Whiplash is the most common injury that people suffer from who are involved in an auto accident. Whiplash occurs when your head is thrust violently forward (hyperextension) and backward (hyperflexion) past its normal range of motion. It can cause serious injury in some cases resulting in chronic pain that can last for years. Whiplash can cause many degrees of injury such as herniated discs, intervertebral joints, ligament, cervical, misalignment of cervical spine known as subluxation and nerve damage. If you have had a whiplash injury it’s important to get an xray to check for misalignment and fractures. An MRI can further reveal more serious injuries such as a herniated disc which may require surgery and possible neck fusion.
In any case it’s important to get checked out if you have any pain and that pain persists. It is hard enough to deal with the injury itself let alone dealing with an injury claim. An experienced auto injury attorney can help you get the medical attention you deserve and make sure it is paid for by the insurance company that is responsible as well as make sure you receive future medical and pain and suffering compensation if necessary. A car accident lawyer can see to it that you get the best medical care and that you see a doctor of your choice as long as you retain an attorney in a timely manner. If you don’t retain an auto accident lawyer the insurance company will send you to one of their networked doctors and you may not receive the extent of care and compensation that you deserve.
By letting a whiplash attorney deal with the insurance company rather than going it alone, you will save yourself a lot of stress and have peace of mind to be able to focus on healing and getting better. There is a major conflict of interest that goes on with insurance companies. To them you are just a number and they will try to pay you the least possible on your claim so as to effect their bottom line. Having an attorney represent you will make you feel like a person who is cared for and who deserves the best care possible.
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