Firm Overview

Michael D. Cerasa was born and raised in Wilbraham, Massachusetts. Michael relocated to Central Florida following his graduation from The Florida State University College of Law. Recognized as a Florida Super Lawyer and member of the National Association of Distinguished Counsel, Michael is sought out by clients nationwide for his expertise in handling a wide range of Plaintiffs injury, product liability and insurance claims.

Michael's approach to the representation of his clients is aggressive, but measured. He takes his role as both attorney, and as counselor, seriously.

My duty to my clients is to diligently fight for their best interests above all else. However, I pride myself on being able to advise clients on a rational, personal level, ensuring that they can make the decisions that are best for them and their family.

Michael is a tireless advocate for people injured due to the negligence of others. His practice involves the representation of people injured in automobile accidents, trucking accidents, and due to defective and dangerous medical devices and pharmaceuticals.

After an accident, a person's life can be turned upside down. The process of dealing with insurance companies can be overwhelming when an injured individual needs to focus on getting well physically and mentally. My role is to take on that burden and be a friend and confidant in that process.

Most recently, Michael has gotten involved in litigation against Johnson & Johnson related to talcum powder causing ovarian cancer in some women, and against Bayer related to its potentially dangerous blood thinning drug, Xarelto.

Too often, medical devices and pharmaceuticals are put on the market and the manufacturer knows or should know that the product is too dangerous to the user. These companies put profit ahead of patients. One of the most satisfying parts of my practice is helping people fight back against such reckless behavior.

In addition, Michael has been at the forefront fighting for individuals and businesses being taken advantage of by property insurers and other companies. Michael scored two landmark rulings in Federal Court in Ayres v. USAA Casualty Insurance Company and Cunningham v. Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance Company, pushing back against insurers improperly applying changes to Florida's sinkhole legislation. He has also represented hundreds of small businesses along the Gulf Coast impacted by the devastating effects of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill and owners of Volkswagen and Audi diesel vehicles which were discovered to have engines which polluted the environment at illegal levels.

Main Office

Main Office
450 S Orange Ave
Orlando FL 32801

Phone

(407) 995-6770

Fax

(407) 995-6772

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Free Consultation, Contingency Fees

Office Information

Office Hours

Representatives Available 24/7

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Personal Injury

Orlando's premier personal injury firm.

The unfortunate reality anyone who has been in an auto accident is forced to deal with is that the insurance company’s financial interest is to close out your case file as quickly, and for as little cost, as possible. That might mean pressuring you into taking a settlement before the full extent of the injury is known, or not considering all of the factors that should contribute to your settlement. The simple fact is, while the representatives you speak with from the insurance company will all be very friendly, they do NOT have your best interest, or long-term healing in mind.

Evaluating a Case is Complex and Subjective
Obviously, auto accidents don’t come with a clear price tag. Calculating the total amount that an injury victim should be paid is a complicated process that requires knowledge and expertise. There are some items that will contribute to the settlement that are very straight-forward, such as:
The cost to fix the damage to or replace your car
The hospital bills for treatments that have been completed
Missed wages from time you were unable to work
However, in more serious accidents, the amounts that need to be calculated are much more complex. It can be very difficult to assign a concrete price to issues like:

Pain & Suffering
Future hospital and rehabilitation costs
Compensation for future lost wages due to decreased ability to earn
Compensation for loss of general ability to be independent
Taking the First Step After an Auto Accident
We understand that your priority is to get your life back on track and heal from your injuries. However, you only get one shot at a financial recovery, and it’s important to your physical recovery that you receive the compensation that you are entitled to. Don’t make the mistake of settling too quickly or not taking all of the factors that should be figured into a settlement into account. My job as your auto accident lawyer is to make sure that you are treated fairly and that you have the financial resources to make yourself whole again.

Free Consultation - No Up-Front Fees
If you have been hurt in an auto accident, it’s very important to have someone on your side to make sure that your rights are protected. You can start the process by taking advantage of a free initial consultation where you can get your questions answered without cost or any obligation to move forward. If you do decide to hire us to represent you, there are no upfront costs; we are paid a percentage of the recovery we secure on your behalf, so if we don’t win, you don’t pay. Call 407 995 6770 to talk to an experienced Central Florida injury lawyer at the Cerasa Law Firm today.

Trucking Accident

Wrongful Death

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

A lot of my new clients ask, “why do I need an injury lawyer”? In short, because the insurance companies have teams of lawyers working to protect their interests, so shouldn’t you have a lawyer to protect your interests as well? It’s important to understand that the insurance company very likely will make you an offer, but that offer should raise more questions:

Will their offered settlement be enough to cover your past, current and future medical costs?
Has the total cost of your injuries been calculated fairly?
How were future medical costs calculated?
Will on-going treatment be required? How will that be paid for?
If you have a permanent disability, has that been accurately and fairly valued in your settlement?
Was your personal pain and suffering considered in the total settlement?
Especially in serious injuries, the questions can start to pile up quickly, and the insurance companies aren’t always very forthcoming with their answers. As your lawyer, I will advocate for you through the process and ensure that we get the best settlement available. You can rely on my experience to help you navigate through the recovery process and ensure that your rights are protected.

Michael Cerasa

The Cerasa Law Firm LLC

Michael D. Cerasa was born and raised in Wilbraham, Massachusetts. Michael relocated to Central Florida following his graduation from The Florida State University College of Law. Recognized as a Florida Super Lawyer and member of the National Association of Distinguished Counsel, Michael is sought out by clients nationwide for his expertise in handling a wide range of Plaintiffs injury, product liability and insurance claims.

Michael, his wife Jennifer and their three children live in Longwood.

Education
The Florida State University College of Law, cum laude (2005)
Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, cum laude (2001)
Bar Admissions
Florida State Courts (since 2005)
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
Memberships
American Association for Justice (AAJ)
Florida Justice Association (FJA)
Central Florida Trial Lawyers Association (CFTLA)

License

Bar Number: 0015085
Florida, 2005

Education

The Florida State University College of Law
JD, 2005

Clemson University
BA, 2001

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