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Have you or your loved one been in an accident and observed certain discomforts around the neck area? This may be a case of whiplash.
“Whiplash” refers to various forms of neck injuries that results when the neck is forcefully jerked back and forth, just like a whip. It is fairly common in accidents, especially in rear-end car crashes. Medical estimates say there are about 120,000 whiplash cases in the US every year, with patients suffering from neck and head pains that cannot be ignored and are sometimes chronic.
However, not everyone who has a whiplash injury may realize they need medical attention. Some accident victims see their symptoms too late, and this damages their injury claim.
In Pennsylvania, you can count on The Brod Injury Law Firm to help you get fully compensated for your whiplash injury. Even when your case seems challenging, our highly experienced injury lawyers can effectively build your case and negotiate for favorable results – just as we’ve been doing in the last 30 years.
Whiplash Symptoms To Watch Out For
Some whiplash cases show sign and symptoms as early as within 24 hours of the accident, while others may take several days. For your compensation claim, it is important that you seek medical attention as soon as you notice these symptoms; any delays can be used by the insurance company to undermine the seriousness of your case.
These are the most common signs and symptoms of whiplash:
- Neck pain
- Neck stiffness
- Headaches, typically originating at the nape or base of the skull
- Pain or tenderness in the shoulder area
- Pain or tenderness in the upper back
- Numbness or tingling in the arms
Also look out for less-obvious signs of whiplash, such as:
- Blurred vision
- Ringing in the ears (medically known as tinnitus)
- Difficulty sleeping
- Difficulty in memory.
Remember, even if the symptoms seem minor, they could be a sign of a real health concern, especially since whiplash involves vital body parts such as the neck, the spine, and the head. Let a medical professional assess the true nature and extent of your injuries. And let The Brod Law Firm help you obtain the financial compensation you need and deserve.
Claiming Compensation For Whiplash
While some whiplash accidents are a result of one’s own actions, there are plenty of cases where someone else may be responsible. Some examples:
- Car accidents involving a negligent or reckless driver
- Slipping, tripping, or falling due to unsafe conditions in someone’s property
- Sports accidents where excessive physical force was used.
In cases like these, injured victims may be entitled to damages covering both economic and non-economic losses. Economic losses are those with clear financial value such as medical bills, therapy or rehabilitation expenses, and lost income. On the other hand, non-economic losses are less specific, such as pain and suffering. Even though non-economic losses have no straightforward dollar value; a victim may be paid a calculated monetary amount for them.
However, making an injury claim is not always so easy. In fact, with injuries like whiplash, many claimants get undermined or denied altogether because the symptoms are vague or because they did not get medical treatment right away. Insurance companies can use loopholes like these to lower the value of a claim.
This is why it’s important for whiplash injury victims to have a lawyer on their side. A good injury attorney should be able to skillfully navigate the tricky negotiations process with insurers, and aggressively fight for the best result for the injured.
Competent Whiplash Lawyer In Pennsylvania
With over 30 years of experience, The Brod Injury Law Firm is highly trusted by accident victims in Philadelphia and beyond. Our skilled and effective legal services have helped numerous Pennsylvanians obtain their rightful compensation and get back on track after their accidents. We can do this for you, too.
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