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Our Areas of Practice
  • Trucking Accidents

    In its annual traffic crash report, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles defines a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) as a bus, truck, vehicle transporting hazardous materials, or a vehicle weighing over 10,000 pounds. According to the latest data, 654 CMV crashes occurred in Osceola County in 2018, resulting in 315 injuries and ten fatalities. That’s nearly two crashes a day in this county alone, resulting in injury or death nearly half the time. Truck accidents are traumatic and have the potential to cause the most severe injuries, and they are often caused by negligent truck drivers or trucking companies.

  • Motor Vehicle Accidents

    Motor vehicle accidents can be minor or serious, but no matter what they just take a moment. Even though they last a few seconds, the repercussions of one of these accidents can last a lifetime. Cases involving injuries or death due to automobiles are the most common types of personal injury cases handled by Draper Law Office. Over the years, our motor vehicle & auto accident attorneys have become experts in a variety of cases, including car accidents, truck accidents, tractor trailer accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, and pedestrian accidents.

  • Motorcycle Accidents

    When it comes to motorcycles, Florida leads the nation in a couple of ways – the highest (or nearly highest) number of motorcycle registrations and the most (or nearly most) motorcycle crashes, injuries and deaths. In any collision, especially a high-speed impact, the virtually unprotected motorcycle rider almost always risks severe injury or worse. Statistics show that motorcycle riders account for approximately 20% of traffic deaths in Florida every year, even though less than ten percent of motor vehicles registered in the state are motorcycles. No matter how skilled or attentive riders are, they are no match for a negligent, reckless or aggressive driver, especially one who is drinking and driving or texting while driving.

  • Bicycle Accidents

    Year after year, Florida leads the nation as the state with the highest or second-highest number of bicyclist fatalities. Tragically, the state sees over 6,000 injuries and more than a hundred deaths annually. Osceola County, over a recent three-year period, averaged 94 crashes resulting in 90 injuries and three deaths. Cycling is a great form of exercise, an enjoyable recreational activity, and an efficient and environmentally friendly way to get around town. However, bicycles have to share the road with cars and trucks weighing thousands of pounds and traveling at double or triple the speed of a bicycle. Bicycles are less visible than other vehicles on the road, and cyclists are largely unprotected in the event of a crash. For these reasons, bicycle riders are far more likely to be severely injured or killed in a collision than victims of accidents involving only motor vehicles.

  • Pedestrian Accidents

    According to statistics from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, on average, around 8,000 pedestrians suffer injury every year, and around 700 pedestrians lose their lives in a pedestrian accident. Pedestrian injuries and deaths top 100 annually in Osceola County. Between speeding and drunk driving and the rising rate of distracted driving here and around the country, pedestrians in Kissimmee, Celebration, Davenport and St. Cloud face many dangers when all they are trying to do is walk down the sidewalk or cross the street safely.

  • Insurance Disputes

    Insurance is a way of managing risk in your life. To protect yourself against a costly expense, you buy insurance and pay a little each month to keep the policy active. If that expensive need does arise, your insurance policy will kick in with benefits to cover that cost. Some insurance is required by law, such as Personal Injury Protection or Property Damage Liability insurance on your vehicle, or health insurance required under the Affordable Care Act. Other times, the bank loaning you money to buy a house or the car dealership leasing you a vehicle will require you to maintain a certain amount of homeowners insurance or car insurance as a condition of the loan.

  • Work Related Accidents

  • Dog Bites

    Numerous sources cite Florida as a leading state with either the most or nearly the most dog bites in the country year after year. According to the Florida Department of Health, dog bites are responsible for 600 hospitalizations and two deaths annually. Dog bites are painful, frightening attacks that can leave permanent physical and emotional scars. Dog bite victims can suffer muscle and nerve damage, facial lacerations, and deep wounds and bacterial infections that put them at risk for rabies or sepsis and organ failure or death. Dog bites affect people in every age group, but children are among the hardest hit. They are among the most often attacked and often suffer the worst injuries or death.

  • Slip and Fall

    Slip and fall accidents are common, often embarrassing, incidents that happen every day. They can also cause severe injuries, including broken bones, back and neck injuries, head injuries, facial lacerations, strains, sprains and muscle tears. Slip and fall accidents send one million people to the emergency room every year. Falls are the leading cause of traumatic brain injuries and are responsible for deaths in the tens of thousands annually. For those over 65, falls are the leading cause of accidental injury and death.

  • Wrongful Death

    The death of a loved one caused by another’s negligence or misconduct is more than just tragic and heart-breaking. It almost always puts a significant financial burden on the surviving family members, who are left dealing with medical and funeral expenses and the loss of a primary or secondary wage-earner, an essential caretaker for the children, or an invaluable manager of the household. Florida law recognizes the right of families to recover for these costs, as well as compensation for the pain and suffering endured.

  • Dissolution of Marriage

    Dissolution of marriage is another term for divorce, and, as mentioned, it is the main focus of Draper Law Office’s family law practice. Divorce can often can be confusing and emotional, and it is important to find the right attorney to help guide you through the legal process.

  • Custody (Parental Responsibility/Time Sharing)

    While many people only think of custody cases as those involved during a divorce, parental custody issues can also arise in other situations as well. Whether you are not married, married, or going through a divorce, you should know and understand your legal rights in child custody matters.

  • Child Support

    At Draper Law Office, we can help you through every aspect of the process of paying or receiving child support. Our child support lawyers can help with the initial determination of support, as well as any modifications of the original order of support. We also can provide you representation at any Department of Revenue or Child Support Enforcement hearings.

  • Paternity

    By definition, paternity is a term applied to an individual with children who is not married to the other parent. Paternity is important to establish for a variety of reasons. It provides children with a sense of identity and also may help them understand their health history – based on the histories of the mother and father. More importantly, the state has an interest in ensuring children are financially and emotionally supported.

  • Visitation/Time Sharing

    At the Draper Law Office, we work with all aspects of child custody cases, including timesharing. Our child visitation lawyers can provide representation to parents seeking to establish their right to have time with their children, help contact their children and also to modify any current time sharing agreements.

  • Injunctions/Domestic Violence

    The domestic violence protection lawyers at Draper Law Office are dedicated to helping in a variety of family law cases, including working with injunctions and domestic violence cases. Injunctions are also known as restraining orders, or Orders of Protection. There are four types of civil injunctions that can be filed with the Clerk of Court: domestic violence, sexual violence, dating violence, and repeat violence. Each has different requirements based upon your relationship with the other person and what occurred.

  • Equitable Distribution

    Equitable Distribution refers to the division between spouses of tangible and intangible property, real property, assets and debts, and usually occurs in conjunction with the Dissolution of Marriage action. Equitable is not necessarily synonymous with equal in all cases. In Florida, it is first determined if either spouse has “non marital” property owned separately and not subject to division in the divorce. This separate property can include items or property listed in a premarital agreement, and any income from this property that has been kept separate, inheritance and even debt.

  • Alimony

    Alimony is referred to by many different names, including spousal support or maintenance. Alimony may be awarded to a spouse in a divorce when they believe that they have a need for financial assistance and the other party has an ability to pay. It can be awarded as temporary, until the final divorce hearing is held, or it can be “permanent”. “Permanent” alimony may be awarded after a long term marriage (17 years or more), a moderately long marriage with certain circumstances, or a short marriage with exceptional circumstances. It may be periodic or lump sum. If permanent alimony payments are not appropriate, durational payments might be awarded to provide economic assistance for a set period of time not to exceed the length of the marriage. The court also may award rehabilitative alimony, based upon a plan for education or training a spouse to re-enter the workforce.

  • Contempt & Enforcement

  • Modification

Testimonials
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“We did not know what to expect or the things we should or shouldn't do. They took the worry of all things involved off our hands and helped us through to the end with a successful result, making our experience as smooth and stress-free as possible. They were available any time we had questions and meticulously followed through on every aspect of the case. We couldn't be happier with our experience with Draper Law Office and we highly recommend them!”

— Daniel S.
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“I really enjoyed the personal high quality service I experienced at Draper Law. Mr. Charlie Draper was upfront and clear from the beginning. I felt very comfortable and confident with him and his staff. Questions were always answered in a timely and professional manner. I would definitely recommend the Draper Law Office for your legal needs.”

— Sylvia V.
5 Stars

“Friendly and attentive staff. Mr. Draper personally communicated with me, not an assistant. I appreciated their professional demeanor when they engaged with other personnel involved in my case. Very nice people who do not make you feel like a number or use scare tactics as other lawyers try to do to get you to retain their services. Excellent customer service skills and representation.”

— Lydia R.
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“I would recommend Draper Law Office to anyone that is in need of a great Attorney. They are very knowledgeable and willing to help you with all your legal issues. They are best. Thank you Draper Law and your staff for everything you did for me.”

— L B.
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“Outstanding service from day one, I never felt like just another client. Charles Draper and his amazing team always delivered over and beyond, compassionate, knowledgeable yet diligently stayed on task to ensure a satisfying outcome. So often we see the commercialized law firms that push their clients along like cattle and make you feel like a number. At Draper Law I feel like FAMILY!!!”

— Claudine H.
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“The attorney and her staff are very competent and had my best interest at heart. They were always courteous snd kept we well informed of what was going on and what to expect. They made my experience pleasant and the outcome was better than either of us expected. I highly recommend them for all your needs.”

— Ernest L.
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Experienced Kissimmee & Osceola County Personal Injury Lawyers

Big law firms have a lot of resources, but they operate on volume, and clients tend to get lost in the shuffle and often don’t get the best results. Solo practitioners offer a personal connection, but they can get overwhelmed quickly and struggle to provide the best representation. Draper Law Office is the right law firm to meet your needs. We are a boutique law firm limiting our practice to personal injury and family law matters in and around Kissimmee and Osceola County. We’re a powerful law firm, not too small to go up against major insurance companies, but not so big that we would ignore our clients or settle their cases for less than maximum value. Contact our experienced Kissimmee injury lawyers today for more information or assistance.

A Powerful Local Law Firm Perfectly Suited to Meet Your Needs

As a client of Draper Law Office, you’ll find our attorneys and staff committed to providing you with a high level of hands-on, personal service. We stay in constant contact with our clients, so they are always informed and updated about the status of their case. When you meet with us, you meet with your personal attorney, not some case manager. We find that this approach not only increases client satisfaction, but it yields better results as well.

By limiting the areas in which we practice, our lawyers have developed a high level of expertise over the years. We are very comfortable providing advice and representation in these areas. We know you’ll be getting good advice and high-quality representation, and you can rest assured we’ll be delivering on our commitment to you. Call Draper Law Office for help with any of the following in and around Osceola County:

Motor vehicle accidents

Florida’s no-fault insurance laws prohibit lawsuits against negligent drivers unless the victim suffers a severe or permanent injury as defined in the law. In these unfortunate situations, we help injury victims and their families recover the full amount of compensation to cover their medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering by proving the at-fault driver’s negligence and liability to the people they harmed. Our comprehensive motor vehicle accident practice includes car, truck and motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents and pedestrian accidents. Our lawyers are skilled at holding drivers accountable for distracted driving car accidents and drunk driving crashes, and we further know the appropriate steps to help accident victims hit by an uninsured driver.

Personal injury

Recovering compensation in a personal injury case requires proving the defendant’s negligence, their breach of a duty they owed to the victim, the link between their negligence and the injury, and the significant amount of damage they caused. Meanwhile, defendants and their insurance companies fend off these claims by trying to blame the injury victim or arguing they aren’t really hurt. Our decades of experience in personal injury claims enables us to build a solid case against the negligent party while defending our clients against allegations of their own negligence. From slip and falls to dog bites, we fight to ensure our clients get the medical care and compensation they need and deserve. Our comprehensive Kissimmee personal injury practice includes advocating for our clients in property damage claims and insurance disputes, as well as helping families recover valuable financial assistance and support after the wrongful death of a loved one caused by another’s negligence or misconduct.

Divorce

Divorce, or dissolution of marriage, is available in Florida on no-fault grounds, meaning one party doesn’t have to prove the other spouse is responsible for destroying the marriage. This doesn’t mean that divorces are not contested, however. Unless the parties can agree on how to resolve issues such as the equitable distribution of marital property, the payment of alimony, and the custody of the children (parenting and time-sharing), these matters have to be litigated in court and decided by the judge. We’ll work with you to resolve these issues in the most cost-efficient and effective manner, always zealously guarding your rights and looking out for your best interests and the needs of your children.

Family Law

While divorce occupies the bulk of our firm’s family law practice, we help individuals and families in a myriad of other ways, as well. We counsel and assist parties dealing with domestic violence injunctions, including sexual violence orders of protection, dating violence injunctions, and repeat violence injunctions. Finally, we provide practical advice and passionate advocacy in Florida paternity proceedings, essential for parents to enforce rights to custody and child support.

Get the Help You Need With Personal Injury & Family Matters in Osceola County

Draper Law Office was established in 1984, and for over 35 years, we’ve been the firm individuals and families in Osceola County turn to when they need help with a personal injury or family law matter. With offices in Kissimmee, Orlando and St. Cloud, we serve clients in Celebration, Davenport and throughout central Florida. Several of our staff members speak Spanish, and we are happy to serve you if Spanish is your first or primary language of choice. Call our Kissimmee injury lawyers today at 407-846-0075, and find out how we can help you with your important legal needs.

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Meet our Team
Our team at Draper Law are skilled law professionals with many years of experience.
Charles B. Draper Charles B. Draper
Linda Gruszynski Linda Gruszynski
Michelle Incandela Michelle Incandela
Charles B. Draper
Managing Partner/Shareholder
Orlando, FL

Charles B. Draper is the managing partner/shareholder of Draper Law Office, where he has been representing injured clients since 1984. His practice is devoted exclusively to personal injury and wrongful death involving car/truck/motorcycle/bicycle/pedestrian accidents, slip/fall accidents, pool/drowning accidents, hotel/theme park accidents and dog bites. Prior to 1984, Mr. Draper was associated with the firm of Magavern & Magavern in Buffalo, New York, where his practice was primarily devoted to plaintiff personal injury law. He is a member of the Florida Academy of Trial Lawyers and New York State Trial Lawyers Association. He earned his B.A. degree from Rollins College (1970) and his J.D. degree from State University of New York School of Law at Buffalo...

Linda Gruszynski
Attorney
Orlando, FL

Linda is licensed to practice law in Georgia and Florida. She focuses her practice primarily on family law matters such as dissolution of marriage, equitable distribution, child and spousal support, child custody and establishment and disestablishment of paternity. An unfortunate reality about domestic relations cases is that they can, and often do, lead to claims of domestic violence and the issuance of domestic violence injunctions from the Court. Linda has the ability to successfully represent her client through such cases, regardless of whether they have been victimized or been accused of such violence. After receiving her bachelor’s degree in political science from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, Linda earned her juris doctorate from Georgia State...

Michelle Incandela
Attorney
Orlando, FL

Michelle received her B.B.A. at Hofstra University and later went on to study at the City University School of Law at Queens College, where she received her J.D. in 1997. That year, she began practicing law in New York, where she worked for the Insurance Defence Specialty Firm of Longo & D’Apice, Esq. There, she specialized in civil litigation and gained valuable experience as a trial attorney while representing defendants and Insurance companies. She moved to Florida in 2001, where she began to focus exclusively on personal injury and wrongful death cases. She feels that her experience working for insurance companies helps her work with injured plaintiffs because: “It’s very helpful to be familiar with how things work on the other side of the table”....

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