Unfortunately, if you’ve been in a car, bus, or boat accident you jolted or jarred your neck. So you’ve likely suffered some form of whiplash. The fragility of the human body and the neck, in particular, allows for such an injury to occur. The sheer force of a sudden stop or trauma will result in a swinging motion to the muscles.
So your ligaments, and bones in the neck and head compress and pull apart quickly.
When suffering from such an injury, there is a need for immediate medical attention. Consultation with a legal expert to assess the road ahead is of utmost importance.
Most insurers (and therefore most personal injury law firms) dismiss whiplash claims as low value "soft tissue" cases. In fact, the very term "soft tissue" (no broken bones) has been made to seem as if you have no case.
This is despite that fact that whiplash can lead to:
So here we will focus on the fact that whiplash can actually:
Yes. We think so. Personal injury mills just want to settle for whatever they can according to many consumers.
If it's a minimum policy, your attorney may jump on it and move on to the next client. But is that fair to you? What about the relationship between whiplash and other ailments? What if you have a lifelong condition from that rear-ender?
ELFPI thinks the defendant should pony up $$ even if it's a minimum insurance policy! They can pay out of pocket or risk a wage garnishment, judgment, etc.
As discussed above, a whiplash injury is associated with a quick, snapping, or whipping motion of a flexible object like your neck, in 2 directions all at once.
"Previous studies have described these as tensile, compressive, shear, and torque forces."
One of the many types of long-term health implication of a soft tissue whiplash case could be TMD. In any event, there is much scientific evidence that a car accident with whiplash-like movements can bring on the onset of conditions like TMD.
Attorneys should not rule this out when searching for input codes for the Colossus liability insurance software.
Other symptoms of TMD can be:
Also, pain patients with these sad conditions will regularly have limited movement of the jaw. Sometimes it makes noise described as clicking, popping, grating, or crepitus. (Source.)
Craniomandibular disorders (CMD) are a series of clinical dysfunctions involving masticatory muscles. But it could also affect the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) or both.
If you notice symptoms like this after a car accident, or bad slip and fall, etc., you must immediately create a medical record. Next, you need to speak to a lawyer. In any event, the insurance industry will argue there is no relationship between your TMJ, etc, and the wreck.
But a medical expert hired by your lawyer may be able to show a causal connection, and get you money for these injuries.
By far, car accidents are the primary way you get whiplash in the US.
Believe it or not, the average costs of an ER visit is about $3,300.
But wait, there's more:
In fact, each hospitalization runs around $57,000 over your life. The best way to keep people safe and reduce medical costs is to prevent crashes from happening in the first place. With the advent of Uber, Lyft and driver-less vehicles, we don't see auto accidents lessening any time soon.
In fact, in the USA, there is a paucity of statistical data related to low speed, or minor injury crash data on rear-ended vehicles. What is a low speed accident anyways?
Low speed is characterized by a vehicle struck:
At a delta-V, or speed change, less than or equal to 15 kilometers per hour.
While we await this data, we will continue to try and help your doctor, the jury and courts to prove the potential ‘whiplash’ injury risks in these minor crashes.
So what is the main way to get better after you contract whiplash? Typically, your treatment includes:
First off, we treat you like a friend, not just a file. ELFPI's ability to work with victims of accidents makes it one of the most respected injury firms. Our team of skilled attorneys specializes in whiplash injuries. So we can help with discovering the methods of recovery, both medical and financial.
We can work with or challenge your insurance company. Most of all, this is done to get the funds needed to cover your bills, both now and in the future.
Of particular interest, we can also work to get you:
So if needed, we can find alternative sources to:
Furthermore, we work to avoid such an incident from happening again. Ultimately, the attorneys at the Ehline Law Firm stop at nothing to get justice for our clients.
We can put together the causes of the accident, including the level of fault of the other party. Hence, we work with accident technicians.
First off, we work to determine if:
Or we look to see if some other factor or factors caused your whiplash and:
We do this to determine the responsibility of the crash. But all this directly relates to getting you the maximum compensation possible.
You bet we do. And if you have TMJ, or TMD we will fight to make sure your doctors document the cause of your conditions. In fact, we can find you qualified medical professionals.
These people will ensure prompt and quality care and can front the money if needed. So Ehline Law Firm makes an extraordinary commitment to our clients.
Hence, we will visit you at home or the hospital if needed. Furthermore, we give you the advice and assistance that you need during your recovery. So you need every piece of support you can get. In conclusion, contact us today for a free, no-pressure sit-down. Speak with one of our legal experts. Call now (213) 596-9642.