regulation, complex liability, and specialized medical knowledge.
Many lawyers and law firms refer out medical malpractice and nursing home abuse cases due to the time and resources required to litigate them effectively. At Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter, we have the skill and experience to handle these claims ourselves.
3. ‘Low-Ball’ Insurance Offers
The insurance industry has mounted a full-scale assault on the rights of accident victims to be fairly compensated for their injuries. This has resulted not only in efforts to reduce the compensation available for certain damages but a consistent pattern of offering the minimum amount to settle and sweep away legitimate claims.
Injured drivers in Florida already face an uphill battle due to the state’s no-fault insurance law, which limits the circumstances in which a motorist is hurt due to the negligence of another driver can recover damages from the at-fault party. When you are injured and facing significant bills and other expenses, a car accident settlement (from your own insurance company or the at-fault driver’s) may look reasonable and even downright advantageous.
Before accepting an accident settlement, we strongly recommend speaking to a lawyer first.
You may be entitled to much more than the insurance company is willing to offer. In addition, multiple parties may be liable for your damages. The only way to determine how much your case is worth and who should pay is by working with an experienced lawyer.
Find Out How Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter Can Help
Discover why so many clients trust our law firm to handle their claim. Our lawyers have extensive experience and are well-respected in matters involving personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, and much more.
Contact Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter by calling (407) 712-7300 today for a free consultation. Our lawyers serve clients in Orlando, Tampa, Miami, and throughout Florida.