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Do you have whiplash? Your next steps

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Whiplash can be caused by various events such as car accidents, sport injuries, bicycling accidents, or any other accident that causes your head to jerk suddenly. Accidents causing whiplash occur unexpectedly. You should be aware of the symptoms of whiplash and what steps you should take following the sudden blow.

What is whiplash?

Whiplash is caused by a sudden blow to causes your head to move backward then forward suddenly. Whiplash is a very common injury resulting from rear-end car crashes. The sudden force causes the tendons, muscles and ligaments in the neck to stretch beyond their normal range of motion, resulting in neck strains or a “soft tissue injury” know as whiplash. Whiplash can occur from low speed and high-speed car crashes. Whiplash symptoms may appear immediately or days after the accident, so it is important to be mindful of any changes in soreness.

Common symptoms include:

  • Pain and stiffness in the upper back, shoulders, and neck
  • Worsening pain with neck movement
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Tingling in the arms

Less common symptoms include:

  • Problems with concentration and memory
  • Chronic pain in the neck, shoulders, or head
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Blurred vision

Your Next Steps

Proving whiplash in your personal injury case can be a difficult task because soft tissue injuries do not show up on X-rays or MRIs. However, seeking medical attention immediately when symptoms occur is important for your health and for your personal injury case. Documentation of hospital visits and your physician’s opinion will help establish your injuries and losses which were caused by the car accident. It is also very important to document all treatment you received after the car accident and ensure you follow all treatment your doctor orders.

Finally, low settlement offers from insurance companies are not rare with this type of injury due to the lack of diagnostic tests able to prove the extent of your injury. Thus, producing your health documentation to the insurance adjuster can identify those points of your claim which show you are entitled to more compensation. Though, if the insurance company refuses to budge and you believe you deserve more compensation, retaining a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer to argue your case may be your best option.

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If we’re unable to obtain a settlement of verdict for you we eat the costs we’ve advanced to litigate your case, which includes costs for ordering medical records, filing your case, hiring experts, deposing witnesses, and many other things.

If we do settle your case or obtain a verdict for you our standard rate is 33% of the settlement or verdict, plus reimbursement for the expense we’ve previously advanced. Our fee never increases like some personal injury attorneys, even if we have to take your case to trial.

Our Fees

It cost $0 up front to hire our office. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you only pay us if we settle your case or obtain a verdict on your behalf.

If we’re unable to obtain a settlement of verdict for you we eat the costs we’ve advanced to litigate your case, which includes costs for ordering medical records, filing your case, hiring experts, deposing witnesses, and many other things.

If we do settle your case or obtain a verdict for you our standard rate is 33% of the settlement or verdict, plus reimbursement for the expense we’ve previously advanced. Our fee never increases like some personal injury attorneys, even if we have to take your case to trial.

Case Worth

As a victim, establishing damages, negotiating with the insurance company, or filing a lawsuit can be daunting and next to impossible without the assistance of an experienced lawyer. As a result, if you have been hurt in an accident, it is important that you contact an attorney as soon as possible to help you recover the compensation to which you are entitled under Indiana law.

Why Hire?

Choosing an attorney that has experience dealing with personal injury law is important to protect your legal rights. If you are trying to recover damages from a business or other type of organization, you can bet that they are going to have a legal team on their side.

Medical Bills

If you were injured by an accident you may be struggling to determine who is responsible for paying your medical bills and holding them accountable. Speak to an experienced personal injury lawyer at The Law Office of William W. Hurst and learn if we may be able to help.

Recovery

After you have been injured, you are entitled to compensation. The type and amount of compensation depends on the injury, bills, the cause of the injury, negligence/bad faith of the defendant, etc. The attorney you retain can also heavy influence your recovery through knowledge, experience, and dedication. Legal terms and phrases can be confusing even after you retain an attorney. If you have been injured, you may wonder how much your case is worth or what your “damages” are. The worse the injuries, the higher the value of the case and the greater need for an experienced attorney