Experienced Phoenix, Arizona Injury Attorneys You Can Trust
The insurance companies will be using methodical strategies to keep your whiplash settlement as low as possible. Hiring a personal injury attorney shows that you are serious about getting your claim’s full value. Fortunately, the vast majority of cases are able to end in settlement rather than proceed to trial.
Our Arizona injury team will keep your involvement as low as possible while also making sure you can receive your medical treatments in the meantime. We will negotiate with the other party until reaching a settlement that is fair to you, even after our contingency fees. This leaves you time and both physical and mental energy to focus on your recovery, rather than your personal injury claim. To get started with your free case evaluation, fill out our online form or call 480-833-8000.
Whiplash: More Than Just a Stiff Neck
Whiplash occurs when someone is jolted back and forth very quickly, injuring muscles and tendons in the neck and spine. Car accidents are the most common way to cause this movement with enough force to create whiplash injuries. However, there are countless ways you could experience whiplash besides car accidents. Theme parks are another big one- roller coasters and bumper cars can sometimes result in whiplash. Go karting, cycling, skating, and other racing sports also can result in whiplash injuries. Sometimes whiplash can occur from something as simple as a slip and fall. You can also experience whiplash from a fight, assault, or domestic violence incident. Working with large animals such as horses can also increase your chances of experiencing whiplash. No matter your specific case, you should go have a doctor check out your neck if you are injured in any way that involves your neck being jolted back and forth.
Many people have the attitude that they won’t go to the hospital unless a bone is showing, and will grin and bear most injuries. So if you’ve been in a minor accident, it may seem counterintuitive to go to the doctor if you aren’t currently in pain. But unfortunately, with whiplash injuries, this may be necessary. Whiplash symptoms may take days, or even weeks, to appear. You also could experience an adrenaline rush after an accident, temporarily masking your pain and causing you to refuse medical attention. So if you’ve been in any kind of accident that could’ve caused whiplash, you should promptly seek medical attention regardless of whether you have symptoms.