Understanding Whiplash Injuries
Sometimes injuries are obvious immediately following an accident. In many other contexts, symptoms may not initially manifest or may be masked by the adrenaline of the accident. Accidents that are assumed to be minor are often a culprit for this scenario as it can be difficult to recognize injury symptoms when the accident itself doesn’t seem to have been that serious. However, accidents of all kinds can result in a variety of injuries of injuries, and one of the most prevalent is whiplash. This common neck injury often occurs in rear-end car collisions or in the context of other types of car crash and typically happens when the force of the impact causes the neck to move rapidly forward and backwards.
Symptoms of Whiplash
While symptoms of whiplash may be delayed, they typically begin to appear within the first few days following an accident and can then continue without some kind of corrective action being implemented. Below are some of the symptoms you should be on the lookout for if you have been involved in a car accident.
- Neck pain
- Back pain
- Sleep disturbances
- Loss of range of motion
- Memory loss
Don’t Delay Your Medical Treatment
It is always important to visit a doctor after being involved in a car accident, especially if you suspect that you are suffering from any kind of neck strain. What could have been a simple whiplash injury can worsen without proper care and end up leading to problems you will have to deal with long-term such as pain and discomfort. In addition, another problem with delayed medical treatment is it can threaten your ability to later recover personal injury damages. The deadline for filing a personal injury lawsuit in Florida is generally four years from the date of the accident. However, the longer you wait to begin pursuing your medical and legal options, the less likely you are to be able to gather the evidence you need to be successful with your claim. Further, it can be difficult to prove that your injuries were really as severe as you claim when you choose to wait to go to a doctor of any kind soon after the accident.
Reach Out Today.
If you have become the victim of an auto collision or some other kind of personal injury, choosing a dedicated law firm to represent you throughout the claims process is vital to securing the settlement you deserve for your injuries. Hiring a legal team that has demonstrated a successful case history can allow you to focus on healing while your attorneys investigate the circumstances of your injuries and gather evidence to overcome the complexities of a personal injury claim. As the experienced Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorneys of the Pendas Law Firm, we have extensive experience with personal injury law and we have delivered positive results for our clients again and again. We won’t charge any fees until we have recovered financial compensation for your and your family so contacting us today carries no obligation.
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