Whiplash SymptomsRear-end car accidents are the most common source of whiplash injuries. Twenty percent of whiplash victims suffer chronic, long-lasting pain that reduces their quality of life significantly. Whiplash has even been linked to traumatic brain injury and severe spinal cord injury. These are some of the additional symptoms of whiplash:
- Blurred vision
- Reduced mobility in the neck and shoulders
- Trouble sleeping
- Spasms in the neck or back
- Anxiety or fear
Making a California Whiplash Injury ClaimYou must seek immediate treatment from a physician after an auto accident if you feel any pain or discomfort. This is critical in establishing a whiplash injury. If you wait too long to see a doctor, the other driver's insurance company will argue that you injured your neck in some way long after the car accident that caused the whiplash. Do not make any statements at the scene of the accident regarding how you feel; wait for a licensed physician to examine you and check for signs of whiplash. Whiplash injuries can be difficult to prove. Therefore, a doctor's testimony that you sustained a neck injury is one of the best pieces of evidence in a whiplash case.
Johnson Attorneys Group will walk you through the legal process from start to finish. You have up to two years after an accident, under California law, to file a personal injury lawsuit. Whiplash symptoms can worsen over time, so that early report from a physician will be important for tracking the severity of your injury.
California Whiplash Injury CompensationThe defendant's insurance company will fight to protect its bottom line by trying to discredit your injury. The California personal injury lawyers from Johnson Attorneys Group will fight to ensure that you receive the maximum financial compensation possible. You can recover damages for the following in a California whiplash injury case:
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Lost earnings
- Lost potential earning capacity
- Emotional distress
- Property damages (for your automobile in the accident)
The majority of whiplash cases are settled before ever reaching the trial stage. For mild to moderate cases of whiplash in which the victim does not lose significant time off work, settlement amounts will be lower. In more severe cases, where the victim sustains an injury to the vertebra of the neck, compensation can easily exceed $100,000 and range up to the millions of dollars. Johnson Attorneys Group has successfully recovered more than $98.4 million in settlements for our clients in recent years.