After a neck injury in Tampa, you may face medical expenses or time away from work. Suppose you experienced this injury after a slip and fall or another accident caused by someone else. In that case, you can fight to hold that party responsible for all your damages, including your losses and out-of-pocket expenses.
Many types of accidents can lead to neck injuries, including slip and falls. If you have suffered from a neck injury in Tampa through no fault of your own, consider contacting the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine to seek financial justice. Before you can begin to work with a neck injuries lawyer, our Tampa slip and fall injury lawyer must review your legal recourse options during a free consultation.
Symptoms And Causes Of Neck Injuries After A Slip And Fall Accident
According to Mayo Clinic, symptoms of neck injuries may include:
- Neck pain (which may worsen when your head is held in a stationary position for long periods)
- Muscle tightness
- Neck spasms
- Limited mobility of your neck
It is also important to note that the symptoms of neck injuries can vary from patient to patient. Some neck injuries may be deemed minor, while others can be catastrophic.
Regardless, you should always seek medical attention after a slip and fall accident that leads to injuries, as your healthcare provider may learn your neck injury is more severe than you think. By seeking medical attention for your neck injury in Tampa, you will not only be protecting your health and safety but may also support your legal recourse by obtaining medical documentation that proves you suffered the injury.
One common type of neck injury typically caused by rear-end car accidents, but may also be caused by a fall, is a whiplash injury. According to the Mayo Clinic, whiplash “occurs when the head is jerked backward and then forward, straining the soft tissues of the neck.”
Seeking Compensation From Slip And Fall Neck Injuries
Your neck injury case is unique, meaning your options for earning compensation will depend on your case’s variables and conditions. As your Tampa neck injuries attorney begins to build your case with evidence, they may eventually pursue compensation during insurance negotiations or from a personal injury lawsuit in court.
To determine the value of your claim, your attorney must review all of your damages and combine them to assess how much you have lost economically and non-economically from the accident. When doing so, your attorney will review the following potentially recoverable damages from your neck injury claim:
- Current medical bills
- Future medical care
- Physical therapy
- Lost wages
- Missed future earnings
- Limited earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of life enjoyment
- Emotional distress
- Wrongful death, if your loved one passed away as a result of a slip and fall accident
Insurers May Deny Personal Injury Claims For A Variety Of Reasons
Seeking compensation through a personal injury claim is not as straightforward as you may assume. Insurance companies may attempt to undervalue or outright deny claims for many reasons. An insurance adjuster may try to shift some or all of the blame for the slip and fall accident onto you. They may have more grounds to do this if you also forgo or delay medical treatment.
If an insurer denies your claim, our Tampa neck injury slip and fall attorney can help by taking legal action. We can file a personal injury lawsuit for you and seek a court-awarded offer. Sometimes, these cases settle before ever going to a trial, but we will not hesitate to represent you before a judge or jury.
How A Tampa Neck Injuries Slip And Fall Lawyer May Support Your Case
Having a Tampa neck injury lawyer advocate your case on your behalf may be an invaluable asset for several reasons. Above all, you can rely on your lawyer to protect your rights and fight to obtain justice and compensation throughout the life of your legal case.
Some additional ways in which an attorney may benefit your neck injury case include, but are not limited to:
- Determining your legal recourse options
- Determining fair compensation for your injury claim
- Mapping out your options to obtain compensation
- Identifying the parties that may be at fault for your neck injury
- Identifying how you can potentially sue
- Determining your percentage of fault in causing your neck injury, if any
- Reviewing and obtaining evidence that proves fault, liability, and negligence
- Answering your legal questions
- Meeting with your medical providers to obtain evidence and insight into your injuries
- Interviewing eye-witnesses from your slip and fall accident that caused the neck injury
- Providing legal advice to help your case
- Filing an insurance claim on your behalf
- Filing a personal injury lawsuit within Florida’s four-year statute of limitations requirement (according to Florida Statute §95.11)
The sooner you act, the sooner your personal injury attorney from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can begin to build your case.
Potential Negligent Parties We Can Pursue
Property owners are responsible to their guests, patrons, and invitees who come onto their premises. They have to ensure the premises are safe and give a proper warning for potential hazards, such as areas of the property that need to be repaired.
Our personal injury lawyers can help identify a liable party and work to hold them accountable for your accident-related losses.
Communicating With Insurance Companies After Your Tampa Slip And Fall Neck Injury
Another potentially advantageous reason to work with a Tampa neck injuries attorney is in dealing with insurance companies. In some instances, one phone call from an insurance company—whether it is your own personal carrier or the defendant’s—may jeopardize your entire claim for fair compensation.
That is because insurance companies tend to call injured parties over a recorded line in an effort to learn more about the accident. If they lure you into admitting even a minor percentage of fault in causing your own neck injury, you may miss out on earning full compensation.
Once you have called to report the accident that caused your injury, the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can take over the remaining communications with insurance companies. This can prevent you from making a statement of fault while also allowing us to negotiate a fair settlement on your behalf.
Fight To Earn Compensation For Your Slip And Fall Neck Injuries With The Law Offices Of Anidjar & Levine
At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, a Tampa car accident lawyer may be able to handle your entire legal battle while you recover from your injury. Our firm will review your case for free before wading you through an insurance claim or lawsuit.
Call us today for a free consultation to learn more about your legal recourse options.
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