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Personal injury lawsuits encompass a wide range of incidents that lead to moderate to severe injuries or death due to the negligence or willful actions of someone else or a commercial entity. Our Orlando lawyers have tried and won settlements for a long list of victims, but some of the most common cases we take on include:
1. Slip and Fall Accidents
These can occur nearly anywhere such as a grocery store with wet flooring that is improperly marked or as not been cleaned up in a timely fashion. Another example would be a slip and fall accident that occurs on someone’s property due to dangerous premises, which means he or she failed to warn you of certain areas that can cause harm such as metal and wood piles used for home projects. Orlando doesn’t see many cases involving slip and falls on ice that hasn’t been cleared or salted appropriately, but northern states see those situations occur regularly.
2. Product Liability
Product liability claims often involve injuries sustained from a product that is dangerous due to faulty manufacturing or flawed design. Defective or dangerous products include motor vehicles, children’s toys, electronic cigarette explosions, dangerous pharmaceutical drugs or devices, and many more. Any item that causes unreasonable harm due to inadequate testing, failure to correct or identify a flaw and the danger it poses, or failure to warn consumers using hazard warnings on the product or the box that contained it upon purchase. Product liability claims are tried all over the country, and some of our Orlando lawyers at Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter specialize in this area of personal injury law.
3. Motorcycle Accidents and Auto Accidents
Florida’s motorcycle laws leave motorcyclists at a higher risk than most as it’s not a requirement for bikers over the age of 21 to wear a helmet as long as they meet a certain rate of auto insurance. Motorcyclists are already at a disadvantage because they’re exposed. Cars and trucks have the added protection of the vehicle structure and windows, but motorcyclists depend on their ability to drive responsibility to avoid a motorcycle accident. Our year-round sunny and warm weather is ideal for motorcycle enthusiasts, so we have a higher injury and fatality rate than most states when it comes to motorcycle accidents.
4. Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice claims encompass all areas of negligence including surgical errors, prescription errors, anesthesia overdose, birth injuries, and delayed diagnosis for conditions such as cancer. Our Orlando medical malpractice lawyers have seen the devastation involved in these cases. When you go to your local hospital or emergency room, you expect to receive the standard of care all doctors and medical professionals swear to uphold. When they fail to do so, it can result in life-altering injuries and disfigurement and even wrongful death.
5. Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
Nursing home abuse and neglect are more prevalent than the average man or woman realizes. These institutions are often understaffed and therefore overworked which leads to unintentional neglect of nursing home residents, but abuse and malicious neglect is the reality for too many aging adults who chose their care facility with the expectation of being treated with dignity and appropriate medical care. The most recent abuse and neglect case flooding the media is the poor woman in a vegetative state at a care facility in Phoenix who, despite having been unresponsive for more than a decade, gave birth. Nursing home abuse and neglect is a serious issue facing the 1.5 million people living in assisted living and nursing home centers across the country.
Contact Our Personal Injury Lawyers in Orlando
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to any of the situations listed above, please contact us today at (407) 712-7300 for a FREE case evaluation. Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter provide personal injury legal services to clients in the Orlando, Florida area and nationwide, and offer bi-lingual services.