Monday, 7 December 2009

Fender Bender = Whiplash

The most common injury associated with car accidents is getting whiplash. Whiplash is the medical condition when the neck gets snapped backward and then forwards really fast. This can occur whether you are in a car getting rear ended or the one doing the rear ending. A whiplash injury results when a force moving at a high rate of speed crashes in to another force. Unfortunately, your neck is usually the one to pay the price.

If you are in an auto accident resulting in whiplash, seek medical attention. Some cases of whiplash can be serious and require a neck brace. Other cases are not as extreme and only require ibuprofen or acetaminophen for swelling and pain. A doctor should also check to rule out any broken bones in your neck.

After a jarring of the neck, your injury will hurt for several days or weeks, depending on the severity. Follow doctors orders and get lots of rest and take the anti swelling medicine or if any are prescribed. Chances are if you have whiplash, you will also have bruising from where you smacked in against the seat belt. (Seat belts are the law, you know.)

Injuries such as whiplash or other conditions may be entitled to reimbursement by the at fault party. A personal injury attorney may be able to negotiate a claim and get money from them without having to sure or got to court. If their insurance company doesn’t want to agree, your lawyer might need to get a suit going in regards to your victim’s rights.

The insurance a person carries on their vehicle should be at least $15,000 of accident liability. That money is what would go towards your claim – i.e. medical bills and fees associated with the accident. As a victim, you are entitled to get that money and use it towards your bills. That money is not considered for pain and suffering.

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