Whiplash injuries can range from mild to severe, potentially impacting your ability to concentrate or move around without pain. While whiplash is not generally dangerous, it can cause long-term health issues, including chronic pain. Your health care team will create a customized treatment plan and explain the recovery time you can expect.
If you suffered whiplash in a car accident or as the result of an accidental fall, our law firm can guide you through the process of seeking compensation. Your settlement or court award could include tangible damages, like medical bills, and intangible damages, like pain and suffering. To ensure you get fair compensation, we will carefully evaluate the extent of your whiplash injury and related damages and fight for their value.
Potential Symptoms of Whiplash
You could suffer whiplash in a car accident, slip and fall, or from playing sports. According to Cleveland Clinic research, the short-term effects of whiplash can include symptoms like:
- Neck, back, and shoulder pain
- Limited range of motion
- Spastic muscles
- Headache and fatigue
Whiplash is caused by a violent back and forth jolting of your neck. Its long-term consequences can include:
- Chronic, persistent pain
- Loss of memory
- Difficulty concentrating
- Difficulty sleeping
- Moodiness and irritability
It can cause you to have trouble communicating, managing your emotions, and processing information and concepts. The longer it persists, the worse whiplash can become, making prompt diagnosis and treatment important.
The Immediate and Ongoing Costs of Whiplash
Further Cleveland Clinic research cites possible treatments for whiplash, including pain management and massage therapy. You might also require injectable medications, long-term rehabilitation, and chiropractic care. Such medical care, especially in the long term, can be costly.
If this injury resulted from another party’s negligence, you can hold them accountable for your treatment expenses. In addition, you could seek financial recovery for:
- Current and ongoing income loss: For the time you spent out of work due to your injury and recovery
- Property damage or total destruction: For example, if you suffered whiplash in a car accident
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering: For daily pain you experience
When you hire our law firm to represent you, we can tell you what your whiplash case is worth. Our attorneys can validate your damages using medical records and bills, salary history statements, accident and incident reports, and other forms of evidence that support your compensation request.
For a free legal consultation, call (337) 777-7777
How Our Law Firm Helps Whiplash Victims
Our lawyers are zealous advocates for victims of someone else’s carelessness, recklessness, or negligence. We fight for financial recovery on each client’s behalf. When our personal injury team is on your side, we will:
- Collect and organize your evidence
- Build a strong case to establish your right to damages
- Prove the at-fault party’s financial liability
- Determine the financial value of your case
- Negotiate with the at-fault party’s insurer
- Take your case to court if necessary
Your physical and financial recovery is our entire team’s priority, so we fight hard throughout the negotiation process to ensure we get the best possible outcome for you. We also aren’t afraid to fight for compensation at trial.
We Will Represent You in Court
Sometimes, a lawsuit is the best option for seeking damages. For example, suppose the at-fault party’s insurance company does not make a settlement offer we find agreeable. In that case, we will not hesitate to take your case to court to demand the financial resolution you deserve.
To make sure you can go to court and ensure you do not run out of options for compensation, we will file your lawsuit in time to comply with the personal injury statute of limitations. According to CC Art. 3492, you generally have one year from the date of your injury to file a lawsuit.
If you do not do so within that time, your right to damages could be in jeopardy. We want to help you avoid this costly consequence because it could leave you with no legal avenue for compensation.
Read About Our Commitment to Client Recovery
Getting compensation for whiplash victims is our team’s passion. When clients we have recovered compensation for talk about our firm, they say:
- “My experience with Laborde Earles has been excellent. Each individual… has been a pleasure to deal with.” – Mark Paquin
- “Everyone there was kind and helpful. I would definitely recommend [them to] anyone looking for legal advice.” – Jason Guilbeau
- “I had the best experience with this firm… The team is so professional and kind. I’m a client for life!” – Kailey Guidry
Your case against the negligent party who caused your whiplash is important to our team, so we fight as hard for you as we did for these clients.
Review Your Whiplash Case for Free
Did an accidental injury leave you with a case of whiplash? Though whiplash is not necessarily dangerous, you have a right to seek damages for the pain it causes you. Our personal injury team will explain how to seek financial recovery in Louisiana and guide you through the process.
Contact one of our Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers team members by calling (337) 777-7777.