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The law office of Carman, Bevington & Finegan, PA represents clients who suffered serious injuries from an accident that was caused by no fault of their own. Our preparation begins from the time that we are retained. At that time, we begin gathering all relevant and necessary information to litigate your claim in front of a jury of your peers, if necessary. However, many personal injury cases are resolved without litigation. Our goal is to achieve the best possible outcome and get the compensation that you deserve for your injuries. When insurance companies are not willing to provide fair compensation, it is important for our clients to feel that they have attorneys that are willing and able to litigate their interests in a courtroom, if necessary.

Our personal injury attorneys are ready to evaluate your situation and help you and your loved ones figure out what steps to take. If you were injured during a car accident, you will want to learn about your right to file a possible personal injury claim to seek compensation for your losses. We will always be honest with you and let you know what options are available to you. If you need legal representation today, contact our office and schedule a free consultation during which we can discuss a potential injury case.

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Types of Personal Injury Cases

Traffic accidents are one of the primary causes of personal injury in the United States. Each accident is different, and they can occur on major highways through cities or on rural roads. Our team is ready to assist anyone injured in a vehicle crash, including the following.

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Car Accidents

Car accidents happen every day in the Brandon area. When two or more vehicles collide, the drivers and passengers are all at risk of injury, even in slower-moving accidents. Some common causes of car crashes include:

  • Distracted driving
  • Drunk driving
  • Aggressive driving
  • Violating traffic safety laws
  • Drowsy driving

If you believe that another driver was to blame for causing your accident, and you suffered injuries that required medical treatment, you should discuss your situation with our attorneys as soon as possible.

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Truck Accident

Truck Accidents

Commercial truck accidents can cause serious bodily injury or death to occupants of smaller vehicles. Large commercial trucks carry goods across every state in the U.S., and they are a common sight on Florida highways. If you have been injured in a commercial trucking accident, you need to seek immediate medical attention and then retain legal representation. Truck accident claims can involve complex investigations, federal regulations, and questions of liability, so the right legal help is critical.

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Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents often occur when the driver of a larger motor vehicle fails to see the motorcyclist traveling on the same road. Motorcyclists are not protected by an enclosed automobile, and this lack of protection often means that cyclists suffer serious bodily injury when they are struck by a larger motor vehicle. Many of these injuries are permanent or life-threatening. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact Carman, Bevington & Finegan, PA today to schedule a free consultation.

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Bicycle Accidents

Bicycle accidents are also quite common throughout the State of Florida. Cyclists have the right to share the road with motor vehicles, but many drivers fail to abide by the law when it comes to safe driving around cyclists. In a crash, bicyclists might suffer catastrophic injuries, including paralysis due to spinal cord injuries or traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). These are often high-value claims due to extensive losses, so having an attorney handling your claim is important.

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Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian accidents often damage the body in an irreparable manner. Traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and fractured bones are often suffered by pedestrians who are struck by motor vehicles. Many pedestrian accidents occur when drivers strike individuals in crosswalks when they feel safe. In addition, drivers making left-hand turns may not see pedestrians before the collision occurs.

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Common Injuries from Vehicle Accidents

Traffic accidents are one of the primary causes of personal injury in the United States. Each accident is different, and they can occur on major highways through cities or on rural roads. Our team is ready to assist anyone injured in a vehicle crash, including the following.

Back Injuries

Common back injuries from car crashes include lower back injuries, sprained back tissue, fractured vertebrae, and herniated discs. Back injuries often occur during motor vehicle accidents, and serious back injuries can leave injured parties out of work for months or years. Injured victims may not be able to sleep or drive after suffering a back injury due to pain and movement restrictions. Back injuries may require months or years of physical therapy to allow the individual to regain their full mobility.

Traumatic Brain Injuries

Auto accident victims are susceptible to traumatic brain injuries. Many drivers and passengers strike their heads against the steering wheel or the interior of the vehicle during a collision, or drivers may injure their heads on windows or airbags. If an object inside the car is unstable during a motor vehicle accident, the object may strike an occupant's head in a crash.

Traumatic brain injuries do not always produce immediately noticeable symptoms, but it is best to get a medical evaluation if you hit your head, even if you do not recognize any immediate symptoms. Many individuals who suffer traumatic brain injuries experience fatigue, difficulty thinking, nausea, and irritability. Some TBIs can have permanent effects, including cognitive or physical impairments.

Neck Injuries

You may suffer a neck injury in a crash, especially if someone else caused a rear-end collision. Many drivers and passengers may experience whiplash and neck strain during rear-end collisions. Cervical dislocation and damaged discs may also occur during rear-end collisions.

Neck strain and whiplash happen when the head and neck jerk back and forth during accidents. Muscles and ligaments can extend beyond the normal range of motion, and these soft tissue injuries can be difficult to prove during a personal injury case. It is important to retain legal representation after your motor vehicle accident and seek medical treatment so you can use medical records and medical bills to document your injuries.

Do You Have a Personal Injury Claim?

If you want to prove that another driver is liable for your personal injuries, then you will have to prove their negligence. This requires:

  • Proving that a driver had a duty to operate his or her motor vehicle as a reasonably prudent person.
  • Proving that the driver breached this duty by violating the law or otherwise deviating from the standard of care.
  • Proving that this breach was the cause of the accident.
  • Proving that you suffered damages as a result of the accident.

Distracted driving, texting while driving, and drunk driving are all examples of negligent acts that are likely to cause motor vehicle accidents.

If you want to know if you have a personal injury claim against a negligent driver, you need to retain experienced legal representation. The attorneys at Carman, Bevington & Finegan, P.A. can help you determine if the facts of your case suggest a strong negligence claim. Our attorneys can analyze what happened and determine the insurance or legal claims necessary to get the compensation you deserve.

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How Much is Your Claim Worth?

Your personal injury claim may be worth different amounts of money depending on the specific facts of your case. Some personal injury cases may settle for a couple of thousand dollars, while other cases may settle for hundreds of thousands of dollars. It is impossible to predict the amount of a possible settlement or judgment without knowing the severity of your injuries or the nature of your losses.

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Why You Should Call a Brandon Personal Injury Lawyer

Insurance companies often use various tactics to delay or avoid paying claims. The insurance claim adjuster will often attempt to offer you an extremely low settlement amount, hoping you will unknowingly accept it. It is never wise to accept any amount from an insurance company without the review of an experienced Brandon personal injury attorney.

A personal injury lawyer will be able to help you negotiate with the insurance companies for a higher settlement amount. If an adequate settlement is not offered, we can escalate the matter by filing a lawsuit in civil court. Trying to deal with insurance companies without legal representation regularly results in lower settlement offers or outright denials.

Brandon Personal Injury FAQs

Do You Always Need a
Lawyer For an Injury Claim?

You should always retain legal representation whenever you suffer personal injuries due to the negligence of another party. If you do not retain legal representation, then you risk ending up with far less than you deserve, and you will have to cover some of your losses out of pocket.

How Much Does a Personal
Injury Lawyer Cost?

Personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis. This means that you do not have to pay any legal fees up front when you retain legal representation for your personal injury case, and you only ever have to pay fees if your claim is successful. The fees you pay your attorney will be deducted from the final settlement amount, so you pay nothing out of your own pocket.

Contact Our Brandon Personal Injury Lawyers and Retain Experienced Legal Representation

After an accident and personal injuries, you need medical treatment first. Then, you should think about your legal rights to compensation, so you want to seek help from a Brandon personal injury attorney. Contact the attorneys at Carman, Bevington & Finegan, P.A. today to schedule a free consultation. Our attorneys can help you enforce your legal rights and hold any negligent parties liable for your injuries and losses.

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