Whiplash After a Jacksonville Car Accident
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Many car accidents, especially rear-end collisions, result in a whiplash injury. These are painful injuries that can make daily activities and your job more difficult. If a negligent driver caused the crash that left you injured, you deserve financial compensation, but the process can be complicated. The experienced car accident lawyers at The Law Firm of Pajcic & Pajcic can help.
During a car accident, your head can be jerked forward and backward very quickly and with great force – much like the lashing of whip. Muscles, ligaments and tendons in the neck are stretched beyond their normal range of motion, resulting in injury. Whiplash often occurs in rear-end accidents but can happen in any type of collision.
Symptoms may take a day or two to appear and can include pain in the neck, back or shoulders. Other symptoms include headaches, stiffness and dizziness. Treatment often involves rest, pain medication and wearing a neck brace or collar. Recovery can take weeks and you may need to see your doctor for a follow-up visit.
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Who will pay your medical expenses and income you lost if you had to miss time from work? The negligent driver’s insurance company should pay for your damages, but sometimes recovering compensation can be complicated. Negligent drivers often deny responsibility, even though they may have been speeding, texting or operating recklessly.
Insurance companies don’t take whiplash injuries seriously and will question how badly you were hurt. They may argue your injury was pre-existing. Another tactic they use to try to limit your compensation is to make you a lowball settlement offer that falls far short of covering the damages you have suffered.