If you have been injured in a Fort Worth area motor vehicle accident, it is likely that you are experiencing significant pain as a result of your injuries. Under Texas law, you are entitled to compensation for the physical pain and mental anguish that you have experienced. In most cases, the pain suffered by car wreck victims is easily attributable to specific injuries that have occurred (for example, broken bones, bruised ribs, etc.)
Fibromyalgia is a medical disorder that is characterized by chronic pain on a widespread scale throughout the body. Although auto insurance companies have historically been reluctant to link the onset of the condition to injuries sustained in an auto collision, there is growing evidence that supports the two might in fact be linked.
A 2011 study published by the University of Florida found that neck trauma such as that endured by car crash victims has been found to cause the onset of fibromyalgia. Also in 2011, a study by the University of Aberdeen that was published by the US National Library of Medicine concluded that certain traumatic events – specifically traffic accidents – increases the risk of chronic widespread pain onset.
If you or your loved one has experienced the “all body” pain symptoms of fibromyalgia following a traumatic traffic accident, it is important that you consult with a rheumatologist to confirm an accurate diagnosis. You should also consult with a board certified personal injury attorney who can help you fight the at-fault driver’s insurance company to ensure you recover the full and fair compensation you deserve.
Living with fibromyalgia is not simply an inconvenience; it can have a tremendous impact on your life. In addition to the pain that you are cursed to endure day-in/day-out, patients may require ongoing therapy and medication to treat the pain, and in some cases it might be so bad that the patient is required to use a wheelchair or other assistance to get around. Other symptoms commonly associated with fibromyalgia include tension headaches, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety and depression.
If you or someone you love has suffered a serious injury in a Dallas-Fort Worth car wreck or other accident that was caused by another person’s negligence, and you have developed fibromyalgia or other chronic pain as a result of your injuries, please contact the Anderson Law Firm for a free, no obligation consultation on your case. We help accident victims recover the full and fair compensation they deserve from the insurance companies by demanding full justice.
Call us today, toll free at 800-354-6275 or locally at 817-294-1900.
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