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SARASOTA WHIPLASH INJURY LAWYER
Our car accident attorneys can help you file a whiplash lawsuit
A type of neck injury, whiplash can cause serious pain and discomfort. During your recovery, you may not be able to work. You also may not be able to do many of the things you normally do and take for granted.
Medical treatment for whiplash can add up fast, and if you’re not working, you may not have the money coming in that you need to pay those medical bills, as well as all the other bills you normally pay each month. That’s why it’s critical that you have an experienced, Sarasota whiplash injury attorney on your side, fighting for your rights.
What is whiplash?
Whiplash is a specific type of neck injury that often occurs in certain types of car accidents, particularly rear-end car accidents. Caused by rapid forward and backward movement of the neck, whiplash is a type of neck sprain. The neck muscles, discs, ligaments and intervertebral joints (which are located in between vertebrae) may also be damaged in a whiplash accident.
Whiplash injuries can be confusing since you might not realize you have whiplash right after your car crash. Instead, you might not feel any pain or discomfort during the first 24 hours or more after your accident. That’s why some insurance companies sometimes try to claim that whiplash isn’t real. It is, and it’s important to receive medical treatment for your injury.
What are common symptoms of whiplash?
There are many telltale signs that you have a whiplash injury. Some of the most common symptoms of whiplash include:
- Severe neck pain
- Stiffness in the neck
- Lower back pain
- Shoulder pain
- Extreme fatigue
- Blurred vision
- Difficulty concentrating
If something feels wrong, seek immediate medical treatment. Even if you feel fine after your car crash, see a doctor right away. You could have whiplash or another serious or perhaps even life-threatening injury. We also strongly urge you to contact our law firm as soon as possible after your accident. We can help you, every step of the way.
How can a whiplash injury attorney help me?
You might be reluctant to contact a lawyer soon after you realize you have whiplash. All you probably want to do is take the time you need to rest and recover after your crash. That’s exactly why you should reach out to us right away.
When you have our legal team on your side, we can handle all the paperwork and red tape that often comes up after a car accident that results in a whiplash injury claim. Insurance companies often question or deny such claims. In addition, the driver who caused your crash might deny doing anything wrong or may even try to claim that you caused the collision.
We can help you set the record straight. We know how to investigate car accidents and we know how to deal with insurance companies. If they refuse to cooperate, we’re prepared to take them to court and file a whiplash lawsuit on your behalf. Don’t delay. Call today. Schedule your free case evaluation and discover what a dedicated, Sarasota whiplash accident lawyer can do for you.