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The car accident attorneys at The Kryder Law Group, LLC Accident and Injury Lawyers have decades of experience dealing with Chicago car crashes and other motor vehicle collisions. These accidents can cause a wide variety of injuries, ranging from minor cuts and bruises to life threatening injuries. One of the more common types of car accident injuries is whiplash, which is a neck injury often caused by rear-end collisions.

If you or a loved one has suffered a whiplash injury due to someone else’s negligence, an experienced whiplash injury attorney from The Kryder Law Group, LLC Accident and Injury Lawyers is ready to help you pursue the financial compensation you deserve.

What Is Whiplash?

According to the Mayo Clinic, when your head is thrown forcefully and quickly back and forward, you may experience whiplash. The rapid back and forth movement that causes whiplash can damage the soft tissues in the neck, including muscles, ligaments, and tendons. This type of injury can occur at any speed, when the sudden impact forces the head and neck to move beyond their normal range of motion.

While whiplash patients can recover within a matter of weeks with medication and exercise, some patients can experience complications and neck pain well after their accident occurred.

Types of Accidents that Cause Whiplash Injuries

Whiplash injuries are commonly associated with rear-end collisions, but they can also occur in T-bone accidents, head-on collisions, motorcycle accidents, and even during sports activities. High-speed accidents are not the only cause. Even a low-impact car accident can result in a severe whiplash injury.

Whiplash Symptoms

Whiplash injuries can be very painful and can cause a wide range of other symptoms too. These neck injury symptoms can include:

  • neck pain
  • headaches
  • dizziness
  • blurred vision
  • muscle spasms

In some cases, whiplash injuries can lead to long-term problems with physical symptoms such as chronic neck pain and disability that requires ongoing medical treatment.

What might seem like a minor whiplash injury case, could actually have serious and long-term consequences if the whiplash symptoms are hiding worse soft tissue injuries or traumatic brain injury that leads to chronic pain.

When Is a Whiplash Injury a Valid Personal Injury Claim?

When Is a Whiplash Injury a Valid Personal Injury Claim?

Neck injuries suffered in car accidents are often compensable under Illinois personal injury law. Personal injury attorneys must prove:

  • another driver was responsible for your injuries
  • the full extent of a your neck muscle damage, and
  • show how the injury has already affected your life.

What Working with Personal Injury Lawyers Will Look Like

During a free consultation, a seasoned personal injury attorney from The Kryder Law Group, LLC Accident and Injury Lawyers will listen to your account of the accident, evaluate your case, and estimate your potential compensation of your personal injury claim.

They will review the evidence and assist in gathering additional necessary information for your insurance claim. This allows you to focus on your recovery from the whiplash injury while they handle the legal complexities of your personal injury claim.

Types of Evidence to Support Your Whiplash Injury Claim

Some evidence that may help strengthen your case includes, but is not limited to:

  • Police reports
  • Photos of the accident scene, serious injuries, and property damage
  • Photos of the opposing driver’s insurance information
  • Medical records and documentation of your injuries
  • Traffic camera recordings
  • Eyewitness testimony

To substantiate negligence, more evidence may be needed, proving the at-fault driver was distracted, speeding, or driving recklessly.

How Much Is My Case Worth?

To determine how much compensation you could receive, your Chicago whiplash lawyer must review all of your losses and out-of-pocket expenses. Once they have obtained evidence of your economic and non-economic damages, they can determine fair compensation for your whiplash claim.

Examples of Recoverable Damages

Recoverable damages from a car accident for whiplash victims may include:

  • Accident-related medical expenses
  • Past and future expenses for medical costs
  • Ambulance transportation
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation
  • Lost income
  • Property damages including auto-repair costs
  • Reduced earning ability and future lost wages
  • Pain and suffering

Should I Notify My Insurance Company After an Accident?

Yes. Here are some important things to keep in mind:

  • After a car accident, you must notify your insurance company of the accident. This action will initiate a new claim.
  • From there on, your Chicago whiplash injury lawyer can handle all remaining communications with your insurer and the defendant’s insurer.
  • Be careful when talking to the insurance company and make sure an insurance adjuster does not lure you into admitting fault for the accident.
  • Any acceptance of fault could hurt your chances of earning fair compensation because the insurance company will then only compensate you for the defendant’s percentage of fault.

How an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney Negotiates for You

When an experienced whiplash personal injury lawyer takes your case after a whiplash injury occurs, they go to work negotiating with insurance companies.

  • They’ll negotiate a fair settlement for you. An insurance company may offer a settlement shortly after the accident that an injured person may be tempted to accept, but this is not always the largest settlement they could be entitled to.
  • Your legal team will work to negotiate a settlement that covers the entire amount of your damages. Typically, the insurance company’s first offer will not cover all of your losses and out-of-pocket expenses.
  • If negotiations for a fair settlement are unsuccessful, your lawyer will file a personal injury lawsuit to seek full compensation. After a lawsuit has been filed, your lawyer can still reach an out-of-court settlement that can cover your damages.

Call The Kryder Law Group, LLC Accident and Injury Lawyers Today

If your whiplash injuries occurred in an auto accident due to another person’s negligence or recklessness, The Kryder Law Group, LLC Accident and Injury Lawyers are ready to help.

How Our Experience Works for You

Our law firm includes a team of experienced car accident lawyers who have been providing legal representation and standing up for the rights of Chicago car accident victims for decades. We know how to investigate auto accidents, build strong cases on behalf of our clients, and advocate for the justice they deserve.

If you suffer whiplash pain after an accident, call us today for a free consultation. We will work diligently to hold negligent parties responsible and win the compensation you deserve.

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