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What Can I Expect Physically After a Car Accident in Florida?

Physical injuries are a common consequence of a car accident. If this has happened to you, you may experience a series of aches and pains that could last for days, weeks, or longer. It’s important to note that some accidents lead to permanent physical injuries or disabilities. Therefore, it is vital to seek medical care as soon as possible. Some symptoms can take time to develop. Seeing a medical professional not only helps you prevent your injuries from worsening, but it can also help lay the groundwork for a successful personal injury case.

Contact us at Kogan & DiSalvo for a free consultation. A car accident attorney from our firm could help you build a strong case. We are well-versed in Florida’s negligence laws and have a proven track record of outstanding settlements and verdicts.

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Neck Pain

Neck pain is common in the aftermath of a crash. In fact, the injury that is most associated with car accidents is whiplash—a soft tissue injury. Due to the sudden impact, the head snaps back and forth. Whiplash may heal in a few days, but often, it takes much longer.

Back Pain

Back pain is one of the most common physical symptoms of a car accident. It is typically the result of damage to the soft tissue during a crash. Whiplash is often severe enough to result in both neck and back pain.

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Headaches are also typical following a car accident. Head injuries can be life-threatening, but their symptoms are often delayed. It is vital to seek out medical care because it may be from whiplash, but it may also be a sign of a concussion or other traumatic brain injuries (TBIs).


Bruising is another common sign that you have been involved in a car crash. Physical trauma to the body typically results in some bruising or swelling. While it might be relatively minor, it could also signify something more serious is happening under the surface. Any visible injury—including bruising—should be checked out by a doctor following a car crash.

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Tingling or Numbness

Numbness or tingling could be a sign of serious medical issues following a car crash. These sensations may be felt in the back, hands, shoulders, or neck. Developing these symptoms can be a sign of nerve damage. Sometimes, it might not be more serious than a pinched nerve. In other cases, you could be facing symptoms related to a spinal injury.


Many car accidents will result in cuts and lacerations. These injuries are common in cases where the impact leads to shattered auto glass. While many cuts are superficial and will heal on their own, others can be significant enough to result in permanent scarring or disfigurement.

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If you were hurt in an accident through no fault of your own, you could be entitled to financial compensation–which would cover pain and suffering, lost wages, and medical treatment. At Kogan & DiSalvo, we understand that your case is important, and we will provide the legal guidance and advocacy to get the car accident settlement you need to heal and rebuild your life. When you require a full-service law firm that takes cases on a contingency basis, you can depend on our team.

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