Automobile Accident Lawyer Palm Beach Florida
In Florida and across the country, one of the most common types of car accidents are rear-end crashes. These are often minor crashes that leave little to no vehicle damage and victims often only suffer minor injuries. However, there are many of these accidents that result in severe injury because of the way the impact causes a vehicle occupant’s neck to snap back and forth in quick, snapping motions. These jerking movements cause the bones, tendons, and muscles in the neck great pressure and stress. The result is a whiplash injury.
While many people think whiplash is just a minor injury, a Palm Beach Florida automobile accident lawyer knows that whiplash can cause long-term or permanent health issues for victims. There are even cases where whiplash injury has caused the victim’s death. If you have suffered a whiplash injury, contact an automobile accident lawyer from the Law Offices of Franks, Koenig & Neuwelt to find out what legal recourse you may have.
Just like every crash is different, every whiplash victim experiences symptoms differently. Some victims may have immediate and very intense pain as soon as the crash happens. However, there are also many victims who do not have any symptoms right away. Instead, the symptoms are delayed for a few hours or days. Many whiplash victims leave the crash site thinking they are okay, only to begin feeling the effects of the crash later that night or the next day. Some of the more common symptoms of whiplash include:
- Blurry vision
- Ear ringing
- Limited mobility of the back and neck
- Numbness in arms
- Pain in arms, jaw, shoulders, or neck
- Stiffness in back, neck, or shoulder
- Tingling in arms
And as mentioned above, the effects of whiplash can be long-lasting. There have been multiple studies that have found that when a person who suffers whiplash has immediate discomfort and pain after the accident have a much higher risk of suffering long-term effects of the injury compared to victims who have delayed symptoms.
A Palm Beach Florida automobile accident lawyer is aware that almost half of whiplash victims suffer with chronic whiplash pain and other symptoms that have a significant negative impact on their quality of life. Some of these long-term effects include:
- Blurry vision
- Numbness or weakness in limbs
- Pain in back and neck
- Pain in jaw
- Severe headaches
- Stiffness in back and neck
Contact a Palm Beach Florida Automobile Accident Lawyer for Help
If you have suffered a whiplash injury because of a negligent or reckless driver, a Palm Beach car accident lawyer from the Law Offices of Franks, Koenig & Neuwelt may be able to get you the financial compensation you deserve. You may be entitled to medical expenses, loss of wages, pain and suffering and more.
If the injury leaves you with a permanent disability, your automobile accident lawyer Palm Beach Florida clients recommend can fight to get you any financial compensation you may deserve for future losses. This can include future income if you are unable to work, any future medical expenses for treatments, and the loss of quality of life.