Tampa Neck Injury Lawyer
Neck injuries are some of the most serious injuries a person can suffer in an accident. The vertebrae, cartilage, and ligaments in the neck are vulnerable areas of the human body. When the neck sustains any type of damage, it can cause chronic pain or lifelong disability. A victim might suffer crippling pain, numbness, tingling, muscle weakness, or permanent paralysis. If you or a loved one has suffered a neck injury in any kind of accident, speak to a knowledgeable Tampa Neck Injury Lawyer right away.
Bulluck Law Group has helped Tampa citizens recover for neck injuries for over a decade. We’ve brought together some of the brightest minds and most experienced attorneys for the benefit of our clients. Our reputation for outstanding case results stems from years of hard work and dedication to client success. We understand the financial and emotional tolls a neck injury can impose on a victim. It’s our goal to get you the financial compensation necessary to move on with your life. Talk to us today during a free consultation at (813) 988-7800.
Can a Tampa Neck Injury Lawyer Help Me?
In any case in which someone else caused or contributed to your neck injury through an act of negligence or wrongdoing, Florida law gives you the opportunity to argue for financial recovery. To bring a claim outside of the state’s no-fault insurance system, you will need to prove your injuries are serious. A “serious” injury is one that causes long-lasting pain and/or disability. If we believe you have merit to file a personal injury claim, we’ll help you tackle this complex legal process in Tampa Bay.
In most personal injury cases, financial recovery comes from the defendant’s insurance company. Whether your neck injury occurred in a car wreck, slip and fall accident, workplace disaster, or from medical malpractice, your main correspondence will be with an insurance claims adjuster or claims analyst. Despite the insurance company owing you an obligation to cover the costs of your neck injury treatment, most adjusters will strive to offer as little as possible – often limiting the types of treatments you can receive. Retaining an attorney can help change that.
The number one thing to keep in mind during insurance company negotiations is that you’re dealing with just that – a company. The insurer’s main goal is to save money and make a profit. The company will not have to deal with your neck injury each and every day like you do and will often severely underestimate the costs and value of serious, life-changing injuries. You need a good neck injury attorney in your corner to combat insurance companies. Your lawyer will help you even the playing field during negotiations and ultimately secure the compensation you need to move on.
How to Handle Conversations with Insurance Companies
If you don’t feel confident talking with insurance claims adjusters on your own, don’t hesitate to contact Bulluck Law Group and request assistance. We’ll take over communications with insurance companies on your behalf to make sure no one takes advantage of you. If you take on negotiations alone, watch out for the following tactics the claims analyst might use to trick you into settling for less than your claim is truly worth:
- Asking misleading questions
- Using a recorded statement against you
- Offering a quick settlement award if you sign away your rights
- Recommending a doctor that is biased toward the insurer
- Intentionally delaying your claim while bills pile up
- Telling you a settlement is the company’s “last offer”
- Denying your claim in bad faith
A skilled neck injury lawyer is your key to fighting back against the ungenerous insurance companies. When you call Bulluck Law Group, we’ll meet with you to discuss your injury for free. We’ll ask how your accident happened, what the doctor said about your injuries, and what the incident has cost you so far.
Then, we’ll help you document your incident and take action in pursuit of fair recovery. Whether you need us to set you up with a trusted physician or file your personal injury claim, we’re the legal team for you. In most cases, we can achieve an outstanding settlement without having to go to court.
Combating the Stigma Behind Neck Injury Insurance Claims
Unfortunately for victims, insurance companies are notoriously stubborn when it comes to neck injuries. Due to the soft-tissue nature of most of these injuries, they do not come up on scans or x-rays. Instead, diagnoses depend largely on the victim’s symptoms. The full extent of damage your neck injury will cause isn’t immediately obvious, making it difficult to estimate the lifelong costs of the injury. A neck injury that seems minor can end up requiring thousands of dollars in medical care. This combination of factors in neck injury cases is a recipe for small settlement offers.
Typically, insurance companies won’t offer appropriate payouts for injuries that “appear” minor. It is up to you (and your attorney) to prove your neck injury isn’t minor at all, and that it will eventually end up costing you big. It’s important to never say that you aren’t injured or that your injuries are minor when talking to an insurance claims adjuster. Don’t remark on the severity of your injuries at all. Instead, rely on medical documentation and a physician’s evaluation to prove the extent of your injury.
Insurance companies will pretend they are ignorant to the nature of neck injuries. The company may be well aware that something like a whiplash injury could cause a victim years of pain and disability, even without a lot of pain in the first few days. Yet the company may accuse you of exaggerating your symptoms if you initially said your injuries were minor. The best way to protect yourself during negotiations is with help from an aggressive attorney.
What to Know About a Florida Neck Injury Claim
The best way to find out if you have a neck injury claim is to get a professional legal opinion. In general, if your neck injury arose out of a car accident, pedestrian collision, fall, workplace incident, or assault, you will have grounds for a personal injury claim against the responsible party. Talking to a lawyer is free at Bulluck Law Group. Our legal services are also free if we don’t secure you a monetary award. You’ll never have any out-of-pocket costs, ever. If we do win, we’ll take a percentage of your settlement or judgment award as our attorneys’ fees. You’ll also enjoy zero up-front costs for our services.
A strict deadline exists in filing a neck injury claim in Tampa. Throughout Florida, a statute of limitations places a time limit on how long an accident victim has to pursue damage recovery. You have four years from the date of your accident (or the date that you discover your neck injury, if you have delayed symptoms) to file a claim against the defendant in Florida. If a neck injury resulted in the death of your loved one, you have two years from the date of death to file a wrongful death claim. Deadlines can differ according to the circumstances of the accident. Talk to a lawyer right away about your specific timeline.
Discuss Your Neck Injury Claim for Free with a Tampa Attorney
The lawyers at Bulluck Law Group believe no one should suffer with a neck injury in silence. These injuries can be debilitating for years. You deserve to explore your legal options and protect your rights as an accident victim in Tampa. Our lawyers will work around the clock to secure you the best possible recovery for your neck injury. We’ll help you escape medical debt and move on with your head held high. Contact Bulluck Law Group online or call (813) 988-7800 to request your free consultation today.