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I Have Whiplash After a Car Accident—Can I Sue?

When you’re seriously injured in a car accident, you may know you’re due compensation. But what about a less-severe injury like whiplash? Can you still sue? 

Car accidents can lead to injuries of varying severity, but all your suffering should be compensated. The lawyers at Anderson & Anderson are here to help you get that compensation. Reach out for a car accident lawyer in Tampa if you’re hurt and struggling to get compensated for your whiplash injuries. 

Is Whiplash That Serious? 

When many people think about whiplash, they may not take it that seriously. But whiplash can lead to severe pain and can be difficult to recover from. 

Whiplash happens when the neck is strained, damaging the soft tissue of the neck. When this happens, the pain may not start right away, but it may impact your life and your health. It may take weeks or months of physical therapy, rest, and treatment for pain before you’ve recovered from these injuries. 

Who’s Liable for My Whiplash Damages? 

When you’ve suffered whiplash in a car accident, you may have grounds for a lawsuit against the at-fault party. But determining who’s liable isn’t always easy. 

For example, you may have been injured by a careless or distracted driver. They may have been texting while driving and rear-ended you. But they’re not always the at-fault party. They may have been driving as part of their job, which may put the fault on their employer

In other cases, your accident may have been the fault of a manufacturer. They may have made and sold a faulty car part, which caused a driver to lose control of their vehicle and hit you. Detangling fault, especially when both drivers were driving carefully, can be tough, so speak with your lawyer before you make a decision. 

Compensation for Car Crash Victims 

When you’re hurt in a car accident, you need compensation that covers your needs. But you may be unsure what those damages, or suffering caused by the accident, are worth. Because of this, you may need to speak to your lawyer about what your claim is worth. They can help you calculate the value of the economic and non-economic (financial and non-financial) damages you suffered. 

If you’re suffering from whiplash, talk to your lawyer about seeking the following damages, among others: 

Contact an Accident Lawyer About Your Injuries 

When you’re hurt and suffering because of a whiplash injury, you may need help from a lawyer to get the compensation you’re due. 

At Anderson & Anderson, we know how tough it can be to get the compensation you’re owed for your injuries. That’s why we offer free consultations—we want you to know how we can make your claim successful before we begin. Call 813-251-0072 or complete the following online contact form to learn more.