If you were involved in a car accident, there is a chance you might have whiplash. Whiplash isn't necessarily a condition, but rather a cluster of symptoms that can appear immediately or following a car accident. Whiplash occurs when your head or neck is subjected to a sudden, forceful back-and-forth or side-to-side motion. If you were injured in a car accident, a personal injury attorney can help. Our Palm Beach County whiplash lawyer can fight on your behalf to obtain the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Symptoms of Whiplash
Whiplash is not a minor injury. If you think you are suffering from whiplash after a car accident, there is a likely chance that you are. Some of the most common symptoms of whiplash are:
- Sore or stiff neck
- Neck strain
- Limited range of motion in the neck
- Strained neck muscles
- Tingling sensations in the neck, back, or arms
- Unusual dizziness or drowsiness
- Pain or soreness in the shoulders or back
- Overall soreness in the body
Should I Go to The Doctor for Whiplash?
If you have been involved in a car accident, especially a rear-end or side collision, it is imperative to seek medical attention as soon as possible. While someone may feel minor soreness after an accident and brush it off, delayed whiplash symptoms can occur later on. Whiplash injuries can result in severe pain leading to loss of income as your ability to work can become restricted due to loss of mobility.
A doctor can evaluate you for whiplash symptoms and recommend treatment based on your injury. Seeking medical attention after an accident also protects your right to recover financially as it shows you are doing all that you can to return to normal. A personal injury case is based on your injuries, and those must be documented by a doctor first. Without seeking medical attention after an accident, your ability to obtain compensation for your injuries will be limited. Even if you seek medical attention after a car accident, not following doctors' orders can decrease your chances of having a successful outcome with your personal injury case.
How Can I File a Personal Injury Claim in Palm Beach County?
After seeking medical attention for a car accident in Florida, the next step is to contact an experienced whiplash injury lawyer in Palm Beach County or Broward County. After a thorough examination from a doctor, you can file a Workers' Compensation or Personal Injury claim. Your insurance company will then need to collect as much information relating to the incident and the injuries that have been sustained.
Remember, Florida law allows up to four (4) years to make a legal claim for damages after a car accident. You are not required to wait until you have significant medical expenses due to an accident before making a claim. It is much more beneficial to make a claim as soon as any effects of the car accident are felt.
How Can a Palm Beach County Whiplash Attorney Help Me?
Making a claim for compensation after a car accident in Florida can be tricky. In fact, the goal of most car insurance companies is to pay out as little as they possibly can for car accident claims. Hiring a Palm Beach County personal injury attorney can protect you from lowball settlements, demand statements, or the use of your own social media against you to avoid paying out the full value of a claim.
Our expert legal team has recovered hundreds of thousands of dollars for clients with whiplash over the last 18 years. If you were injured in an automobile accident in Palm Beach County or Broward County, simply contact us or call us at (561) 671-5995 to get started on your case immediately.
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The Law Offices of Matthew Konecky handles personal injury car accident cases in Palm Beach County, Palm Beach Gardens, West Palm Beach, Wellington, Boca Raton, Jupiter, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Loxahatchee, Royal Plam Beach, Riviera Beach, Lake Worth, Greenacres and all of Broward County.