Whiplash injuries, often resulting from sudden accidents, can introduce unexpected challenges into one’s life. From physical discomfort to handling medical procedures, the repercussions can be varied. At The Ruth Law Team, we’ve worked with many Tampa residents experiencing these very challenges. We recognize the difficulties, the questions, and the concerns you might have following such an injury. Beyond legal representation, we’re here as a supportive community resource, keen on assisting our neighbors.

If you’re seeking guidance or considering legal action for your whiplash injury, The Ruth Law Team is ready to help. Connect with us to discuss your next steps in a supportive environment.

To speak with a Tampa whiplash attorney, please call (813) 212-3765 or schedule a free case evaluation.

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Why Should You Choose The Ruth Law Team?


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


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


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


Car Accident Settlement

Settlement for a woman who was severely injured in a crash caused by a distracted driver. Our client suffered lifelong injuries including a traumatic brain injury and pelvic fractures and has spent a considerable amount of time in a rehabilitation center.

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.

Settlement For The Family of a Truck Accident Victim

Our client was driving a dump truck on the highway when a driver (who was driving under the influence) failed to maintain his lane and collided with our client.  Our… read more?

Motorcycle Accident Settlement

Robert was involved in a motorcycle accident and initially hired another law firm. When they couldn't help, The Ruth Law Team took on the case and was able to get him financial compensation for his accident. Learn more about Robert's… read more?

Corporate Truck Hits Pedestrian

Verdict for a pedestrian that was hit by a large corporate truck.

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?

Rear-End Collision Verdict

Verdict to a resolve a claim arising from a rear end collision.

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?

Rollover Accident

Our legal team settled our client’s rollover accident case for the full policy limits. Our client was turning left when a truck without lights clipped his car, causing it to roll over. The at-fault driver fled the scene and was soon arrested.

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

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Common Whiplash Injury Symptoms

Whiplash incidents, often resulting from sudden stops or collisions, can lead to various injuries. While many associate whiplash with neck pain, the reality is that such incidents can cause a variety of complications. Below, we’ve outlined some common injuries individuals might experience following a whiplash-related event.

  • Neck Pain and Stiffness: This is the most commonly recognized symptom of whiplash. The rapid back-and-forth motion can strain neck muscles and ligaments.
  • Headaches: Often originating at the base of the skull, these can vary in intensity and duration.
  • Shoulder Pain: The force of the collision might not only impact the neck but can also resonate through the shoulders, causing discomfort.
  • Back Pain: The upper and mid-back areas can be affected, leading to soreness or pain.
  • Dizziness: Some individuals report feeling dizzy or unsteady following a whiplash incident.
  • Vision Changes: Blurred vision or difficulties focusing can sometimes be a consequence.
  • Ringing in Ears: Tinnitus is  less common yet potential symptom following such injuries.
  • Jaw Pain: In some cases, individuals might experience pain or discomfort in the temporomandibular joint.
  • Fatigue: The body’s response to trauma can sometimes lead to feelings of extreme tiredness or weakness.
  • Memory and Concentration Issues: Cognitive changes might emerge, including trouble concentrating or recalling details.

Remember that not everyone will experience all of these symptoms, and some may experience others not listed here. Each individual’s body reacts differently, and the severity of symptoms can vary based on numerous factors.

In conclusion, while whiplash is commonly associated with neck pain, its impact can manifest in various ways. If you’ve been involved in a car crash and recognize any of these symptoms, seeking medical attention is essential. After ensuring your health, consider seeking guidance from trusted professionals, like The Ruth Law Team, to understand any potential legal avenues you wish to pursue.

Call us at (813) 212-3765 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation today.

Potential Damages Available to Tampa Whiplash Victims

When faced with a whiplash injury resulting from an accident, many individuals are left grappling with pain and financial strains. Initiating a legal claim can provide an avenue to seek compensation for various setbacks you’ve faced as a result of the injury. Here’s a list of potential compensation areas that individuals might pursue in a whiplash injury claim:

  • Medical Bills: This encompasses the costs of emergency room visits, doctor’s appointments, physical therapy, prescription medications, and other relevant medical expenses.
  • Future Medical Expenses: These projected costs can be included if the whiplash injury requires ongoing medical attention or treatment.
  • Lost Wages: If you’ve missed work due to the injury, you might be compensated for the wages you would have earned during that period.
  • Loss of Earning Capacity: If the injury affects your ability to work in the future, you might be eligible for compensation that reflects this diminished earning potential.
  • Pain and Suffering: This relates to the physical discomfort and emotional distress caused by the accident and subsequent injury.
  • Property Damage: If the accident damaged your personal property, like your vehicle, you can seek compensation for repairs or replacement.
  • Out-of-Pocket Expenses: These can include any costs you’ve had to bear as a direct result of the injury or accident, like transportation to medical appointments or purchasing medical equipment.

A whiplash injury might have more far-reaching implications than immediate pain or discomfort. If you’re considering a legal claim, it’s essential to account for all the areas where you’ve faced financial or emotional strain. Engaging with a seasoned car accident lawyer like The Ruth Law Team can clarify what you might be entitled to and guide you through seeking appropriate compensation.

Next Steps After an Accident

Recovering from a whiplash injury accident can be daunting. While your well-being should always be the primary focus, knowing the steps to take to ensure your rights and interests are protected is essential. Here’s a guide on what to do following such an incident:

  • Seek Immediate Medical Attention: Always prioritize your health. Even if you feel fine initially, symptoms can manifest later. Seeing a doctor promptly ensures your injuries are documented and treated.
  • Document Everything: Take photos of the accident scene, any vehicle damage, and your injuries if visible. These can be crucial pieces of evidence later on.
  • Gather Witness Details: If there are any witnesses to the accident, take down their contact information. They could provide invaluable insights should there be any discrepancies about how the accident occurred.
  • Speak with Your Attorney: Before reaching out to insurance companies or other parties involved, it’s imperative to consult with a Tampa injury attorney. Your attorney will offer guidance tailored to your situation and can help you navigate the complexities of your case. Remember, insurance companies prioritize their interests; having an attorney ensures someone is championing yours.
  • Report the Accident: Notify the necessary authorities about the incident, especially if it’s legally required or if there’s significant property damage or injury.
  • Avoid Discussing the Accident: Be cautious about what you share, especially on social media. Any statements can be used against you later on.
  • Stay Organized: Maintain a folder with all relevant documents, bills, medical reports, and any correspondence related to the accident. This will be beneficial as your case progresses.

While the moments following a whiplash injury accident can be overwhelming, having a clear plan can be invaluable. Above all, having experienced professionals, like The Ruth Law Team, by your side can make a significant difference in navigating the aftermath and seeking the justice you deserve.

Call us at (813) 212-3765 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation today.

Should I Talk to the Insurance Company?

We suggest consulting with an attorney prior to speaking with the insurance company on either side. Your attorney can offer guidance on what information to share and how best to articulate the events without inadvertently jeopardizing your claim. Remember, having legal counsel like The Ruth Law Team can be a protective buffer, ensuring your interests remain at the forefront during interactions with insurance representatives.

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 Whiplash Attorneys

Navigating the aftermath of a whiplash injury can be both physically and emotionally taxing. As you focus on healing and recovery, it’s invaluable to have a dedicated team on your side to handle the complexities of the legal landscape. With its rich legacy in Tampa, The Ruth Law Team is here to provide the support, guidance, and representation you deserve. If you or a loved one has been affected by a whiplash injury, reaching out to our seasoned attorneys is the next pivotal step toward finding clarity and justice.

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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 (813) 212-3765. Our lines are open 24/7.

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