While whiplash as the result of a car accident is immediately apparent in some cases, in others, it might take several days for you to feel the symptoms. This lack of immediate symptoms is one reason that anyone involved in a vehicle collision who is experiencing any degree of pain, diminished range of motion or any other loss of function or symptom should see a doctor. If you were hurt in the accident, you should see a doctor to ensure you receive a thorough medical examination and prompt treatment of any injuries that are developing toward a more severe level.
Regardless of how long after a car accident you get whiplash, our personal injury team may be able to win a financial recovery from the at-fault driver on your behalf. Toward this goal, we will work tirelessly to establish the foundational elements of a car accident whiplash case. That is, proving the driver’s negligence and liability. Our team of legal professionals will fight for you. Our goals are to win full financial compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and physical and emotional pain and suffering.
In This Article
- Recoverable Damages After a Whiplash Diagnosis
- Your Car Accident Case is Our Priority
- Call for a Free Consultation with One of Our Team Members Today
Recoverable Damages After a Whiplash Diagnosis
The signs and symptoms of whiplash might take many days to become apparent, according to National Institute on Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) research. After you are diagnosed with whiplash as the result of a collision, our car accident team will help you seek the following types of damages:
- Past and future medical bills
- Past and future lost wages
- Physical impairment
- Physical pain and suffering
- Mental and emotional distress
In addition to helping uncover the financial value of your injuries, we will also meet you where you are if your injuries prevent you from coming to us – on Long Island or anywhere else in the New York metropolitan area.
Whiplash Treatment and Prognosis
Unfortunately, whiplash is painful and debilitating and will typically limit your normal range of motion. Recovery from car accident whiplash can take significant time. The typical treatment plan for car accident victims diagnosed with whiplash includes medications like:
- Pain relief
- Muscle relaxants
Your treatment plan could also include assistive medical devices like specialty collars, physical therapy, and rehabilitation. Your health care team will review your treatment options, and while you focus on getting well, our personal injury team will focus on your financial recovery.
Request Recoverable Damages Right Away
While the whiplash you sustained in a negligence-based car accident entitles you to financial recovery, your ability to request compensation has a time limit (New York Civil Practice Laws & Rules § 214). A member of our client support team will define the filing deadline that pertains to your case and explain any exceptions that may shorten it.
In addition – and with sufficient notice – our personal injury team will help ensure your case is filed within the statute of limitations. By seeking compensation right away, you also enable our team to locate and interview witnesses and canvass the accident scene for smartphones, dashcams, or surveillance videos. The sooner you get our team involved in your case, the more opportunity we have to build a solid case for monetary compensation.
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Your Car Accident Case is Our Priority
The treatment for whiplash typically takes weeks, months – and in some cases, years – according to Cleveland Clinic guidelines. For this reason, it is our hope that you will dedicate all your available energy to your treatment and healing. We will take care of everything else associated with your claim and lawsuit. It is our further hope that by relieving you of the anxiety of reporting and filing deadlines and the stress of communicating with adverse parties such as investigators, insurance representatives and defense lawyers, your recovery will be hastened. We understand the limitations your injuries and subsequent recovery place on you. Our team will do the following on your behalf:
- Update you as your case progresses
- Identify the financially liable party
- Handle all compensation-related communication
- Gather, organize, and present your evidence
- Define the accurate value of your case
- Fight relentlessly to win the best possible outcome on your behalf.
We will also consult with expert witnesses who support your right to compensation and your recovery. Witnesses we consult with, depending upon the unique facts of your case, include medical experts, vocational rehabilitation specialists, life care planners, and economists.
Recent Financial Awards for Car Accident Victims
When another driver injures you, you deserve the compensation their negligence entitles you to receive. We fight hard for every injured client we represent. Compensation amounts for clients of Friedman & Simon, LLP Injury Lawyers have included: :
- $4,100,000 award for a pre-school employee who sustained a severe spinal cord injury in a rollover accident
- $4,000,000 award for a group of employees injured in a rollover accident on their way to work
- $1,000,000 award for a construction worker who sustained a head injury during a car accident in an intersection
- $1,000,000 award for an employee who sustained back injuries in a van versus truck collision
- $850,000 award for a 64-year-old man who sustained a back injury in a rear-end collision
- $669,000 award for a passenger who suffered injuries to their femur and knee in a car accident
Each car accident that results in whiplash, or injuries of any severity, will ultimately have its own financial value based upon the unique facts of that particular case. Our team works hard to ensure your case is accurately valued before settlement negotiations begin, ever mindful of our mission, to win the best result possible for you.
Call for a Free Consultation with One of Our Team Members Today
If you or someone you love was injured in a car accident, we will help you hold the at-fault driver responsible for the accident’s consequences. Find out how long after a car accident you can get a whiplash and seek financial compensation from the at-fault driver by calling one of our Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. team members at (516) 932-0400.