Whiplash is a neck injury that people can suffer from car collisions and other types of accidents. If a negligent party caused a car accident that led to your whiplash injury, you could pursue them for compensation.
A Tampa whiplash injury lawyer from our firm can determine whether you have a valid claim and help you seek damages for your injuries.
For a free legal consultation with a whiplash injury lawyer serving Tampa, call (800) 747-3733
What Kinds of Compensation Can I Get for a Whiplash Injury?
One factor that affects the compensation that you can get for a whiplash injury is the severity of your injury. Some whiplash injuries resolve fairly quickly with minimal treatment, but others may require lengthy recovery and rehabilitation. Your compensation, therefore, will vary according to the amount of your medical bills and how long it takes to treat your injuries.
Various kinds of compensation may be available in a whiplash injury case, such as:
- Costs of emergency medical treatment and testing
- Expenses for doctor and chiropractor visits
- Rehabilitation and therapy costs
- Lost wages from being unable to work
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
For economic losses, like lost wages and medical bills, you will provide documentation of your bills, as well as evidence of your typical wages and how much work you missed due to your injuries.
However, you also may qualify for non-economic losses, depending on your situation. You prove those losses by documenting how your injuries have impacted your daily life and activities.
Tampa Whiplash Injury Lawyer Near Me (800) 747-3733
Why Should I Choose Your Law Firm for My Case?
We have represented clients just like you who have been injured in all types of accidents. We know what kind of help you need and how to support you through this challenging time in your life. You can count on us to be available for your questions and receptive to your needs as they arise.
Not every case is the same, so we will not use the same approach to every whiplash injury case. We recognize that your case requires individualized attention and service. We know how important your case is and how much you have lost as a result of your whiplash injury.
How Can Our Law Firm Help You After You Have Suffered a Whiplash Injury?
After you have suffered a whiplash injury in an accident, your focus should be on your physical and mental health, not on insurance claims. A Tampa whiplash injury lawyer from our law firm is available to help with your needs as they arise following your accident. For instance, we can:
- Talk to the insurance company for you
- Update you about every step of your case
- Answer your questions and calm your concerns
- Help you schedule medical appointments
- Get your car fixed if it was damaged in the crash
- Be available for you by cell phone and email
Our job is also to collect all the evidence that we need to support your case. For instance, we are likely to gather your medical records and bills, police reports, crash scene photos, witness statements, and other relevant documents to prove your claim.
Complete a Free Case Evaluation form now
How Much Will It Cost for You to Take My Case?
We start with a free, no-obligation consultation about your case. During that consultation, we can answer your questions and evaluate your options. You will learn about the next steps in your case.
If you decide to hire our law firm, you pay us absolutely nothing up front or out of pocket for our services. You pay nothing unless we get compensation for your injuries.
How do I Prove Negligence in a Whiplash Injury Case?
If you suffered whiplash in a vehicle accident, you should know that drivers have a legal duty of care that they owe to others on the roadways, including other drivers, passengers, bicyclists, and pedestrians. When drivers act in a way that violates this reasonable duty of care, they can be financially responsible for any accidents they cause that harm others.
Generally, negligence consists of some careless or reckless disregard for the safety of others. For example, if drivers are speeding, driving while intoxicated, or driving while texting, they may be negligent in causing the accident. Similar traffic violations also can be the basis for a negligence claim.
Who is Legally Responsible for My Whiplash Injury?
You must determine who is responsible for your accident to hold them responsible for the costs of your injuries. There may be one person who is liable or multiple parties who share liability. One of the most commonly liable parties for your whiplash injury may be another driver, but other liable parties might include:
- An employer of the driver of another vehicle
- A business
- A vehicle or parts manufacturer
- An amusement park operator or owner
Once we help identify all potentially liable parties, we can begin gathering evidence in support of your claim. We can investigate the cause (or causes) of the accident that led to your whiplash injury and work to get compensation for you.
How Long After an Accident do I Have to File My Case in Court?
According to Florida Statutes § 95.11(3)(a), you generally have four years from the date of your accident to file your lawsuit in court. Meeting this deadline is crucial to your claim. If you miss this filing deadline, you could end up with no way to get compensation for your injuries.
Contact Our Office Today and Learn More About Your Legal Rights After an Accident
You can reach a Tampa car accident lawyer from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine by calling 1-800-747-3733. Get your free case consultation so that you have a clear picture of your legal rights and options following a whiplash injury caused by an accident.
You have a limited time to act after you suffer whiplash injuries in an accident. As a result, you may want to seek out legal advice as quickly as possible after your accident to ensure that you meet all applicable deadlines. Together, we can review your alternatives for legal recourse and decide upon the best course of action for you.