Common Misconceptions about Auto Accident Litigation

The Umansky Law Firm, P.A., Orlando injury attorneys, want to address common misconceptions about auto accident litigation to dispel myths associated with the litigation process, lawsuits and driver liability.

Here are some answers to your questions about Orlando auto accident litigation that may surprise you.

Why would I need an attorney for my auto accident injury claims?

Insurance companies are not out to cheat the insured, but the company’s primary responsibility is to its shareholders. No insurer is going to make a generous first offer. If you do not have a good collision lawyer who understands the unique variables of Florida automobile accident law, you may not receive fair and just compensation. Generally, Florida personal injury protection (PIP) and no-fault insurance laws inhibit lawsuits among motorists, but accident litigation is possible and absolutely right in some cases. The Umansky Law Firm will evaluate your case and be sure your rights as a citizen of Florida are respected.

With all the expenses of my accident, how can I afford an attorney?

You cannot afford not to hire a lawyer. Insurance companies often offer less compensation to auto accident victims who represent themselves. The Umansky Law Firm’s fees are contingent upon the success of your lawsuit and based on a percentage of your settlement’s value.

Shouldn’t the driver who was at fault (or the driver’s insurance company) in my accident compensate me for my losses and expenses?

An important aspect of a Florida auto accident injury lawsuit is the establishment of liability or fault, even though Florida has a combination of no-fault and liability insurance systems. One of the most common misconceptions concerning automobile accidents is that the party who is at fault for the accident must pay for the injured party’s medical bills. In Florida, your insurance will pay at least some of your medical bills, no matter who was at fault. However, in certain circumstances you can and should bring a lawsuit. You cannot rely on another driver to admit fault or on an insurance company to simply give you an appropriate settlement. Let The Umansky Law Firm protect your rights.

Why should I hire a lawyer when all I have to worry about is paying my medical bills and getting the car fixed or replaced?

If you are injured and are unable to work you must still pay your bills. How will you afford your bills when faced with the loss of income? An experienced Florida personal injury litigation attorney, like the ones at The Umansky Law Firm, will address all of your damages including loss of income as well as pain and suffering to assure that you receive comprehensive compensation for your personal injury.

The personal injury accident attorneys at The Umansky Law Firm believe in client-first representation. Tell us your story. We are prepared to deal with whatever disaster has come your way on the dangerous roads of Florida. Call The Umansky Law Firm today at 407-228-3838, or complete our quick contact web form . We offer free initial consultations.

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Case Results

Grand Theft ($300-$5000)

Nolle Prosequi-Case Dropped

CT-Driving Under the Influence Car (M1)

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

CT- Driving under the influence car

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

Grand Theft Third Degree

Adjudicated Guilty; One day jail/one day time serve; Restitution fees; Court Cost

Petit Theft < 300

We negotiated an agreement that entailed the State dropping the charge after our client completed a Pre-Trial Diversion Program. The Charge was dropped via a Nolle Prosequi.

Unlawful Speeding

Withhold of Adjudication; No points on license; Paid fine and clerk cost; 8 hour aggressive driver class; 90 days to satisfy fine and class

Shoot/Throw Missile Into Dwell/Struct/Veh; Child Abuse; Criminal Mischief; Battery (Domestic Violence)

No Information Notice - Charges Dropped

Attach Tag/Lic Plate To Unassigned Vehicle (M2)

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

DUI with Minor In Car or BAL of .20 or Higher

Pled No Contest, 1 Year Probation, 10 day Car Impound, Community Service

Motion to Modify Probation

Motion Granted in 48 hours

Petit Theft

Adjudication Withheld, 4 Months probation, Costs/Fines, Impulse Control Class

Petit Theft of $100 or MORE (M1)

Nolle Prosequi

Refuse To Submit To DUI Test (M1)

Case Dropped

Battery on Law Enforcement Officer (F3); Disorderly Conduct (M2)

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped


Charges Dropped

Scheme to Defraud(F3); Grand Theft(F3)

Motion to Terminate Probation Granted

Unlawful Speed


Failed to Yield at Intersection

Not Guilty

Leave Scene Of A Crash W/Property Damage (M2)

Case Dropped

Motion to Modify and Impose a Withhold of Adjudication


Attempted Burglary of a Conveyance

Charges dropped

Possession of Cannabis (less than 20 grams)

Charges dropped


Reduced to reckless driving

Possession of Alcohol Under the Age of 21

Charges dropped

Driving Under the Influence

Reduced to Reckless Driving

Violation of Probation

Case Dismissed

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