How do You Handle a Whiplash Claim After a Car Accident?
When you are injured in an accident, you may sustain what is known as a soft tissue injury. In the realm of car accidents, whiplash is one of the most common types of soft tissue injuries, usually as a result of rear-end accidents. A crash does not need to happen at high speeds for a whiplash injury to take place. As a consequence of whiplash injuries, somebody may experience symptoms like tightness of the neck, serious pain, dizziness, headaches, balance problems, back pain, and memory problems. But what happens when you sustain a whiplash injury and aren’t sure where to turn? Today we will help you understand how to handle your case.
Building Your Case
There are some great ways to make your claim after you have been injured. These claims will help you recover things like medical bills, out-of-pocket expenses, lost wages, and more. Before you file your claim, speak to an attorney and follow these steps:
- You should always seek medical attention, because you may not know whether or not you have been injured immediately.
- Choose the most credible physician that you can find. Your doctor will refer you to a specialist if necessary.
- To have a successful claim, you must gather medical documentation to establish your paper trail. Documentation may include aspects like emergency room forms, x-ray charts, blood test results, doctor notes, and more.
The problem with whiplash injuries is that they may seem minor at first, but could turn into a much larger issue. Many people who experience a whiplash injury and do not treat it will end up with chronic pain. You should always receive necessary medical treatment and then speak to an attorney about where to turn. Call us at Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi for more information on how we can aid you in your time of need.