Recovering From Whiplash Injuries After A Rear-End Accident
If you have been rear-ended in Kissimmee or the greater Florida area, you may be starting to feel the physical consequences of being struck by another vehicle. One of the most common injuries caused by rear-end accidents is whiplash. Whiplash may seem like a casual term but it’s a real injury that can have serious consequences. If you have suffered whiplash due to a car accident that was not your fault, it’s important to know what your legal options are so that you can get the compensation that you need to recover from this injury and move on with your life.
Whiplash can cause a variety of symptoms physically, neurologically, and cognitively, which can seriously impair a person’s ability to work and perform daily tasks. Some of the physical symptoms caused by whiplash include pain and stiffness of the neck as well as a limited range of motion, as well as headaches in the base of the skull and numbness and tingling down the arms. Whiplash can also cause migraines, visual disturbances such as blurred vision and an aura effect, ringing in the ears, and other symptoms like depression, changes in mood, and problems with memory and focus.
Damages for Whiplash
If you have suffered whiplash due to someone’s else’s negligence, you can bring a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent driver to recover for the damages that you have incurred. Damages for whiplash include medical bills as well as compensation for pain and suffering. Treatment for whiplash generally involves medication and physical therapy. In many cases whiplash injuries can be remedied over the course of a few weeks or months with this treatment, but that can still result in tens of thousands of dollars of medical bills. In other cases, the injury may be far more serious, causing issues that prevent a person from working or maintaining their job. In this case, those losses may also be recovered for. The total amount of damages that you are entitled to will depend on your economic damages (medical bills and expenses incurred as a result of the injury) as well as pain and suffering. Pain and suffering compensation is calculated based on the permanence and severity of your injuries as well as the total amount of economic damages. If your injury will not be healed before the suit is settled, you may also pursue economic damages for anticipated future medical treatment and costs. Because there are so many factors involved, the best way to get an accurate estimate of the damages that you are entitled to is by talking with a Florida personal injury attorney.
Contact the Draper Law Office
If you have suffered whiplash or other injuries, the experienced Kissimmee auto accident attorneys at the Draper Law Office want to hear from you. We will fight to get you the compensation that you are entitled to so that you can recover from your injuries and move on with your life. Contact the Draper Law Office today to schedule a consultation.