Make your whiplash injury claim matter
Get a car accident attorney who isn’t afraid of insurance companies
If you were in a car crash in New York City and sustained whiplash, an experienced lawyer can make the insurance company take your whiplash injury claim seriously and fight for the compensation you deserve. For more than 30 years, Giampa Law has been winning cases for injured people in the Bronx and throughout New York City. Find out how a whiplash lawyer can help you with your whiplash claim. Contact us today for a free consultation.
Whiplash is a very real injury that comes with very real whiplash injury symptoms and pain – but try telling that to the insurance company. Despite being one the most common injuries you can sustain in a car accident, whiplash is an injury that a lot of car insurance companies try to downplay. Why? Simple. The more the insurance company can minimize the severity of your injury, the less they can try to pay you in financial compensation.
Show them you’re serious and get Giampa Law. Our lawyers know the impact a painful whiplash injury can have on your life, which is why we’ll stand up to the insurance company and aggressively advocate for your best interests. Whether it’s through a negotiated settlement or a jury verdict, we’ll fight to get you the compensation you deserve.
How does whiplash happen in car accidents?
Whiplash is a type of neck injury that occurs when your neck is violently jerked forward (hyperflexion) and backward (hyperextension), similar to the cracking of a whip, causing the muscles, tendons, and ligaments in your neck to stretch beyond their normal range of motion. This commonly occurs in rear-end collisions as well as other types of car accidents. Whiplash can cause a wide range of symptoms, including:
- Neck pain
- Neck stiffness
- Upper back pain
- Shoulder pain or stiffness
- Pain in your limbs
- Arm numbness
- Changes in your mood
Sometimes the symptoms of whiplash aren’t immediately noticeable until days, weeks, or months after your crash. That’s why it’s critical to get checked out by a licensed medical professional within 24 hours of your car accident. You may be injured and not even realize it yet. And even when you do see a doctor, be aware that whiplash diagnosis can be challenging and some doctors misdiagnose whiplash.
Severe cases of whiplash can cause chronic neck pain, limited mobility, and take a long time to fully heal. Your whiplash treatment may include everything from prescription medication and physical therapy to range-of-motion exercises and wearing a neck brace for stabilization.
Whiplash can occur in low speed accidents, which means even if you get rear-ended by another driver going just 5 mph, you may be at risk of sustaining a whiplash injury.
What is the average settlement for a whiplash car accident?
The amount of financial compensation you ask for after sustaining whiplash will depend on the specific details of your case and the severity of your injury. Every client has their own special circumstances, which means your whiplash injury claim could be worth hundreds, thousands, or a lot more. How much your whiplash car accident settlement is worth depends on many different factors.
In New York, to file a whiplash lawsuit against the at-fault driver, you must establish that you sustained a “serious injury” as a result of your car accident. Understanding what classifies as a serious injury isn’t always easy. This is why you should strongly consider speaking with a whiplash lawyer about your case.
In general, you may be entitled to compensation for:
- Medical costs for your treatment and care
- Lost income
- Loss of earning capacity
- Cost of replacement services (e.g., household chores, childcare)
- Pain and suffering
To get a better idea of what your whiplash injury claim might be worth, schedule a free consultation with our law firm. Our Bronx car accident lawyers can meet with you, listen to the details of your case, discuss your legal options, and explain how our law firm can help you.
Let a Bronx lawyer deal with the insurance company
Insurance companies are notorious for making lowball settlement offers to whiplash victims in an effort to minimize costs and maximize profits. They may claim your injury isn’t that severe, or that you had a pre-existing condition. Worse yet, they might argue that you’re not injured at all and deny your claim altogether. What are you supposed to do now?
Let them know you aren’t playing around. Our lawyers know what it takes to build a strong case on your behalf that gets results. Best of all, we’ll take your case on a contingency fee basis. In other words, there are no upfront costs and you only have to pay if we win your case. See what an experienced whiplash injury attorney can do for you after your New York City car accident. Contact our Bronx law firm today for a free consultation.