Whiplash Injury Attorneys in Dover
Compensation for Your Medical Care May Be Available
A whiplash injury can create months of painful physical recovery, and you need an attorney who understands and has experience in advocating on the behalf of people who have sustained a whiplash injury. A classic whiplash injury can happen when you are in a motor vehicle and you are struck from behind. The dynamics and force of the impact cause your body to be moved in a way that puts significant strain on cervical muscles around your shoulders and neck.
Whiplash injuries can be extremely painful take a long time to heal. The reason for this is that whiplash injuries are complex musculoskeletal systems, virtually all of which field the force from a rear-end collision. Micro-tears in muscle fibers or problems with joints can arise from a whiplash injury. It takes a long time to cure a whiplash injury. It can require long-term physical therapy, massage therapy, chiropractic treatment, and any number of therapies to reach an end result. Some people never completely recover. Sometimes, whiplash injuries are also accompanied by a traumatic brain injury just as a result of the impact, and sometimes as a result of a head strike injury inside a vehicle.
Evaluating the Cost of a Whiplash Injury
A whiplash injury may mean that someone has to attend physical therapy several times a week. It may mean that person has had to endure headaches. It may mean that that person can’t take care of their family, their children, elderly parents, or anyone who needs their help. If someone is older, whiplash injuries can take a long time to heal. All of this means that you need an attorney who can maximize your recovery by fully understanding your medical situation and advocating with the insurance carrier to overcome their objections.
Handling Whiplash Insurance Claims
Insurance carriers will often try to minimize the magnitude of a whiplash injury to serve their own financial best interests. If your attorney can adequately explain to them the nature and extent of the medical injury, it becomes more difficult for them to avoid paying what is their responsibility.
Drivers are simply negligent these days, and this often results in rear-end injuries. It is common for people to be texting or talking on their phone while driving, and accidents in stop-and-go traffic with whiplash injuries are common.
Whiplash injuries are also common in T-bone accidents. If a car darts out from a stop sign or misses a red light and hits the vehicle in which you were riding broadside, this can cause a different type of whiplash accident as your body is tossed from side to side. Again, this means that complex medical treatment with a variety of strategies can be required and cause considerable time and expense. Whiplash injuries can make it difficult for people to sleep and engage in the simplest activities of daily living. When you have sustained a whiplash injury in an automobile accident, you need legal representation to help you convince the insurance carrier of the value of your case. Insurance carriers will do anything they can to avoid paying full value for a claim.
They will often try to magnify pre-existing injuries in order to minimize the value of your claim. Your attorney will help fight the insurance carrier’s attempt to shift the burden of the injury to some other cause. Sometimes, this can require a very sophisticated analysis of medical injuries to determine which is related to the automobile accident. It can require advocacy with you medical health providers, it can require protracted conflict with insurance carriers, and it can require litigation in court.
Obtaining Compensation for Your Injuries
If you have a whiplash injury, your attorney needs to know how to navigate through these potential setbacks to get you a recovery that accurately reflects the amount of injury you have sustained.
Contact us today! We take immediate action and build a case for full compensation.