The neck and back are made up of bones, ligaments, muscles, blood vessels and tissue. The impact of a car crash can cause a wide range of injuries that include:
- Whiplash – sprains or strains to the muscles and ligaments
- Back sprain or strain
- Herniated disc – damage to the soft tissue between discs in the spinal column
- Fractured vertebrae
- Spinal cord injuries
Recovery from a neck or back injury can take weeks, months or years. Some people never fully recover. An injury to the neck or back may require surgery, hospitalization, medication, physical therapy and multiple doctor visits. Medical expenses can become overwhelming, and many families aren’t sure how they can pay them.
Under Florida insurance laws, all drivers are required to carry at least $10,000 in personal injury protection (PIP) coverage that will cover 80% of your medical expenses and 60% of your lost wages. If your medical expenses exceed $10,000, or if you suffered a permanent injury, you can take legal action.
If the negligence of another driver caused the accident that left you injured, you can seek financial compensation. For example, the driver may have been speeding, distracted or driving under the influence of alcohol. You might think that when a driver was negligent, your claim would be straightforward.
Building strong cases that get results
Unfortunately, it’s usually not that simple. Negligent drivers typically deny doing anything wrong. They may not understand how they were negligent, or they are afraid of getting into trouble. Insurance companies will back them up, because they are mostly interested in protecting their profits. So they’ll pay you as little as they possibly can.
That’s why you need an experienced car accident lawyer in Central Florida who knows how to take on the insurance companies. Our attorneys know how insurance companies operate, and what it takes to help you recover the financial compensation you deserve for your neck or back injuries.
Our legal team investigates your car crash to find out what really happened. We know where to look for evidence of negligence. Our team reviews accident reports and medical records, identifies and interviews witnesses and if needed, consults accident reconstruction experts and other specialists.
Fighting for your rights
We know how to build a strong case that proves the negligence of another driver caused the accident that left you hurt. We also determine the total amount of damages you have suffered. This includes all medical expenses for treating your injuries – both now and in the future. It may include lost wages and other damages, such as pain and suffering.
When insurance companies see that we have built a strong case and are ready to fight for your rights in court, they usually agree to talk about a settlement. We’re only interested in a resolution of your case that meets your needs. We have been helping clients get results for more than 30 years.
If you suffered a neck or back injury in a car accident, it’s important to talk to an experienced attorney as soon as possible. We can start investigating your accident right away. Over time, evidence can be lost or destroyed, and the memories of witnesses can fade. The sooner we can start on your case, the better.
Contact us to schedule a free consultation with a car accident lawyer today. One of our lawyers can go over your options and answer your questions.