Practice Areas

Talk to our lawyers first for candid, honest, and upfront information about your potential case:

Motor Vehicle Collisions:

No matter what the cause of your car wreck was, we will  aggressively pursue justice from those who are responsible. Our team possesses the skills, resources, and experience necessary to handle all car accident cases:

 

  • Distracted driving, including cell phone use and texting
  • Driving under the influence
  • Driver fatigue
  • Speeding
  • Road hazards
  • Auto defects
  • Failure to yield
  • Improper maintenance of vehicle

 

Truck Collisions:

When an 18-wheeler collides with another vehicle at high speed the resulting damage and personal injury is invariably catastrophic. With millions of delivery trucks in America constantly pushing to make tight deadlines, accidents in this industry are far too common. In fact, larger trucking companies actually keep a team of accident response attorneys on retainer to keep their legal costs down.

Causes of Truck Accidents

Driver error is the usual cause of truck accidents in Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Pasco Counties across I75, I4  or I275. Negligent behavior can include:

  • Fatigue – failing to take regulated breaks and driving too many hours per day or week
  • Drugs & Alcohol – taking drugs to sustain energy which interfere with judgment or having even one drink which is illegal for a commercial driver
  • Violations of posted speed limits or speeding in relation to driving conditions
  • Improperly trained drivers – driving a commercial vehicle without being properly trained and licensed

Other causes include improper maintenance of the truck and trailer, manufacturer negligence, as in defective brakes, and corporate timetables that cause violations of Department of Transport "Hours of Safety Regulations".

Truck accident litigation is complex due to the potential number of negligent parties. The truck driver, the trucking company, the truck manufacturer, a government agency failing to properly mark a road hazard, some or all of these may be responsible for an accident. Your goal is to take the stress out of the process so you can recover and get your life back. If you have lost a loved one, nothing can replace that loss, but we strive to obtain full damages for the surviving family members to make it easier by removing financial stress.

 

Injuries at a Business

 

In Florida, liability for injuries sustained by someone applies not just to owners of residential property, but also to those who control commercial premises. Our premises liability lawyers in Tampa, St. Pete, Pinellas, and Pasco know that their responsibility may extend beyond the actual property owner to include tenants or others who are accountable for maintaining the premises. For example, Florida is the site of numerous shopping centers, malls, and antique malls. Store owners who rent space from the company that owns a mall are responsible for maintaining safe conditions within their own shops. At the same time, the company that owns the mall is responsible for safely maintaining common areas. And the management and maintenance companies also share responsibility.

 

We understand that your reason for being on someone else’s property can affect your right to compensation for injuries you suffer there. The law describes different categories of property visitors: Business invitees are on another’s property for the purpose of conducting some type of business – a shopper seeking goods or a worker invited into a private residence to repair an appliance, for instance. Licensees are relatives, friends and others who are social visitors to the property.

 

 

Unsafe Drugs:

 

Millions of people suffer every year from dangerous drug side effects, which can lead to severe, long-term injuries. A drug may be dangerous because of negligence in the manufacturing process, or due to the manufacturer’s failure to properly test the drug or disclose the side effects.

 

Our lawyers have experience in investigating unsafe products, and bringing manufacturers to justice. Mr. Orlando has worked as lead lawyer on cases that include litigation against the makers of Hydroxycut, Propecia, Low Testerone products, and others.    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do you have questions about our services?

Contact us at 813-344-5251 813-344-5251 or via our contact form.

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