Many of our attorneys at The ORLANDO Firm, P.C. began their legal careers representing businesses and insurance companies. That experience gives us a unique perspective — knowing how our adversaries think — which enables us to successfully represent clients who suffered injuries as the result of the negligence of others. Whether you or a loved one were injured in a car crash, by a careless doctor, nurse or other hospital/nursing home employee, by a defective product, or because premises were maintained in an unsafe condition, we have the expertise to provide you with the quality legal representation you deserve. We aim to do this in a professional, friendly setting, in which you will feel safe talking with attorneys and staff who can help you navigate through trying times following your injury.
At The ORLANDO Firm, P.C., our attorneys and staff are experienced in handling a wide variety of personal injury cases, including:
- Automobile Collisions – Tractor Trailer Collisions – Motorcycle – Bicycle – Pedestrian Accidents
- Workplace Injuries
- Dangerous Products & Machines
- Drug Recalls
- Medical Negligence
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Small Aircraft & Airline Crashes
- Unsafe premises
- Wrongful Death
These cases often include injuries resulting in:
- broken bones
- herniated and ruptured discs requiring surgery
- head injuries/traumatic brain injuries
- burn injuries
- back and neck injuries
- spinal cord injuries/paralysis
A Word About Damages
Personal injury cases, as different as they may be in their origin, all share a common goal: the recovery of damages. Judges often instruct at the end of a trial that “damages are awarded as compensation for an injury done.” The types of damages which may be recovered vary from case to case, but generally, the following types of damages can be recovered: special damages and general damages.
Special Damages typically refer to property damage, medical expenses, and lost wages. General Damages include pain and suffering, both physical and mental. In some situations, damages can be awarded for future lost income or future medical expense.
In certain instances, the imposition of Punitive, or Exemplary, Damages is awarded. Such damages are awarded to punish persons or corporations at such a level to deter them from repeating the same or similar conduct in the future. Generally, punitive damages are not awarded for mere, or even gross, negligence; rather, they are awarded only where conduct is willful or wanton, or shows a conscious disregard for the consequences.
For example, punitive, or exemplary, damages may be awarded where the at-fault party was under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time he or she caused the injury. Driving under the influence is a serious problem. If our clients are injured by an impaired driver, we utilize the civil justice system to ensure that the offending drivers are punished sufficiently to keep them from repeating such conduct in the future.
Wrongful Death cases involve different types of damages particular to such cases. There are specific laws which govern the types of damages recoverable in wrongful death cases, as well as the persons who have the right to recover such damages.
Let Us Help You
We have not attempted on this page to address every type of personal injury case we have handled or which could occur. If you have suffered an injury because of the carelessness of another, we invite you to call us for a free consultation at 404-373-1800 or toll free at 1-866-373-1800. While we cannot guarantee the outcome of your case, we promise to provide you with legal representation aimed at helping you through a difficult and painful time of your life. We will do our best to make sure that you make the recovery to which you are entitled. There may be time limits on filing your claim, so it is important to seek legal counsel as quickly as you are able. Always remember, if we don’t win your case, you pay us nothing.
NOTE: You are not a client of The ORLANDO Firm, P.C. until you have executed an attorney-client contract for employment of the firm, and the contract has been signed by a member of the firm.