New Orleans Whiplash Lawyer
Let attorney John S. Williams help you get compensation
If you’re experiencing neck pain after a car accident, there’s a good chance you may be suffering from whiplash, which is one of the most common types of car accident injuries. Whiplash is a neck injury that occurs when the muscles, tendons, and ligaments in the head and neck get extended beyond their normal range of motion in a violent forward and backward movement – similar to the cracking of a whip. A whiplash injury lawyer can fight for your rights.
You can get whiplash from even a minor car accident. An injury that is most frequently associated with rear-end accidents, whiplash can also cause damage to the lower back and spine. Treatment for moderate or severe whiplash may include:
- Prescription medication
- Lidocaine injections
- Stretching exercises
- Physical therapy
- Wearing a foam collar for stability
In order to receive appropriate medical care, you will need to receive the proper diagnosis. This may mean that your doctor will order an imaging test to reveal the full extent of the damage. An imaging test such as an X-ray, MRI, or CT scan can help the doctor determine the best treatment plan for you.
As you can imagine, medical expenses can quickly begin to pile up when you get whiplash from a car accident. On top of that, you may not be able to work while you recover and you may need to hire someone to help you with the everyday things you can no longer do, such as driving and taking care of chores around the house.
Unfortunately, insurance companies are notorious for challenging injury claims involving whiplash. There is an age-old stereotype that whiplash is a made-up injury that is easily exaggerated, but the reality is whiplash is very real and often very painful.
If you need help getting compensation for your whiplash injury, call The Law Offices of John S. Williams, LLC right away. Attorney John S. Williams is a lawyer who won’t let the insurance company downplay your accident and can help you get the compensation you’re entitled to. John is known for treating clients like family and always fights for what’s right, what’s fair and what’s just.
What are the symptoms of whiplash?
According to the Mayo Clinic, the signs and symptoms of whiplash include:
- Neck pain and neck stiffness
- Pain while moving the neck
- No range of motion in the neck
- Headaches that originate at the base of the skull
- Pain or tenderness in the arms, shoulder, or upper back
- A tingling sensation or numbness in the arms
Other people may experience:
- Blurry vision
- Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
- Problems sleeping
- Problems concentrating
You may also experience lower back whiplash. This is similar to whiplash of the neck, but affects muscles, ligaments, and tendons in the lower back. Symptoms include pain, stiffness, and weakness.
How long does it take for whiplash to show up? Delayed whiplash symptoms may not be noticeable until days after sustaining the injury. That’s why you should always get checked out by a doctor as soon as possible after getting into a car accident. Don’t ignore any delayed pain or other symptoms. You may be injured and not even realize it. Waiting too long to seek treatment can also cause problems when filing an injury claim with the insurance company. In their eyes, it raises a red flag if you don’t seek medical attention promptly and may cause them to challenge or deny your claim.
Fight back with an experienced New Orleans accident lawyer
If you didn’t do anything to cause your car accident, you shouldn’t have to pay the price for something that wasn’t your fault. Whiplash can be a painful and debilitating injury that requires extensive medical care and treatment – all of which you are entitled to receive. If you’re having trouble recovering compensation for your damages, you should consider calling a personal injury law firm to review the details of your case during a free consultation.
Attorney John S. Williams has the knowledge and experience to handle every aspect of your claim and will aggressively advocate for your best interests. Whether it’s at the negotiating table or in the courtroom, he will fight for the compensation you need and deserve. See how he can help you.