Any car accident you are involved in might result in an injury like whiplash due to the force of the impact that might cause your neck to repeatedly whip or snap back and forth. According to the Mayo Clinic, whiplash is commonly associated with rear-end collisions.
If you or someone you love was injured in a rear-end collision and/or suffered from whiplash, the at-fault driver might bear financial responsibility for your injuries and injury-related expenses.
No matter which type of accident caused you to sustain a whiplash injury, you might be entitled to financial compensation. A Los Angeles whiplash injury lawyer can likewise help you prove negligence on the part of the at-fault driver, which may enable you to seek compensation. Contact Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices by calling (888) 522-6291 today.
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The Costs of Diagnosing Whiplash
Whiplash is a debilitating injury that makes any motion of your neck painful. The physical limitations whiplash imposes can also make it difficult or impossible for you to care for yourself or return to work. According to Cedar Sinai Hospital research, diagnosing whiplash can also be costly and may include:
- A thorough and complete medical history
- A thorough and complete physical exam
- Imaging exams including x-rays, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, and computed tomography (CT) scans
These diagnostic tests and exams will let your health care team see the tissues, bones, muscles, and organs of your neck in great detail. You can also include the cost of these diagnostic procedures in your potential compensation package.
The Costs of Treating Whiplash
After receiving a confirmed diagnosis of whiplash following a car accident, your health care team will determine the severity of your injury and recommend a treatment plan designed to relieve pain and restore your range of motion. Treatments you might receive for whiplash may include:
- Ice applications
- Wearing a protective collar
- Soothing movements
- Pain control medication
- Muscle relaxers
- Physical therapy
- Osteopathic therapy
- Topical pain relief
- Injectable pain relief
Some patients who suffer from whiplash might find relief sooner than others. For others, the pain and physical distress of whiplash might require months of treatment.
The Financial Cost of Whiplash
The recovery time for a whiplash injury can range from several weeks to many months. While you recover, you might be unable to:
- Work to support yourself and your family
- Engage in preferred social activities
- Take adequate care of your personal needs
You can focus on coping with and healing from the debilitating trauma of a whiplash injury. Meanwhile, a team member may be able to help you calculate the current and future costs of your injuries. After proving your injury was caused by the at-fault driver’s negligence, you might be entitled to the following recoverable damages:
- All medical expenses related to your injuries
- All income loss related to your injuries
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering
- Necessary in-home household assistance
- All property damage or losses stemming from the accident
- Physical impairment or disfigurement related to the accident
When you are ready to assess your whiplash injury’s physical and financial impact, our team is ready for you. Reach out to Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices by calling (888) 522-6291 to find out how a Los Angeles whiplash injury lawyer can help you evaluate your potential amount of monetary recovery.
Our Team Can Help You Fight for Financial Recovery
A Los Angeles car accident that results in whiplash might have a financial value. To help you receive the financial compensation another driver’s negligence entitles you to, our team may:
- Read and review medical records
- Read and scrutinize crash data
- Review and submit insurance forms
- Assign a financial value to your lawsuit
- Negotiate a financial settlement
While we build your personal injury lawsuit, you can concentrate on recovering from whiplash and any other injuries you sustained in the accident.
Do Not Delay Filing Your Personal Injury Lawsuit
Whiplash, in addition to the other injuries you suffer in a car accident, can leave you in long-lasting pain and discomfort. While you are trying to recuperate from your injuries, you might not have the physical, cognitive, and emotional resources to prove, build, prepare, prove, and file a personal injury lawsuit.
According to California Code of Civil Procedure (CCP) §335.1, you generally have only two years from the date of the accident to the date you must file a personal injury lawsuit. If you do not file your lawsuit within the allotted time, you might not be able to file it at all. You can also avoid wasting time filing your lawsuit by immediately including our legal team in your fight for compensation. In addition to ensuring your lawsuit is filed on time, we may also be able to ensure you have the time you need to focus on your healing.
Our Team Is in the Fight for Compensation with You
Recovering from whiplash can take a long time and extensive medical care. Of course, our team can get to work on the financial aspect of your recovery process as you focus on your treatment plan and recovery from your injuries
While you recover from your injuries, a Los Angeles whiplash injury lawyer might be able to help you build a solid case for financial compensation. When you are ready to seek financial compensation from the at-fault driver, contact Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices by calling (888) 522-6291 today.