Due to unfavorable portrayals in media, some people think that they cannot get compensation from a whiplash injury that arose from a car accident. However, whiplash can be a serious injury that may greatly affect your quality of life and require extensive medical treatment. If this is the case, you should hire a car accident whiplash lawyer so that you can have the best chance at getting the compensation you deserve.
Personal injury lawyer Reid B. Wissner has years of experience helping car accident victims get compensation for their whiplash and other injuries. Call us today at 212-903-4LAW to schedule your free consultation.
Symptoms of Whiplash
Whiplash is more than just a sore neck. It occurs when the neck is violently snapped back and forth, which can cause significant soft tissue damage as well as injury to the spine. Whiplash symptoms can last for days, weeks, months, or even years, and can include:
- Neck pain
- Limited range of motion in the neck
- Chronic headaches
- Blurry vision
- Tingling or numbness in the extremities
In many cases, whiplash symptoms don't manifest until hours or days after the accident. This is why it is so important to see a doctor as soon as possible after being in a car accident, even just a minor rear-end. A doctor knows what to look for and can diagnose your injuries properly. Plus, you will need medical documentation of your injuries in order to successfully pursue a settlement.
Whiplash injuries may make it difficult for you to return to work and perform your everyday activities. This can result in lost wages and financial hardships on top of the difficulty of living every day in pain. Reid B. Wissner may be able to help you get back on your feet financially, so don't hesitate to give us a call.
How to Get Compensated for Whiplash Injuries
The first thing you should do if you've suffered from whiplash after a car crash is get medical help. The next thing is to call a personal injury lawyer. You should always talk to a lawyer before making any sort of statement about your injuries to the insurance company, the police, or the other parties involved.
Insurance companies don't want to pay out any more than the absolute minimum, and they are quick to dismiss whiplash claims. They have financial motivation to deny and devalue your claims, so you need to talk to an experienced lawyer to find the best way to proceed. Reid B. Wissner will listen to you and let you know whether he thinks you have a viable case and how much money he expects you can get.
If you've suffered a whiplash injury after a car accident, call the Reid B. Wissner Law Offices today at 212-903-4LAW (4529) to schedule your consultation as soon as possible.
Our consultations are always completely free with zero obligation, so you can get our honest opinion and then decide how you want to proceed with no pressure. We do not charge anything upfront - you only pay if we get you money. We also work with financing companies who will advance you the expected settlement sum if you need cash immediately for your medical bills and other expenses.
We serve clients in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Manhattan, and other areas of greater New York City.