Have you suffered a neck injury due to car accident? Call the Dallas whiplash lawyers at Montgomery Law.
Even seemingly mild cases of whiplash can have long-lasting effects on your health and well-being. Don’t let the insurance company take advantage of you. Call our car accident attorneys today at 1-833-720-6090 to learn how we can help.
The term “whiplash” is used to describe soft tissue strains in the neck area that develop when the neck is forced to jerk suddenly backward and/or forward. Whiplash is one of the most common injuries suffered in a car accident, especially in rear-end collisions.
Many people who feel slightly sore or stiff after a car accident mistakenly choose to tough it out rather than see a doctor, but this is a bad idea for several reasons. Whiplash can worsen significantly in the days and weeks following the collision, and unless you seek medical treatment in a timely manner, any related damages will likely be denied by the insurance company.
You deserve to receive medical treatment for your injuries, and you deserve to be compensated for any medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages you suffered as a result. Our law firm can help with your claim on a no-win no-fee basis, but in order to have the best chance at success, you need to seek medical treatment as soon as possible following the crash.
If you don’t have health insurance or are worried about the cost of treatment, we may be able to get you in to see a doctor at no out of pocket cost. At Montgomery Law, our job is to help people just like you following a personal injury, and we never charge a fee unless we recover money for you. If you’ve been injured in any type of car accident, call Montgomery Law at 214-720-6090 (local) or 1-833-720-6090 (toll-free) to learn how we can help.
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Whiplash occurs when a sudden impact causes your head to jerk forward and/or backward. The force from the accident causes the muscles and tendons in a person’s neck to stretch and tear. There are numerous symptoms of whiplash, including:
- A tight or stiff neck
- Sharp or dull neck pain
- Vertigo or dizziness
- Balance problems
- Difficulty concentrating
- Back pain
In some situations, the symptoms of whiplash resolve themselves after a short period of time. In other cases, whiplash will not get better on its own and can have a lifelong impact if left untreated. Without a proper diagnosis, there is no way for medical professionals to predict what will happen in the future—or to treat the present symptoms of whiplash.
Medical diagnosis and treatment is a relatively simple process. A doctor will evaluate you for whiplash, and recommend treatments based on the severity of your injury. Treatment options may include applying ice, gentle stretching, physical therapy, using a traction device, professional massage, chiropractic care, pain relief medication, or even lidocaine injections.
Not only will seeking medical treatment help you physically recover from your accident, it will also help prove your damages when it comes to your impending personal injury claim.
Why You Should Never Ignore Neck Pain after a Car Accident
After a car accident, it may be tempting to ignore neck pain—particularly if it isn’t overwhelming. This is probably one of the worst things that you can do, as failing to treat a neck injury could result in long-term effects or permanent disability. Additionally, the insurance company will absolutely use this against you in order to deny (or significantly reduce the value of) your claim.
The insurance company is not looking out for your best interests; they’re looking to save their company money by paying less than you’re rightfully owed. Following treatment, your nest step should be to discuss your legal options with a Dallas personal injury attorney.
How a Dallas Car Accident Attorney Can Help
Most of us have been involved in a minor car accident before, and filing a claim for property damage is a pretty standard ordeal. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said when it comes to personal injury claims. Insurance companies will employ every tactic available to delay your claim, attack your credibility, contest your damages, and even deny liability.
On the other hand, insurance companies are sometimes quick to offer a settlement when they think it will ultimately save them from paying out more later. This is particularly true when the injury has the potential to become far more serious down the road. Insurance companies may try to get you to settle your case before you learn the true extent of your injuries—which is why you should never accept a settlement before finishing medical treatment, and without consulting with your attorney.
Once you sign a settlement agreement, you waive all rights to seek further compensation from the driver and their insurance company. This means that if your whiplash injury never fully heals (or gets worse) and requires ongoing physical therapy or surgery, these costs will not be covered by the insurance company.
If you’ve suffered whiplash due to a car accident, the team at Montgomery Law is here for you. Before you make any decisions regarding your claim, call our Dallas whiplash attorneys at 214-720-6090 (local) or 1-833-720-6090 (toll-free) for a free consultation. We can handle your entire claim from beginning to end on a no-win no-fee basis, and we’re happy to answer any questions you have over the phone or by email.