Neck Injuries and Whiplash
Our lawyers can help if you sustained a neck injury in a bad car accident
Whiplash and other neck injuries sustained in a bad car accident caused by another driver happen far too often. Just because they’re common car accident injuries doesn’t mean there’s anything simple or straightforward about them. Such injuries can be very painful and complicated legal cases.
If you or a loved one hurt your neck in a car crash caused by another driver in Indiana, we can fight for your rights and demand the compensation you deserve. Our dedicated team of trial lawyers at Glaser & Ebbs has more 100 years of combined legal experience representing injury victims in Fort Wayne and throughout Indiana. We know the issues that often come up in cases involving whiplash or other neck injuries. That’s why we have such a strong track record of success.
What is whiplash?
Whiplash refers to a specific type of neck injury often caused by the neck being violently whipped forward and backward, especially in a rear-end accident or head-on collision. When this happens, the neck muscles can be severely strained or sprained.
Some people dismiss whiplash as a minor neck injury, but whiplash can be very painful. In addition, the pain associated with whiplash can sometimes last several weeks, months or even much longer, resulting in chronic neck pain for years to come.
If you believe you have whiplash due to a car accident, take your injury seriously and seek immediate medical attention. You may also have other serious internal injuries that require extensive medical care.
What are other common neck injuries?
Along with whiplash, some of the most common neck injuries often caused by car accidents include:
- Soft tissue damage to the neck muscles
- Severe neck strain
- Severe neck sprain
- Fractured neck bones
- Fractured vertebrae in the neck
- Neck lacerations (cuts) often due to broken glass
- Slipped disc in the neck
If your neck is in pain or you are experiencing any sort of discomfort after your accident, talk to your doctor or go to the emergency room right away. Neck injuries can be very serious and often require immediate medical care.
By going to a doctor, you’ll also have an official record of your neck injury, something that insurance companies often carefully look at when deciding whether to approve an injury claim related to a car accident.
How can a lawyer help with my case?
You might think you don’t need an attorney if another driver clearly caused your accident, and you injured your neck. Neck injury claims often turn out to be challenging legal cases. That’s because insurance companies often question such injuries, particular in cases involving whiplash. It’s quite common for the at-fault driver’s insurance company to deny such claims.
When this happens, your lawyer can vigorously stand up to insurance companies and demand the attention you deserve. This often starts with your attorney conducting an independent investigation to find the facts supporting your neck injury claim. Your lawyer can also help in many other ways, including:
- Deal directly with the at-fault driver’s insurance company on your behalf.
- Negotiate the best possible settlement offer for you.
- If insurance companies refuse to cooperate, your attorney can file a lawsuit on your behalf.
Thousands of dollars or significantly more can often be at stake when it comes to neck injury claims. Make sure you make the most of your opportunity to obtain the financial compensation you deserve. Put the power of an experienced attorney to work for you.
You have rights. We can fight for them. Contact us.
Remember, you didn’t do anything wrong. It was the other driver’s fault. Their insurance company should pay for your accident-related expenses. That’s the way the legal system works in Indiana, which has a fault-based insurance system for car accidents. We know because our lawyers have successfully resolved many neck injury claims for people in Fort Wayne and throughout Indiana.
Get the law firm that gets results. Contact us and schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys if you’re suffering from whiplash or another type of car accident neck injury. We have offices in Fort Wayne and other locations conveniently located throughout Indiana.