Whiplash Lawyer Serving West Virginia & Ohio
Was your injury caused by a rear-end car accident?
One of the most common – and most misunderstood – car accident injuries is whiplash. Some people think that whiplash doesn’t even exist or that it’s a minor injury. We know the truth. We know that whiplash is real and that these neck injuries can be very painful. That’s why it’s critical that you receive the medical care and support you deserve if you’re suffering from whiplash after a car accident.
Our experienced whiplash injury lawyers at Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC, can help you every step of the way after your car accident. We know the challenges many whiplash injury victims face after an accident. We know how to find the evidence that matters and build the strongest possible legal case. That way, your whiplash injury can get the attention and support you rightfully deserve.
What is whiplash?
Whiplash is a type of injury often caused by the violent forward and backward motion of the head. As a result, whiplash is a common neck injury often associated with rear-end car accidents. Common symptoms of whiplash often include:
- Persistent neck pain
- Limited range of motion in the neck
- Tingling in the fingertips
- Muscle weakness in the hands
- Regular back pain or shoulder pain
Sometimes, symptoms of whiplash can appear immediately, but they can also be delayed for hours or even days. Delayed whiplash can be particularly challenging from a legal perspective because the insurance company may argue something else happened in the intervening time, so it’s important to document your injuries as soon as possible.
If you suspect you have whiplash due to a car accident, talk to your doctor. If your doctor doesn’t believe you, we strongly advise getting a second opinion or ask for more medical tests. You know your body best, so it is important that you receive the medical care you need and deserve after your car accident.
What are common causes of whiplash?
Because whiplash often involves being violently thrust forward and backward, many whiplash injuries associated with car accidents often occur as a result of the following types of car accidents:
- Rear-end accidents
- Head-on collisions
- T-bone/intersection accidents
Whatever type of car accident you were involved in, if another driver caused your crash, they should be held responsible for your whiplash-related injury.
What is my whiplash injury claim worth?
There’s no set dollar amount when it comes to how much your whiplash car accident claim is worth, but the bottom line is you deserve to be financially compensated for all your accident-related expenses, including:
- Emergency medical care
- Ambulance fees
- Ongoing medical treatment
- Other diagnostic tests
- Replacement income during your recovery, if you cannot work
- Pain and suffering
The value of a claim for whiplash from a car accident may depend on how long your symptoms last: while some cases of whiplash heal on their own within days or weeks, severe cases can take many months to heal. Your claim may also be affected by other injuries that occur alongside whiplash, such as a concussion or nerve damage.
Remember, you didn’t do anything wrong, so you shouldn’t have to pay for someone else’s mistakes. Make sure you receive the financial support you deserve. Talk to an attorney at our law firm as soon as possible. We know how to handle complicated legal cases. All of our law firm’s partners belong to the invitation-only Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forums based on the settlements and verdicts we have secured for injury victims and their families.
What makes whiplash injury cases so complicated?
There are many reasons why many whiplash car accident claims turn out to be complicated legal cases, including:
- At-fault driver denies causing your car accident
- Other driver claims you somehow caused the collision
- Medical professionals question the severity of your injury
- The at-fault driver’s insurance company denies your whiplash injury claim
We know how to overcome all the obstacles that often come up when dealing with car accident claims. We know how to negotiate effectively with insurance companies, and if they refuse to cooperate, we will not hesitate to file a whiplash injury lawsuit on your behalf.
Demand justice after your car accident injury. Contact our law firm today
The clock is ticking. In West Virginia and Ohio, you only have two years from the date of your car accident to file a lawsuit or take other legal action against the at-fault driver. That deadline (known as the statute of limitations) might seem like a long time, but the sooner you take legal action in most cases, the better the evidence to support your claim.
Don’t miss out on your opportunity for justice. Contact Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC and schedule your free case evaluation with a whiplash injury attorney who will put your best interests first. Call now.