If you are injured in an accident your first priority, of course, is to recover from the injuries and to get your life back together. That is why it is important when choosing a personal injury lawyer, that you deal with a person that understands, willing to listen, does not talk over your head and does not make false promises.
Accident Lawyers & Attorneys: Truck, Car, Motorcycle, Boat and Bicycle
Aviation Accidents, Nursing Home and Construction Zone Negligence
Head & Spinal Injury
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
Be cautious of personal injury attorneys who promote themselves as being aggressive. That type of language sounds great but you should really seek an attorney that is smart, understands the law and is well-respected in the legal community. Regardless of what advertisements might say about an attorney, beware that catchy slogans are not what will impress an insurance adjuster or a jury. Hard work and knowledge of the law is what you should look for in your personal injury attorney.
Beyond that, our team is dedicated fundamentally to presenting your claim soundly and ethically so that you can receive the financial settlement you deserve.
Our personal injury attorneys can collect for personal damages including:
- Medical expenses
- Time out of work
- Disfigurement or permanent disability
- Emotional suffering
- Any other costs resulting directly from your injury
Personal Injury FAQs
What is negligence?
A person is negligent when s/he is careless and neglectful. If negligence causes your injury, you may have a personal injury claim.
What is comparative negligence?
Comparative negligence is your negligence as it relates to your injury. Florida diminishes your award if you are also found negligent, so your attorney is an important partner.
Why do I need an attorney if the insurance company will settle?
The settlement may not cover all your damages, and you may forfeit certain rights by settling. Our Winter Haven Florida personal injury lawyers work to protect all of your rights and help you recover what you deserve.
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Head & Spinal
It’s a special and particularly tragic case when the head or spine is damaged. The cost for injuries such as these can be incredible, and some people never fully recover. If the brain or spinal cord is permanently damaged, the individual may suffer from a wide range of devastating medical issues that can require lifetime therapy.
Choosing a strong brain injury lawyer is important. What you need is an attorney who is tapped into a network of medical resources and has the expertise to be able to determine your true long-term costs so that you are not underpaid.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can occur during a car accident, contact sports, or any other activity, creating the need for a brain injury lawyer. It results when the head is jostled, struck, or ruptured, any of which can interfere with the brain’s effective operation. Traumatic brain injuries are diverse, with mild cases in which mental capacity is hindered for a few minutes to severe cases in which the patient experiences amnesia or loss of consciousness.
TBI’s have been on the rise, with emergency department visits and hospitalizations increasing in recent years– although fatalities have gone down over that same period (CDC):
- 2001 – 421 emergency department visits, 83 hospitalizations, and 19 deaths per 100,000 people
- 2010 – 76 emergency department visits, 92 hospitalizations, and 17 deaths per 100,000 people.
Getting an engaged and dedicated brain injury attorney through Fulmer & Fulmer will mean that you have ethical experts with a track record of success constructing a legal argument so you can focus on healing. Simply put, we get our clients what they deserve, securing finances for their lifelong needs.
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Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
Along with traumatic brain injury, many victims of negligence by others suffer from reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) – whether following an accident or in other scenarios. For those individuals, it’s especially important to work with a reputable, proven personal injury lawyer since court cases can be challenging.
RSD is a complication that occurs as a result of traumatic personal injury, infection, major cardiac event, medical operation, or a repetitive strain injury such as carpal tunnel syndrome. The health condition causes nerves to misfire, sometimes leading to continual pain and disability.
At Fulmer & Fulmer, your personal injury attorney will understand that RSD cases require special focus because the medical community doesn’t always recognize the condition.
What is Reflex Sympathetic Disorder?
RSD is a chronic-pain disorder that arises from a traumatic injury. We have had exceptional success litigating RSD cases.
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Other Personal Injury Claims
People tend to think of personal injury in terms of car accidents, but it actually encompasses a much broader array of situations, as discussed above. Situations for which you will want a personal injury lawyer include (among others):
- Aviation Accidents
- Nursing Home Negligence
- Construction Zone Negligence
At Fulmer & Fulmer, we have successfully settled or won court judgments for all these types of cases. Of course you want to know that your personal injury attorney has a successful track record, but it’s also helpful to know that they will always act ethically, whether advising or representing you. Finally, it’s important that they put your healing first. At Fulmer & Fulmer, ethics and healing are fundamental.
Contact our personal injury lawyers or call 863.688.2220 to schedule your free consultation with Fulmer & Fulmer.
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