How a Forestville Neck & Back Pain Lawyer Can Help.
Are you feeling pain in your neck after a car accident? Don’t dismiss it or simply write it off as a minor injury that will heal on its own, because you may have one of the most common car accident injuries: whiplash. This where a Neck and Back Pain Lawyer Can Help.
What Does the Term, “Whiplash” Mean?
The so-called whiplash experience occurs when the head is forced back, snaps forward abruptly and then goes back again. The pain from whiplash can set it immediately, or the symptoms can be delayed by a few hours or even days from the time the accident occurred. The term “Whiplash” Is NOT a medical term per se. It was used to describe neck pain caused by vehicle collisions in the 1930”s in some New York City cases and then used by the insurance industry to diminish settlement amounts in neck pain cases as well as the integrity of personal injury lawyers who handled such cases on behalf of validly injured people. Because of this history, reputable physicians avoid this term and so should anyone who experiences neck pain resulting from a collision.
The Best Thing You Can Do After an Accident
In the state of Maryland, the police are not required to file a police report for vehicle accidents unless there are injuries reported to them requiring an ambulance OR a person is cited or arrested at the scene. This is helpful for busy and overworked police officers, – but for the injured – this protocol can present a big problem. Police reports are sometimes the only piece of formal documentation of an accident, and without it, it could come down to your word against that of the at-fault driver – and their minions in the insurance industry.
The solution: if you are injured, using ambulance transportation to get medical treatment will prompt the filing of a police report. The other option is to seek treatment from a medical provider asap… you could go directly, to an urgent care facility or drive yourself (or have someone drive you) to the emergency room.
No matter what – don’t delay your medical treatment. Get “checked out “ medically is a reasonable step to take in every case. Treatment delay could not only affect your health and well-being but also the settlement from the at-fault driver’s insurance company. Another tip: consider getting representation from a personal injury lawyer as quickly as possible but do attend to your medical treatment first.
Should I Get A Lawyer?
When you are injured in an accident, it is always best to – at the very least – call a personal injury lawyer. You have nothing to lose and much to gain. “Knowledge is Power” is a wise phrase to guide your action. Your chosen Forestville Lawyer should review the facts of your case to determine if you are likely to get a fair and reasonable settlement for your injuries.
Here at The Lapidus Law Firm, we are committed to giving each one of our clients – and their personal injury case – the full attention it deserves. Each Lapidus Law Firm client gets treated with the utmost respect, and many of our clients have graciously given us wonderful reviews or our services based on their actual experiences. See what they have to say in our online review database! , contact us at (301) 605-4296.