Five reasons Whiplash is a red flag for insurance claims adjusters.

  1. Whiplash is a soft tissue injury.
  2. Often there's a delayed onset of symptoms
  3. The main symptom of whiplash is pain and pain is subjective.
  4. Often there's no objective medical evidence of an injury. You can't see whiplash on an X-ray like you can a broken bone and
  5. Whiplash often is treated with chiropractic care which insurance companies value less.

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Compensation for Whiplash in California 

After your attorney investigates your accident and gathers evidence, they’ll want to calculate your settlement demand. This amount can reflect different types of damages, most of which can be categorized as economic or non-economic. 

Economic damages refer to financial losses, such as medical bills, cost of treatment, lost wages, damage to personal property, etc., whereas non-economic damages are those losses that can’t be calculated. They may include pain and suffering, lost quality of life, disfigurement, disability, and more. 

Risk Factors and Serious Outcomes of Whiplash

Predicting a person’s recovery time is difficult and depends on a variety of factors. Generally speaking, however, people who experience more intense symptoms from the onset are more likely to experience chronic pain and complications than those who do not.

These early symptoms may include the following:

  • Severe neck pain
  • Extremely limited range of motion in the neck
  • Pain that radiates through the arms

Additionally, certain circumstances and conditions can increase an injury victim’s chances for experiencing a worse outcome. These risk factors include a previous whiplash injury, preexisting lower back or neck pain, involvement in a high-speed accident and older age. 

Our Skilled Costa Mesa Attorney Can Help You Navigate Your Whiplash Claim

The reality is that some whiplash injuries cause serious, long-term health consequences that cost a fortune to treat. Left untreated, they may leave injury victims in severe pain, unable to work, and incapable of enjoying life in the same way they used to. So ask yourself: If you suffered whiplash in an accident caused by someone else, wouldn’t you deserve compensation? 

We think so. As a top Costa Mesa personal injury attorney team, we do everything in our power to get our clients the justice they deserve.