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Fort Lauderdale Head and Neck Injury Lawyers

Florida Personal Injury Lawyers Dedicated to Recovering Fair Compensation for Clients Suffering from Head and Neck Injuries

Head and neck injuries can occur in a wide variety of ways in South Florida and are commonly sustained in motor vehicle accidents, slip and fall accidents, and even in the workplace.  Many head and neck injuries involve injury to the soft tissue and can impact the victim differently in every case. Unfortunately, head and neck injuries are often not taken as seriously as other types of injuries that may be much more apparently immediately following an accident—but the trauma and ongoing treatment requirements associated with head and neck injuries can, in many cases, be equally as severe as other types of traumatic injuries.

At Lawlor, White & Murphey, P.C., we have dedicated our careers to helping accident victims recover the maximum amount of compensation possible after sustaining head and neck injuries in South Florida accidents.  We know what it takes to succeed when going up against large corporations and insurance companies who will fight tooth and nail to minimize the value of your injuries—and we fight back with our considerable resources and passion for justice to get the best possible results in your case.  If you have sustained head or neck injuries in a South Florida accident, contact our offices today to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case with our experienced personal injury lawyers.

Examples of Head and Neck Injuries Commonly Sustained in Fort Lauderdale Accidents

Head and neck injuries cover a relatively wide range of injuries that you may have sustained in an accident. Some common types of head and neck injuries that may result after you have been involved in a South Florida accident include:

  • Concussions.  Concussions and other traumatic brain injuries require immediate medical attention and follow-up care in all cases,
  • Eye injuries.  Injuries to the eyes can range from temporary to permanent depending upon the severity of the accident,
  • Dental injuries.  Damaged or missing teeth after an accident can require extensive, painful and expensive dental care.
  • Whiplash.  Whiplash injuries involve damage to the soft tissue in the neck, and commonly result after a car or motor vehicle accident “whips” the injured party’s neck vigorously in a back and forth motion.
  • Pinched nerves.  Pinched nerves in the neck can be extremely painful and can cause numbness or tingling sensations in the limbs.
  • Repetitive stress injuries.  Repetitive stress injuries are most commonly sustained in the workplace and usually result from repeatedly making the same motions or actions over time.
  • Facial lacerations.  Severe facial lacerations can not only be painful, but they can also require future reconstructive surgeries to correct.  In many cases, serious facial lacerations can result in ongoing disfigurement.

Lawlor, White & Murphey Committed to Holding Negligent Parties Financially Accountable for Head and Neck Injuries 

At Lawlor, White & Murphey, P.C., our experienced personal injury lawyers believe that when a negligent third party has caused you to suffer head or neck injuries, that party should be held financially accountable for the harm caused.  Unfortunately, we also understand that it can be challenging to recover the full amount of compensation to which you are entitled under Florida’s negligence law. We fight to recover compensation for your:

  • Emergency room costs
  • Ongoing medical treatment
  • Reconstructive or corrective surgeries
  • Lost current and future wages
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • Disfigurement
  • Pain and suffering
  • And more

Even when insurance coverage is available to cover the costs of your head and neck injuries, insurance companies will usually fight aggressively to minimize the amount to which you can recover.  If you have sustained a head or neck injury in South Florida, our personal injury lawyers are dedicated to fighting back with equal strength to help you get the compensation you deserve.

Call to Discuss Your Case Today

Most accidents are entirely preventable when all parties involved exercise the necessary degree of caution to keep everyone safe.  When someone else fails to exercise a reasonable degree of caution that could have prevented an accident, the experienced injury lawyers at Lawlor, White & Murphey, P.C. are here to fight for your right to full and fair compensation from that negligent party.  If you have sustained head or neck injuries in an accident in Fort Lauderdale or elsewhere in South Florida, call or contact us today so that we can explore all available options for getting you the compensation you need to move forward.

Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury Cases Involving Head and Neck Injuries

FAQ: What is a traumatic brain injury?

Traumatic brain injuries are a common type of head injury that may be suffered in a variety of different accidents, including car accidents, sporting accidents, swimming pool accidents, and construction accidents.  The category “traumatic brain injury” encompasses a wide variety of head injuries, ranging from the minor concussion to the penetrating brain injury (where an object actually penetrates the skull to injure the brain tissue).  Traumatic brain injuries often carry significant long-term side effects, including dizziness, seizures, cognitive impairment, vision problems, slurred speech, nausea or vomiting, extreme fatigue and more. Symptoms vary from person to person, but it is always important to consult a doctor immediately if you have suffered a head injury in an accident.

FAQ: I was just involved in an accident, and I have pain in my neck—but it doesn’t seem severe.  Should I see a doctor?

Yes, absolutely.  Neck injuries can often take time to manifest themselves after you have been in an accident, and it is critical that you get a full physical examination after the accident to prevent the injury from becoming worse.  Worsening symptoms can include shooting pain, headaches, dizziness, pain in the limbs and more. These symptoms can intrude upon your daily life and make it difficult to sleep, work and enjoy the activities that you previously enjoyed.  Unfortunately, if you wait to get treatment, the insurance companies may be able to argue that some intervening event occurred to worsen your condition—potentially reducing the insurance company’s financial responsibility for the injury that occurred in your accident.

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John K. Lawlor

John K. Lawlor, a South Florida personal injury attorney who focuses his practice on complex personal injury, wrongful death, and professional malpractice, founded the law firm of Lawlor, White & Murphey in 1996. Since 1995, Mr. Lawlor’s trial advocacy and litigation skills, as well as his wide-ranging legal expertise, have provided plaintiffs and their families with a distinct advantage when seeking financial compensation and justice for injuries caused by the negligence of others.

Ben Murphey

A partner at Lawlor, White & Murphey and a distinguished personal injury lawyer, Ben Murphey tries complex disputes that include civil appeals, maritime and admiralty claims, wrongful death, and labor disputes. Mr. Murphey has been recognized for his excellence in the area of personal injury litigation by being rewarded with a 10/10 Avvo Rating and named a Super Lawyers “Rising Star” for 2010-2013 and Super Lawyers 2014-2019.

Anthony B. White

Since 1994, seasoned litigation and trial lawyer Anthony B. White has helped thousands of accident victims seek damages due to injuries sustained as a result of another party’s negligence. Included in America’s Registry of Outstanding Professionals and selected to the 2012, 2014-2019 editions of Florida Super Lawyers, Mr. White specializes in car accidents, insurance disputes, wrongful death, product liability, and medical malpractice cases.


Vivian B.

John Lawlor and this practice provide their clients with the upmost professionalism and expertise. I highly recommend them!


John proved himself to be an attorney I could completely trust. His knowledge, experience and professionalism, mixed with his kindness and genuine concern for me and my family, were greatly appreciated.

Iskra D.

I cannot say enough about Anthony – he treated me like a friend instead of just another client. He was always available to answer any concerns, and provide guidance about my case.


I summarize my experience with Anthony with the words honesty, professionalism, efficiency and care. Thank you so much.

Jaime H.

This is a fantastic team of lawyers! Everyone who worked there treated me like I was their most important case, even though it wasn't a major car accident case. I would highly recommend them.


Ben worked on my case tirelessly and always kept me informed. Throughout a very lengthy and complex case he was very compassionate, empathetic and distributed a wealth of knowledge.


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