Whiplash Injury Attorneys Serving Jacksonville
Our law firm is serious about helping you recover compensation
Many car accidents, especially rear-end collisions, result in a whiplash injury (sometimes called neck strain or neck sprain). 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 move your claim forward.
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.
Whiplash signs can vary. Symptoms may take a day or two to appear and can include pain in the neck, back or shoulders. There may be delayed pain. Other whiplash injury symptoms include headaches, stiffness and dizziness. Treatment often involves rest, pain medication and wearing a neck brace or collar. Recovery can take weeks or longer in cases of severe whiplash. You may need to see your doctor for a follow-up visit.
How do you know if you have whiplash? It needs to be diagnosed by a doctor. That’s why it’s important to see a doctor as soon as possible after your accident. You could also have other injuries, such as a herniated disc or pinched nerve.
Our whiplash accident attorneys have served Jacksonville for more than 45 years
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 these 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.
That’s why you need an experienced whiplash accident lawyer who knows how to fight the insurance companies and win. The Law Firm of Pajcic & Pajcic has been fighting for the injured in Jacksonville and surrounding areas since 1974. We’ve earned a reputation for providing exceptional representation and getting results.
Our legal team investigates your accident to get the facts. We gather evidence and carefully review accident reports and medical records. We identify witnesses and interview them. If needed, we consult accident reconstruction experts and medical specialists who can provide valuable testimony about how your crash happened and the injuries you sustained.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it take for whiplash to show up?
Signs usually appear within a couple of days, but it can take longer. Don’t ignore delayed whiplash symptoms. See a doctor.
How long does whiplash last after a car accident?
Whiplash recovery time will vary. Many people recover after a few weeks of treatment, but some may still experience pain and other symptoms for months or even longer.
Does whiplash cause lower back pain?
Yes, some people suffer lower back whiplash in a crash. You may also experience neck pain after a car accident which could be cervical whiplash, or another neck injury.
Can you get whiplash from a minor car accident?
Yes. Drivers and passengers in a car accident can suffer this type of injury in crashes that don’t seem that serious, even at lower speeds.
Can you get whiplash from being rear-ended?
Yes. This type of injury is very common in rear-end accidents.
Does car insurance cover whiplash?
Insurance companies are supposed to cover all injuries you suffered in a car accident. But they may question the extent of your injuries.