Injured Neck in Jacksonville

For a case of whiplash, a lawyer with experience is needed to help you win compensation for your whiplash injuries in court. A neck injury can be very serious, even running the risk of permanent disability in some cases. If someone else is responsible for your injury, either through negligence or a willful act, you can file a personal injury lawsuit and force them to pay for all your medical expenses, loss of income, physical suffering and other damages arising from the injury. And you need to do this, because expenses and suffering are likely to last longer than you think.

IMPORTANT NOTE: One of the most serious injuries that can occur from whiplash is spinal cord injury. If you think your neck injury may involve damage to the spinal cord, get medical help immediately. Then please read this article: Information on spinal cord injury due to whiplash, from lawyer Brett Hastings

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What is Whiplash? Lawyer Brett Hastings Explains

Whiplash is the most common form of neck injury. It occurs when the head whips suddenly in one direction and then recoils in the opposite direction. The leading cause of whiplash is car accidents in which one car strikes another from behind.

Most often, only soft tissues such as muscles and tendons are injured. These kinds of injuries usually heal within a few weeks to a few months. Sometimes, however, damage is done to the vertebrae or the vertebral discs between them. In these cases, healing can take six months or more. According to the SpineCare Medical Group, 15-20% of whiplash victims develop chronic pain. This pain may continue for the rest of your life or dissipate and return from time to time. It’s also possible that a victim’s spinal cord gets damaged as part of whiplash injuries.

All types of injuries resulting from whiplash can cause disabilities and prevent you from engaging in activities you usually engage in, including working and earning a living. Additionally, medical care for whiplash injuries can be costly. These factors can be financially and emotionally stressful even over a short period of three to six months. Whiplash also seems to manifest a variety of symptoms that may seem unrelated if you don’t know better. These symptoms include:

  • sleep problems
  • poor concentration
  • poor memory blurry vision or other vision problems
  • ringing in the ears
  • fatigue
  • weakness
  • dizziness
  • headaches
  • pain in shoulders, between shoulder blades, or 1 or both arms
  • low back pain
  • change in emotions, including irritability and depression

You Don’t Have to Pay for Someone Else’s Mistake

Having to deal with pain, financial loss, stress and frustration over whiplash injuries is something no one should have to deal with-especially if the incident that caused them is the result of someone’s negligence, recklessness or maliciousness. If your injuries occurred in an accident for which someone else was at fault-or through an assault or other form of violence, Florida injury laws permit you to take the responsible parties to court and have them pay for the damages you suffer. These can include medical and treatment expenses, loss of income, compensation for pain and suffering, compensation for loss of quality of life, and other forms of damages related to your case of whiplash and lawyer fees.

However, you’ll need a highly qualified and experienced whiplash lawyer on your side to make sure you can prove all the required elements of your case. An accomplished personal injury and whiplash lawyer like Brett Hastings knows how to build a successful case, what evidence and testimony to present and how to dismantle arguments of the opposing counsel. Don’t settle for less than you deserve, because neck injuries can affect the rest of your life.

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If you would like to talk about your whiplash injuries or neck injury case, Mr. Hastings is happy to talk with you for free. Find out whether you have a strong case and what to expect in the way of a personal injury settlement. You can arrange for a free consultation with whiplash lawyer Brett Hastings on our Free Consults page.

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