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Can Car Accidents Trigger Fibromyalgia Injuries?

 Posted on November 15, 2022 in Car Accident

Palatine Personal Injury lawyerEvery day people are injured in vehicle accidents. Many are fortunate enough to walk away with minor bumps and bruises but serious injuries can lead to lifelong health issues. Fibromyalgia happens to be a chronic musculoskeletal disorder that can be triggered by the physical and emotional trauma that comes from a car accident. The impact can also aggravate or worsen this severe condition.

Understanding Fibromyalgia

If you have fibromyalgia, you will experience pain throughout your body. That is because this condition affects the way the brain processes pain signals, prompting pain sensations to multiply. Fibromyalgia can not only be physically debilitating but it affects your capability to work and handle tasks that require memory function. The inability to do what you were once able to do very easily can lead to depression, frustration, and anxiety.

Who Is At Fault for My Injuries?

Most medical professionals prescribe medications, exercise, and behavioral techniques for fibromyalgia but the effects are still life-changing. For this reason, a diagnosis of fibromyalgia due to another driver’s negligence or misconduct can result in compensation. Negligence is the failure to act reasonably to prevent injury and to make sure everyone is safe. Someone who causes an accident due to negligence could be held responsible for damages including property damage and bodily injuries. A driver could be held at fault for engaging in some of the following behaviors:

  • Speeding

  • Drunk driving

  • Texting while driving

  • Following too closely

What Kind of Compensation Can I Seek for My Injuries?

At Newland & Newland, LLP, we recently obtained $1,725,000 for a rear-end collision resulting in cervical fusion and fibromyalgia. When our clients are injured in a car accident, we consider all of their hardships when seeking compensation for their injuries including the following:

  • Medical expenses

  • Lost income

  • Repair and replacement of vehicle

  • Pain and suffering or intangible damages

Hiring an experienced personal injury attorney can prove invaluable when trying to recover compensation based on your fibromyalgia diagnosis.

Contact a Palatine Personal Injury Lawyer

If you or a loved one have been involved in an accident and you have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, contact Newland & Newland, LLP. A skilled Arlington Heights personal injury attorney will review your case. Our team will guide you and try to get you the compensation that you are entitled to as a result of your injuries. Call 847-797-8000 for a free consultation. 





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