Boca Raton Car Accident Whiplash Lawyer
This head-neck injury, which is almost always caused by a car crash, is difficult to diagnose and treat. Initial whiplash symptoms, like neck stiffness and soreness, are extremely common. Pretty much everyone feels sore after a car crash. Additionally, this soft tissue injury doesn’t show up on X-rays and other common diagnostic tests. The danger is great. This nerve injury, if left untreated, could cause paralysis.
In contrast, the thorough Boca Raton car accident whiplash lawyers at Smith, Ball & Báez never make assumptions and never take shortcuts. Instead, we carefully evaluate your case, from a victim’s perspective and an insurance company’s perspective, so we can accurately assess your legal options. Then, as we build a case, we build it one brick at a time. The strong foundation becomes a strong tower that’s almost unassailable in court.
What Causes Car Crashes?
Whiplash is a motion-related injury that’s common even in low-speed collisions, like parking lot fender benders. Regardless of the speed, driver error causes almost all of the vehicle collisions in Florida. The two major types of driver error are:
- Aggressive Driving: Excessive speed, which is the most common kind of aggressive driving, is a factor in about a third of the fatal vehicle collisions in Palm Beach County. Speed increases the risk of a wreck and the force in a collision. Other kinds of aggressive driving include tailgating and failure to stop at a red light or stop sign.
- Impaired Driving: Sometimes, the chain of events that ends in a car crash begins before the driver gets behind the wheel. Alcohol, which is a factor in about a third of the fatal crashes in Florida, is one example of driver impairment. Others include driving while under the influence of drugs, while fatigued, or with epilepsy or another serious medical condition.
In addition to whiplash and other head injuries, car crashes often cause broken bones, internal bleeding, and other serious or life-threatening injuries. Also like whiplash, many of these wounds are difficult to diagnose and treat. On top of all that, the medical bills in a catastrophic injury case often exceed $100,000.
To address both these concerns, a Boca Raton car accident whiplash lawyer connects victims with top-notch doctors who charge nothing upfront for their professional services.
Medical bills, car repair bills, and other accident-related expenses must be paid eventually. So, the compensation in these cases includes money for these and other economic losses. Accident victims shouldn’t have to pay these expenses out of their own pockets. Public or private health insurance companies shouldn’t have to pay them either. If that happens, other Floridians end up paying for them, in the form of higher insurance premiums or taxes.
Compensation for economic losses is a good start, but it’s only a good start. These victims suffer through almost unimaginable pain and suffering. No amount of money ends this suffering, but quite frankly, money makes it more bearable.
Victims are legally entitled to this compensation, but insurance company lawyers always look for ways to reduce or deny it. Victims with attorneys receive about three times more money than car accident and other injury victims who represent themselves. A lawyer is a strong advocate in court, as well as a skilled negotiator in a conference room.
Count on a Hard-Hitting Palm Beach County Lawyer
Injury victims are entitled to significant compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced whiplash car accident lawyer in Boca Raton, contact Smith, Ball, Baez & Prather, Florida Injury Lawyers. The sooner you reach out to us, the sooner we start fighting for you.