Many people who have been the victim of a negligent driver suffer from injuries after the car accident. One of those injuries is whiplash, which is when the head or neck is snapped in a different direction than the one it was previously headed it, which can damage joints, ligaments or muscles in the neck area. This can potentially be a very serious injury and can result in pain in the neck or shoulders, or sometimes the back, stiffness in those areas and other symptoms that may make life uncomfortable. But is it worth it to purse a whiplash injury claim?
If you have sustained a whiplash injury, you might end up with pain or other symptoms for a long time. Most people do recover from whiplash, although sometimes the recovery requires physical therapy, drugs or even surgery and can take many months or years to full recover from. Also, some people may not be able to fully recover at all, and have to
live with pain or limitations caused by their whiplash injury. If your quality of life, livelihood or pocketbook has been affected by your whiplash injury, for a short or long period of time, it may be worth it to pursue such a case.
However, your attorney will be much better able to advise you if you should move forward with your case. Collecting compensation from a whiplash injury can be tricky because sometimes this particular injury won’t show up on imaging scans or on X-Rays, but there are other tests these days that can be done. This can mean that it is simply the doctor’s opinion and an attorney will have to prove that you do have the whiplash injury and that it is affecting your life, before you can collect any sort of compensation. However, a qualified and experienced attorney may be able to do this easily.
A whiplash injury may cost you money in terms of initial hospital tests and treatment, X-Rays and other tests that might be conducted by your GP and medication, some of which may not be covered by your insurance company. In addition, you may require physical therapy or surgery to recover from the whiplash injury. If these medical bills are present, then you certainly deserve to receive compensation for them, if your accident was the fault of someone else. You may also be able to collect pain and suffering or punitive damages depending upon your accident.
Attorneys help clients prepare and argue a case, and eventually in many cases, collect compensation for the injuries that they sustained, the bills they are now faced with and other damages. You’ll want an attorney that has many years of experience in car accident law and personal injury. The car accident attorneys at LedgerLaw can help you collect compensation from the insurance company or other party. Contact The Law Offices of Ledger & Associates today for a consultation at 800-300-0001.Many people who have been the victim of a negligent driver suffer from injuries after the car accident. One of those injuries is whiplash,which is when the head or neck is snapped in a different direction thanthe one it was previously headed it, which can damage joints, ligamentsor muscles in the neck area. This can potentially be a very serious injury and can result in pain in the neck or shoulders, or sometimes theback, stiffness in those areas and other symptoms that may make life&#