Whiplash is a severe injury that affects the neck and spine. These injuries are often experienced in car accidents and other high-impact events that cause forceful pressure on the neck. Many times, whiplash accidents occur when a driver fails to safely operate their motor vehicle due to misconduct, recklessness, or careless behavior.
If you or a loved one suffered whiplash or similar injuries due to another party’s actions, then you may be entitled to recoverable damages. A Sarasota whiplash injury lawyer from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can determine your eligibility for recoverable damages and financial compensation and build a case to defend your rights.
Our team is here to collect evidence, identify liable parties, and negotiate any forms of monetary compensation that you may qualify to collect. To learn more about how we can help you after an accident that ends in a whiplash injury, call our office today at 1-800-747-3733.
Assessing a Whiplash Injury and Paying for Medical Treatment
According to information put forth by Mayo Clinic, whiplash injuries are often characterized by a limited range of motion in the neck, back, and spine. Neck pain, stiffness, and dizziness, among other symptoms, often accompany the condition. Medical professionals use X-rays and other scans to determine the extent of a whiplash injury.
If you were part of an accident and you notice any unusual symptoms like those described above, you should seek medical attention immediately. Even those who think they are fine may have a whiplash injury with a delayed onset of symptoms. Like most health conditions, when left untreated, a whiplash injury can progress to produce even greater complications for a victim.
Types of Recoverable Medical Costs
Many victims of car accidents and similar incidents may have hesitation about seeking treatment for their whiplash symptoms due to the financial implications of a treatment plan. While it is true that many treatment options are costly, it is also true that you may discover you are eligible to collect financial compensation to cover these costs.
When one of our lawyers takes you on as a client, they will get to work on determining which forms of recoverable damages you may be entitled to gather after an incident. Some forms of financial compensation available in a whiplash injury case may include:
- Emergency medical assistance and transportation
- Past and future medical bills
- X-rays, imaging tests, and operations
- Rehabilitation programs and ongoing physical therapy
- Prescription medications
- Assistive medical devices
- Property damage
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Psychological damage and trauma
How an Attorney Can Help
A Sarasota whiplash injury lawyer from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine will step up to construct a case that defends your legal position after an accident. Our team will investigate all angles of an accident, taking care to collect detailed forms of evidence along the way.
We will communicate our findings to you and keep you updated as your case moves forward. Our lawyers will also take care of any necessary correspondence with drivers, insurance companies, medical professionals, and other relevant parties on your behalf.
Call our office today at 1-800-747-3733 to learn more about how we can help you and your loved ones.
Examining the Law and Building a Case
As part of their services, your lawyer will examine any relevant state, local, and federal laws that may apply to your case.
Because whiplash accidents often result from car accidents, your legal team will look at the details surrounding the incident in detail. Was another driver engaged in misconduct on the road, such as drowsy, drunk, or distracted driving? Did weather or mechanical conditions lead to an accident? Your lawyer will dive into these questions and others as they examine any pertinent laws surrounding your circumstances.
Time Limits for Legal Action
Some state laws may limit your ability to take action. As an example, the statute of limitations in Florida Statute § 95.11(3)(a) shows that you have a limited window within which you may take legal action after suffering a personal injury in the state of Florida.
Many people assume that they can contact a lawyer at their leisure after an accident. However, as these laws and others show, deadlines do exist in personal injury lawsuits. Acting in a timely fashion will give your lawyer the chance to get started on building a case that represents your legal position.
Contact the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine Today
Whiplash accidents can leave you immobile for weeks, or even months, after an incident. During this time, legal and financial pressure can add up quickly. A lawyer that focuses on whiplash injury cases from our firm will stand by your side so that you do not have to worry about additional legal concerns. Your recovery is most important, and we can clear the way to give you the time and space you require.
A Sarasota whiplash injury lawyer from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine will defend your rights and those of your loved ones. Our team of lawyers is here to answer your questions and keep you updated as your case progresses. We will collect evidence related to the incident, establish liable parties, and go after all forms of recoverable damages that you may be awarded for your losses.
To learn more about our responsive legal care in a free consultation with a member of our team, call us today at 1-800-747-3733.
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