There is no average neck and shoulder injury settlement in Florida because claims for compensation vary widely based on factors unique to you and your accident.
If you suffered neck and shoulder injuries, a Florida personal injury lawyer with our firm can help you pursue fair financial awards. Though there is no average settlement, our team can assess your case to determine the damages you can recover.
Damages You Can Pursue for Neck and Shoulder Injuries
Personal injury victims can seek compensation for economic and non-economic damages. Awards for neck and shoulder injuries may include the following:
- Current and future medical treatment, including emergency transportation, emergency services, surgeries, hospitalizations, doctor visits, physical therapy, prescription medications, medical equipment, and long-term care
- Loss of income, including back pay, employment benefits, and lost future earnings if you suffered a permanent or disabling injury that affects your earning capabilities
- Property damages, including vehicle repair or replacement costs if your injury resulted from an auto accident
- Household services if you need assistance with cooking, cleaning, childcare, and other household tasks while you recover
- Physical pain and suffering your injuries cause
- Other non-economic losses, including awards for loss of mobility, scarring, disfigurement, chronic pain, stress, anxiety, mental anguish, emotional suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life
- Wrongful death compensation if your loved one suffered a fatal injury
What Factors Will Affect the Value of Your Florida Injury Claim?
As mentioned, every personal injury case is unique, and several factors will affect how much compensation you can recover, including the following:
- The type of accident that caused your neck and shoulder injuries
- Who is liable for your accident
- The insurance carried by the at-fault parties and the policy limits
- Whether your actions contributed to your injuries (i.e., your percentage of fault, if any)
- The severity of your injuries
- The cost of your current and estimated future medical treatment
- The extent of your pain and suffering
- The degree to which your injuries interfere with your daily life
- Your age
- Your current income
- How long your injuries prevent you from working
- The strength of your claim and the tactics employed by the insurance companies
Our law firm will investigate your case and explain how much you may be able to recover in your settlement.
Common Types of Accidents You Can Recover Neck and Shoulder Injury Compensation for
If you or your loved one suffered an injury caused by someone else’s negligent or wrongful actions, you can seek compensation to pay for your damages. You can pursue financial awards via a liability insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party.
You may have grounds for a claim if your neck and shoulder injuries resulted from one of the following:
- Car accident
- Motorcycle accident
- Truck accident
- Boating accidents
- Slip and fall
- Bicycle accident
- Pedestrian accident
- Premises liability issue
- Product liability issue
- Workplace accident
- Medical malpractice
Accident victims do not need to manage their personal injury claims alone. Our attorneys know how to pursue fair compensation regardless of the type of accident you were involved in.
How Long Do You Have to Pursue a Neck and Shoulder Injury Case?
You should file any insurance claims related to your back and shoulder injury immediately. Doing so will allow ample time to investigate your accident, build a case proving your right to compensation, and negotiate a fair settlement before your time to act in civil court expires.
According to Florida Statutes § 95.11, you generally have two years to file a personal injury lawsuit. If you do not file within the statute of limitations, the court will not take your case. If you cannot sue, it will reduce your insurance bargaining power. You could end up with a lower-than-average settlement or a denied claim and no legal options.
Common Neck and Shoulder Injuries That May Entitle You to Compensation
Neck injuries and shoulder injuries can occur due to accidents, repetitive strain, and medical errors. Conditions can range in severity. Some common injuries our law firm has sought compensation for include the following:
- Soft tissue injuries affecting the muscles, ligaments, or tendons
- Sprains and strains
- Pinched or damaged nerves
- Herniated discs
- Collarbone fractures
- Shoulder blade fractures
- Shoulder separation
- Spinal injuries
The above injuries can cause pain, weakness, numbness, stiffness, reduced range of motion, and loss of mobility. Symptoms can affect a sufferer physically and impact their mood, behavior, and ability to participate in work, activities, and hobbies.
Seek Medical Treatment Immediately If You Were Hurt in a Neck or Shoulder Injury Accident
If you were in an accident, you should seek medical treatment immediately. Some neck and shoulder injuries, including whiplash injuries, may not present immediately, so it is a good idea to get checked by a medical professional following a car crash, fall, or any other incident that may have caused you bodily harm.
Going to the doctor will protect your health and create a medical record for your claim or lawsuit. Once you receive medical care, follow your doctor’s orders, attend all future appointments, and do not participate in sports or other activities that could aggravate your back, neck, or shoulder injury. You should also avoid posting about your injuries on social media.
Do You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?
Legally, you do not have to hire a personal injury attorney to handle your claim. However, doing so can help you secure fair financial compensation and provide you with an ally who will fight for you. An injury lawyer with our firm can do the following while you focus on healing:
- Investigate the accident that caused your neck and shoulder injuries
- Collect evidence proving another party is at fault and owes you damages
- Identify and calculate your financial losses
- Establish you deserve money for pain, suffering, and inconvenience
- Prepare and file your insurance claim or lawsuit and handle all related paperwork
- Track and manage insurance and legal deadlines
- Communicate with involved parties on your behalf
- Aggressively negotiate your compensation
- Review your initial settlement offers, reject lowball payouts, and defend you from bad-faith tactics
- Pursue a lawsuit in civil court and represent you at trial if necessary
Our team is committed to helping you seek compensation from the liable party. Our accident lawyers are passionate about advocating for our injured clients throughout Florida.
Ged Lawyers Can Help You Seek a Fair Neck and Shoulder Injury Settlement
Since 1995, Ged Lawyers has dedicated its practice to helping clients seek economic justice. If you suffered a neck injury or shoulder injury caused by negligence, the responsible party should pay – not you or your loved ones. Let a Florida personal injury attorney with our firm help you get the awards you need and deserve.
Contact us today to get started with a free initial consultation. We take cases on a contingency-fee basis, meaning it will cost you nothing upfront or out of pocket to work with our legal team.