Areas of Practice

The Law Firm of Michael A. Ortiz cares for each personal injury client with individualized service and case strategy to realize maximum recovery.
Sarasota Automobile Accidents

Automobile Accidents

Car accidents are a fact of life. Nationwide, more than 4 people every minute are injured in motor vehicle crashes. Most accidents are minor and most drivers are insured, but if Murphy's Law prevails, a car accident can turn into a complicated mess. Was the other driver uninsured or underinsured? Were there multiple cars involved in the accident? Is there disagreement about who was at fault? Is the insurance company denying coverage or compensation for medical bills, lost wages, property damage and/or pain and suffering?

Motorcycle Accidents

Being involved in any sort of accident can be frightening and overwhelming, but motorcycle accidents are especially serious. Motorcyclists are some of the most vulnerable people on our roads, and even though most are safe and responsible operators, they're at serious risk of being catastrophically injured when they're involved in collisions with cars. Motorcyclists who are injured due to the negligence of others have the right to fair compensation - but you need an experienced motorcycle accident attorney to help build a strong case for that compensation.
Sarasota Motorcycle Accidents

Sarasota Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian Accidents

The National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) reports that each year nearly 5,000 pedestrians die in motor vehicle related accidents, and approximately 76,000 pedestrians in 2012 suffered injuries when hit by a car or truck. These accidents can occur when pedestrians attempt to cross highways. In addition to pedestrian-vehicle incidents, thousands of non-vehicular pedestrian accidents also occur annually. Poor maintenance, sidewalk or parking lot defects, and construction or other debris on walkways can also cause these accidents.

Bicycling Accidents

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2012, there were more than 49,000 people injured in bicycle incidents and more than 700 killed. Victims who were injured or family members who lost a loved one have the option to work with a bicycle accident lawyer to get compensation for medical bills, lost wages and burial costs in the event of a death. While we understand that no amount of money will ever compensate for the loss of a loved one, we also know that a bicycle accident attorney can help you recover financially after a loss.
Sarasota Bicycling Accidents

Sarasota Boating Accidents

Boating Accidents

Operators of watercraft owe their passengers a measure of safety, but unfortunately, oftentimes, they take risks they may not even take with their motor vehicles. Boating accidents should never be taken lightly; the potential for serious injury due to propeller injuries and the potential for death are both very serious. Victims of boating accidents will need to work with an attorney in many cases to recover damages due to injuries or the death of a loved one.

Wrongful Death

The loss of a loved one is devastating to all family members. However, it can be even more devastating when you believe the loss of a loved one is due to the deliberate or a careless act of another person. When you believe that your loved one would have lived had it not been for the actions or inactions of another person, you may want to consult with a wrongful death attorney. A wrongful death lawsuit attorney can help you determine whether you have a case.
Sarasota Wrongful Death

Sarasota Boating Accidents

Slip and Fall

You expect that, when you enter a public place, the premises will be safe and free of obstacles. Property owners all have a responsibility to maintain a safe premises for public. If a business owner or property manager fails to maintain walkways properly or fails to remove or warn patrons of hazards, a slip and fall accident can occur. A slip and fall accident commonly result in brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones or others life-changing consequences.
Michael A. Ortiz | Injury Attorney

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