With accidents turning really common nowadays, there are a lot of cases in which the accidents have impacted people in different ways. Whiplash is one such injury which is caused by the accident to the rear end of the car. Hypertension and sudden flexion of the neck joint is the common area where the backlash of whiplash really affects. This can result in the dislocation of the vertebrae, the joints on the upper body part and nerves and tissues. Whiplash is generally considered to be a minor accident but if it is not treated immediately it can turn into a long term effect. The pain is generally chronic and the accident victim suffers it for a long time sometimes lifelong especially when there is exertion on the affected part of the body.
The treatment of whiplash is done in different ways depending on the severity of the accident and the damage. Though brain damages can occur due to severe whiplash injuries, with proper medical care and attention it can be treated quite effectively. However, there are alternate forms of treatment too that include Chiropractic treatment and Ayurvedic treatment. Though whiplash is generally associated with the accidents involving vehicles, it can also occur due to a fall from great heights, sporting accidents and even an ordinary fall.
Accidents are always traumatic but handling them with insurance can alleviate the trauma and provide some respite in the form of financial relief which can amount to a lot of peace and calm especially when the victim is in physical pain. Moreover when putting forward a compensation claim, it is dependent on a few factors. They are the medical and other expenses incurred, the damages to the vehicle and the loss of income for the treatment period and may be even after that. So the claims generally depend on the severity of the whiplash injury. You need to find an efficient and reputed solicitor to fight your case. With the affect of the whiplash injury being long term, it is necessary to find a solicitor who is a specialist in such cases. Apart from the whiplash injury specialist, you might also need the help of a well experienced attorney to fight the compensation claim for the vehicle repairs.
The victim of a whiplash injury can claim compensation on a no win, no fee basis in which case the victim gets the complete compensation without any expense incurring on fees or costs of the claim for the compensation. Depending on the severity of the whiplash injury you can claim for the minimum pain and suffering that lasts from a month to almost 24 months or more. But if the injury is moderate then the claim can go up and the amount of compensation is likely to be higher. In most severe cases in which damage have resulted the claims for compensation with increase accordingly and if the affect of the whiplash injury is to be suffering lifelong, like paralysis, the victim is well compensated for the loss of the ability to earn but this again would depend on the severity of the injury.
Ted Babbitt has won more than lawsuits over the past four decades. He’s won accolades and esteem. Since 1973, Mr. Babbitt has been a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates, an invitation-only group limited to just 100 of the top plaintiffs’ lawyers in the country. He’s written more than 100 articles that have appeared in national and local publications, given lectures for other attorneys, chaired nearly a dozen professional committees, and been listed – for more than 20 years — in The Best Lawyers in America. All the while, he has successfully tackled some of the toughest personal injury cases in the state of Florida – and obtained numerous high-profile, multimillion-dollar recoveries for his clients.
- 56 years of experience in Florida
- Practice Areas: Medical Malpractice (Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors), Personal Injury (Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death), Workers’ Compensation
- Professional Associations: Member #91146 of Florida State Bar (since 1965)