Personal Injury Lawyers
Sarasota & Southwestern Florida

Have you been injured in a Florida car crash?

A car accident lawyer from our Sarasota law firm can help

Florida roads and highways can be dangerous, and if you or a loved one has been injured in a crash, a car accident lawyer from Farrow & Pulice, P.A. can help you figure out what to do next. Insurance companies will often dismiss injuries from car crashes as minor even if your symptoms are painful and debilitating. To add insult to injury, they’ll often try to trick you into accepting a below average settlement offer soon after your crash. Don’t be duped. The car crash attorneys from our legal team in Sarasota know how to handle insurance companies, and we have a reputation for winning cases in Florida. Contact us for a free case evaluation.

A back or neck injury, such as whiplash, may seem insignificant to an insurance company, but it can result in chronic symptoms. A wrist injury from a rear-end accident might impact your ability to work and earn a living. A knee injury might limit what you can do around the house. You might even have to pay someone else to help you with day-to-day tasks. In these examples, you may be entitled to compensation from the at-fault driver’s insurance company.

Our car crash attorneys understand you might not know what to do after a car accident, especially if you’ve been injured. Most people are unsure what the average settlement for a car accident even is, which is why they often get taken advantage of by insurance companies. The knowledgeable lawyers at Farrow & Pulice, P.A, have over 50 years of combined experience representing crash victims throughout the state and are ready to help you explore your options.

Common car accident injuries include:

Contact Farrow & Pulice Today If You've Been Injured in a Car Accident

Knowing what to do to after a car crash can be difficult, but you have rights, and our car accident lawyers are ready to protect them. Ambulance and emergency room fees add up fast, and the cost of your future care may turn out to be astronomical. You may be unable work. The person who caused your crash may deny any wrongdoing. An insurance company might try to trick you into settling for a lowball offer. Even worse, they could deny your claim and say the car accident was your fault.

Hold careless drivers accountable for their irresponsible and reckless behavior. The experienced legal team at Farrow & Pulice is ready to stand up for you to get you the compensation you deserve. Call us today at 866-408-1220 or contact our firm online to schedule a free initial consultation.


Back and Neck Injuries

Florida drivers involved in car accidents often suffer back and neck injuries. While a back or neck injury may be common, nothing seems normal when your car crash leaves you with neck pain, difficulty moving your head, or constant headaches. At Farrow & Pulice, we have seen firsthand the long-term physical, emotional, and financial impact a back or neck injury can have on accident victims. Our passion for justice has been inspired by meeting people who were not treated fairly after accidents – people who did not know where to turn to get help or what to do after a car accident.

In some collisions, such as rear-end accidents, the impact of the crash can cause your head to rapidly pitch forward and snap backward, causing a soft-tissue injury known as whiplash. One of the most common car accident injuries, whiplash accounts for more than a million neck injuries each year and can cause debilitating pain.

All too often, insurance companies are quick to dismiss a crash victim’s injuries or underestimate the long-term costs from your car accident. Don’t be fooled by an insurance company and get tricked into agreeing to a less than average settlement for your crash. If you’ve been injured in a car accident, it’s time to get a trusted lawyer from Farrow & Pulice on your side.

The symptoms of a back or neck injury might not be immediately apparent after a car accident. That’s why it’s critical to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Some symptoms might not be apparent until hours, days, or even weeks after a crash. These symptoms include:

  • Pain and swelling in the neck
  • Tenderness along the back of the neck
  • Muscle spasms in the side or back of the neck
  • Pain shooting from the neck into the shoulders or arms
  • Difficulty moving your head
  • Headaches
  • Muscle weakness or numbness in your fingers or hands

It can be difficult figuring out what to do after getting hurt in a car accident. Insurance adjusters might try to pressure you into agreeing to a settlement that’s well below average, even before the true extent of your injuries are known. While the average settlement for a car accident varies from case to case, we know what’s fair and what isn’t. At Farrow & Pulice, we’re familiar with the tricks insurance companies use. We have access to top medical experts and accident reconstructionists. We know how to fight back so you aren’t left to foot all the bills from your crash.

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Head Injuries

A head injury from a car accident can impact every aspect of your life. Head injuries can range in severity from a mild concussion to permanent brain damage. Even a seemingly minor car crash can lead to a head injury that leaves you unable to think clearly or function normally. You need to act fast if you or a loved one has suffered a head injury from a car accident. Get a car accident lawyer from our Sarasota legal team to help.

Traumatic brain injury occurs when a person suffers a violent and sudden blow to the head that causes brain injury or damage. This can happen in a rollover accident after a driver or passenger hits their head on a solid object in the vehicle upon impact. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, half of all traumatic brain injury victims sustain their injuries as a result of an automobile accident.

The effects of a traumatic brain injury can be devastating. Symptoms that may be immediately diagnosed after a car crash include bleeding, swelling/bruising of the brain, seizures, loss of consciousness, or coma. Common long-term symptoms include loss of memory, mood swings, aggressiveness, and headaches. Sometimes these symptoms don’t surface for months or years after the car crash.

Insurance companies will often try to pay way less than what the average car accident settlement is worth by engaging in questionable negotiating tactics. While some adjusters may seem friendly, others will try to intimidate you into accepting a lowball offer before the true extent of your injury is known. Don’t let these insurance companies or their adjusters scare you.

The adjusters work for the insurance company, which typically wants to keep money in its pockets and out of yours. An experienced car accident lawyer from Farrow & Pulice who is skilled at investigating and negotiating can help uncover the true cost of your injuries. We won’t be intimidated by an insurance company, and we’ll fight for what you’re entitled to. Call us at 866-408-1220 for a free consultation.

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Spinal Cord Injuries

Car accidents that result in spinal cord injuries can be devastating to crash victims. Serving as a main component of the body’s central nervous system, the spinal cord allows the brain to communicate with muscles, and send and receive messages about temperature, pressure, pain, and limb positions. When the spinal cord is broken, dislocated, crushed or compressed, the symptoms can be catastrophic.

When the spinal cord is injured or damaged, messages from the brain can get mixed up and potentially fail to reach their destination. This can cause symptoms such as paralysis, loss of feeling in certain areas, and loss of reflex functions. These injuries can also lead to secondary medical problems like muscle spasms, loss of bodily function, over-sensitivity to temperature or pain in certain body parts. Spinal cord injury victims may face many challenges for their rest of their lives, and these injuries can lead to a shortened life span.

Lower back (lumbar spine) injuries can also lead to serious, potentially debilitating pain for crash victims. Lumbar spine injuries can cause significant pain in the large muscles of the lower back. These injuries can also cause a condition called sciatica, which is a radiating pain, tingling, and numbness in the buttocks, legs, and feet.

Our Sarasota legal team has experienced car accident injury lawyers who are prepared to take your spinal cord injury case to a judge and jury if that’s what it takes to get you the compensation you deserve. You need to act quickly -- a delay may affect your right to a settlement or lawsuit. Contact Farrow & Pulice for a free case evaluation.

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Shoulder Injuries

It’s common for Florida drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians to suffer from shoulder pain after being involved in a car accident. In a moment’s notice, you may find your life turned upside-down due to a rotator cuff injury from a rear-end crash or a potentially debilitating SLAP (Superior Labrum from Anterior to Posterior) tear to your shoulder joint sustained in a head-on collision.

The rotator cuff is composed of the four muscles and tendons surrounding your shoulder joint and ensures the shoulder’s wide range of motion. When these muscles and tendons tear, tasks you may take for granted, like lifting your arm, can become difficult or impossible. Signs of a torn rotator cuff may include pain on the top or outer sides of the shoulder, swelling, decreased range of motion, weakness, and a popping or clicking sound while moving your arm.

SLAP injuries refer to a tear to your shoulder joint. Specifically, a SLAP tear refers to a torn labrum, the cuff of cartilage that allows bones in your arm to move inside. When you’re involved in a car crash, a torn labrum can be the result of your body absorbing the force of the collision while bracing your hands against the steering wheel. Common symptoms include loss of strength, grinding, and locking or popping in the shoulder.

It can be tough to diagnose a shoulder injury after a car accident. Even when the severity of your injury is known, insurance companies might try to downplay your injury or trick you into accepting a lowball offer. You may face a mountain of paperwork and medical bills that won’t stop piling up.

Your recovery can be difficult but getting fair compensation for your losses shouldn’t have to be. That’s where a car accident lawyer from Farrow & Pulice can step in to help you. Our staff and attorneys can help you with the paperwork. We can help you with your claim so you can get the compensation you’re entitled to. We have access to top medical experts. We will pore over police records and study all the evidence to help you get what’s rightfully yours. Call 866-408-1220 for a free case review.

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Knee Injuries

Florida drivers and passengers may sustain serious knee injuries in a car accident due to impact with the dashboard, steering column, or direct contact with another obstacle. Common in head-on collisions, T-bone accidents, and rear-end collisions, injuries to one or both knees can leave car crash victims facing years of physical, emotional, and financial challenges. A knee injury can derail your career. You may be unable to take care of simple tasks around the house. You may be unable to enjoy your favorite hobbies.

Common knee injuries sustained in car accidents include:

  • PCL injuries
  • ACL injuries
  • MCL injuries
  • Dislocation of the knee
  • Knee strain or sprain
  • Broken bones or fractures

Injuries sustained to the PCL (posterior cruciate ligament), ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) and MCL (medial collateral) ligament can be particularly catastrophic, potentially leaving crash victims without the ability to walk or function normally. A stretch, tear, or rupture of any ligament in the knee can require extensive medical treatment, multiple surgeries, and months or years of physical therapy.

Common symptoms of knee injuries include:

  • Ripping or popping sensation
  • Swelling or redness
  • Grinding or locking
  • Tenderness
  • Bruising
  • Weakness
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Pain while resting

Our car accident lawyers understand the long-term impact of knee injuries and how to secure crash victims the compensation they deserve. An experienced car accident lawyer from our Sarasota legal team understands that a seemingly minor knee injury can result in significant pain and trauma.

When facing the long-term impact of a knee injury, you may find that insurance adjusters try to hassle you into accepting an unfair lowball settlement offer. Settlements for car accidents can be worth different amounts from case to case. Other insurance companies might try to say the crash was your fault.

We don’t think it’s fair for them to downplay your injury. We don’t think it’s fair for them to try to fool you. At our Sarasota law firm, we know how to uncover the right evidence, and we know how to deal with insurance companies. We will consult with trusted medical professionals and get your crash investigated. If someone else contributed to you being injured, you shouldn’t have to pay for your injuries on your own. Contact Farrow & Pulice for a free case evaluation.

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Fractures

Some of the most serious injuries a person can sustain in a car accident are broken bones and fractures. These injuries, depending on their severity, may require months of rehabilitation and might leave a victim with permanent, irreparable damage. Injury victims might be faced with skyrocketing medical bills, lost wages from missed work, and a serious disruption in their quality of life. You may have to give up golf, jogging, or long walks on one Florida’s beautiful beaches.

Bone breaks can be categorized several different ways:

  • A complete fracture occurs when a bone is broken in two.
  • An incomplete fracture occurs when a bone is partially broken, but does not break.
  • A compound or open fracture occurs when a bone breaks through the skin.
  • A simple fracture is a hairline crack.

It’s common for victims of rear-end crashes and head-on collisions to suffer all types of broken bones. Pedestrians and bicyclists, who aren’t nearly as protected as people in vehicles, can also suffer from serious bone breaks and fractures. At Farrow & Pulice, our legal team has seen life-changing injuries happen from all kinds of car crashes, and we have the experience to get crash victims results.

Serious injuries require honest, straightforward legal advice from attorneys who know how to hold careless or reckless drivers accountable. The car accident lawyers from our Sarasota law firm know how to find facts to support your claim. We can play hardball with insurance companies who try to downplay the long-term cost of your injuries and try to dupe you into accepting a lowball offer. Call us at 866-408-1220 or contact us online to schedule a free case consultation.

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