Life can feel overwhelming when you’ve been involved in an unexpected accident and you’re dealing with the pain of whiplash. At The Ruth Law Team, we understand your pain. We’ve stood by the side of individuals in Sarasota, Florida, helping navigate the complexities of personal injury law.

As you grapple with discomfort, your focus should be on healing, not battling insurance companies or deciphering legal jargon. The Ruth Law Team is here to shoulder the burden of your legal worries, offering guidance through the whirlwind of your whiplash claim. We’ve been through this journey many times, so we know the paths to tread and the pitfalls to avoid.

If you’re ready to seek legal help, we invite you to reach out to us. A member of The Ruth Law Team is waiting to hear your story, provide initial advice, and start exploring your options. With your well-being as our priority, we are ready to step into your corner and fight for your rights. Let’s start a conversation today – to discuss your case with a Sarasota whiplash attorney, please call (941) 366-9725 or schedule a free, no-obligation case evaluation online.

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My wife and I were very satisfied with Ruth Law Firm and their handling of our lawsuit regarding my motorcycle accident. They were always courteous and communicated with us in a timely manner whenever we needed assistance or clarification during the legal proceedings. We were satisfied with the final settlement and would not hesitate to use their services in the future if the need should arise. Thank you.

 
Lee M.
St. Petersburg

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St. Petersburg

The Ruth Law Team was there for me from the day of my accident to the very end. The day after my accident they sent an investigator to my home to get the details of the accident. Which was amazing because I was in so much pain there is no way I could have gone to their office. They fought for me every step of the way and I am eternally grateful. They literally had to do so much work on my behalf. I can't thank them enough for turning a very traumatic event in my life into a supportive and nurturing experience. Nicole was my go to and she was phenomenal. She checked on me regularly and kept me up to date on the case. Thank you!

 
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The Ruth Law Team helped me through a personal injury claim. They were very professional, and kept me informed throughout the entire process. Anyone looking for an honest firm to aid them in their time of need, I would feel positive to recommend they come to Ruth Law. My paralegal was Nicole and she is awesome!

 
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I am very impressed how the Ruth Law team handled my motor vehicle accident. Eric Roslansky was a great lawyer who showed compassion for my injuries and well being. Always there to answer any concerns or questions I had along the way. The office staff very friendly and courteous. Would recommend them to others.

 
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Every time I have spoken with the staff at The Ruth Law Team, they have been very cordial and professional. They provided me with the necessary information to make the best decision for me and my family. I definitely recommend The Ruth Law Team of attorneys for auto accident help.

 
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St. Petersburg

Ruth Law Firm helped my 90 year old dad and disabled brother with injuries sustained in a car accident. His attorney Amy was patient, kind, and her personal service was amazing. Paralegal Patricia was so efficient and kept me informed. Finally, Ruth Law Firm’s recovery was above and beyond our expectations. For their professionalism and their excellence, I would recommend Ruth Law Firm to everyone- call them first. I am so grateful for how they helped my dad.

 
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St. Petersburg

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Why Should You Choose The Ruth Law Team?

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We have over four decades of experience representing whiplash injury victims in Sarasota, FL, and throughout the state.

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Our firm has recovered millions in damages and compensation throughout our 40+ years of representing clients.

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Our firm values honest communication and open dialogue with clients, so you always feel connected and updated about the situation.

Our Whiplash Injury Case Results

$550,000

Car Accident Settlement

Our attorneys were able to settle an auto accident case for $550,000 on behalf of a gentleman in St. Pete who was t-boned in his Honda Civic due to a negligent driver. Our client suffered injuries to the chest, back… read more?
$63,000,000

Verdict For Family Of Man Killed By A Negligent Driver

A 27 year old male was tragically killed on his motorcycle while riding on Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard in south St. Petersburg, FL. A graduate of the United States… read more?
$150,000

Settlement for a Bicyclist Struck by an SUV

We secured a $150,000 settlement for a client who was struck by an SUV while riding her bicycle. Our client was initially scared, confused, and physically hurting. We were honored to hold her hand through… read more?
$1,250,000

Girl Injured by Driver Who Ran a Red Light

We recovered 1.25 million dollars for a 12-year-old girl who was a passenger in a car when another driver ran a red light and hit the car in which she was riding.
$1,300,000

Rider Shatters Wrist in Motorcycle Accident

Another law firm requested our assistance as co-counsel to help obtain a $1,300,000 settlement after he was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident. He endured multiple surgeries after a driver hit him, shattering his wrist… read more?
$800,000

Three-Car Rear-End Collision

This client was involved in a three-car collision when he was hit from behind and pushed into the car in front of him. He had recently undergone shoulder surgery and suffered further injury to the joint.
$230,000

Settlement For Accident

Accidents happen quickly and without warning. Our client was stopped at an intersection behind a large truck and suffered injury requiring spinal surgery when the truck backed into her vehicle. A lawsuit was filed against the driver and the company… read more?
$75,000

Rollover Accident

A negligent driver turned left in front of our client, causing our client’s SUV to flip over.  EMS transported our client to the hospital.  The rollover crash resulted in neck, head, and shoulder injuries.
$810,000

Rollover Accident

We settled this case for $810,000 after our client was injured in a car crash in Tampa. The at-fault driver failed to stop at a red light, causing our client’s car to roll over two times before coming to a rest.

NOTE: Client may not obtain the same or similar results.

Common Whiplash Injury Symptoms

Whiplash can result in discomforting symptoms that extend far beyond the initial neck pain. The sudden force of such impacts causes a rapid, whip-like motion of the neck and head, leading to various forms of physical distress. Below, we’ve detailed some of the most commonly reported injuries connected with whiplash accidents:

  • Neck Pain and Stiffness: This is the most common symptom following a whiplash accident. It arises from damage to the neck muscles, tendons, and ligaments.
  • Headaches: Often starting at the base of the skull, these headaches can spread to the forehead and temples. They’re usually a result of tension in the neck muscles.
  • Shoulder and Upper Back Pain: The force of impact can extend to the shoulders and upper back, causing pain and discomfort in these areas.
  • Dizziness and Balance Problems: Some people experience a sense of disorientation, lightheadedness, or issues with balance after a whiplash incident.
  • Fatigue: The physical stress and pain of whiplash can lead to unusual tiredness.
  • Jaw Pain: In some cases, the impact can affect the temporomandibular joint, causing jaw pain or difficulty chewing.
  • Tingling or Numbness: Damage to the nerve roots may lead to a sensation of pins and needles or numbness in the arms or hands.
  • Visual and Auditory Issues: Some individuals report blurred vision, ear ringing, or even sensitivity to light and sound after a whiplash injury.

The impact of an accident involving a whiplash injury can be profound, and these symptoms can significantly affect your quality of life. Remember, every injury is unique, and you may experience symptoms not listed here. If you’ve suffered a whiplash injury, seeking immediate medical attention is crucial for your health and any subsequent legal action you may need to take.

At The Ruth Law Team, we acknowledge the pain and challenges these injuries bring to your life. If you’ve been affected by a whiplash injury following an accident, we’re here to listen and help you navigate your next steps. Reach out to our Saratosa injury lawyers – let’s walk this path to recovery together.

Call us at (941) 366-9725 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation today.

Potential Damages Available to Sarasota Whiplash Victims

If you’ve been involved in an accident and are experiencing the pain and frustration of whiplash, you might be entitled to compensation. These are not mere monetary settlements but restitution designed to help ease the burden of your accident’s aftermath. Here are some of the types of compensation that can potentially be pursued following a whiplash accident:

  • Medical Bills: These encompass the cost of the treatment you’ve received and estimated future expenses for ongoing medical care related to your whiplash injury.
  • Pain and Suffering: This refers to the physical discomfort and emotional distress you’ve endured as a result of the accident.
  • Lost Wages: If your whiplash injury has caused you to miss work, you may be compensated for the income lost during that time.
  • Loss of Earning Capacity: If your injury affects your ability to work in the future, you could potentially receive compensation for the decrease in your earning capacity.
  • Out-of-Pocket Expenses: These include other costs related directly to your accident, such as transportation to and from medical appointments or hiring help for household chores you’re unable to perform due to your injuries.

Every whiplash case is unique, and the amount and types of compensation awarded can vary based on the circumstances of your accident. It’s important to keep a detailed record of all costs related to your accident and injury.

The Ruth Law Team believes in restoring what you’ve lost to the best extent possible. Although compensation cannot erase the event, it can provide relief in dealing with the consequences. Our team is ready to stand by your side, offering guidance and a dedicated commitment to fight for what is rightfully yours. Don’t face these challenges alone – reach out to us today, and let us be your champion in this legal journey.

Next Steps After an Accident

The moments following a car accident can be a whirlwind of emotions and confusion. If you have been in a car accident and suspect that you have suffered from a whiplash injury, here’s a guideline to help navigate the aftermath:

  1. Prioritize Safety: Ensure your immediate safety and the safety of others involved. Move to a safe location, if possible.
  2. Seek Medical Attention: Regardless of how minor you think your injuries are, always seek medical attention promptly after an accident. Some injuries, including whiplash, may not present symptoms immediately.
  3. Document the Incident: Capture photos or videos of the accident scene, your injuries, and any property damage. These can serve as valuable evidence if you choose to seek compensation.
  4. Gather Information: Collect the contact and insurance information of other parties involved in the accident. Also, try to gather witness contact information, if any are present.
  5. Speak to Your Attorney: Before discussing your accident with insurance companies, it’s crucial to consult with your attorney. They can provide guidance on how to navigate the conversation without jeopardizing your potential claim.
  6. Keep a Record: Document your medical treatments, symptoms, and any missed work or other impacts on your daily life. This information can be important in establishing the extent of your damages.

At The Ruth Law Team, we are here to support you during this challenging time. You don’t have to navigate this process alone. With our team at your side, you can focus on healing while we focus on your case. Reach out to us today, and let us provide the support and guidance you need on the path to recovery.

Call us at (941) 366-9725 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation today.

Should I Talk to the Insurance Company?

Before talking to an insurance company, it’s advisable that you speak with an attorney first. Your attorney can advise you on communicating effectively without jeopardizing your potential claim, or they can handle the communication on your behalf. The Ruth Law Team is ready to step in, providing you with the guidance you need during this critical time.

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Additional Whiplash Injury Resources

What are the symptoms of whiplash?

Because the forces involved in any given accident are unique, the way that you experience whiplash may be very different from the way that someone else might. Common symptoms include neck and back pain, stiffness, dizziness, a loss of sensation in the arms or hands, and ringing in the ears. Because adrenaline can mask or delay some of these symptoms, it’s best to seek medical care immediately... read more?

What if I’ve been hurt in a car accident?

When you have been in a car accident, truck accident or motorcycle accident, understanding what to do next is of vital importance. Obviously securing the safety of everyone in the accident is the first priority. Call 911 if anyone is injured. Get the name and address of the driver of each vehicle. The owner of the vehicle may not be the same as the driver, so be sure to also get the name and... read more?

What do I do if the insurance company is not offering me enough for my car?

https://youtu.be/EnKRcZvgKw8 Just like when buying a new car, the best thing you can do is arm yourself with knowledge.  The internet is your best resource. Kelly Blue Book and NADA are the standards in the industry to find the actual cash value (ACV) of your car.  Check out the classified advertisements in your local newspapers, search websites like Craigslist, and check with the car... read more?

Contact Our Sarasota Whiplash Attorneys

When dealing with whiplash from a car accident, seeking professional legal advice can make a significant difference in your journey toward recovery. Our dedicated team of accident and injury attorneys at The Ruth Law Team, with a history spanning over 40 years in Sarasota, Florida, is ready to stand by your side. We have a deep understanding of the complexities involved in personal injury cases and are committed to advocating for your rights and guiding you through the process with compassion and dedication. Contact The Ruth Law Team at (941) 366-9725 for a free case evaluation.

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Our Sarasota Injury Law Offices

We offer free, no-obligation in-person and virtual consultations and are ready to serve your legal needs with compassion and dedication. As we have for more than four decades, The Ruth Law Team remains committed to fighting for justice on behalf of our clients. Reach out to us today, and let us guide you through this challenging time.

Contact our Sarasota office:

Physical Address:
677 North Washington Boulevard
Sarasota, FL 34236
By Appointment Only
(941) 366-9725

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 16847
St. Petersburg, FL 33733

About The Ruth Law Team

For over 40 years, The Ruth Law Team has been helping those who were injured due to an accident, defective product, nursing home abuse, and more. If you or someone you love was wrongfully hurt, The Ruth Law Team will guide and support you through the legal process.

Our team of passionate and experienced personal injury attorneys will fight for what you deserve. If you would like to speak with one of our attorneys and have your case evaluated, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at (941) 366-9725. Our lines are open 24/7.

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