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Hiring a skilled car accident injury attorney is vital to securing compensation for whiplash

How to Prove Whiplash InjuriesWhiplash is a serious injury that is definitely deserving of compensation. Unfortunately, whiplash injuries can be difficult to prove. In fact, in the insurance industry, whiplash is considered a potential sign of a fraudulent injury claim for this very reason—without photos or x-rays to document the injury, it is easy for unscrupulous individuals to fake or exaggerate their pain and suffering.

The good news is, you can get expert assistance with your very real whiplash injuries by trusting your case to Michael A. Kahn. Attorney Kahn has ample experience in the kinds of motor vehicle accidents that can cause whiplash, and he knows how to present your case for compensation effectively to the insurance company and/or to the court as needed.

What Exactly is Whiplash?

Whiplash is a common car accident injury that happens when the head and neck get jerked back and forth on impact. While the body is restrained by the seatbelt, the head and neck are not, so they move further and can easily exceed the normal range of motion for the ligaments, tendons, muscles, and bones in the neck. This results in symptoms of pain and stiffness in the neck, shoulders, back, and arms. If the jerking motion was sharp enough, individuals can also suffer mild brain injuries as the brain bounces inside the skull.

What Documentation Can Be Used to Prove Whiplash?

Soft tissue injuries like whiplash do not show up on x-rays or leave any mark that can be photographed. So, the primary means of proving that you have suffered a whiplash injury is your doctor’s diagnosis and testimony. This makes it very important to visit the doctor promptly after your car accident. Sometimes whiplash injuries take a few days or weeks to be felt, so if you develop new pain after the accident you need to go back to the doctor to get it documented.

What Kind of Compensation Can I Expect for Whiplash?

The amount of compensation you can receive for your whiplash injury will of course depend on the specifics of your case. At bare minimum, you can expect to be compensated for medical bills stemming from the accident along with your pain and suffering. The longer your recovery takes, the more pain and suffering you should ask for. And if your whiplash injury resulted in permanent pain, immobility, or brain injury, your compensation should increase accordingly.

Need Help With a Whiplash Case?

If you have suffered a whiplash injury in any type of car accident that was not your fault, you deserve compensation. Michael A. Kahn is here to help you get it. To schedule your free initial consultation and learn more about working with Attorney Kahn, please call (310) 209-1600 now.

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