The Best Car Accident Lawyers in Orlando, FL

When you think about it, it’s a little crazy that automobile transportation hit the mainstream only 110 years ago. Today it’s something that we truly take for granted. (For example, a coast-to-coast equestrian journey was once a 4-6 month endeavor. In a car, you can cover an identical amount of ground in just 3 days.)

Needless to say, the advent of the automobile has truly changed the way in which we conduct our lives. However, the popularization of high-speed travel didn’t come without a price. Approximately 3,300 automobile fatalities occur every single day. Of course, the reason for this is not solely the difference in speed. Instead, it’s a combination of high-velocity travel and sheer volume—the millions of people driving on the road every single day. Car accidents are now common—perhaps too common—and when they occur, there is a very good chance that they coincide with personal injuries.

That is where The Ward Law Group comes in. When you are hurt in a car accident, it puts your entire life on hold. Not only will you have to contend with a high level of stress and physical pain, but you will also find a host of unexpected expenditures falling into your lap. The Ward Law Group will fight to help you recover from these losses, whether you speak English or Spanish. Our lawyers have decades of experience to ensure that you get the results that you deserve from your settlement.

Personal Injury & Car Accident Statistics For Orlando, FL

We must come to terms with the facts: Florida has one of the highest car accident rates in the country. According to Florida’s Integrated Report Exchange System, there were a total of 401,314 automobile collisions in the year 2018 alone. Furthermore, 166,460 of these accidents resulted in injury and 3,107 ended in the death of a victim. To make matters even more concerning, this number has only been on the rise in recent years.

It doesn’t help the fact that Orlando is a part of Orange County—one of the most heavily populated areas in the entire state. Naturally, because there are more people in this region, the incidence of car accidents is far more likely here than almost anywhere else in Florida. And, like the rest of the state, this number is only increasing.

If you become a victim of a car accident in Orlando, FL, then you’re absolutely going to need to contact a trusted attorney. For that, look no further than our award-winning legal team at The Ward Law Group. Our lawyers have recuperated millions of dollars in compensation for victims of personal injury. There is no variation of personal injury claim that our attorneys do not have experience with. For your peace of mind, contact The Ward Law Group today!

Types of Car Accident Injuries

There are many factors that may lead to a car accident in the state of Florida. According to the Department of Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, for example, 269,114 accidents in 2017 resulted from distracted driving. In addition, 42,978 of these accidents resulted in some form of injury to one or more of the victims.

Car accidents vary wildly in their severity, which naturally means that the list of potential injuries is infinite. Of course, no matter if your injuries are minor or incapacitating, you may be entitled to compensation to cover the financial damages. The Ward Law Group has served a large number of clients who were injured as a result of their collision. This list includes cases that involved:

  • Bone fractures
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Bruises & Lacerations
  • Burns
  • Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Disfigurement
  • Blindness
  • Internal Organ Damage
  • Wrongful Death
  • …and more.

If you have suffered a personal injury as a result of your accident, then you are going to need a skilled legal team to help you walk away with the maximum settlement possible. Remember, big-name insurance companies will do everything in their power to minimize your compensation. After all, they are in it to make a profit. Don’t let them get away with it! Contact The Ward Law Group or Orlando, FL today!

Florida Law & Auto Accident Compensation

When you are the victim of a car accident in Orlando, there are three important things to consider.

First of all, the statute of limitations in Florida is four years. This means that you have four years from the time of your accident in order to file a lawsuit. If you do not make your case within this timeframe, the judge will likely dismiss your case.

Secondly, Florida is a no-fault car insurance state. This means that, following an accident, you will need to file a claim under your Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage in order to receive reparations for financial damages. This is true, regardless of who was at fault for the accident. Additionally, you may only file a claim directly against an at-fault driver if your accident results in a personal injury that causes:

  • Significant disfigurement
  • Bone fractures
  • Permanent disability of a bodily function/organ
  • Full disability that lasts for at least 90 days

Lastly, Florida car accident cases follow the law of comparative negligence. Basically, this means that if you are partly to blame for the collision, then your potential settlement will be lowered. So, if you suffered $100,000 in damages from an accident, but you shared 30% of the blame, then your maximum possible payout for the case is $70,000.

Of course, The Ward Law Group will help you navigate these laws with relative ease. Additionally, our experienced legal team will help you recuperate financial losses from property damages, medical expenses, missed wages, loss of consortium, and more. In some cases, you may even be able to receive compensation for intangible damages, such as psychological trauma or emotional distress.

Maximizing Your Claim: Immediate Steps to Take After an Accident

Before you do anything, the most important step is to contact emergency services. Your health, as well as the health of others involved, is the absolute first thing that you should address. Furthermore, neglecting to seek out medical attention when it is necessary could negatively affect the outcome of your settlement. Additionally, make sure that the police are informed of your accident as soon as possible. Aside from ensuring the safety of yourself and others, they will draft a police report that will prove invaluable to your case.

If you are able, you should make it your mission to collect as much information as possible. Make sure to take pictures of property damage, injuries, the location of the accident, and anything else that you might find relevant to the incident. You will also want to exchange contact information with the other driver, as well as any witnesses who were present at the time of the crash.

Next, contact your insurance agent to start the claims process. This individual will provide you with vital information that will detail exactly what you need to do in order to get your claim started. Make sure that you tell the truth and explain the facts as clearly as possible. Remember, lying about the incident could spell serious trouble for you and it may result in you being denied compensation.

Lastly, you are going to want to get in touch with a trusted attorney. An experienced legal team will help you defend yourself if need be, while also helping you realize the maximum potential of your settlement. You do not want to tackle this process alone. Consider this step absolutely necessary.

How The Ward Law Group Can Help

Car crashes are often life-changing. Even if you do not suffer from a personal injury as a result of your accident, you will likely have to contend with high stress and financial damages. Hiring an experienced team of lawyers such as The Ward Law Group will help take this burden off of your shoulders. Our attorneys will help you organize your receipts, file your claims, and compile effective evidence to optimize your case.

Remember, in addition to serving native English speakers, our firm also provides legal services to the Spanish-speaking community. Speaking a primary language other than English often makes the legal process feel like an uphill battle. This is simply not something that you need to worry about with The Ward Law Group. Our lawyers are here to serve you. Contact us today!

Client Testimonials

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Jany Martinez-Ward is a wizard!

I have no idea how she cut through all the hassles and nightmare situations but she figured it out! I never thought I would have a chance at claiming what was rightfully mine when all the cards seemed to be stacked against me.

The staff is also courteous and professional with a broad knowledge in their field. I would highly recommend The Ward Law Group to anyone in need…

- Christopher H.

A sincere interest in helping you!

This was the only firm I found that was willing to hear me and try to help me despite my position. Other firms went straight to weighing the odds of making money out of it and then discarded me without having any kindness toward the fact that I was injured and needed help…

Extra points as they all speak English and Spanish!

- Nela G.

Definitely recommend this law firm 200%!

Ward Law Group is the BEST law firm! The car accident attorney, Jany Martinez Ward, goes above and beyond to help her clients, and she’s passionate about the results. Their customer service goes beyond measure. Ancelys is always resolving all my issues and answering all my questions.

Jany Martinez Ward and her team are definitely heavenly sent!!!

- Eddie N.

The best personal injury law firm out there!

They helped me from the very beginning to receive the best medical attention, therapy, and legal advice.  Great service and super great energy as people. They never give up and are always ready to fight for the good cause.

I would recommend their service without hesitating. They won my case and thanks to them my injuries were treated. We won our case – settled for what we expected plus more!

- Oswaldo R.

Jany Martinez-Ward is the best car accident attorney in South Florida!

The Ward Law Group is an extraordinary firm that rendered absolutely impeccable service to me throughout the entire process of obtaining my car rental and fixing my vehicle. They fought to make sure that I received great compensation for my case while delivering the absolute best service possible. I would recommend this law firm 100% to anyone involved in a car accident!

- Ashley Z.

Best decision of 2017!

Late last year during hurricane Irma, I was heading home from work when an irresponsible driver T-boned me. I had heard of the Ward Law Group from a very close friend and decided to give them a call. I began treatment promptly after speaking to their investigator, Jonathan, and it was a complete success. My case manager, Amalia, along with her assistants, Karen and Lucy, helped my case go along smoothly and because of them, I received optimal results.

- Alex L.

Very thorough with long-distance service!

This law firm was very professional and thorough! I was living in North Carolina throughout the process and although they are located in Florida, they made my experience very pleasant and straightforward! Cindy was in constant communication with me and would explain all the details needed for my case! Cindy never hesitated to help and answer all my questions from start to finish!

- Diego G.

You can count on my recommendation!

I am very thankful to the Ward Law Group. My case was a bit old, but still within the statute of limitations, which meant we all had to work as quickly as possible. Special thanks to Javier, my first point of contact, who listened very carefully to my long, long dissertation and always provided me with a positive attitude. You can count on my recommendation for any future client!

-T. Lopez

Great fit between knowledge & competitiveness!

My experience with the Ward Law Group was impeccable from beginning to end. Each and every person in our process was professional, respectful, and knowledgeable.

It’s not easy to strike that balance between knowledge and competitiveness. Ward Law has it. Thanks!

- Gonzalo S.

Amazing law firm! Amazing team! Amazing results!

Amazing law firm! Amazing team! Amazing results! Beautiful office!

My case manager was Francis and she did a phenomenal job on my case. I will definitely recommend this firm to anyone. Thank you Ms. Ward!

- Willy M

Phenomenal, dedicated, gets work done!

At first, I was having a hard time with my previous adjuster… Then, God sent me Francis, and all I can say about her is “wowww.” She is phenomenal, dedicated, and above all, she gets work done. I will definitely use the Ward Law Group again if needed.

- Gaby R.

Personalized & professional attention!

If you ever need a lawyer to fight for your rights, The Ward Law Group is the one. You will receive their personalized & professional attention.

- Luis C.

All around amazing!

The Ward Law Group made sure that I got the medical care I needed and kept me informed the entire way. They showed that they truly care about their clients.  I only wish I knew about them when my husband was in a car/motorcycle accident last year. Dealing with other lawyers had left me with a negative outlook on the whole process. But it’s safe to say The Ward Law Group restored it.

- Susana L.

Works day & night to take care of you!

I was blessed to have this wonderful team behind me through this journey. Thanks to Ancelys’ and Jany’s hard work, we won the lawsuit. Lawsuits come with mental anguish that can translate into depression or anxiety. My case was long and filled with constant roadblocks. This did not deter The Ward Law Group in the least. If anything, I felt it made them work harder. This team is so multifaceted, they were able to help me with every aspect of my case.

- Jamie L.

Would recommend them with my eyes shut!

This was the first time that I have ever had such an amazing experience with a law group. They have been very supportive and not just regarding my car, health, and financial compensation. In less than 5 months, they satisfactorily solved all of my problems, one by one.  I would recommend them with my eyes shut. Amazing job!

- Lili V.

Definitely the lion in the room!

Gregory Ward is definitely the lion in the room. He takes pride in defending his clients and carries a powerful family energy. Greg has the wisdom and force to show his magnificent mane and ferocious roar when working his cases. He protects his clients as members of his family. Greg shows strength and a willingness to win the case. Professionalism and honesty. I recommend The Ward Law Group highly.

-Anon

Fought tooth & nail for our case!

I can’t even begin to say how amazing this group of people is. Back in March of 2016, I was involved in a car accident with another person. Since then, The Ward Law Group has fought tooth and nail for our case.  They never ceased to amaze me. We could email Ancelys at 11pm and she wouldn’t hesitate to answer. We are fortunate to have come across such talented professionals. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

-Kayleen B.

Above & beyond “excellent!”

Being in an accident is very stressful and not just the emotional part of it. My car was damaged and I sustained some injuries to my spine. Since the moment I contacted The Ward Law Group, everything was so much easier. They have gone above and beyond “excellent.”  I highly recommend that if you are ever involved in a car accident that you immediately contact The Ward Law Group to assist you in the whole recovery process.

-Gloria C.

Increased settlement over 10x the initial amount!

The Ward Law Group provided excellent support and clinical accommodations throughout the entirety of my case. Their responses were prompt with regard to my case or any questions about therapy also. They did an absolutely extraordinary job with my settlement as well, being able to increase the initial settlement offer to over 10 times the amount! I really can’t say enough good things about the way I was treated and how my case was handled.

- Eric M.

Peace during a stressful time in my life!

I highly recommend The Ward Law Group without any reservation and I thank them for giving me much peace during a stressful time in my life. The Ward Law Group put my mind at ease every step of the way and handled my case efficiently and professionally. Very few times we actually find good lawyers who work because they enjoy helping others. Much gratitude!

- Maggie K.

Professionalism & speedy turnaround!

The Ward Law Group is just amazing. The day of my accident was confusing, but they walked me through all the details step-by-step and answered all my questions that day and even during the weeks thereafter. No matter the question, they had an answer. I recently used their services again for a civil matter and experienced the same professionalism and speedy turnaround.

-Victor M.

Secured over $100K for my car accident!

I want to thank The Ward Law Group for their excellent treatment, including my accident lawyer Jany Martinez Ward and her work team. Cindy, Lucy, Karen, and Amalia were all there for me when I needed it the most. They fought for me and were able to secure me $100,000 for my automotive accident. I am eternally grateful for the work that they did – 5 Stars! THANK YOU, Ward Law Group!

- Kevin R.

Effortless for me!

Such a great experience. The entire process from beginning to end was almost effortless for me, the client. They handled the majority of the process/legwork and kept me informed along the way. Francis handled my case and she is extremely professional and courteous as well as great at explaining the next step along the way. Would recommend to anyone. Thank you Jany Martinez Ward! So pleased with my outcome.

-Kathy G.

What a success story!

What a success story! The Ward Law Group was so professional and informative with details. At the end of my case, I was very satisfied with the process and my results. Gregory and Jany were very sweet and personable. They made me feel comfortable which is very important due to me being in a major car accident while pregnant. I highly, highly recommend them! Thank you, WARD LAW!

- Pamelha M.

VERY good compensation; very professional!

I got into an accident at the beginning of the year. I was hit by a truck from the rear side. I called The Ward Law Group the next day and came to their office. They treated me with the most utmost respect and were very professional. They made everything easy and helpful. At the end, I received a VERY good compensation. I am very happy with their services and highly recommend them to anyone involved in any type of motor vehicle accident. Thank you to the accident attorney Jany Martinez-Ward!

- Franklin A.

Angels waiting to help those in need!

This law firm is the best you can find. Service is amazing. They are always available. Super attentive and ready to do anything in their power to achieve the objectives that will be needed to obtain success. Don’t hesitate to call this firm if you are ever in a situation involving a personal injury. We won our trial thanks to Jany and Greg Ward. You can’t get a better firm than them for this type of service. They are truly angels waiting to help those in need.

-Mariana R.

Greeted me like I was family!

I want to thank accident attorney Jany Martinez-Ward. The whole process was amazing. My car was a total loss and they helped me with that process. When it was time to pick up my check, I went to the beautiful office they have in Miami Lakes. The receptionist greeted me like I was family. I love how they offered me some Cuban coffee – MY FAVORITE! I am extremely happy with my results. Amazing, professional team at Ward Law. I recommend this firm to anyone who is involved in a car accident.

- Jacqueline A.

Amazing, fast, & effective!

The Ward Law Group is amazing, fast, and very effective. I was in a car accident this year and they really helped me out. I had the pleasure of meeting Jany Martinez-Ward who was my attorney. She is awesome. I also worked with Karen and Lucy and they are two of the nicest ladies I have ever met. They took really good care of me. I recommend this law firm to anyone who really needs help.

- Steve W.

Impeccable guidance!

I am very pleased with the service at Ward Law. From beginning to end, their friendliness, availability, walkthrough, and council has been impeccable. I needed guidance and here I found an efficient guide. Thanks again.

-Miguel M.

The best all around!

I want to thank the Ward Law Group for such a positive experience handling my case! Amalia, Karen, and Lucy went above and beyond, always keeping me up-to-date on my case and getting back to me as fast as they could with any questions I had. Very professional, compassionate, and efficient team. I would highly recommend! Extremely satisfied with their service. Thank you again, Jany Martinez Ward and the entire team for everything. The best all around!

- Nathali H.
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