Orlando is known for its palm trees and sunny skies, but it’s also known for its traffic — and accidents. Unfortunately, the city has been named one of the most dangerous areas for car accidents in Florida. In fact, of the approximately 400,000 car crashes that happened in Florida in 2018, over 30,000 of those were in Orange County. Congested highways, tourism, can and the hazards of city driving make the area a hotbed for serious crashes and injuries.
At FVF, we know that Orlando drivers face some of the most dangerous road conditions in Florida. And we understand just how frightening and life-changing a severe accident can be. That’s why we’re committed to helping victims of collisions in the Orlando area understand their rights and examine all their options in an accident case.
In 2014, Josh and Aaron founded FVF with the mission of educating injured clients so they can better understand their options and make informed decisions. By undertaking this mission one person at a time, it is our ultimate goal to change the way the public perceives personal injury lawyers, and instill trust back into this area of practice.
Our firm prioritizes education and support so that our offices can be a place accident victims can come to for sympathetic legal advice. We offer a comprehensive case evaluation — at absolutely no cost — so that you can not only examine your legal options but also understand your best route for managing medical bills and care, interacting with insurers, and protecting your health and financial security.
When you engage our firm to represent you in an accident case, you’ll get the full weight of our 80+ years’ combined personal injury case experience. Our team has been recognized not only through stellar reviews from past clients on Google, Yelp, and AVVO, but also by Thompson Reuters’s Super Lawyers, where FVF attorneys Josh Fogelman, Aaron Von Flatern, and Matt Breeland have been named Rising Stars multiple times.
Attorney Hope Guardia, who oversees our Florida clients, is a rising star in her own right and was awarded the Clem H. and Norris Shert Tricon Public Interest Scholarship, the Anna and Sarah Shaw Texas Scholarship in Law, and the Law Dean’s Scholarship while at school at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law.
We serve the entire Orlando area so we can help accident victims seek the highest level of compensation available under Florida law. Our Orlando personal injury lawyers are standing by to assist you during this difficult time.
FVF’s attorneys have deep expertise in a range of different types of personal injury cases, including the following practice areas:
If you’re like many accident victims, you may not know exactly what steps you need to follow after the incident. The truth is what you do after an accident can significantly impact your ability to sue for damages. The period after your accident is your chance to begin documenting evidence, your injuries, and other damages — and ensure that you are looking after your health and welfare.
Here are some actions we recommend you take after an accident:
At the scene of the accident:
Immediately after the accident:
A severe personal injury case can be quite expensive. For instance, in Florida, fatal car accidents cost a total of $46 million a year in medical costs and $4.35 billion in lost work, according to the CDC.
There are many expenses beyond lost income and medical bills, however — particularly if your accident permanently affects you or your family’s financial well-being and enjoyment of life.
If it can be proven that your accident was caused by another’s negligence, you may be able to claim these costs in a personal injury lawsuit. Examples of damages in these cases include:
An Orlando personal injury attorney can work with you to document expenses and estimate the future costs of your injuries, as well as helping you understand what kind of compensation may be available to you under Florida law. They will also work with insurers and other involved parties to ensure that your case is not undervalued and that you are able to seek the fullest amount of compensation available to you.
Every accident case is different. In some injury cases, your best option is to sue for damages, while in others, this action may not be available.
However, it’s in your best interest to at least consult with a personal injury or car accident lawyer before making any final decisions. Accident and injury attorneys understand the nuances of Florida accident law and can determine your likelihood of obtaining compensation.
If they do believe you have a strong case for an accident lawsuit, they can help you navigate the process of filing a claim, discovering evidence, negotiating for a fair settlement, and more. A personal injury law firm will also shoulder the burden of communicating on your behalf, filing paperwork, obtaining witness statements, and many other tasks necessary in a personal injury lawsuit. This allows you to focus on your recovery.
A good injury attorney will also provide valuable advice on how to obtain and pay for medical care, communicate with insurers, and even recommend medical care providers who will work with you to document your injuries.
Regardless of how you decide to move forward with your case, a consultation with a personal injury attorney can provide valuable insights to help you on your journey.
Our Orlando car accident and injury lawyers have a long history of successful case verdicts and settlements for accident victims and their families. We’re proud to have been able to help families, employees, and individuals recover vital compensation to help them during this difficult time — as well as provide them with our fullest support and empathy as we navigate the process together.
Here are just a few of our notable recoveries:
At FVF, we know there’s more at stake in a personal injury case than just financial compensation. When you’ve been hurt in an accident, just accomplishing day-to-day activities can be difficult — not to mention the fear, pain, and confusion you may be experiencing as you try to move forward with your life.
That’s why we strive to treat all those involved in Orlando accident cases with sensitivity, taking an educational, pressure-free approach to case consultations and client interactions. We want our Orlando neighbors to have the best possible resources at their disposal when making decisions that could affect their health and wellbeing for the rest of their lives.
We offer free case evaluations so accident victims can examine their options and discuss their rights with an expert with no obligation to engage our Orlando accident lawyers. If you have been injured in an accident, you deserve to understand your best path forward. Contact us today to arrange your free consultation with FVF’s Orlando law offices.
FVF is proud to serve one of the most diverse cities in the country. We celebrate the multiculturalism of the Orlando area by providing value-based, ethical legal guidance to all accident victims, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation.
As part of our commitment to Orlando’s exceptional diversity, we include the following termination clause in all of our contracts: “FVF Law is a values-driven law firm, and because diversity is a value we support, “good cause” [for termination] shall include any expression by the client of intolerance with respect to race, ethnicity, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.”
We respectfully ask all clients to commit to these values and request that those who cannot seek out the advice of another firm. We also welcome your feedback, which you can provide by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aaron Von Flatern