Orlando Civil Litigation Attorneys
Not all legal disputes can be resolved amicably between the parties. Litigation is sometimes necessary to protect one’s rights and interests, including at times trials and appeals. Attorney Chris Hancock is an experienced courtroom litigator who is effective in all forms of dispute resolution. If you have a legal dispute in central Florida, Hancock & Associates, P.A. provides practical, strategic legal advice and skilled representation to see your matter through to a satisfactory resolution. Our Orlando civil litigation attorneys practice includes all of the following matters, among others:
If you were hurt because of the negligence of another, you may be entitled to have your legal damages paid for by the responsible party. Legal damages include losses such as medical bills and future healthcare expenses, lost income, pain and suffering and emotional distress. In order to get these damages, however, you may have to sue the negligent party, who will most likely be defended by a well-funded insurance company and their lawyers. The burden falls on you to prove every element of a civil tort claim, while the insurance company lawyers will try to prove that your own negligence caused your injuries, or that your injuries are exaggerated or pre-existing. Our legal team knows how to build a strong and persuasive case proving the other party’s negligence. Our personal injury practice includes car, truck and motorcycle accidents, and Florida premises liability matters including slip and fall injuries, dog bites, and assaults or injuries due to negligent security.
Insurance Bad Faith
Insurance companies hire professional adjusters to investigate a claim and try to settle the claim for as little as possible. If they can find a way to deny the claim or disclaim coverage altogether, they will do that too, even to the point of canceling or rescinding a policy when a claim is made, despite having accepted premium payments for months or even years. We know the difference between a good faith dispute over coverage or liability and an unreasonable decision based on improper motives. If the insurance company denies or undervalues your claim, or refuses to defend you or settle a claim brought by a third party, call Hancock & Associates for an analysis of your situation and advice on your possible options.
Business and Commercial
Our civil litigation practice includes the full range of business and commercial disputes, including breach of contract disputes and business torts involving allegations of fraud, unfair business practices or deceptive trade practices and consumer law matters. We also represent parties in employment-related matters such as the enforceability of non-compete agreements or the protection of trade secrets. We work to resolve business disputes efficiently and effectively.
Our firm handles litigation related to residential and commercial real estate transactions, property line and boundary disputes, title disputes and more. We help property owners fight wrongful foreclosure attempts, and deal with landlord-tenant matters involving rent, security deposits, eviction, and implied warranties.
At Hancock & Associates, we are an experienced estate planning firm familiar with Florida law governing wills, trusts and estates. We engage in the full range of estate and probate litigation, including will contests concerning the validity of a will provision, the existence of multiple wills, or the attempted revocation of a will. Additionally, we represent parties in trust contests over the validity of a trust, or in an action to remove a trustee for alleged breach of fiduciary duties.
Doctors, lawyers and other professionals are held to a high standard of ethics, professionalism and competence in their chosen field. Many professionals also owe fiduciary duties to their clients, such as duties to be loyal, maintain confidentiality, and avoid conflicts of interest and self-dealing. When professionals fail to adhere to the standards of their profession, they can be held liable for the damage caused. We represent injured clients in professional malpractice claims against lawyers, accountants, architects, agents, brokers and other professionals whose conduct fell below acceptable standards.
We represent property owners, builders, developers, contractors and subcontractors in the full range of construction litigation, including construction defects, contractor disputes, mechanic’s liens. A great deal is at stake for parties involved in construction disputes, and effective representation is critical to protecting your rights and business interests.
Experienced Florida Trial Lawyer for All Civil Litigation Matters
For help with any civil litigation matter in central Florida, including trial and appeal in state or federal courts, contact Hancock & Associates at 407-894-0853 to schedule a consultation at our offices in Orlando and Tampa.