Are you experiencing chronic neck pain after a car accident? Does the pain in your neck prevent you from working or performing normal daily tasks? Have you wondered if you should file a personal injury lawsuit for whiplash? Is there compensation available for your medical bills, lost wages, and suffering?
You may have grounds for filing a personal injury lawsuit for whiplash. Call 1-800-CALL-KEN to speak with a personal injury lawyer to discuss your options for receiving compensation after a car accident.
What is Whiplash?
Whiplash is a common injury in motor vehicle accidents, especially rear-end collisions. A whiplash injury occurs when your head is jerked forward and backward in a violent motion causing a neck strain or sprain. The motion can damage the tendons, muscles, and ligaments of the neck causing severe pain and decreased mobility.
Symptoms of whiplash that can appear immediately or within days following an injury include:
- Tightness, pain, and decreased range of motion
- Pain when moving head from side to side or backward and forward
- Stiffness or pain when looking over each shoulder
- Dizziness or blurred vision
- Shoulder, back, or arm pain
- Headaches that begin at the base of the skull and radiate toward the forehead
In some cases, a concussion can accompany whiplash. Regardless of whether you believe you have suffered a whiplash injury accompanied or not accompanied by a concussion, it is important to seek medical care as soon as possible after an injury. While many cases of whiplash heal on their own with the use of ice packs, painkillers, heat packs, and braces, some cases of whiplash can result in long-term or permanent disabilities.
Insurance Companies Treat Whiplash Victims Unfairly
Some insurance companies treat whiplash victims unfairly because whiplash has received an unfair reputation as a “made up” or “overly exaggerated” injury. Insurance adjusters make light of whiplash injuries even though whiplash can be extremely painful and debilitating. The pain from whiplash can last months or years and prevent a person from working or engaging in other activities. Some whiplash victims require physical therapy and rehabilitation to heal. These treatments can be very costly.
If you are suffering from whiplash, you deserve to be treated fairly and with respect. You deserve to be taken seriously by the insurance adjuster and the insurance company for the other driver.
Unfortunately, insurance companies can be resistant to whiplash claims, often delaying and denying valid injury claims. Sometimes the only way to force an insurance company to take soft tissue injuries such as whiplash seriously is to file a personal injury lawsuit. Your car accident attorney will work closely with your doctor to obtain evidence of your whiplash injury to prove the extent of your damages.
By filing a personal injury lawsuit for a car accident, you may receive compensation for damages including but not limited to:
- Past and future lost wages, including a loss of earning capacity
- Past and future medical expenses, including physical therapy and rehabilitation
- Property damages
- Out-of-pocket expenses related to the car accident, your injury, and your recovery
- Permanent disability, scarring, and disfigurement
- Mental anguish, emotional suffering, and physical pain
Several factors are used to determine the types and amounts of compensation you may be entitled to receive. Our personal injury lawyers can provide additional information about the process of filing a lawsuit and the compensation available during a free consultation.
Do You Need an Indiana Personal Injury Lawyer for Your Car Accident?
If you are injured in a car accident, don’t face the insurance company for the other driver alone. Let our personal injury lawyers fight for your right to receive full compensation for your whiplash injury.
Call The Ken Nunn Law Office at 1-800-CALL-KEN or 1-800-225-5536 for a free, no-obligation case evaluation and free legal consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. You can reach our office 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through the Live Chat feature on our website.