J. Manuel Neyra, PA

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When you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence, the path to recovery can be overwhelming. Medical bills, lost wages, and emotional trauma are just a few of the challenges you may face. At J. Manuel Neyra, PA, we have 24 years of experience in personal injury law, serving the Tampa Bay Hispanic market and statewide. This article aims to provide an in-depth understanding of personal injury law, your rights as a victim, and the legal options available to you.

What is Personal Injury?

Personal injury refers to physical or psychological harm caused by another person, company, or entity. These injuries can occur in various settings, from car accidents to workplace incidents. Common types of personal injury cases include:

  • Automobile and trucking crashes
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Workplace accidents
  • Wrongful death claims

Your Rights as a Victim

Right to Compensation

If you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence, you have the right to seek compensation. This compensation can cover:

  • Medical expenses: Includes hospital bills, medication, and ongoing treatment.
  • Lost wages: Compensation for the time you’ve been unable to work.
  • Emotional distress: Covers the psychological impact of the injury.
  • Property damage: Compensation for any damaged belongings.

Right to Legal Representation

You have the right to hire an attorney to represent your interests. Legal representation can significantly impact the outcome of your case, from the amount of compensation you receive to how quickly your case is resolved.

Legal Options

Filing a Lawsuit

One option is to file a personal injury lawsuit against the responsible party. This involves:

  • Proving negligence: Demonstrating that the other party’s actions led to your injury.
  • Presenting evidence: Medical records, eyewitness accounts, and expert testimony can strengthen your case.
  • Legal proceedings: Your case may go to trial if a settlement isn’t reached.

Insurance Claims

Alternatively, you may file an insurance claim. However, insurance companies often aim to minimize payouts, making legal representation crucial. An experienced attorney can negotiate on your behalf to ensure you receive fair compensation.


Many personal injury cases are resolved through settlements. This involves negotiating a lump sum payment to cover your damages without going to trial. While settlements can be quicker, it’s essential to consult an attorney to ensure you’re receiving a fair deal.

The Importance of Timely Action

Statutes of limitations apply to personal injury cases, meaning you have a limited time to file a lawsuit. In Florida, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases is generally four years from the date of the injury. Missing this deadline can result in losing your right to seek compensation.

Why Choose J. Manuel Neyra, PA?

Our firm specializes in a range of practice areas, including:

  • Automobile and trucking crashes
  • Wrongful death cases
  • Workplace accidents

We offer bilingual legal services to ensure that language is never a barrier to justice. Our commitment to serving the diverse needs of the Tampa Bay Hispanic market and the statewide community sets us apart.


Understanding your rights and legal options is crucial when dealing with personal injury cases. At J. Manuel Neyra, PA, we are committed to providing comprehensive, culturally sensitive legal representation. With 24 years of experience, we have the expertise to guide you through the complexities of personal injury law. Contact us today at 813-442-8744 or via email at jneyra@neyralaw.com for a consultation.


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