A whiplash injury describes injuries that occur in the neck after an accident where an individual’s neck is suddenly wrenched around. This often happens when a driver is rear-ended by another vehicle. In these types of sudden accidents, the neck move back-and-forth rapidly and trigger strains in the ligaments, tendons and muscles located in the neck.

Even a slight accident, one where there was very little physical damage to the vehicles involved in the accident, can cause severe neck pain.

Moving your neck without experiencing pain or stiffness is essential to all of your daily life tasks. An accident caused by a negligent driver can rob you of the ability to run errands, care for your family, work or go to school.

Does your neck still hurt after a Chicago car accident? Contact an experienced Chicago whiplash lawyer at GWC today for comprehensive legal solutions.

We offer 100% FREE case consultations and can guide you safely through the process.

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Symptoms of Whiplash Injuries

If injuries to your neck, which are among the most common car accident injuries, are keeping you from living your life to the fullest, you may need ongoing medical assistance. The tricky thing about whiplash injuries is that they dont always appear right away.

In some car accidents, pain to the neck and the vertebrae may be experienced immediately. In other cases, the injury to the neck may not show up until days after the car accident.

Symptoms of whiplash injuries may include:

  • Neck pain, stiffness or soreness
  • Sore muscles
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Pain while chewing or swallowing
  • Pain in your shoulders
  • Pain in your upper back

If you experience any of the listed whiplash and neck injury symptoms, you should consider having a doctor evaluate and diagnose the source of your pain. You should also contact a skilled Illinois whiplash injury lawyer who can protect your interests.

Proving a Whiplash Injury

Soft tissue injuries such as whiplash and neck injuries are incredibly painful and difficult to overcome. Unfortunately, whiplash and other neck injuries are tissue and soft tissue injuries and they are difficult to prove. In many cases, whiplash injuries cannot be identified in an x-ray or through an MRI like broken bones or vertebrates.

Whiplash injuries fall into a specific category of car accident injuries that insurance companies often challenge. Insurance companies and their lawyers attempt to argue that the accident victim is fabricating the pain.

Hiring an aggressive Illinois car accident lawyer is the key to rejecting the insurance company’s attempt to deny you financial compensation after a car accident.

Why You Need A Whiplash Injury Lawyer

You need a whiplash injury lawyer because you deserve an advocate who can go toe-to-toe with the insurance companies and their team of attorneys.

When we take on your case, we strive to create an optimum outcome that allows you and your family to heal, recover and thrive. A successful negotiation or trial from a whiplash accident can include a settlement or an award that helps you and your family pay for:

  • Hospital bills
  • Rehabilitation
  • Chiropractic treatment
  • Wages lost
  • Vocational retraining
  • Education benefits
  • Emotional pain and suffering
  • Scarring

At GWC Injury Lawyers, we have an extensive list of highly effective whiplash injury lawyers with the right combination of skills. With decades of experienced and tens of millions of dollars in settlements and awards, we are the advocates you deserve.

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