Whiplash is possibly the most common result of auto accidents involving
injuries. When people get hurt in any accident, and someone else is responsible,
they deserve to collect money to pay for the harm they have suffered,
to pay for medical bills, loss of quality of life, lost wages and more.
However, certain injuries, like whiplash, can be hard to prove, and the
cases, as such, hard to pursue. Explore the consequences of a car accident
involving whiplash injuries, and how a personal injury lawyer can help
you get compensation in your case.
Whiplash Injuries in a Car Accident
Whiplash injuries can be difficult to support in a car accident case. While
these are potentially the most common damages suffered in such incidents,
they are also invisible injuries and the symptoms can range wildly in severity.
Whiplash is usually confined to cervical region soft tissues—muscles
and tendons. Symptoms can take up to a week before they fully manifest.
In the majority of cases, these symptoms, which include stiffness, pain
and limited range of motion, usually subside within a few weeks, but in
the most serious cases, they can last for months, years, or even a lifetime
and be compounded by nerve and spinal damage.
The problem is because these injuries are invisible, they are all-too-often
dismissed as nuisance suits when in reality they can be very serious.
Valuing a Whiplash Claim
The first step in filing your whiplash claim is to determine its value.
The duration of the pain you suffer is going to be a major factor in valuing
a whiplash claim. The more severe the pain and limits to mobility you
suffer, the greater the value of your case. In some cases, what first
presents as a whiplash case could turn out to be something much more serious.
Settlements in these cases can range anywhere from a few thousand dollars
to six figures and higher. Each injury case concerning back and neck injuries
vary wildly. Your best bet is to work with your attorney to value your case.
Pursuing a Claim with a Personal Injury Lawyer
When it comes time to pursue a claim for your neck injuries, there’s
only one path to take, and that’s to hire a personal injury lawyer.
Because the first reaction of many insurers and courts is going to be
to dismiss your claim as a nuisance case, you’ll need someone in
your corner who can defend your rights, and advise you on the appropriate
course of action.
At the Dunnion Law Firm, we’ve protected the rights of injury victims
since 1975. Whether your whiplash is minor or severe, we can help you
take the right steps to get compensated. We can stand up to bullying insurance
companies, and make sure you get your medical bills paid and you get to
keep control of your life. For more information or a free appointment
to discuss the details of your case, get in touch with us over the phone
or online today.