Orlando Personal Injury Law Firm
Experienced Florida Personal Injury Law Firm Serving Coral Gables, Lakeland, Kissimmee, Ocala & Gainesville
“Outstanding service with excellent results come standard at Hogan Frick. This is because the primary focus at our firm is to ensure that each and every client of ours is treated exactly as if they are a member of our family. You deserve nothing less.”
— Brian Hogan and Josh Frick
The experienced Orlando personal injury law firm at Hogan Frick represent injured victims of medical malpractice, wrongful death, car and motorcycle accidents, slip & fall injuries, and many other types of injuries caused by the negligence of others. We believe in Treating You Right, while dealing with complicated legal matters, determining the best course of action for your claim, fighting for your legal rights, and taking your case to court if needed. We are experienced personal injury attorneys serving the below areas as well:
- Orlando Personal Injury
- Coral Gables Personal Injury
- Gainesville Personal Injury
- Kissimmee Personal Injury
- Lakeland Personal Injury
- Ocala Personal Injury
Seek Legal Advice For Your Orlando Personal Injury
Being injured as a result of the negligence, carelessness or recklessness of another can be a devastating event which may take a toll on you physically, emotionally and financially.
Personal injury liability cases can be very complex in nature, and require a detailed and aggressive plan of action to recover monies which you may be entitled. When pursuing personal injury liability claims, you should seek the legal advice and representation of an experienced Orlando personal injury attorney who is not afraid to stand up and fight for your legal rights – including taking your case to trial if necessary.
Orlando Personal Injury Victims
Personal injury victims are subjected to various types of injuries ranging from minor cuts and bruises, broken bones, to neck – back – spinal injuries, severe head trauma, or even the loss of one’s life. At Hogan Frick, our Orlando personal injury attorneys are here to listen to your story, inform you of your legal rights, and stand up for your legal rights as you endure your recovery period, and aggressively seek any and all compensation you may be entitled under the law.
Personal Legal Injury Representation – Fighting for the Injured
Hogan Frick currently focuses our legal representation in Orlando personal injury, accident and incident liability cases in the following areas:
- Medical Malpractice
- Car Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Construction Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Slip & Fall
- Brain Injuries
- Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
- Workers’ Compensation
- Wrongful Death
Compensation For Your Injuries
While addressing all related issues that should be taken into consideration when pursuing a personal injury liability claim, compensation issues may include, but may not be limited to:
Injuries as a direct result of a personal injury accident or incident;
Medical bills directly related to you or your loved ones injuries, including medical treatment, physical therapy &, rehabilitation costs, prescription costs, necessary medical equipment, and if necessary, long term or permanent treatment and care;
- Lost Wages;
- Pain and Suffering;
- Permanent or long-term diminished quality of life.
Orlando Personal Injury & Car Accident FAQs
Following are answers to frequently asked questions about Orlando car accidents, medical malpractice and other Florida personal injury claims. We hope these questions and answers are helpful to you. If you have other questions, or if you need advice and representation about a serious personal injury or wrongful death matter in Orlando or central Florida, please contact Hogan Frick for a free, confidential consultation with one of our Orlando personal injury attorneys.
Q. I’ve been in a car accident. What should I do?
A. Take the following steps in the event of a car accident to help make sure your health and other needs are taken care of. It can be difficult to know or remember what to do in an emergency or after a traumatic event like a car crash. You may want to print this page and keep this FAQ in your vehicle in case you ever need it.
- Get medical help for yourself or others – If there are any serious injuries, call 9-1-1 right away or flag down help from another motorist. Administer First Aid if you are qualified to do so, but remember that an unconscious or immobile person should not be moved unless absolutely necessary.
- Report the accident and wait for help to arrive – Depending upon where the accident happened, you may want to call 9-1-1, the sheriff or the highway patrol. Also depending upon where the accident happened, you may be asked to move the vehicles off the road if they are drivable and can be moved safely. If you do not need to move the vehicles, it is better to wait for the police to arrive and make a report of the accident. Do not leave the scene of the accident if there was any personal injury or property damage, even if you are sure the accident was not your fault.
- Exchange information with the other driver – You should exchange contact information, driver’s license numbers and insurance information. Insurance information should be limited to your insurance company and policy number. Do not offer any information about coverage or policy limits. You also should not engage in a discussion about who is at fault for the accident.
- Get witness information – If there are witnesses to the accident, try to get their contact information and a description of what they saw. Don’t rely on the police to gather this information. Witnesses may not stick around for the police to arrive, and the authorities may not bother to interview everyone present.
- Photograph the scene – If you have a camera or even a cell phone camera, take pictures of the scene of the accident, including the damage to the vehicles and any road hazards which may have caused or contributed to the accident.
- Follow up with your doctor – Whether or not you were taken to the hospital or treated at the scene, you should follow up for a complete examination from your doctor. Some symptoms of injury may not appear for several days after an accident. See a doctor if you experience any pain, dizziness or other unusual symptoms.
- Call Hogan Frick – You don’t have to call us from the scene of the accident if you don’t want to, but it is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible after the accident. Your lawyer will take steps to collect and preserve important evidence and can advise you on how to proceed in a way that protects your rights and positions you for the best possible settlement. Talk to us before you talk to any insurance company or give any recorded statements.
Q. The car in front of me stopped suddenly, and I couldn’t avoid hitting it. Who is responsible?
A. In a rear-end collision, the driver of the trailing or following car is usually considered at fault for causing the accident. However, there are times when the driver who stopped suddenly did so in a negligent or wrongful manner, or when it happens so suddenly that, as you say, a collision is simply unavoidable. It could be that both parties are considered to be partly to blame. In that case, any amount you are awarded for your injuries will be reduced in proportion to the fault assigned to you. If you are suing the other driver, get good, experienced legal representation to make sure you recover the appropriate amount for your injuries and are not unfairly blamed for causing the accident when it was not your fault.
Q. How long do I have to file a personal injury lawsuit or medical malpractice claim?
A. The general rule is that you have two years from the date of the accident or injury in which to file a lawsuit. However, if you were not aware of the injury at the time it occurred, you may have longer. For instance, if a foreign object was left inside your body after surgery, you may have up to four years to file a claim. There are some times when your time frame is much shorter, however, such as when your claim involves a government vehicle, public property or a public hospital. Contact an attorney as soon as possible after an accident or injury to preserve your right to make a claim and ensure you have the best chances for success.
Q. Do you include punitive damages when you file a lawsuit?
A. Most of the damages in a typical personal injury lawsuit are “compensatory” damages, meaning they are meant to compensate you for your losses, such as medical expenses, lost wages, or your pain and suffering. Punitive damages, on the other hand, are meant to punish defendants for their bad behavior. Punitive damages are only appropriate in cases where the defendant was guilty of intentional misconduct or gross negligence, which means a much higher level of recklessness than ordinary negligence, and the courts require that you meet a tougher standard in order to prove punitive damages. While punitive damages are more difficult to obtain, we definitely pursue them in appropriate cases.
10 Reasons To Choose Orlando Personal Injury Law Firm, Hogan Frick
- Attorney Review. Your case will be personally handled by our attorneys, not by interviewers, secretaries or paralegals. We take pride in providing personal attention to each and every client that entrusts us with their personal injury or medical malpractice action.
- Trial Experience. Many law firms “handle” personal injury cases, but are not willing or able to take your case to trial. We are experienced trial attorneys with the resources available to take your case to trial if the insurance company is unwilling to adequately compensate you for the injuries you or your loved ones have sustained.
- Medical Malpractice Expertise. Our Medical Malpractice department is experienced in evaluating and litigating all types of medical negligence cases. Medical negligence cases in Florida are regulated by strict Florida statutory guidelines. Our attorneys are intimately familiar with every aspect of the medical negligence statutes, therefore, you can be assured that we will comply with each element of the statutes in order to preserve your medical negligence case. Contact our firm to determine whether your claim is a candidate for medical malpractice litigation.
- Personal Injury Legal Experience. We have handled all types of personal injury cases, and our experienced attorneys understand the complex legal nature of each practice area. We can quickly determine what needs to be done with your case, and will aggressively move to make sure your case is handled efficiently and effectively from the time you join our firm, until the time your case resolves.
- Recognized Referral Firm. Perhaps nothing speaks higher of the ability of our attorneys then the referral business we receive from other lawyers throughout the state of Florida. These attorneys recognize and respect our knowledge of the challenges that a medical negligence or personal injury case entails, and they trust us to handle their client’s cases. We have worked hard to gain this confidence, and sincerely appreciate the belief that these attorneys have entrusted in us. If you are an attorney, and have a medical malpractice or personal injury case, please call us to discuss referral or co-counsel options.
- Inside Knowledge of Defense Strategy. Brian Hogan and Josh Frick both began their careers working for insurance defense firms. For years they worked hand in hand with the same insurance adjusters, and defense attorneys, who are opposing your case. The knowledge and experience gained by Brian Hogan and Josh Frick gives the clients of Hogan Frick an added advantage in their personal injury or medical negligence cases. We are aware of the tactics the insurance adjusters and defense attorneys will use to fight your case. We aggressively orchestrate strategies in your case before the insurance adjusters and defense attorneys get involved so that we are able to maximize any recovery you may be entitled to.
- Personal Case Management Approach. Hogan Frick is a young, aggressive, streamlined law firm which focuses solely on representing injury victims. Larger firms manage cases with multiple levels of lawyers and paralegals, all working on diverse aspects of several different types of lawsuits. This approach creates a disconnect in the continuity of service and treatment that the client deserves. In our firm, you will have direct access to the decision makers on your case. They will not have to confer with others before arriving at the best course of action for you and your situation.
- Statewide Coverage. Our attorneys have handled personal injury and medical malpractice actions throughout the state of Florida. It does not matter if you are located in Tallahassee, Tampa, Jacksonville, Gainesville, Orlando, Naples, West Palm Beach or Miami, rest assured our attorneys are familiar with your jurisdiction, and are more than willing to litigate your personal injury or medical malpractice action.
- We Genuinely Care About Our Clients. A personal injury or medical negligence incident involves serious damages, and clients are searching for a lawyer at an emotional and anxious time. We have compassion and empathy for your position and will fight to protect the privacy and assistance you need in dealing with this problem. We pride ourselves in not just being your attorney, but your counselor and friend.
- Contingency Legal Fees. Like most personal injury law firms, our representation normally includes a contingency-fee contractual relationship. Clients pay no legal fees unless a recovery is achieved. That means we don’t make money if you don’t make money. The agreed upon contingency fee percentage is always based on the type and difficulty of the claim. Our contingency fee may be discussed after we analyze the complexity and details of your case, before you become our client. Our goal is to seek justice, while also engaging in an honest, fair relationship with our clients.
Contact Our Orlando Personal Injury Law Firm to Discuss Your Case – We’re Here to Help
If the injuries sustained, or the action/inaction of another results in the untimely death of your loved one, we will aggressively represent the immediate family members of the victim in civil litigation in an effort to seek justice, and hold those responsible accountable. If you have questions, concerns, or legal needs regarding personal injury liability issues, we urge you to seek the legal advice of an experienced Orlando personal injury attorney. Contact Hogan Frick to schedule a confidential legal consultation online or call us at 407-630-8296 today.
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