Whiplash Injury Attorneys Serving Jacksonville
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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.
Whiplash signs can vary. Symptoms may take a day or two to appear and can include pain in the neck, back or shoulders. 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.
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.