Car accidents can be extremely stressful and confusing, especially car accidents that lead to serious injuries. A common car accident related injury is whiplash. According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, hundreds of thousands of people each year suffer from a car accident related whiplash injury. Whiplash injuries can sometimes be difficult to diagnose and therefore are not properly treated. Any injury to the head or neck must be taken extremely seriously. If you, or a loved one, has sustained a whiplash injury in a traffic accident, contact an experienced Georgia car accident attorney to learn more about your legal options.What is Whiplash?
Whiplash is a term that describes a type of injury to the neck. Typically, a motor vehicle impact causes a whiplash injury when the a person’s neck is suddenly and violently whipped back and forth. A violent impact will cause the soft tissues in the neck to be extended well beyond the normal range. Sadly, popular culture has contributed to an environment where legitimate soft tissue injuries to vulnerable parts of the body, such as the neck, sometimes get derided as fraudulent. In reality, whiplash injuries can be extremely painful and the injury can cause incredible disruption to the lives of victims. The unfortunate and unfair suspicion of whiplash injuries make it all the more important to start building the foundation of your claim soon after your accident. Starting soon will increase your odds of successfully proving your injury and recovering fair compensation.How Do I Prove My Whiplash Injury?
It is always best to seek professional medical treatment as soon as possible after a car accident. First, and most importantly, it is always better to be safe rather than sorry. You want to get yourself checked out for the sake of protecting your health. Beyond that, it is important to remember that insurance adjusters do not have your best interest at heart and have a tendency to look at whiplash cases with skepticism. Whiplash is a very real and very serious injury, but insurance adjusters often believe they can get away with denying whiplash injury claims. This makes documenting medical evidence and filing a claim as soon as possible especially important in whiplash injury cases. If you have been an accident and you have a whiplash injury, an experienced Atlanta traffic accident attorney can help you determine exactly what medical evidence you need to secure and exactly how you should proceed with your case.Contact An Experienced Whiplash Injury Attorney In Georgia
A whiplash injury can have a significant negative impact on your life, you deserve full and fair compensation for your damages. You have the legal right to hold negligent parties responsible for their actions. If you have suffered a whiplash injury in a Georgia car accident, you need the assistance of an experienced attorney. At The Angell Law Firm we have nearly 20 years of experience fighting for the rights of victims injured in car accidents. Call our office at (770) 217-4954 or contact us online to schedule free consultation.