I Was Rear-Ended Yesterday And Just Started Feeling Neck Pain. What Should I Do?
It is very common that neck pain will show up the next day after a South Florida auto accident. While you may be able to get through the day taking pain medication and apply heating pads to your neck, don’t be fooled that the pain will go away or that it is just whiplash. Car accidents can produce a wide range of neck injuries that can even lead to debilitating injuries.
For this reason alone, you need to make sure you go see the doctor as soon as possible. Do not underestimate your injury or the damage done to your neck. You may have a more serious neck injury that you may not be aware of.
Additionally, it is a good idea to have a medical examination done for documentation purposes. If you chose to pursue a Florida personal injury lawsuit, it is wise to have your pain documented in your medical file. When you see a doctor, make sure you explain that your neck pain was a result of an auto accident so your medical file will be handled in the right way.
Make sure you document everything related to your Fort Lauderdale car accident. This includes your pain, days missed from work, medical expenses and any symptoms associated with your neck injury such as blurry vision, weakness, ringing in the ears, sleep problems and more.
It is also important to not give the insurance company a recorded statement or settle with them too quickly. If you don’t know the extent of your injuries, or if you are still experiencing neck and back pain, do not settle. It is best to wait to find out the extent of your injuries before accepting any offer from the insurance company. Even if the number the insurance company throws out at you seems big, you may have bigger bills related to your injury when all is said and done. For this reason, do not be in a hurry to sign a final settlement with the insurance company.
For more information or to speak with a Fort Lauderdale personal injury lawyer in a free legal consultation, call the Law Offices of David Benenfeld at [number type=”2″] or [number type=”1″] today.