Whiplash Injury in a Long Beach Car Accident
Long Beach Personal Injury Lawyer with a 100% Success Rate
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.
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.
Filling 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. With The Overett Group, you could work with
a lawyer who has
won 100% of his cases.
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 fill out a
free evaluation online, and you can call to schedule your
free consultation. Your personal injury case can expire, so be sure to
contact our firm immediately!