Whiplash Injury Lawyer in Miami, FL
Whiplash can be a very serious injury that can change your life forever. With the help of a Miami whiplash injury lawyer, you can gain financial compensation for an accident that was not your fault. Most of the time, whiplash comes from an automobile accident involving one driver rear-ending another, but other types of accidents can also cause this type of injury.
Insurance companies don't take whiplash seriously, because it's an injury that is hard to medically prove and many have been accused of faking or exaggerating the injury to gain a larger settlement. In addition, insurance companies will try to find any reason they cannot to compensate the victims because this takes money out of their pocket. This is exactly why you need an attorney on your side, as they can help to even the playing field.
Whiplash Injury Lawyers Fight for You
When you are rear-ended by another driver because of slick roads, careless driving or a distraction, it's not your fault. They hit you and if they cause a serious injury, such as soft tissue damage (whiplash), you are entitled to financial compensation. This type of injury can cause medical bills to pile up now and in the future as you seek medical treatment for pain in your back, neck and shoulders.
What Type of Injuries We Need To Look for?
Whiplash is the most common injury and the most life changing, but it's not the only type of injury that a whiplash injury attorney in Miami will look for. Other injuries can be the result of a rear-end collision and can help to provide proof that you really are suffering from whiplash. Here are a few other injuries often associated with these types of accidents.
- Face Injuries
- Joint injuries to your knee, ankle or elbow
- Vertebrae and disc damage
- Head injuries
- Other soft tissue injuries to the back, neck and lower back
Symptoms you may experience from Whiplash injuries:
- Shoulder pain
- Numbness or tingling in your arms
- Lower back pain
- Tinnitus or ringing in the ears
- Severe headaches
- Vision blur
If you suffer from any of these types of injuries due to bracing yourself for the impact of a rear-end collision or because of the collision itself, you deserve to be compensated for your pain and suffering. A Miami whiplash injury lawyer will seek financial compensation on your behalf for current medical bills, future medical bills, lost wages, pain, suffering and other damages.
Taking the Financial Pressure Off
You may be approached by the insurance company and they may offer you a settlement for your injuries, but it's normally a very low figure that will barely cover your current medical bills. Keep in mind your injury can cause many expenses in the future, such as chiropractor visits, surgeries, prescription medication and physical therapy.
Don't accept any type of settlement and never sign any paperwork without contacting a whiplash attorney in Miami first. If you sign paperwork without an attorney, you could sign away your rights for future compensation, which can cause you financial pain to go along with your physical pain. Always seek the advice of an expert attorney before signing anything.
What to do Before you Contact Us
Of course, before you contact an attorney, you need to properly handle the accident you have been involved in. Exchange of insurance information, names, phone numbers, addresses, license information and license plate numbers are important. If you can take pictures with your cell phone or with a camera, you will also want to do so.
If you are seriously injured call 9-1-1 immediately can have an EMS take you to the hospital. Even if you "feel" like you are okay, you need to seek medical treatment. Sometimes the pain won't show up until a few days after the accident. Symptoms of whiplash may not be noticeable immediately, but can show up in the near future.
Start your Case with a Free Consultation
One of our attorneys that specialize in whiplash cases can provide you with a free legal consultation. By providing us with some of the details of the accident, an attorney can look into the case and let you know if you have a claim. If so, they will file on your behalf and work with you from the beginning until the end. It all starts with a free consultation and you can get started today by clicking here.