If you have suffered a car accident, you may be experiencing a wide range of emotions- anger, shock, and/ or grief. This is completely normal for car accident victims. It is also normal for people to feel sore after a car accident. If you have been injured in a car accident, it is completely normal for you to feel soreness and pain. Pain is normal. However, you may be wondering how long it will take for you to fully recover from your injuries.
The amount of soreness and pain that you will experience if you have been injured in a car accident will depend on the type of car accident. If you have been involved in a severe car accident and suffered serious accident injuries, you will experience pain in greater amounts and will suffer muscle soreness for a greater amount of time. If you are suffering pain weeks after you received your serious injuries in a car accident, you should see a doctor to seek medical attention as soon as possible. A doctor may be able to offer you pain relief and/ or some kind of physical therapy. If you seek medical treatment, a doctor will give you a better idea of how long you will feel sore after a car accident.
Once you have sought medical attention, a personal injury lawyer at The Law Place will help you file a personal injury claim so that you can receive some compensation for all of your pain and suffering. To find out what a car accident lawyer at our law firm can do for you, call us today to schedule a free consultation. We have practice areas across the State of Florida. Phone us now at (941) 444-4444.
What Is Normal Pain After a Car Accident?
It is completely normal to feel pain and soreness after a car accident. No matter whether you have suffered minor or serious injuries, your body will have experienced trauma, and therefore it will need time to recover. The amount of pain that you are suffering will depend on the following:
- Your position in the vehicle.
- The speed of the car accident.
- Whether you were wearing a seat belt.
- The size of your vehicle.
- The size of the other vehicles involved.
- Whether any airbags were deployed.
- Any preexisting injuries.
There is no such thing as a “normal” amount of pain to experience following a car accident in Florida. If you are concerned about of pain you are experiencing, you should seek medical attention and a doctor right away. Your health should be your main priority. Do not worry about medical bills, a personal injury attorney at The Law Place will be able to help you claim back any costs from your insurance company. If you are concerned about the medical expenses for your accident injury, please contact us today. In a free case consultation, a personal injury lawyer at our law firm will be able to answer all of your questions.
My Pain Suddenly Came Out of Nowhere? What Should I Do?
It is not uncommon for car accident victims to experience delayed pain. Many people can walk away from a car accident without feeling a thing. However, a day or two later, they suddenly feel a great deal of pain. Everybody handles pain differently, and certain injuries are notorious for having delayed symptoms. For example, signs for a traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injuries typically don’t tend to present themselves until days after the car accident. If you haven’t already seen a doctor and begin to experience pain, you should seek medical attention immediately. Just because it has taken days or weeks for your symptoms to appear does not make your injury any less serious. Don’t accept that your pain will eventually go away. Get the medical care that you deserve.
No matter if you’re suffering neck pain, back pain, or sprains and strains, a personal injury lawyer at The Law Place can help you recover all the compensation that you deserve. Car accidents are hugely traumatic, and you shouldn’t have to suffer through no fault of your own.
How Long Does It Take for Someone to Recover From a Car Accident?
The average car accident injury requires two to six weeks to completely heal. However, this can massively vary depending on the injury and person. In your healing time, if you feel well enough, you will still be able to perform your daily activities. However, you should exercise caution with everything you do until you are completely healed.
If you are wondering how long it will take you to heal from your car accident injuries, you should seek a professional medical opinion and see a doctor. We are not qualified to suggest how long your injury will take to heal following your car accident in Florida. Serious injuries will obviously require a much longer period of healing.
If you are worried that your injuries will prevent you from working or completing your ordinary daily activities, please get in contact with a personal injury attorney. An attorney will be able to help you file a claim against your insurance company or auto insurance so that you can receive the compensation that you are entitled to. You can receive compensation to cover lost wages, reduced earning capacity, and so much more.
I Am Still in Pain Weeks After My Accident. What Should I Do?
If you are still in pain weeks after suffering car accidents, you should seek medical attention right away. Humans are stubborn and will often prefer to tough it out rather than going to see a doctor. If your injury is still causing you pain and soreness weeks after your accident, you need to take your pain seriously. Do not fear medical expenses. A personal injury lawyer can help you claim back these later in compensation. Your health should be your top priority.
If you have already sought medical treatment, be sure to follow your doctor’s advice. If they have prescribed pain relief, physical therapy, and/or other kinds of therapy, be sure to keep it up. Not only because it will be important for your health, but because it will also greatly help your insurance personal injury claim. This is because it is not uncommon for an auto insurance company to argue that a person’s pain and soreness resulted from their actions following their car accidents and not the vehicle accidents themselves. If you want to receive the maximum amount of compensation possible for your injury claim, you need to follow all of the recommendations your doctor has suggested and keep up to date with your follow-up appointments. Your medical record plays an important part in your car accident case.
What Pain Is Caused by Spinal Cord Injuries?
Serious car accidents in Florida are the number one cause of spinal cord injuries, according to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS). After a car accident, it is normal to feel soreness in your neck and back. However, the pain caused by spinal cord injures is usually different from that of regular neck and back injuries. The pain is typically far more extreme and involves severe pressure.
If you experience any of these symptoms after your car accident, you need to see your doctor immediately. The longer you leave it, the worse your pain and injuries may become.
What Are the Most Common Reasons for Soreness After a Car Accident?
There is a range of reasons why people experience soreness after suffering car accidents in Florida. Some of the most common injuries and causes for soreness are as follows:
- Sprains and strains.
- Whiplash symptoms and neck pain.
- Traumatic brain injury.
- Spinal cord injuries.
- Back pain.
- Soft tissue injuries.
No matter how serious or minor your injuries are, if you are experiencing muscle soreness or any kind of pain after your accident, you may need some physical therapy or additional pain relief. That is what it is a good idea to contact your doctor right away to organize some treatment. Don’t suffer in pain. Get your injuries treated if you are still feeling sore after your accident.
If I Am Sore After a Car Accident, What Should I Do?
If you are sore after a car accident, you should definitely go and seek medical attention. A lot of people in Florida are hesitant to go and seek the help that they need because they fear the medical bills. You have nothing to worry about. Our lawyers will be able to help you recover the costs of any medical bills you have encountered.
Your health should be your main priority. We are not medical professionals, so we cannot offer you professional medical advice, and that is why we strongly urge that you visit your doctor. Car accident injuries can be very serious and can take a long time to heal. You may be suffering from whiplash symptoms, neck pain, and/ or back pain. Seek the treatment you deserve. You do not need to suffer in pain and tough it out.
What Should I Do If My Car Accident Has Caused Chronic Pain?
After an accident, we all hope that our pain will eventually subside. Sometimes, however, the pain will persist, and people will feel sore for weeks after suffering their injuries. This is especially the case of back injuries, whiplash, neck injuries, broken bones, and head injuries. These injuries can result in chronic pain that can persist for years after an accident.
You may be wondering how this may affect a personal injury case. In these cases, pain is typically recognized as a non-economic cost and is classed under pain and suffering. This means that the law enables you to seek compensation for the physical pain of an accident and not just an injury. The amount of compensation that you can receive will generally depend on the following factors:
- The severity of your pain.
- The duration of your pain.
- The type of pain you are suffering from.
- Whether treatment can help your pain.
- How your pain has affected your day-to-day life.
- Whether your pain has reduced your enjoyment for life.
What Are Some Typical Costs in a Personal Injury Car Accident Case?
Pain can impact a personal injury case greatly. Pain is one of the top billers when you evaluate all of your costs following your accident. A personal injury attorney at The Law Place can help you recover compensation to cover the following costs you will encounter because of your pain:
- Medical bills – Pain treatment is expensive. It involves much medication, physical therapy, surgery, and more. You may also participate in chiropractic care, epidural injection, and other forms of therapy.
- Lost wages – Your pain following your vehicle accident may be preventing you from returning to work. We can help you recover any lost wages that your injury has caused you.
- Pain and suffering – This is a non-economic cost. It is to compensate for emotional trauma, pain, and so much more. It is wise to have a reputable attorney working on your case to ensure that your pain and suffering are calculated properly.
- Loss of companionship – If your pain has meant that you are unable to spend as much time with your family as you once did, an attorney can help you be compensated for these losses.
- Loss of enjoyment – Your pain may mean that you are unable to enjoy your life as much as you once did. For example, back pain may be preventing you from going for a run. If your pain interferes with your life, an attorney can help you receive compensation for this.
When Should I Speak to a Car Accident Lawyer?
The sooner you contact and speak to a car accident lawyer, the better. If you contact The Law Place today, you will be able to schedule a free consultation with one of our highly experienced and reputable accident lawyers.
You must act quickly because of Florida’s statute of limitations. These are outlined under Florida Statute 95.11. The law states that you only have four years following your car accident to file a claim of compensation for your injuries. If you suffered your injuries a few months ago and have found that your pain is persisting, it is not too late to get in contact with us. We will do all that we can to ensure that you receive the compensation and justice that you deserve. You should not have to be suffering in pain alone.
Should I Contact The Law Place Today?
Absolutely. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in a car accident and you are still experiencing pain, our lawyers can help you. No matter how severe or minor you deem your pain to be, you may be entitled to compensation.
At The Law Place, we have helped countless clients receive the compensation that they deserve for their car accident cases. We have practices areas across the State of Florida, so no matter where your accident has occurred, we can help you.