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Whiplash Injury in a Long Beach Car Accident

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If you have been in a car accident, you know that it can be terrifying. You may have even physically gone into shock. Plenty of people are able to walk away from their crashes, however, and perhaps they think they are fine, just shaken up. It may take you some time to realize that you are actually injured. Some of the most common injuries, such as whiplash, go undetected for as much as 24 hours.

You should not ignore stiffness in your neck, or pain in your shoulders and arms. If your arms grow tingly or cold, if it is painful to move your neck, or if you have blurred vision, then you should definitely see a doctor. Going undiagnosed may only make matters worse. Many of these can be symptoms of serious conditions, such as soft tissue damage, spinal cord injury, internal bleeding, and more.

You May Be Eligible for Compensation

If your injuries are due to another driver’s negligence, then you are probably entitled to compensation. Whiplash can leave you with severe pain, medical expenses, and perhaps the inability to work. An adequate settlement may be able to cover your pain and suffering, medical and car bills, and lost wages. To do this, you will need to prove that you are injured, and that the other driver is responsible for your accident. That way, their insurance can cover you.

Filing a Claim for Whiplash Injury

Soft tissue damage is one of the hardest injuries to prove. Not even an X-ray can detect it, and perhaps your physician will not be able to give the best assessment. Specialists may be able to provide the best documentation.

You may want to get treatment from a chiropractor or therapist can often provide the medical treatment and medical records that you need. Of course, anything from prescription pain killers to months of therapy can start to add up. As your medical bills grow, you should not be the one paying if you are the one at fault.

Insurance companies are loath to give out settlements as it is, even when it comes to catastrophic injuries. If you have an internal injury, they will have a hard time believing you. This where expert legal help comes in. 

The most common reason for whiplash injury is a rear-end accident, and this is almost always the fault of the driver behind you. For example, if a driver checks a text or is under the influence, he or she may not be able to stop in time.

Perhaps defective brakes or steering caused the crash, pinning blame on the car manufacturer. Whoever is at fault, the impact can throw you forward, only to have your seat belt snap you back. This jarring motion to your neck is what causes whiplash. In whatever accident you sustained whiplash, you should not be footing the bill for someone else’s negligence.

Successful Car Accident Attorney in Long Beach

The Overett Group has been upholding the rights of the injured for more than a decade. In that time, Attorney Paul Overett has won compensation for every single one his clients. Our firm brings more than even these impressive results.

We are committed to providing each of our clients with compassionate and personable service as well. When you need sterling representation, you can rely on the Overett Group. To get started on your case, you can call to schedule your free consultation. Your personal injury case can expire, so be sure to contact our firm immediately!

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