Whiplash is a neck injury that is common among auto accident victims – particularly those involved in rear-end collisions. The injury occurs when the car is pushed forward by the impact of the accident, but the driver’s or a passenger’s neck stretches backward beyond its normal range of motion and then is snapped back into position, like a cracking whip.
Whiplash may include trauma to joints, discs, ligaments, muscles and nerve roots. In serious cases, victims may experience chronic pain and cognitive or psychological impairment, such as memory loss, concentration impairment, irritability, difficulty sleeping or depression.
If you have suffered a whiplash injury in an accident, you may be entitled to compensation for medical and/or living expenses, and your pain and suffering. At the law firm of Frank M. Eidson, P.A., our whiplash attorney has served many Orlando, Kissimmee, and Daytona Beach car accident injury victims. We have recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements on their behalf. Frank Eidson has represented many whiplash injury victims, and he can help you, too.
Auto Accidents and Whiplash
Medical texts about whiplash injuries almost immediately refer to rear-end car accidents. The Mayo Clinic says rear-end collisions are the most common cause of whiplash.
Whiplash typically causes muscle pain and stiffness in the victim’s head (usually at the base of the skull), neck, chest, shoulders and arms. The WebMD website says a whiplash victim may not experience symptoms until 24 hours or more after the initial trauma – which is one reason why accident victims should always seek medical help as soon as possible after a car wreck.
Whiplash is usually treated with pain medication and rest for a few days followed by light stretching exercises.It should take two or three months to fully recover in most cases of whiplash, the Mayo Clinic says. But severe whiplash may cause pain that lasts from several months to a couple of years.
Symptoms that may persist with more severe cases of whiplash also include:
- Blurred vision
- Ringing in the ears
- Concentration problems
- Memory problems
- Sleep problems
A whiplash victim who experiences numbness, tingling or weakness in their arms or legs; bladder or bowel problems; or pain that is severe, that subsides and returns, or that spreads to the shoulders and arms should seek immediate medical assistance, according to the federal government’s PubMed Health site.
After a Whiplash Car Accident
Rear-end accidents occurin cases when a driver fails to pay attention to vehicles in the road ahead of them or fails to leave a sufficient braking distance. Whether this is because of impaired driving (drunk or drugged driving), distracted driving, speeding or other forms of careless or reckless driving, clearly a motorist who fails to stop in time to avoid an accident has acted without due care.
In such cases, our whiplash attorney can help injured accident victims obtain fair compensation for their suffering.Unfortunately, whiplash injury lawsuits have earned a negative connotation and many valid claims are not taken seriously by insurance companies and defense lawyers.
At Frank M. Eidson, P.A., we take every whiplash claim seriously and move forward with thoroughly investigated cases that clearly illustrate not only the car crash victim’s injuries, but the expenses of their recovery, including lost income and current and future medical expenses.
Central Florida insurance companies, opposing law firms, and judges know Orlando car accident attorney Frank M. Eidson and his dedicated representation of auto accident victims who deserve compensation. Many Central Florida residents who have suffered severe injuries in car accidents have obtained insurance settlements or court awards the properly reflect their losses after hiring the legal experience and knowledge available from the law firm of Frank M. Eidson, P.A.
Contact Our Orlando Whiplash Lawyer
At Frank M. Eidson, P.A., we know that whiplash can be a severe injury and cause for a valid legal claim after a car accident. We’ll investigate your car crash and whiplash injuries, and develop a case that demonstrates the losses you have suffered and the compensation you deserve.
Over more than two decades, Frank M. Eidson has recovered millions of dollars for car accident victims from Daytona Beach, Melbourne, Pine Hills, St. Cloud and other Central Florida communities.Frank M. Eidson, P.A., is a one-lawyer practice where every client gets to know and trust their car accident attorney.If you have suffered whiplash in a car accident, Frank Eidson can help you obtain compensation for medical expenses, property damage, lost income, pain and suffering, and other losses.
Contact Frank M. Eidson, P.A., to put an experienced Florida car accident attorney to work for you. Experience is what matters when negotiating with tight-fisted insurance companies and their legal teams, and with Frank M. Eidson on your side, you have it. Call us for a free initial consultation about your whiplash case today.