Whiplash injuries can be serious and deserve expert representation and significant compensation
Whiplash is a very common type of car accident injury. Unfortunately, many people don’t take it seriously. This means they may fail to get appropriate medical care as well as proper compensation for their suffering. Don’t let this happen to you!
How to Tell If You Have Whiplash
If you have been in any kind of car accident involving a collision—especially a rear-end accident or a head-on collision—it is possible you may have whiplash. Whiplash injuries occur when the sudden impact of an accident causes the head to snap forward and backward on the neck. This causes damage to the soft tissues in the neck, which can result in symptoms like:
- Neck pain and stiffness
- Shoulder pain
- Back pain
- Pain or numbness in the arms or hands
- Decreased range of motion
- Sleep disturbance
- Difficulty concentrating
It is extremely important to understand that whiplash symptoms typically do not appear immediately after an accident. Instead, they are considered “late-appearing” injuries that can take several days to make themselves felt. If you notice any of these symptoms in the days after a car accident, don’t ignore them. Instead, visit the doctor. Your doctor can not only provide pain medication and other necessary treatment options, but also add your symptoms to your medical record, which will set the groundwork for you to get compensation for your whiplash injuries via a car accident injury claim.
How to Get Compensation for Whiplash Injuries
Because insurance companies tend to be quite dismissive of whiplash injuries, you will definitely want to enlist the aid of an experienced car accident attorney such as The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker before you file your claim. We understand the best strategies for securing compensation in whiplash injury cases.
First of all, we will help establish liability for the accident. This is a prerequisite before you can seek compensation from the at-fault party’s insurance company.
Next, we will help you document your injury so you can prove to the insurance company that you really were hurt in the car accident. Whiplash injuries don’t appear on x-rays, so the documentation of your injury will primarily consist of your doctor’s diagnosis. We can help make sure you see a doctor who understands whiplash and can provide an accurate diagnosis and appropriate care.
Finally, we will help quantify the damages you have suffered as a result of the accident. This may include compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and damage to your vehicle. You can rely on us to fight aggressively for full and fair compensation.
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If you believe you have suffered a whiplash injury, please contact us at 800-333-0000 now. The initial consultation is always free.