Have You Experienced Whiplash in a Car Accident?
Whiplash is a common injury many people experience when hit by another driver. Symptoms may not be evident right away, but once they do it is important to immediately seek medical treatment. After seeking treatment from a doctor, contact an experienced whiplash lawyer to help you make an injury claim against the insurance company.
Most people have heard of whiplash, as it is a common consequence of traffic accidents. However, detailed information about this painful injury is not widely known. Even doctors are not sure about the type of damage involved in whiplash or how to cure it. They do agree, however, that it is a painful and potentially debilitating condition.
If you are suffering from whiplash following a car accident that was not your fault, you should not have to take on the medical bills and other expenses related to your injury. The whiplash injury attorneys at The Ruth Law Team can help you determine your best options for receiving financial compensation. Call us at 1-888-783-8378.
What is Whiplash?
Whiplash, also known as a neck sprain or strain, is an injury to the cervical or neck region of the spine. Whiplash injuries occurs when the head is suddenly jerked back and forth, as when a car is rear-ended. The most widely observed medical theory about whiplash is that this sudden movement stretches and tears the ligaments between the neck’s vertebrae. Symptoms may be delayed for 24 hours or more after the initial trauma to the neck. Remember, in Florida you have 14 days to take advantage of the Personal Injury Protection, or PIP benefits available to you under your insurance policy that will cover 80% of medical bills up to $10,000. If you are concerned you may have strained your neck or injured any part of your body, you should seek medical treatment quickly.
Whiplash Injury Symptoms
The symptoms of whiplash can vary depending on the extent of the damage and the patient’s overall health. They can potentially include:
- Aching pains in the neck and back
- Pain in the shoulder area
- A tingling feeling in the arms and legs
- Persistent headaches
Whiplash injuries can last for a few days, weeks, or even years. Some people suffer from lasting pain, including an inability to turn their head or move their neck, for the rest of their lives. There is currently no cure for whiplash; it is only possible to treat the symptoms with gentle exercise or therapy, painkillers, and cold compresses. If you are concerned you may have experienced whiplash during an accident, you should immediately consult with a physician. An MRI or CT scan may be needed to determine the full extent of damage to the muscles, discs, and ligaments in your neck region.
Contact a Florida Whiplash Lawyer
There doesn’t need to be an extreme impact to your vehicle in order to suffer whiplash in an accident. Injuries often go undiagnosed, so it’s important to seek treatment from a doctor after a car accident if you are experiencing any aches or pains. With the assistance of a qualified whiplash attorney, you could be able to win compensation for your medical bills, wages lost during your recovery period, reduced earning capacity, and more. Contact knowledgeable whiplash injury lawyers at The Ruth Law Team at 1-888-783-8378. We will work hard to get you the settlement you deserve, and if your case has to go into litigation, we aren’t afraid to try an auto accident case in the courtroom. Many of our clients have suffered from whiplash, and we have successfully recovered millions for victims injured in car crashes. Read our firm’s reviews and testimonials to hear what our prior clients have to say about our success in working on their behalf.