What is Personal Injury Law?

Representing Orlando, Tampa, Miami and Nearby Areas of Florida

We know that in the aftermath of a significant injury, trying to understand the intricacies of the law probably seems an intimidating prospect. At Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter, part of the job our Orlando personal injury attorneys perform is explaining the law to you and answering all of your questions.

Put simply, personal injury law is an area of the law designed to settle disputes where one party alleges that another party caused them serious physical harm, either through negligence or misconduct.

If you’re an Orlando, Florida resident and want an experienced, proven personal injury attorney, please call Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter today at 1-407-712-7300 for a free consultation.

Personal injury cases are civil matters, which means there’s no prospect of prison for the defendant. Instead, the case involves a plaintiff’s claim that he or she is entitled to compensation from the other party.

“Personal injury law” is something of an umbrella term used to refer to a massive range of cases, ranging from car accidents to defective products. A plaintiff bringing suit has to prove a few different elements, including:

  • Duty (the defendant had a duty to the plaintiff)
  • Breach of duty
  • Injury
  • A link between the breach and the injury

Our experienced personal injury lawyers will answer all of your questions about personal injury law and help you determine if a legal claim if right for your unique circumstances.

If you live in the Orlando, Florida area and have questions for our personal injury attorney, please contact Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter today for a free consultation.