Prior to joining Osborne & Francis, Ryan A. Fletcher worked for nationwide defense firms in South Florida where he litigated cases in the areas of catastrophic personal injury, premises liability, motor vehicle accidents and negligent security. Ryan’s background in defending cases on behalf of corporations and insurance carriers provides a unique insight into how claims are evaluated, which he now utilizes to obtain full justice and value for the injured people and families that he represents.
Ryan is a Central Florida native and grew up living in Altamonte Springs and Longwood. In 1997, Ryan and his family moved to La Paz, Bolivia for 5 years, which allowed Ryan to learn Spanish. In 2002, they returned home and Ryan graduated from Lake Brantley High School in 2004. Ryan earned a Bachelor’s degree in Finance at Florida State University, where he served as President for his fraternity, Kappa Alpha Psi. Ryan obtained his Juris Doctorate from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. While at UF Law, Ryan was a Teacher’s Assistant for Legal Research and Writing and Appellate Advocacy. Ryan is a member of the Florida Bar, the Orange County Bar Association, and the Florida Justice Association.
In his free time, Ryan enjoys spending quality time with family, friends, fitness, listening to music and supporting local food and retail establishments throughout Central Florida.
$1,000,000 settlement. Our 27 year old client was tragically shot and killed while she was in her rented trailer park home. Our investigation revealed that the trailer park had a significant violent crime problem, which the owner failed to properly address. Crime records showed that there where hundreds of calls to 911 and the police every year, during the three year period before the shooting. Despite the serious crime problem, the owner of the trailer park failed to have manned security on the date of the shooting, which may have prevented this attack.
$150,000 settlement. Dog bite. Our client was viciously attacked by a 100 pound dog while walking her dog outside of a dog park, which was located on her apartment complex’s property. The owner of the dog was walking him on a leash, but the owner failed to keep his 100 pound dog away from our client. The dog sank his teeth into our client’s leg, causing permanent damage. We filed a lawsuit against the dog owner and the owner of the apartment complex. The dog owner’s renter’s insurance agreed to pay us their policy limits of $50,000 to settle the claim against him. The lawsuit continued against the apartment complex. The apartment complex initially denied any responsibility for the incident. They denied any knowledge that the 100 pound dog was dangerous and denied that the dog had attacked anyone else. During the depositions of the property manager and maintenance staff, the employees admitted that the dog had bitten the head of maintenance about 1 year before our client was attacked. The apartment complex took no action to remove the dangerous dog after the dog bit the head of maintenance. Sadly, the dog attack that caused our clients injuries was preventable had they removed the dangerous dog from the property. Shortly before the case was set to go to trial, the apartment complex agreed to pay our client $100,000.
$200,000 Settlement. Rear end motor vehicle accident against the at-fault driver and the Plaintiff’s UM carrier. Plaintiff underwent a lumbar miscrodisectomy. The UM carrier argued the Plaintiff could not have suffered the injury which required surgery. Policy limits were ultimately tendered by the UM carrier.
$400,000 Settlement. The Plaintiff tripped and fell due to a broken paver in front of a national retail store, resulting in two ankle surgeries. During discovery, we learned the property manager never fixed the paver. Before the filing of a lawsuit, liability was denied and there was no pre-suit offer.
$275,000 Settlement. The Plaintiff suffered significant 3rd degree burns due to a defective and negligently maintained stove which caused a grease fire. The landlord also failed to provide the tenant with a fire extinguisher. Before the filing of a lawsuit, liability was denied and there was no pre-suit offer.