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Columbia Personal Injury Lawyer > Georgetown Car Accident Whiplash Lawyer

Georgetown Car Accident Whiplash Lawyer

This head-neck injury might be one of the most common car crash injuries, even in low-speed collisions. Regardless of the situation, the Georgetown car accident whiplash lawyer at the Stanley Law Group diligently builds a case and, typically, settle it out of court.

Low-speed wrecks usually jostle the cervical spine, knocking it out of alignment. This critical part of the spine connects the remainder of the spine with the brain. Nerve damage in this area usually causes paralysis. Initial whiplash symptoms are usually limited to neck soreness. So, following a low-speed wreck, very few doctors look for or treat whiplash.

The symptoms are much the same after a high-speed wreck. The damage is more extensive, but adrenaline masks this pain. Therefore, many victims tell their doctors they “feel fine” except for some neck pain and stiffness. Most doctors quickly dismiss this soreness as a sign of accident shock and send victims home without any other treatment.

Whiplash Diagnosis, Treatment, and Georgetown Car Accident Whiplash Lawyers

As mentioned, whiplash is hard to diagnose based on the physical symptoms. It’s also hard to diagnose if the doctor uses X-rays or another such diagnostic test. Whiplash is a soft tissue injury which in most cases, these diagnostic tests do not detect.

As a result, the victim’s condition deteriorates, starting with pain that begins in the shoulders and radiates down the arm. Often, a subsequent medical examination yields the same results as the first one. The doctor doesn’t see any issues in the neck, assumes the problem is in the shoulder, and probably prescribes a painkiller. Artificial adrenaline, like natural adrenaline, simply masks the problem.

After this, the victim’s condition quickly goes downhill. The pain becomes partial paralysis. At this point, doctors can do little, outside of aggressive surgery, to address the problem.

Right off the bat, a Georgetown car accident whiplash lawyer connects victims with doctors who focus on whiplash and other car accident-related injuries. These professionals easily spot conditions like whiplash. Perhaps more importantly, they know how bad whiplash can be. So, they intervene quickly and aggressively.

As a bonus, these doctors usually change nothing upfront for their professional services. Therefore, families do not need to worry about additional medical bills that, if the victim is unable to work, they probably cannot pay.

Proving Liability

These medical bills must be paid eventually. To obtain compensation for them, an attorney must build a negligence case. Evidence in these cases usually includes witness statements, medical bills, and the police accident report.

Occasionally, the Big Three is sufficient to prove liability and obtain maximum compensation. But that’s usually not the case. The police accident report is a good example.

Emergency responders do the best they can with the limited evidence available at the scene to reconstruct an accident. This limited evidence rarely includes the victim’s side of the story, especially if the victim was killed.

Attorneys often partner with accident reconstruction engineers to fill in the gaps left by the police report. These experts examine all evidence in the case, not just the facts at the scene. Then, they put this evidence together like the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle and present a finished picture to jurors.

Reach Out to a Tough-Minded Georgetown County Lawyer

Injury victims are entitled to substantial compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced Georgetown car accident whiplash lawyer, contact the Stanley Law Group. We do not charge upfront legal fees in these matters.

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