Common Injuries After a Car Accident
If you’ve been involved in an accident, you must seek medical attention right away, both to take care of yourself, and for your case later. You may not be thinking about your case at the time of the accident. But symptoms don’t always show up immediately, and you may not realize that you’ve been injured. That’s why it’s important to get medical attention right away and continue medical treatment as needed.
Car accident injuries can range from minor to severe, depending on how hard your car was hit. But even a small jolt can cause soft tissue damage, such as whiplash. Car accidents can lead to injuries such as:
- Broken bones
- Back and neck injuries
- Other musculoskeletal injuries
- Internal bleeding
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Trauma/emotional damages (such as PTSD)
Seeing a doctor right away will make sure you diagnosed and treated, and document your injuries for a damages claim later.
Being involved in an accident is traumatic enough–but how do you recover financially? We can help you recover damages for things like:
- Medical expenses, including:
- Physical and cognitive therapies
- Ongoing treatments
- Outpatient care
- Medical devices and supplies (wheelchair, crutches, etc.)
- Lost and future wages
- Property damages
- Pain & suffering
- Other accident-related expenses
Florida’s Statute of Limitations
Like most states, Florida has a time limit for you to file your claim. From the date of your accident, you have four years in which to file a claim and/or lawsuit. After that, your case will be dismissed, and you’ll lose out on damages.
If you are filing a wrongful death suit after an accident, you’ll have only two years to file, also from the date of the accident. A wrongful death claim is a personal injury case filed by a deceased individual’s spouse, children, parents, or other related party to the deceased, and any damages awarded would go to the individual filing the case.
Need Help? Call The Umansky Law Firm
We’ve been helping accident victims in Winter Park for over 25 years. We’ll negotiate with the insurance companies who want to give you peanuts for your injuries instead of compensating you to get on with your life.
Don’t let the insurance companies–or anyone else–push you around while you’re hurt. Let us take care of your accident so you can concentrate on healing. We’ll investigate your crash and keep you informed every step of the way. Call us today for a free consultation at (407) 228-3838 or use our online contact form.