There are many misconceptions surrounding whiplash. Some people think that whiplash injuries are minor, and that they will always go away by themselves with time. Others associate whiplash with fraud, sometimes going so far as to accuse victims of faking their injuries. Many of these ideas are based on a misunderstanding of whiplash injuries and the serious effects they can have on their victims.
The term "whiplash" actually refers to a wide variety of neck or back injuries that are caused by a sudden impact. Often, whiplash occurs in occupants of the front car in a rear-end accident. In this scenario, victims' heads are jerked forward and back, damaging the soft tissues of the neck.
Whiplash can cause headaches, pain, swelling and limited mobility in its victims. Unfortunately, while these symptoms can be quite severe, they can also be very difficult to diagnose.
Not all doctors have the experience or the medical tools to fully diagnose a whiplash injury. At Joe Horrox Law, we can connect you to a robust network of medical professionals, all of whom have extensive experience diagnosing and treating car accident injuries. If you are suffering from a whiplash injury, we will make sure that you receive quality care from qualified doctors.
This is very important for victims who are pursuing a personal injury lawsuit. Before we can pursue compensation on your behalf, we need to have a full understanding of the ways the accident has affected you. Once we know the extent of your injuries, our law firm will seek out a settlement that fully supports your medical and emotional needs.
Daytona Beach whiplash attorney Joe Horrox has more than 30 years of experience helping accident victims seek compensation for their whiplash injuries. Let us put this experience to work for you. To contact our law office, send us an email or call 386-258-2121. We offer free initial consultations to all clients, as well as weekend and evening appointments upon request.
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