Tampa Back & Neck Injury Lawyer
Among the most common trauma-related injuries seen in Tampa-area emergency rooms each day involve damage to the back or neck. Indeed, there are many kinds of accidents that can produce severe back and neck injuries. In some cases, these injuries may even be the result of damage to the spinal cord that can lead to permanent effects such as paralysis or permanent restriction of movement.
Many of these back and neck injuries would never have occurred but-for the negligent actions of another party. If you find yourself in this situation, you do have legal options for demanding compensation for your injuries. Our skilled Tampa back & neck injury lawyer can help. At Florin Gray, we represent a wide range of accident victims who continue to struggle with back and neck problems through no fault of their own. We can help you build a strong case against the responsible parties, negotiate a potential settlement with an insurance company, and when necessary file a lawsuit on your behalf.
Negligence Often Leads to Back and Neck Problems
Back and neck injuries are among the more common types of injuries we see in our practice. Here are just a few of the situations that can lead to such injuries:
- Car and truck accidents. Whiplash is perhaps the most frequently reported type of back and neck injury, as well as one of the injuries you are most likely to sustain in a motor vehicle accident, especially a rear-end collision.
- Slip and fall accidents. Falling on your back often leads to herniated discs, ligament strains, and even spinal cord damage. And many slip and falls occur in public places where the property owner was negligent in keeping their premises free of safety hazards.
- Workplace accidents. Something as simple as lifting heavy objects as part of your daily job can produce back and neck injuries, often over time. Other work events, including accidents involving heavy machinery, can also lead to serious back and neck problems.
- Playing sports. Minors who play sports at school may sustain long-term back and neck injuries if they are not properly supervised by coaches and training staff.
As with any personal injury claim in Florida, recovering compensation for a back or neck injury requires proof of a defendant’s negligence. Florida follows a “comparative negligence” rule, which means a court will take into account your fault as well for causing your injuries. This can lead to a reduction of the amount of damages you receive–and under recent changes to Florida law, you may be barred from recovering anything. That is why it is important to work with an experienced Tampa back and neck injury lawyer who can help you present the strongest possible case against a defendant.
Don’t Delay, Call Florin Gray
At Florin Gray, our lawyers do the work. We do not rely on non-lawyer staff to carry the burden of our cases. We also pride ourselves on our accessibility to clients at all times. If you would like to learn more, contact us today to schedule a free consultation.