Why Hire an Orlando Injury Lawyer?
Here’s a little-known fact: On average, people who hire a personal injury attorney after a car accident recover three times as much compensation as people who don’t. Our attorneys know how to value a claim, and we’ve been negotiating favorable settlements for decades. If the insurance company won’t negotiate in good faith, we have the know-how and resources to present your case in the strongest terms at trial.
Our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, so it costs nothing to get started, and we get paid only if you win.
How Much Is My Personal Injury Case Worth?
It’s difficult to pinpoint exactly what a claim is worth without reviewing the facts of the case. However, one thing is certain: You can put your trust in Morgan & Morgan to maximize the value of your settlement or to give you the best opportunity to win at trial. Over the past three-plus decades, we’ve recovered upwards of $9 billion for injury victims.
What Is the Lawsuit Process?
Every case is unique, but they often unfold like this:
- Your attorney will draft a complaint and then file it in court. The complaint will allege what the defendant has done wrong and lay out a corrective course of action (e.g., paying a certain amount of damages).
- Lawyers on each side will engage in discovery, or the exchanging of information. During this phase, medical records can be gathered, witnesses can be interviewed, and lawyers may appear in front of a judge.
- A settlement may be reached at any point before trial. Your attorney will help you decide whether the settlement you are offered is fair.
- If a settlement is not reached, we will present your case in front of a judge. If we win, the judge will order the defendant to pay you a specific sum of money.
How Long Will My Case Take?
Personal injury cases are complex, and as you can see from the process outlined above, they involve many steps. Therefore, settlements and trials can take months, perhaps even years to conclude. If the insurance company stalls in hopes of wearing you down, it can prolong the process even further.
Although it may be tempting to just get the process over with, it’s critical that you never settle for less than your case is worth. Morgan & Morgan attorneys are dedicated to resolving your case quickly but, above all else, achieving the best possible outcome for you.
The Morgan & Morgan Difference
Since our humble beginnings in 1988, our attorneys have proved time and again that we know what it takes to secure favorable settlements and win cases that go to trial. But it’s not just results that we deliver: We treat our clients like family, and give their legal matters the attention they deserve. From start to finish, you’ll enjoy 24/7 access to our legal team and receive regular updates throughout the process.
In the Community
Orlando is our home, and it holds a special place in all of our hearts. We’ve committed to bettering this wonderful community by teaming up with various local charities, including:
- The Second Harvest Food Bank, a nonprofit organization that collects, stores, and distributes donated food throughout Orange County and other parts of Central Florida.
- Canine Companions For Independence, a nonprofit organization that provides trained assistance dogs to people with disabilities.
- The American Cancer Society, which aims to eliminate cancer through research and promoting healthy living.
Why Should I Hire Morgan & Morgan Over a Smaller Injury Law Firm?
Hiring a small (or “boutique”) personal injury law firm might seem like an attractive option—small firms often promise to pay closer attention to your case and offer more personalized service. While that sounds great in theory, hiring a small law firm to take on a big corporation can prove to be disastrous in reality.
Make no mistake—insurance companies are big companies. In fact, they’re some of the most profitable businesses in the United States. The biggest insurance companies generate billions of dollars in profits per year. They have the financial strength to hire an army of attorneys and make the claims process extremely difficult if they want to.
A small, local firm may indeed provide great service, but when push comes to shove, they simply do not possess the resources to push back against a well-funded, determined opponent. With Morgan & Morgan, you get the best of both worlds: great service from a local team of attorneys and the strength of the nation’s largest personal injury law firm backing them up.
What Is The Importance of Trying a Case in Court?
You might be surprised to learn that many Orlando personal injury attorneys never file lawsuits. They simply manage the claims process for their clients and look for the best settlement they can get, as quickly as they can get it. Case managers and paralegals handle most of the work. The lawyers rarely, if ever, set foot in a courtroom.
Trying a case means actually filing a lawsuit and taking the case before a jury. There is slightly more risk to putting your case in the hands of a jury, but there can also be a much higher reward. Many of our best verdicts and settlements resulted directly from our willingness to go to trial. A settlement is still possible after a lawsuit is filed, and a lawsuit sends the message that our lawyers mean business.
We never settle a case for less than full value, we try more cases than any other law firm in the country, and we hire top trial attorneys who are prepared to fight for everything you deserve.
How Much Does It Cost to Hire an Accident Injury Lawyer?
Morgan & Morgan believes that everyone, regardless of their economic status, deserves quality legal representation. That’s why we handle every case on a contingency-fee basis. If we agree to take your case—and you do not receive a verdict or settlement—you owe us nothing.
In addition to eliminating upfront client costs, there’s another important reason why we use a contingency-fee model. It incentivizes our attorneys to maximize client compensation. The pay we receive is a reasonable percentage of the money you receive. The better you do, the better we do. This makes us partners in your case who are invested in its outcome.
Do I Need to Get a Lawyer Involved in My Case Right Away?
Not necessarily, but every case is different. At the very least, you should talk to a lawyer right away so they can provide an expert legal opinion about what to do—and what not to do.
For a minor injury case in which there is no major dispute about fault and damages, you may be able to handle the claims process on your own. However, if the insurance company is delaying, denying, or disputing your claim, it might be a good idea to at least consult with an attorney, especially if your injuries are significant.
If you do plan on involving an attorney, you shouldn’t wait too long. Although Florida has a relatively generous filing deadline—you have four years from the date of injury to sue for negligence—the window of time to sue is limited. In general, the sooner you file a case, the better. Waiting too long can negatively impact an accident investigation. Memories can fade, evidence can go missing, and the insurance company can use your lack of urgency against you.
Do I Have to Talk to the Other Driver’s Insurance Company?
You may have certain obligations to your insurance company, such as reporting an accident to them within 30 days. But you do not owe anything to the other driver’s insurance company. Anything you say to them can—and probably will—be used against you. It doesn’t matter how innocent-sounding their questions are. Adjusters are trained to coax you into providing information that undermines your case’s value.
You also shouldn’t assume that your own insurance company has your best interests in mind. Before speaking to any insurance company, you should first speak to an Orlando personal injury attorney at Morgan & Morgan. We deal with insurance companies for a living. We know the law and aren’t fooled by the tricks they use. We’ll help you avoid pitfalls and build the strongest possible case.
What Makes Morgan & Morgan Different?
Every Orlando law firm wants you to believe that they’re the best. Many believe themselves that they’re the best. And to be fair, there are a lot of very good personal injury lawyers in the Orlando area. But there’s only one Morgan & Morgan.
Let’s face it. When you’ve been in a life-changing accident, you don’t want to hear pie in the sky talk. You want real information about real results. We have over 700 attorneys and thousands of support team members. We’ve been in business for more than 30 years and won over $9 billion for our clients. We’re the country’s largest personal injury law firm and have helped more than 300,000 clients nationwide. We receive thousands of referrals from other lawyers, doctors, and even judges.
Past performance is the best predictor of future success. Morgan & Morgan has a proven track record of winning big at trial and refusing to take inadequate settlement offers. Many firms have strength and size. Many other firms promise to treat you like family. But few firms can promise all of the above. We can, and that’s what makes us different.
Contact Morgan & Morgan
If you were injured in an accident, contact a personal injury attorney at Morgan & Morgan. You could be entitled to significant compensation for lost wages, medical bills, emotional suffering, and other damages.
To find out, schedule a free case evaluation. Remember, it costs nothing to get started, and it’s free unless your case is successful. Contact us now.