What is a Personal Injury?
nature such as a broken leg or spinal cord injury or a financial harm such as in a business dispute. The legal
umbrella of personal injury also includes defamation, libel and slander.
The great majority of Orlando personal injury cases involve physical injuries from some type of truck, slip and fall
or car accident. Not all personal injures give rise to a lawsuit, which may involve a financial recovery. To find out if
your personal injury gives you a recoverable legal claim please contact the experienced Orlando personal injury
lawyers at the Bodiford Law Group. Our attorneys will investigate the legal claim when you or a loved one suffers
harm from an accident or injury and someone else might be legally responsible for that harm.
What are the Steps involved in a Personal Injury Claim?
How Are Personal Injury Cases Resolved?
Most of us grew up with the idea of that all personal injury claimants have their "day in court." While this is true
some of the time, most cases will never wind up in a courtroom. Remember, the goal of the Orlando personal injury
attorneys at the Bodiford Law Group is to collect the maximum client recovery in your case and this does not always
involve the courtroom or a trial. While some personal injury cases become formalized in civil court proceedings it is
much more common that your dispute will be successfully resolved through informal settlement before a lawsuit is
Formal "Lawsuit" - A formal personal injury case starts when the "plaintiff" (the injured party) files a civil
"complaint" against another person, business, corporation, or government agency alleging that they acted
carelessly or irresponsibly in connection with an accident or injury that caused harm. This action is known as "filing
Informal Settlement - In reality, most disputes over fault for an accident or injury are resolved through informal
early settlement, usually among those personally involved in the dispute, their insurers, and attorneys representing
both sides. A settlement commonly takes the form of negotiation, followed by a written agreement in which both
sides forgo any further action (like filing a lawsuit), choosing instead to resolve the matter through payment of an
agreeable amount of money.
Orlando personal injury lawyer Raymond Bodiford has 25 years of experience helping thousands of injured people
throughout Florida and the United States. Our firm has an especially active practice in product defect cases, and
has taken on the largest companies in the country. To set up a free initial consultation with The Bodiford Law
Group, call (800) 423-0160 toll-free, call (407) 423-9728 in the Orlando area.
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The Bodiford Law Group represents seriuously injured people throughout Florida and the nation, including people in Orlando, Winter Park, Lakeland,
Kissimmee Daytona Beach, Gainesville, Melbourne, Tampa, Tallahassee, Miami, Panama City, Orange County, Osceola County, Seminole County, Brevard
County, Volusia County, Flagler County, Alachua County and people injured on 1-95, I-75, and I-4.
Motor Vehicles Accidents
Car, Motorcycle and Bicycle
Accidents with Commercial
Air Bag Failure
Defective Fuel Systems
Child Safety Seats
Door Latch Design Defects
Auto Glass Defects
Conversion Van Accidents
Roof Crush Defects