Lake Louise, Alberta
Whiplash injuries are common following car accidents. The people around you, including the driver of the other vehicle, might tell you that it’s “normal” to experience neck and shoulder pain after a car accident. Don’t listen to this advice. Your discomfort is a sign of a potentially serious injury that requires proper attention from a medical professional as soon as possible after the accident.
It’s essential to consult with personal injury lawyers if you’re showing symptoms of this serious soft tissue injury. Many accident victims brush off whiplash symptoms following an accident because they aren’t aware that they have options for compensation. Getting legal help immediately is the best option for properly documenting your symptoms for the insurance company before you’re stuck with a life of chronic pain. The team at Davie & Associates specializes in whiplash cases in Alberta and British Columbia. We’re here for you if you’re ready to take legal action for your whiplash injuries.
Whiplash is the most common car accident injury. It is a soft tissue injury that is caused by the violent back-and-forth “whipping” motion that occurs during the impact of a crash. Many people don’t realize that whiplash can occur as a result of accidents that take place at any speed. As a result, many people don’t seek the compensation they deserve for treating whiplash injuries because they assume that an accident wasn’t “serious enough.”
Whiplash symptoms can show up anywhere from a few seconds to a few weeks following an accident. Whiplash symptoms can vary by person. The most common signs of whiplash include:
Some people also experience mood issues, cognitive issues, memory loss, and poor sleep following a whiplash injury. It’s also fairly common to have a whiplash injury that’s accompanied by a concussion or traumatic brain injury (TBI). Unfortunately, many people brush off medical attention at the scene of an accident because they don’t know to look for signs of whiplash.
Yes, it is possible to get compensation for a whiplash-associated disorder if you have the right personal injury lawyers on your side. Getting a whiplash diagnosis is the first step to fighting for your rights. It’s essential to begin documenting pain, symptoms, personal losses, and medical treatments as quickly as possible for the insurance company once you suspect that you’re suffering from symptoms of whiplash.
Suing for chronic pain, suffering, loss of income, and reduced quality of life may be an option if you’ve been injured in a car accident. Your options should be looked at on a case-by-case basis with help from qualified car accident injury lawyers specializing in whiplash cases. In many cases, it is possible to receive compensation for the care and recovery needed following an accident.
Physical therapy is the most common treatment for a whiplash-associated disorder. Whiplash physical therapy treatments may take anywhere from a few weeks to several years to enable a person to function at full capacity without pain and dysfunction. In addition, a significant period of rest may be required to allow for the tissue injury to heal properly. Unfortunately, often times people never recover from whiplash injuries.
Don’t go another day with neck pain without talking to personal injury lawyers in Alberta or British Columbia about your case. At Davie & Associates, we’ve helped countless clients pursue their options for compensation after being injured. You deserve to be compensated for the pain, suffering, loss of income, or time spent at physical therapy that your injury forced you to endure. Contact us for a consultation regarding your whiplash case at one of our offices in Red Deer, Edmonton, or Penticton today.