Tampa Brain Injury Attorneys and Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers

Tampa Brain Injury Attorneys and Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers

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Image depicting a Brain and Spinal Cord Injury by a Tampa brain injury lawyerThe spinal cord is a fragile and delicate bundle of nerves that runs through the backbone of the human body, transmitting sensation and controlling movement throughout the body. If the spinal cord becomes damaged, loss of mobility and feeling below the injured area can often occur. Often fatal, any injury to the spinal cord region is a very serious type of injury.

As many as 450,000 Americans live with spinal cord injuries. Men between the ages of 16 and 30 account for over 80 percent of all new spinal cord injuries of the more than 8,000 new cases that are diagnosed each year.

Automobile accidents, large truck and commercial vehicle crashes and motorcycle accidents are the most common causes of spinal cord injuries. Knife and gunshot woulds, slips, trips, falls and sports related injuries also cause many spinal cord problems. Of the estimated 7,800 non fatal spinal cord injuries accounted for every year, nearly half of them are the result of the various types of motor vehicle accidents mentioned previously.

A person’s breathing may be impaired and arms, legs or the torso can become paralyzed when spinal cord injuries occur at the neck level. This is also known as Quadriplegia.

Paraplegia is an injury that occurs in the lower portion of the spine, often causing weakness and loss of movement of feeling only in the legs or lower parts of the body.

Any spinal cord injury should be taken very seriously. In less severe cases, recovery is possible, but it depends on the extent of the damage. A spinal cord cannot be repaired if it becomes severed.

If you suffered a brain or spinal cord injury, our lawyers can help you get the compensation you deserve.

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Symptoms of spinal cord damage can include weakness, paralysis, numbness, tingling, poor coordination, loss of bowel or bladder control and pain. Any traumatic injury that compresses, pulls, pushes sideways, or cuts a spinal cord can often result in a spinal cord injury. Blood clots, tumors, abscesses, polio, spina bifida or Friedrich’s Ataxia (an inherited disorder) can also cause spinal cord injuries.

When symptoms and factors suggest a spinal cord injury occurred, a CT scan, MRI or myelogram are often used as diagnostic tools to determine if a spinal injury occurred also help to show the extent of the damage. Immediate medical treatment focusing on the stabilization of the spine often occurs as soon as the diagnosis is made while aggressive treatment using corticosteroid drugs can help limit some of the damage.

In order to stabilize the spine of fuze the spine with metal plates or pins, surgery is often necessary. Functional improvements may continue for at least six months after the initial injury heals, however, if any remaining disability is still present at that time, it is more likely to be permanent.

Long-term treatment will involve an intense rehabilitation therapy program with continuing treatment often in the form of nutritional management, psychological counseling, careful monitoring by physicians and occupational therapy in cases where a patient is mobile enough to return to work.

Anyone who has suffered a spinal cord injury or any other severe or disabling injury should immediately contact an experienced personal injury attorney. We put multiple attorneys on your case in order to give it the extra attention it deserves. Our lawyers are also authorized to practice in federal courts, a distinction fewer than 10% of Tampa lawyers share. Let us put our experiences and resources to work for you today towards getting you proper compensation for your losses.

Our attorneys are very experienced and fully prepared to litigate aggressively on your behalf. There are no up front fees or costs unless we win and our consultations are always free. And we make it very easy to reach us – by phone, email, our quick contact form, and even live chat right here on the website. And if you’re still unsure, have a look at some of the reviews we receive.

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Tampa Bicycle Lawyers & Bike Crash Injury Attorneys

Tampa Bicycle Lawyers & Bike Crash Injury Attorneys

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Wrecked BicycleAs a primary method of transportation for many people here in Florida, bicycle and bike related crashes and accidents are common. Large numbers of people can be seen riding their bikes every day through neighborhoods, in parks and on trails. Many of these riders navigate around vehicular traffic. Whether running errands or just trying to avoid the traffic and congestion of other vehicles, accidents involving cyclists here in Tampa are common.

The Tampa personal injury lawyers here at Fernandez Law Group understand how to work through the difficulties some victims may face in recovering compensation. Our attorneys have decades of experience in handling bicycle accident claims and work hard to represent the best interests of injury victims.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident due to the negligence of somebody else, do not try to handle a claim on your own or risk using an inexperienced lawyer.

Not all personal injury attorneys have our commitment to achieving full justice for their clients, nor do they have our trial experience and proven skills.

If you were injured in a bicycle accident, our attorneys can help you get the compensation you deserve.

Damaged Bike HelmetOur lawyers have a combined legal experience of over 40 years in handling all types of personal injury cases, and bicycle accidents account for a fair portion of those.

The number of bike injury victims has continued to rise here in Florida in recent years, and several hundred people are killed every year in bicycle related accidents.

Most of these crashes are the fault of other negligent drivers on the roadway who often lack respect or awareness for the rights bicyclists have. Motorists are to share the roadway, however they often fail to pay attention to their surroundings. Cyclists often face more serious injuries as they are often difficult for motorists to notice. In addition, other distractions such as speeding, texting while driving, or driving while distracted, fatigued, or intoxicated has also led to many of these accidents.

If you or a loved one has suffered a severe or disabling injury while walking or riding a bicycle, it is important to contact an experience bicycle accident attorney immediately following any bicycle crash.

We put not one, but multiple lawyers on your case in order to give it the extra attention it deserves. Our attorneys are also authorized to practice in federal courts, a distinction fewer than 10% of Tampa lawyers share. Let us put our experiences and resources to work for you today, and you can expect to get the results you deserve.

Our attorneys are very experienced and fully prepared to litigate aggressively on your behalf. There are no up front fees or costs unless we win and our consultations are always free. And we make it very easy to reach us – by phone, email, our quick contact form, and even live chat right here on the website. And if you’re still unsure, have a look at some of the reviews we receive.


How can I expect the claims for my personal injury due to a bicycle accident to be handled?

Our lawyers are ready to work extremely hard on your behalf and have no issue devoting a great deal of effort and resources on your behalf because we accept only serious, legitimate cases. Our clients find great peace of mind in our experience and commitment to go far as necessary to make a substantial and meaningful difference in the lives of injured citizens.

 

The Tampa personal injury lawyers of Fernandez Law Group devote a great deal of our civil practice to complex cases pertaining to bicycle accidents involving personal injury.

After years of representing hundreds of clients all over the State of Florida, our firm has established a solid reputation of seeking justice for injured persons. We are committed to providing our clients with the best legal representation available.

Martindale Hubbell peers and judges have rated us as having the highest levels of legal ability and professional ethics. Our Tampa personal injury attorneys are supported by a superior staff of Legal Assistants.

If you or a loved one has a question about a potential personal injury case or if you’re in need of a personal injury lawyer in Tampa, we hope that you will contact our office for a free consultation.

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The Real Meaning Behind Florida’s “No-Fault” Auto Insurance

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The Real Meaning Behind Florida’s “No-Fault” Auto Insurance:

personal injury victim calling a lawyerFlorida is a “No-Fault” insurance state when it comes to automobile liability insurance. This can be quite a confusing topic.

There is sometimes a misconception that because Florida is a “No-Fault” state, that the at-fault party cannot be sued and held liable for the injuries that they caused in an auto accident. This is incorrect.

Under Florida law, every motorist is required to carry a minimum of $10,000 in Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage.

PIP coverage is to cover medical bills and lost wages that each driver may suffer when in an auto accident, no matter who was at-fault.

When a car accident occurs, each party involved turns to their own insurance company for medical costs and other losses up to $10,000.

In order for your PIP coverage to kick in, you will need to seek treatment within 14 days of the auto accident. If not, there will be no PIP coverage applied.

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Victims of DUI accidents may file civil claims against establishments in some cases:

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Victims of DUI accidents may file civil claims against establishments in some cases:

driver suffering whiplash injury from DUI driverInnocent people who are involved in a DUI related accident are protected by statutes which may allow victims to file a civil lawsuit against those who profited from the drunk driver.

Florida Statute 768.125 (Liability for injury or damage resulting from intoxication) states that: 

A person who sells or furnishes alcoholic beverages to a person of lawful drinking age shall not thereby become liable for injury or damage caused by or resulting from the intoxication of such person, except that a person who willfully and unlawfully sells or furnishes alcoholic beverages to a person who is not of lawful drinking age or who knowingly serves a person habitually addicted to the use of any or all alcoholic beverages may become liable for injury or damage caused by or resulting from the intoxication of such minor or person. 

• It must be proven with sufficient evidence that the driver was a known drunk driver, served while visibly impaired and etc. – proof of them having 1-2 drinks is not likely enough.

• This law applies to drinks sold and consumed immediately at such premesis. A store or business selling a 12-pack or a bottle of wine to go would generally be excluded.

• If drinks have been sold to someone under legal drinking age, they are absolutely liable for any accident caused by the drunk driver.

Florida bars, restaurants, hotels, nightclubs, liquor stores, and other businesses or establishments that profit from sales of alcoholic drinks and beverages can be held legally responsible for damages caused by a drunk driving accident in some situations.

The complex issues involved in these types of claims are another strong reason why anyone involved in any type of accident involving a personal injury should immediately contact an experienced personal injury lawyer right away.

We put multiple attorneys on your case in order to give it the extra attention it deserves.

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Fernandez Law Group recommended as a top Child Support Law Firm by Expertise

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2017 Expertise award for Fernandez Law GroupFernandez Law Group recommended as a top Child Support Law Firm by Expertise

Expertise is a hub where qualified experts can connect with people to share their knowledge, experience and skills. They recently conducted a review of all child support lawyers in Tampa and filtered out any that did not meet their definition of an expert. From there, a detailed review process begins.

Ranking is based on several factors – Reputation, Credibility, Experience, Availability, Professionalism, and Engagement. The team then manually reviews those businesses with the highest scoring results based on the above factors.

The Fernandez Law Group’s Child Support Lawyers have been recognized as one of the top child support law firms by Expertise. Our attorneys ranked in the top of all child support law firms in Tampa, FL – well within the top 20 of the many firms considered. Attorney Frank G. Fernandez is a recipient of Client Distinction Award from Martindale-Hubble and Lawyers.com. He is also a member of Hillsborough County Bar Association, Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association, Tampa Bay Hispanic Bar Association, and Florida Justice Association.

Our firm handles child support, modification of support, custody and other domestic relations issues in addition to the Personal Injury and Criminal Defense representation we’re also highly regarded for. Initial case reviews and evaluations are free of charge. We are a law firm representing the Tampa and Miami metro areas of Florida in all matters concerning Personal Injury Law, Criminal Defense and Family Law.

Our practice is dedicated to representing people and businesses that have suffered significant loss due to the negligent or wrongful conduct of others.

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How Social Media posts can hurt your Personal Injury Case:

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How Social Media posts can hurt your Personal Injury Case:

computer delete buttonIf you are ever involved in an accident or any type of situation that results in a personal injury, social media posts including photos or details of the accident scene could cause you to lose the compensation that you deserve, even if you were not at-fault.

Facebook Post Results in Loss of $80,000 Settlement: 

A former headmaster of a school in Miami sued his employer for age discrimination, resulting in an $80,000 settlement. The settlement included a confidentiality clause. The headmaster breached the confidentiality clause by telling his daughter, however, what really did the damage was when his daughter posted that her parents won the case and the school would be officially paying for her summer vacation in Europe. Once the information was discovered online, lawyers were able to prove not only a breach in confidentiality, but that students of the school were also able to view the damaging post. The headmaster ended up losing the entire $80,000 settlement.

• Any information posted anywhere on the Internet, whether privacy settings are used or not, can still be seen, shared, or used in many situations.

• It is difficult to determine who is watching, sharing or reporting the information that has been posted online.

• Information and images have the potential to go public, even when privacy settings are enabled.

• While many people can agree to remain silent without an attorney or not admit fault, some still feel the need to talk about their cases online.

• The risk of sharing an unintended disclosure that could harm your case is too significant to ignore.

• It is strongly recommended they refrain from posting any information or images related to the case that they would not be willing to hand over to the attorney for the other party. Anyone who has suffered an injury or any other severe or disabling injury should immediately contact an experienced personal injury lawyer.

We put multiple attorneys on your case in order to give it the extra attention it deserves.

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Steps to take following any Personal Injury:

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Steps to take following any Personal Injury:

• Get immediate medical attention after any injury

• Follow any and all orders from the medical professionals handling your injury

• Do not speak with any insurance claims adjusters without your lawyer, attorney, or legal counsel

• Do not speak with Law Enforcement without your lawyer, attorney, or legal counsel

• Do not sign any waiver or accept any check or compensation after an accident or any injuries without your lawyer, attorney or legal counsel

Anyone who has suffered an injury or any other severe or disabling injury should immediately contact an experienced personal injury lawyer.

We put multiple attorneys on your case in order to give it the extra attention it deserves.

Call us today at 813-489-3222 for a FREE Consultation and case evaluation.

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