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Is Whiplash Worth Filing an Injury Lawsuit For?

Is Whiplash Worth Filing an Injury Lawsuit For?

Posted By The Dunnion Law Firm || 20-Apr-2017

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.

Categories: Personal Injury