Whiplash is one of the most frequently suffered conditions following motor vehicle collisions in Florida. Although an insurance company may try to dispute the facts, whiplash is a serious medical condition and can lead to chronic pain, herniated discs, and joint dysfunction. If you or a loved one has recently been in an auto accident and are now suffering from a whiplash injury or other head injury, it is in your best interests to speak with a seasoned attorney at our firm as soon as possible.
At Distasio Law Firm, we understand the effect that whiplash can have on your life and ability to work. We have recovered tens of millions of dollars for our clients. Scott Distasio is a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer and has earned the distinction of receiving an AV® rating from Martindale-Hubbell® Law Directory. Scott is also a member of the “Million Dollar Advocates Forum”. He has helped countless whiplash clients recover the compensation that they are rightfully due after an injury.
If you were hurt, get in touch with a Florida whiplash injury lawyer at our firm today. We are prepared to seek the maximum possible for our clients, and our firm has a reputation for getting results in injury claims.
Whiplash Is Common in Auto Collisions
Most whiplash injuries occur when a collision takes place with a fixed object or another vehicle. In recent years, there are many cases in which a driver was not paying attention due to driving and texting. The sudden impact can cause damage to the ligaments, muscles, and tendons in the neck. Even if the accident at first seems minor, the impact put on the neck’s soft tissue can lead to serious neck pain, muscle spasms, headache, back pain, nausea, fatigue, and other chronic symptoms. A dedicated Florida whiplash injury attorney could help you valuate the extent of your injuries to build a strong claim for damages.
The Danger of Whiplash Injuries
One out of three whiplash victims will develop chronic pain from their injuries. In some cases, the pain is never fully resolved. A whiplash injury can become very problematic and create difficulties in performing even the simplest of everyday tasks, not to mention work duties. It is extremely important to hire an experienced Florida lawyer with a background in car accident injuries such as whiplash. Many insurance companies hire expert claim adjustors in an attempt to reduce the amount of compensation in a settlement. They will attempt to play down the victims’ injuries and when they victim is without an attorney, unfortunately, this strategy is often successful. Don’t be victimized by this practice.
How Whiplash Injuries Impact Peoples’ Lives
Whiplash is a very common type of injury that occurs when the head is abruptly jerked back and forth, causing damage to the neck and spine. It often happens in car accidents, but can also occur during contact sports or falls. The symptoms of whiplash can be wide-ranging and can impact different areas of your life.
- Physical pain and discomfort in the neck, back, and other areas of the body
- Limited mobility, making it difficult to perform daily activities and work
- Emotional impacts such as frustration, anger, depression, and isolation
- Reduced quality of life due to pain and suffering with limited activities
- Financial impacts from medical expenses and lost wages
- Potential decrease in earning capacity if time off work is required
One of the most significant impacts of whiplash is the physical pain and discomfort it causes. The neck and back pain can be intense and debilitating, making it difficult to move your head or carry out daily activities and this can be long term. The pain can also radiate to other parts of the body, such as the shoulders and arms, leading to further discomfort and limited mobility. This can impact your ability to work, exercise, and perform other activities that require physical exertion.
In addition to the physical symptoms, whiplash can also have an emotional impact on your life. The pain and discomfort can lead to feelings of frustration, anger, and depression. You may also feel a sense of isolation, as your injury may prevent you from participating in social activities or events. This can lead to a lack of motivation and a reduced quality of life.
Finally, whiplash can have financial impacts as well. Medical treatment bills can quickly add up, especially if you require ongoing treatment or rehabilitation. You may also need to take time off work, leading to lost wages and a potential decrease in earning capacity. Overall, whiplash can impact your physical, emotional, and financial well-being, making it important to seek medical attention and take steps to manage your symptoms
Enlist the Help of a Florida Whiplash Injury Attorney
Our law firm has handled hundreds of car accident injury cases. We know the medicine, we know the defense experts, and we know how to prove your case. If your injuries were caused by a negligent car driver in an auto accident, we are confident we can help. Get in touch with a Florida Bar Board Certified Trial Lawyer today to discuss the details and file a personal injury case with a free consultation.