Fort Lauderdale Whiplash Injury Lawyer
Neck stiffness, headaches, nausea, dizziness—these are only some of the painful symptoms of whiplash. Although whiplash has a reputation for being a “minor” injury that people exaggerate, there is nothing minor about it. When our clients suffer whiplash, they are often out of commission for weeks or months.
Even worse, whiplash symptoms might not develop for days, meaning that many clients end up hurting themselves even more. If you have suffered whiplash in a car accident, the Fort Lauderdale whiplash injury lawyers at the Leifer Law Firm can help.
A Closer Look at Whiplash
Any traumatic action that forces your head forwards, backwards, or to the side can result in whiplash. Unsurprisingly, many of our clients are injured when they are rear-ended in a car accident. The sudden traumatic blow causes their heads to be pushed back before snapping forward. As the neck is stretched past its maximum point, the tendons and muscles in the neck can be stretched or torn.
Whiplash symptoms can take a few days to develop, but soon our clients are suffering from blinding pain, in addition to stiffness and immobility. Ironically, the worst thing our clients can do to treat whiplash is to immobilize their necks with a stiff foam collar.
Instead, you can most effectively treat whiplash by gradually reintroducing a range of motion. To assist, you can use heat or ice to handle inflammation and pain killers to help you manage pain. Many people also benefit from physical therapy, ultrasound, or massage.
We Can Obtain Maximum Compensation
After a car crash, you need compensation to pay for medical bills and replace lost wages. Unfortunately, Florida does not always make it easy to get the compensation you deserve. You might need to deal with several insurers—your own, the insurance company for the driver at fault, and possibly others.
Our Fort Lauderdale whiplash injury lawyers know how to get compensation for the following:
- Medical bills to treat your whiplash and any other conditions, such as a concussion or broken bones, suffered in the crash;
- Lost wages, if you were unable to work while recovering;
- Pain and suffering, for the pain you feel; and
- Emotional distress, for negative emotions like depression, irritability, anger, anxiety, and fear.
Although minor whiplash might clear up in a matter of weeks with only over-the-counter painkillers, severe whiplash can take six months or more before our clients begin to feel well. Until then, many of our clients are immobilized with pain.
Let Our Fort Lauderdale Whiplash Injury Lawyers Help
If you suffered whiplash in a car accident, you need a skilled attorney in your corner from the start. Whiplash injuries are not like other injuries, and only a lawyer experienced in the field can find the evidence you need to make a successful claim for compensation. At the Leifer Law Firm, we know whiplash injuries inside and out. Our team can compile compelling evidence that warrants full and fair compensation for your injuries. We offer a free consultation where you can learn more about our experience and record of success.
Call now. You can reach us by calling 561-660-9421 or sending an online message. Don’t delay.