Whiplash from an Automobile Accident
Motor vehicle accident injuries are not only painful, they can have serious implications on your life. On top of the trauma and stress they cause, even the most common motor vehicle accident injuries can be difficult to recover from. And then there are the financial aspects of having to deal with medical treatment, repairs, lost wages, etc.
Although whiplash injuries tend to have a ‘bad reputation’ in the public’s eye as minor injuries that get blown out of proportion for personal gain, this is far from the truth. Although whiplash injuries are one of the most common forms of motor vehicle accident injuries, they tend to have some of the most complex symptoms and long lasting effects – including chronic pain and disability.
A whiplash injury occurs when your neck muscles and ligaments surpass their normal range of motion – causing both immediate and ongoing pain. Whiplash injuries can cause damage to your neck and upper back bones, discs, muscles and tendons. It is also common for a whiplash victim to feel pain in their shoulders and arms.
Your Legal Rights
If you or a loved one has been a victim of a Florida whiplash injury, you have the legal right to seek compensation for your injuries. According to the law, when your whiplash injuries were caused by the negligence of another driver, you can seek damages for your medical, hospitalization and therapy expenses.
In addition, you may also be entitled to such economic damages as lost wages and, in some cases, future loss of wages. In some cases, you may also be able to claim such non-economic damages as loss of consortium, pain and suffering and emotional distress.
Why Seek Professional Legal Advice
Following a motor vehicle accident you will be facing a list of things that need immediate attention – first and foremost your medical treatment. Then there are the insurance companies, the medical bills, making arrangements at work, etc. – all quickly adding up to a very stressful situation.
To help you minimize the stress – and ensure you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries – it is advised that you seek the advice of an experienced motor vehicle accident attorney. Every motor vehicle accident is unique and all whiplash injuries are different. A motor vehicle accident attorney will be able to examine the specific circumstances of your case to determine what legal action you should take.
Since 1977, James Cunningham has been helping motor vehicle accident victims receive justice and fair compensation for their whiplash injuries. To ensure you get the compensation you deserve for your motor vehicle accident injuries, contact the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham, P.A., at 877-FL-INJURY (877-354-6587) for a free initial consultation.
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