If you or a loved one have suffered a whiplash injury due to a car accident, navigating the aftermath can be incredibly daunting. Between the pain, medical appointments, and paperwork from insurance companies, it can all feel overwhelming. The Ruth Law Team is here to offer support, guidance, and expert legal representation for victims of whiplash injuries in St. Petersburg, Florida. 

With our team of experienced personal injury attorneys by your side, we will fight for compensation and work tirelessly to help you get the justice you deserve. Whether you’re just starting the process or stuck dealing with stubborn insurance companies, our firm is ready to step in and advocate on your behalf. 

To speak with a St. Petersburg whiplash attorney, please call (727) 325-5155 or schedule a free case evaluation.

Call us at (727) 325-5155 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation today.

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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 St. Petersburg, 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

$800,000

To Man’s Family After Tragic Loss Due To Motorcycle Collision With Road Debris

A 37 year-old man was riding his motorcycle on I-275 in Tampa, Florida when he struck a wood pallet causing him to be thrown up in the air before hitting… read more?
$820,000

Settlement for a family after a company failed to properly secure a truckload of pallets

We represented the family of a gentleman who tragically passed after a motorcycle crash. This family contacted us when their loved one, who was riding his motorcycle, collided with a… read more?
$688,000

Car Accident Trial Verdict

When our client was hit by a distracted driver on I-4, the insurance company did not want to pay him a fair settlement for his injuries. We went to trial in May 2019 and obtained a $688,000 verdict from a Hillsborough county jury, which is… 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.
$200,000

Settlement for Bicyclist

$200,000 settlement for a gentleman who was bicycling on a city street and caught his hand/handlebar on a utility wire, causing him to sustain multiple fractures when he flipped over his bicycle.
$100,000

Settlement Obtained for Client in a Head-On Crash

We obtained a $100,000 settlement for a client who was hit head on by an uninsured driver. She went to the hospital where she was treated for a concussion and bruising as well as hip,… read more?
$250,000

Head-On Collision with Commercial Truck

Settlement for victim injured when hit head on by commercial truck. She experienced significant injuries including compound fracture of tibia and fibula that broke through the skin requiring surgical repair.
$60,000

Driver Fractures Arm in Auto Accident

Recovery for driver who fractured her arm in a car accident while she was visiting family in Florida from out of state.
$250,000

Rear-End Collision Settlement

Settlement received for our client who was rear ended on the highway. The vehicle rolled several times and the victim sustained multiple fractures and lacerations.

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

Common Whiplash Injury Symptoms

Whiplash injuries primarily affect the neck and upper back, and symptoms can appear immediately after an accident or develop over time. Common symptoms of a whiplash injury include:

  • Neck Pain and Stiffness: These are the most common symptoms and can vary from mild discomfort to severe, debilitating pain.
  • Loss of Range of Motion in the Neck: After a whiplash injury, many people find it difficult to move their neck as freely as before, often because of pain and stiffness.
  • Headaches: These often start at the base of the skull and can be frequent and severe.
  • Tenderness or Pain in the Shoulder, Upper Back, or Arms: Whiplash can also cause pain or sensitivity in these areas.
  • Tingling or Numbness in the Arms: Some people may experience these sensations due to the injury.
  • Fatigue and Dizziness: These are less common but can still occur.
  • Blurred Vision: This can sometimes occur and usually resolves fairly quickly.
  • Sleep Disturbances, Irritability, or Depression: These symptoms are less common, but the stress and discomfort of the injury can lead to these psychological symptoms.
  • Difficulty Concentrating or Remembering: Cognitive and memory problems can sometimes occur, particularly if the injury is severe.

Please note that not everyone will experience all these symptoms, and their severity can vary greatly. It is essential to seek medical attention as soon as possible after an accident, especially if you are experiencing any of these symptoms.

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Potential Damages Available to St. Pete Whiplash Victims

Whiplash injuries can significantly affect your quality of life, both physically and emotionally. If you’ve sustained a whiplash injury due to a car accident, you might be entitled to compensation. Here are some potential areas for which you might receive compensation:

  • Medical Expenses: These can include immediate treatment costs, ongoing treatment like physical therapy, costs for any necessary medical devices, and even future anticipated healthcare costs related to the injury.
  • Lost Wages: If your injury has resulted in missing work or has affected your ability to work in the future, you might be compensated for lost income and loss of future earning capacity.
  • Pain and Suffering: Courts often award damages for the physical pain and discomfort that you have suffered and may continue to suffer.
  • Emotional Distress: Whiplash injuries can lead to significant psychological impacts, including anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). You may be compensated for this mental and emotional suffering.
  • Loss of Enjoyment of Life: This refers to your reduced ability to enjoy day-to-day activities, hobbies, exercise, and other pleasurable activities.
  • Loss of Consortium: If the injury has negatively affected the relationship with your spouse, you may be entitled to compensation.
  • Punitive Damages: In cases where the at-fault party’s conduct was particularly egregious or reckless, the court may award punitive damages to punish the wrongdoer and deter others from engaging in such behavior.

The exact compensation you might receive will depend on various factors, including the severity of your injuries, the specifics of the accident, and the laws of your particular jurisdiction.

Next Steps After an Accident

If you’ve been involved in a car accident and suspect that you’ve sustained a whiplash injury, the steps you take following the incident can significantly impact your recovery and any subsequent legal action. Here’s what to do:

  1. Seek Immediate Medical Attention: Even if your symptoms seem minor, getting checked out by a healthcare professional as soon as possible is crucial. Whiplash symptoms may not appear immediately and can worsen over time. An official medical record of your injury is also vital evidence if you choose to pursue a claim.
  2. Document Everything: Keep track of all medical appointments, treatments, and how your injuries affect your daily life. This includes taking photos of any visible injuries and writing a detailed account of the accident while the memory is still fresh.
  3. Contact a Personal Injury Attorney: A skilled attorney can guide you through the complexities of a personal injury case and help you understand your rights and potential compensation. Our experienced whiplash attorneys in St. Petersburg, Florida, have helped many victims like you get the compensation they deserve. We will handle communication with the insurance companies on your behalf.
  4. Follow Your Treatment Plan: Whiplash injuries can take time to heal, and it’s essential to follow the prescribed treatment plan. Failure to do so could negatively impact your claim.
  5. Keep Communication to a Minimum: Avoid discussing your case with anyone other than your lawyer. What you say can be used against you.

Dealing with a whiplash injury can be stressful and painful, but these steps can help protect your rights and help you receive the compensation you deserve. Our dedicated team is here to support you every step of the way.

Call us at (727) 325-5155 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation today.

Should I Talk to the Insurance Company?

Avoid giving statements to insurance companies before talking to your attorney. Insurance representatives may try to minimize your claim, and anything you say could be used against you.

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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(opens in a new tab) and NADA (opens in a new tab)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(opens in a new tab), and check with the car... read more?

Contact Our Whiplash Injury Attorneys

When dealing with a whiplash injury, navigating the complexities of a personal injury case can feel overwhelming. Our dedicated team of car accident attorneys in St. Petersburg, Florida, is ready to stand with you, fight for your rights, and secure compensation. Contact The Ruth Law Team at (727) 325-5155 for a free case evaluation.

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Our St. Petersburg Injury Law Offices

We offer free 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.

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Physical Address:
8600 4th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33702-3104
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(727) 325-5155

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 (727) 325-5155. Our lines are open 24/7.

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