How Do You File for Whiplash Injury Compensation After a Car Accident?

You get into a fender bender on an intersection. You suffer no injuries, only a bit of whiplash. You settle matters with the offender’s insurance company.

A week later, you notice some pain in your neck. But you haven’t engaged in any straining activity since the accident. 

The neck pain grows worse over time. What happened?

A whiplash injury can manifest anywhere from a few days to a week after an accident. Further, you’ll face a harder time filing a claim with an insurance company if you failed to document the neck injury sufficiently. 

When it comes to whiplash injury compensation, maintain a record of anything pertaining to your injury or the accident. This article will show you other ways to file a whiplash claim without hassle. Read on if you wish to get the just compensation you deserve. 

 

State Law Directives

Before filing a claim, determine if you live in a no-fault state. If you live in a no-fault state, file an injury claim with your own insurance carrier. Under no-fault guidelines, your insurance company will compensate you for lost time at work or medical bills.

If you don’t live in a no-fault state, file a claim with the offending party’s insurance company. Regardless of the insurance company, document every aspect of the injury. 

Whiplash Symptoms

To win a whiplash case, determine the nature of the whiplash injury. Whiplash occurs when the neck undergoes sudden movement backward and forward after abrupt impact. After, assess the neck injury to learn if it’s more serious than standard whiplash.

Whiplash cases are mostly minor in nature, with the symptoms going away within a week. 

However, serious whiplash can show in the following symptoms:

  • Tingling sensations
  • Numbness
  • Shoulder aches
  • Itching or burning within the upper body

Regardless, seek medical treatment to document the injuries accordingly. 

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Impeccable Records

A doctor can document your whiplash ailment for insurance or legal cases. However, whiplash injuries typically don’t show on X-rays. Moreover, whiplash victims usually receive meager compensation. 

The best solution is to document anything involving your case. 

  • Example: Document any form travel to the doctor. Incorporate gas expenses and lost time at work.

Anything that involves an inconvenience and lost time will boost your claim. With that, an insurance adjuster could still low-ball your claim.

Attorney Assistance

If an insurance company denies or low-balls your claim, seek the assistance of an auto accident attorney. A lawyer can negotiate for a higher settlement with insurance companies. 

They can also handle the stress of an accident claim so you can focus on getting better. Moreover, legal help will help you know your rights within your state. 

What is the Way to Boost My Whiplash Injury Compensation Claim?

To boost your whiplash injury compensation plan, consult with an attorney to get the best form of help. A lawyer will help you provide the necessary documentation. If an insurance company fails to provide adequate compensation, file a lawsuit to get the highest level of compensation.

However, you need impeccable legal assistance because whiplash claims are hard to prove. To know your full legal options, learn more today to see if you have a case. 

Hakim, Toma & Yaldoo, P.C.

Attorneys and Counselors at law
8424 E. 12 Mile Road #200
Warren, MI 48093

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Hakim, Toma & Yaldoo, P.C.

 

Attorneys and Counselors at law
8424 E. 12 Mile Road #200
Warren, MI 48093

Contact Us

 

Call:    (855) 558-8250
Fax:    (855) 558-8250
Email: [email protected]

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