Rear-end collisions are one of the most common types of motor vehicle crashes. Such accidents can result in a moment’s notice and result in serious injury. Frequently, victims of such crashes suffer severe neck sprain — more commonly known as whiplash.
The Louisville attorneys at Wilt & Klausing, PLLC, have extensive experience handling motor vehicle crashes of all types. Because of our close working relationships with doctors and other medical professionals, we know how to prove that an accident was responsible for whiplash symptoms. And because we routinely try personal injury cases in the courtroom, we understand what steps to take to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
How Do You Know If You Have Whiplash?
Whiplash is often difficult to diagnose. In many instances, symptoms do not immediately appear, and victims often mistake their pain for minor stiffness or soreness. Due to whiplash being what is known as a soft-tissue injury, X-rays may not detect the damage done to the neck. Instead, it may require specialized testing to make a definitive diagnosis.
Whiplash symptoms often include:
- Headaches, dizziness and soreness to the neck
- Pain to the shoulder blades that resonates into the arms and hands
- Lower back pain
- Short-term memory loss and difficulty concentrating on daily tasks
- Disruption of sleep
Anyone experiencing any of these symptoms following an accident should speak to a doctor right away. We also recommend speaking to one of our lawyers so that we can provide you an objective assessment of your situation.
What Is Fair Compensation For Your Whiplash Injury?
Insurance companies will often try to get you to settle your claim before you have a realistic opportunity to evaluate your legal options. Unfortunately, when it comes to whiplash injuries, this can mean the settlement offer you receive will be inadequate.
Besides immediate medical costs, whiplash injuries are often permanent and can result in long-term consequences. A whiplash injury may prevent you from working or pursuing the occupation of your choice. Treatment for such an injury may include rehabilitative therapy that can last for months or even years when serious injuries occur.
Predicting what such an injury is worth requires considering the individual circumstances of your case. We understand the short-term and long-term costs that accompany a whiplash injury. When retaining us to represent you, we will make your needs and concerns our top priority.
Contact Us At Your Earliest Convenience
After suffering a whiplash injury, it’s important to receive the right legal advice, guidance and representation. Our law firm serves clients throughout Kentucky. Contact us by calling 800-675-4691 to set up a free consultation.