Whiplash injuries are perceived as being a somewhat recent and modern phenomena, however whiplash injuries have been occurring since the train came into existence more than a hundred years ago. In 1882, British Surgeon Dr. John Eric Erichsen saw the problem of whiplash injuries as so great that he authored the book Concussions of the Spine. Although modern devices such as MRIs or CT scans had yet to be invented, the reasoning behind whiplash injuries was clear to Dr. Erichsen. He noted:
The rapidity of the movement, the momentum of the persons injured and of the vehicle that carries them, the suddenness of its arrest, the helplessness of the sufferers, and the natural perturbation of mind that must disturb the bravest, are all circumstances which necessarily greatly increase the severity of the resulting injury to the nervous system – Dr. John Erichsen, 1882
Although we now have MRI’s and CT scans that allow us to visually comprehend whiplash injuries, many insurance companies still try to pretend they don’t exist or disregard the severity. This is ridiculous, as it is easy to understand how a whiplash injury can occur and why you need a whiplash lawyer.
How Do Whiplash Injuries Occur and Why do I Need a Whiplash Lawyer in Tampa
The human body was never meant to travel at speeds that are now common in our society today. Prior to automobiles, injuries, such as head injuries, neck injuries, and spinal cord injuries, usually resulted from a fall or perhaps a war-time injury. Today, each and every one of us who travels on the highway is in danger of receiving a whiplash injury.
As an individual drives in an automobile, the body, particularly the head and torso, are moving the same speed as the automobile. When the driver is struck from behind, the head initially is thrown backward while the torso rises up while the vehicle still traveling forward. Once the impact has occurred, the head snaps forward and the torso returns to its previous condition.
The aftermath from a car accident involving a rear-end collision can be devastating. What’s worse, whiplash injuries can occur in relatively low speed collisions. The reasoning for this is simple. Although 1-20 mph in a car seems relatively slow, it is important to remember that some of the fastest humans on earth can only achieve top speeds of around 20 mph, and that is for very short distances. Therefore, car accidents occurring at low speeds can still cause debilitating and lifelong injuries if not treated properly and quickly.
If you’ve recently been in an auto accident and were the victim of a rear-end collision, you may be suffering from the following symptoms:
- Extreme Headaches and migraines
- Neck Pain
- Sharp, shooting pain that occurs in the arms and/or legs
- Persistent muscle aches and pain
- Tingling and Numbness
- Trouble Sleeping
- Blurred or Double Vision
- Nerve Damage
Whiplash Injuries amount to simple physics. However the insurance companies like to pretend the laws of physics don’t exist, one of many laws they try to ignore. That’s why if you’ve been in a rear-end collision, involving a car accident or truck accident, it is dire that you have a Tampa Whiplash lawyer that understands whiplash injuries that occur in Florida and the laws that surround them.
Tampa Whiplash Lawyer Michael Meksraitis
If you’ve read some of the other pages on this website, you are probably already aware that Mr. Meksraitis has over forty years of experience helping car accident victims suffering from whiplash injuries. That’s an important aspect to consider when you’ve decided, or are deciding, on whether to hire an injury lawyer in Tampa.
Michael Meksraitis is Committed in Helping Your Receive
- Highest Compensation Possible
- Top Quality Medical Treatment
- Return the Life of you and your family back to normal or better
At the Law Office of Michael Meksraitis, we never use case managers, and the whiplash attorneys stay in constant communication. Our goal is to help you receive the highest compensation possible to help you recover from your injuries. We don not accept the notion that, just because someone has had a whiplash injury, they do not deserve a fulfilling and active life.
At our office, Mr. Meksraitis has thousands of clients with their whiplash injuries. At Whiplash Attorney’s Michael Meksraitis’s office, we understand the severity of your case. Unlike other whiplash lawyers in Tampa, we are your personal attorneys. This means that if you call for an attorney, one will actually speak to you or return your call in a reasonable time. Our knowledgeable and professional staff will always be as helpful as possible in helping you achieve. Many whiplash lawyers become jaded over time, but in the eyes of Michael Meksraitis, each client is his only client.
If you or someone you love has been in a car accident, there is a very high chance that you may have sustained a whiplash injury. It is important to have a competent whiplash lawyer handling your case. Michael Meksraitis has an in depth knowledge of the medical issues surrounding your case. If you need a competent whiplash lawyer, contact whiplash lawyer Michael Meksraitis today.