Car accidents cause many whiplash injuries.
All it takes is someone not paying attention to cause a significant neck injury or whiplash.
Whiplash typically occurs when your head is forcefully and quickly thrown forward and then backward. Neck injuries are very common in motor vehicle accidents, but even a bad fall can be enough of a jolt to do damage.
If you’ve just been in a car accident make sure to take care of yourself, you can read our blog – What to do after an Auto Accident?
If you think you have a neck injury, it’s important to get checked out by a medical professional. They can provide information on how serious your injury is. It’s also important that you don’t settle any claim with an insurance company until you’ve healed. If you have any questions, just reach out to us. We work with whiplash and other neck injuries frequently.
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Other Types of Auto Accidents We Work
- Car Accident
- Big Truck Accident
- Motorcycle Accident
- DUI Auto Accident
- Uninsured Motorist Accident
- Underinsured Motorist Claims
Sign and Symptoms of Whiplash
The Mayo Clinic describes these signs and symptoms of Whiplash that may present themselves if you have been injured:
- Neck pain and stiffness
- Worsening of pain with neck movement
- Loss of range of motion in the neck
- Headaches, most often starting at the base of the skull
- Tenderness or pain in the shoulder, upper back, or arms
- Tingling or numbness in the arms
- Blurred vision
- Sleep disturbances
- Ringing in the ears
- Memory problems
Some of these symptoms can be debilitating and make it very difficult to do daily activities. We recommend that you consult with a medical professional to rule out more serious conditions such as fractures, ligament tears, and slipped or impinged discs.
We have extensive experience helping people who have suffered from neck injuries from an accident. When you hire our firm you’re not only getting legal help. We’re connected to many professionals that can provide you with care during and after an accident. We can help with recommendations on who to see medically, what kind of financial relief may exist for your situation, and how long it can take to get a reimbursed for your accident.
Neck Injury Claims and Whiplash Lawsuits
Not every neck injury is a lawsuit. Any neck injury or whiplash case starts as a claim against the insurance company. If the insurance company and you or your and your lawyer agree to the terms of the settlement, you’ll never need to file a lawsuit.
It’s when the insurance company doesn’t agree to pay for your medical bills or fair compensation for your injury that we can file a lawsuit. It’s a disagreement between us and the insurance company.
Neck Injuries and Insurance Companies
Many neck injuries can be settled as claims. As long as you, or you and your lawyer, and the insurance company can agree on compensation that satisfies your expenses. But be careful.
Current expenses are easily calculated. Generally, when you settle a claim you also forgo any further claim for future issues. It’s important that your compensation contains both current and future expenses you might experience.
This is where a neck injury attorney familiar with EVERY aspect of what has happened and what could happen is important. A good attorney can save you from accepting a claim that’s not in your best interest.
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For an honest, free, and compassionate consultation about your neck injury or whiplash call or text us confidentially at (815) 964-8303.
Remember our service is absolutely at no cost to you unless we earn a recovery on your behalf. Let our Personal Injury Lawyers help you or your loved one navigate the legal side of your case and fight for your financial recovery, while you focus on your physical recovery.