Whiplash Injuries Lawyer
One of the most common injuries in vehicle accidents is whiplash. The impact of hitting another car or being rear-ended by a vehicle can throw the head forward and backward, creating the “whip” effect that can strain the soft tissues in the neck. Whiplash injuries can be painful and require ongoing treatment for months and even years after the accident. If you are diagnosed with whiplash after a wreck, it is important that you receive compensation to cover your expenses.
Whiplash can be a tricky injury. Many people who have whiplash may not feel the pain right away. It is common for people in wrecks to insist they are not injured and refuse medical treatment. However, whiplash symptoms may not appear until a few days later. It is important to be examined by a physician after a severe accident, even if you are not in pain. Diagnosis of whiplash right away can help improve your treatment and help you with your insurance claims down the road.
Expenses Related to Whiplash Injuries
Insurance companies often fight against paying what is fair for a whiplash injury. It is common for a low settlement amount to be offered to close the claim. A quick settlement is almost never in the best interest of the injured person but is a way for insurance companies to save money. It is important to compile all the expenses that may be related to a whiplash injury, including:
- Medical bills
- Ongoing treatment
- Lost earnings or income
- Pain and suffering
All these factors need to be considered and added in to the final settlement amount for your injury. It is worthwhile to have an attorney that will fight for every penny you deserve for your whiplash injury. If you have been injured in an accident in Florida, contact our team at Ligori & Ligori Attorneys at Law to schedule a free consultation to discuss your claim.