It can happen to any of us in an instant. You are in an accident due to someone else’s carelessness driving. It was not your fault. But now you are suffering from whiplash or neck strain.
Whiplash can change everything.
Whiplash can affect driving, working, sleeping, fitness, or simply sitting and standing. And the pain associated with whiplash is forcing you to change the way you live.
And keep in mind that while some recognize they have neck strain or whiplash immediately, others do not. Sometimes it can take several hours or days before your neck begins to hurt.
If you were in a car accident that somebody else caused, call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine to speak with a whiplash injury lawyer in Fort Lauderdale. Our lawyers will investigate your case and help you pursue the money you need to pay bills, recover lost earnings, and compensate for your pain and suffering.
Set up your free case evaluation by calling 800-747-3733.
First Get Medical Treatment for Your Whiplash
Say you are involved in a car accident and suspect you have a neck injury. The first thing you should do it to seek medical treatment to get an examination.
Some people know immediately there is something wrong. But others may not immediately recognize that they have a serious injury. That is why it is so important to see a doctor even if you do not believe you have a severe injury.
Some of the symptoms of whiplash include:
- Pain, decreased range of motion, and tightness
- Pain or stiffness when rocking your head or looking over your shoulder
Whiplash can make it difficult to work every day, which of course, could impact your salary and your standard of living. It can also affect qualify of life if you are dealing with constant pain and limitations associated with your whiplash.
Your doctor can give you a proper diagnosis, so set up an appointment right away.
Further, whiplash may be present alongside a concussion, a type of traumatic brain injury, which can be very serious. Signs of a concussion can include a persistent of worsening headache, dizziness, confusion, or nausea.
Take These Steps to Protect Your Whiplash Injury Claim
As we mentioned earlier, you should immediately get medical help. Seeing a doctor creates a record of your injury, which helps us connect it to your accident.
But there are other important steps you need to take that will help you later pursue a car accident settlement.
Other steps to take include:
- File a police report. Ask for a copy of the report.
- Document the accident as much as possible (photographs, eyewitness information, etc.)
- Report the accident to the insurance company. But do not give any statements until you speak with us first.
- Retain a car accident Call 800-747-3733.
What is the Value of My Whiplash Injury Case?
Settlement payouts for whiplash vary, depending on injury severity and other factors.
- Medical bills
- Long-term care
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of earnings
Calculating Pain and Suffering Damages
If you sustained injuries in an accident, exactly how do insurance companies and courts calculate pain and suffering damages? Without going into too many details, the calculations take into consideration your medical expenses, lost wages, and property damage.
The lawyers of the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine will help explain the entire process to you.
How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Whiplash Injury Lawyer at Anidjar & Levine?
The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine works on contingency fees. This means you can hire a lawyer without paying any money up front. A contingency fee the lawyer collects only upon winning the case. At the end of the case, the lawyer takes a fee out of the settlement or verdict.
Here is an example. If you collect $0 in a whiplash settlement or verdict; your lawyer does not collect a legal fee. But if you get $10,000 in a whiplash settlement or verdict, then the lawyer gets a percentage of that $10,000.
There Is a Deadline to File A Whiplash Injury Lawsuit
The statute of limitations, which is the time allowed in which you can file a lawsuit, varies from state to state. But the state of Florida gives you four years from the date of the accident, to file most personal injury lawsuits. But the sooner you act, the better. That is because this statute refers only to the filing date.
Contact Us for Help With Your Whiplash Injury Case in Fort Lauderdale
The lawyers of the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine want to help you if you suffered whiplash from a car accident.
Our lawyers are licensed to practice in the state of Florida. If you require legal assistance anywhere in Fort Lauderdale, call 800-747-3733 for a free consultation. Remember, we work on a contingency fee basis and we do not get paid unless you do!