Seeking Compensation for Whiplash Injury after a Car Accident
Car accidents frequently result in property damage, personal injury, and pain and suffering. However, all car accident injuries are not immediately obvious. For instance, whiplash, which is one of the most common car accident injuries, has no visible symptoms. In addition, the pain and discomfort associated with whiplash may not develop until hours (or days) after an accident.
Attorney Roger “Rocky” Walton has worked many cases involving car accidents and whiplash in the Arlington, TX, area. He understands the seriousness of this type of injury. Mr. Walton and his legal team work hard to get car accident victims the compensation they are due for damages stemming from a whiplash injury.
What Is Whiplash?
Nearly everyone has heard the term whiplash, but few have a true understanding of the condition. Whiplash is a soft tissue injury within the neck. Whiplash can occur when the head moves forcefully in a back and forth motion, as is often the case during a car accident.
Whiplash can result in a number of painful side effects, including:
- Neck stiffness
- Restricted range of motion in the neck
- Pain or soreness in the neck or shoulders
Most whiplash symptoms develop within 24 hours of an injury, but it occasionally takes longer.
What to Do If You Think You Are Suffering from Whiplash
Any time that someone is in a car accident, he or she should seek medical attention. Even if there are no obvious signs of injury, soft tissue damage, such as whiplash, may be present. If our Arlington clients do not seek medical treatment immediately after a car accident and whiplash symptoms then develop, they should see a doctor as soon as they suspect they have an injury.
Early treatment is key to treating whiplash in a timely manner. With proper care, many whiplash victims feel better within a few weeks, but for some, chronic neck pain and stiffness is a long-term concern.
After medical treatment, the next priority is to contact an attorney and involved insurance companies. It is important to make note of the injury so that it can be included in the accident claim. Insurance companies often do not adequately compensate individuals for the full extent of their injuries, so victims should keep track of all damages. A knowledgeable attorney, like Roger “Rocky” Walton, will work to get clients the maximum compensation they are due.
Compensation for Damages
Victims who suffer whiplash after a car accident are likely to suffer physical, emotional, and financial damages. It is important that all types of damages be accounted for when our Arlington legal team seeks financial compensation for clients.
The most common damages to be rewarded in this type of case include:
- Reimbursement for past and future medical expenses (including any treatment, therapy, and prescriptions)
- Compensation for lost wages, or a loss of wage-earning potential
- Compensation for pain and suffering
Whiplash is a painful injury that can cause significant losses. If you’ve suffered a whiplash injury after a car accident, attorney Roger “Rocky” Walton and our legal team can help you get the compensation you are due. To learn more, contact us at your earliest convenience or call (817) 429-4299.