When dealing with soft tissue cases, arguing that whiplash is not a serious
injury is possibly the biggest myth perpetuated by insurance adjusters.
Whiplash injuries commonly result from
car accidents, and can be a very serious. In fact, over 20% of those individuals that
have suffered a whiplash type injury still complain of pain 12 months
following the injury. Even so, adjusters still insist on perpetuating
another myth; insisting that whiplash injuries should heal within six
to eight weeks.
The truth is very different from the myth. Whiplash injuries can cause
mild traumatic brain injuries. Whiplash may require long term treatment
for a significant percentage of those affected. In some cases whiplash
leads to permanent total disability.
Adjusters also cling to the myth that a delay in the onset of symptoms
equates to no whiplash injury having occurred. Studies have shown that
a delay in the onset of symptoms is actually more common than an immediate
onset of symptoms.
Unfortunately, the insurance industry has been very successful in convincing
a large percentage of the population that the myth is actually reality.
The result is that injured people often receive less than adequate compensation
for whiplash injuries.
If you have suffered a whiplash injury, do not accept less than full compensation.
Insurance companies have attorneys working for them, and you need an attorney
working for you with only one goal: to maximize the amount you recover
from the insurance carrier.
Contact the Montee Law Firm for a free initial consultation. Our firm has been
fighting for the rights of people with whiplash injuries for decades,
and we look forward to assisting you.