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Can I Get Compensation for Whiplash After an Accident

The short answer is Yes. You can get compensation for any injury after an accident caused by someone else. However, you shouldn’t dismiss your injuries as being minor and settle for a small amount.

If you were injured in a car wreck that was someone else’s fault, contact The Law Giant, Personal Injury & Accident Lawyers to find out all of your options. The Law Giant will compassionately listen to your story and help you get the most compensation possible. Call us at (866) 523-4167 or use our online contact form today.

How Much Money Can I Get for Whiplash?

The amount of money you can get in a whiplash claim depends on the amount of damages you’ve sustained. If you have significant medical bills and lost wages, we will try to get the maximum insurance policy limit. However, if you didn’t go to a doctor and continued working through your pain, it may be difficult to get you much compensation.

In general, you can get money for all of your medical costs, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, disability, pain and suffering, and other damages. We will calculate how much your claim is worth and get you as much money as possible.

What Is Whiplash?

According to the Mayo Clinic, whiplash is an injury to your neck that is caused by the forceful, rapid back-and-forth movement of the neck. This action is similar to that of a whip – hence the name “whiplash.”

Whiplash is most common in rear-end car accidents because of the force exerted on the body when a vehicle slams into yours from behind, pushing the car forward while your body stays in place or moves backwards. However, whiplash can also be the result of a sports accident, physical abuse, and other personal injury accidents.

Symptoms of whiplash include:

  • Stiffness and pain in the neck
  • Pain that worsens with neck movement
  • Loss of range of motion in the neck
  • Headaches
  • Tenderness in muscles in the shoulders and upper back and arms
  • Tingling or numbness in the arms
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Irritability
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Memory problems
  • Depression

How Long Does It Take Whiplash to Heal?

Whiplash usually takes a few weeks to get better, but it can take longer without a treatment plan that includes pain medication and exercise. Some people develop chronic neck pain and other long-lasting complications of whiplash.

You May Suffer from Conditions In Addition to Whiplash

You may feel tightness and pain in your neck and think you simply have whiplash. However, your condition might be much worse. There could be severe damage to your neck, back, and spinal cord with symptoms that are similar to whiplash.

Conditions that may seem like whiplash, but are much more serious include:

  • Fractures to your neck, back, or spine
  • Ruptured discs in your spinal cord
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Concussion
  • PTSD

You should always see a doctor after a wreck, even if you think you “only have whiplash.” Your doctor or an ER can rule out these other, more serious, conditions.

Call The Law Giant, Personal Injury & Accident Lawyers If You Had a Whiplash Accident

If you were injured in a car accident and diagnosed with whiplash or any condition that may have the same symptoms, contact The Law Giant, Personal Injury & Accident Lawyers right away. We will review your case and help you get the compensation you deserve. Call The Law Giant at (866) 523-4167 or use our online contact form.

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