Whiplash cases are often undervalued by insurance companies, and sometimes by the lawyers representing those who have suffered such an injury. Knowledgeable and experienced attorneys will generally provide a better result in an automobile caused whiplash or soft tissue injury case. I recently obtained the policy limits of $50,000.00 for our client who was injured in an automobile accident. He had primarily soft tissue and whiplash type injuries with an MRI that revealed 2 small herniated discs (non-surgical) in his lumbar spine. These may or may not have been related to the accident, as he was advanced in age. Other factors that allow for a good result and recovery for the injured party include the type of medical treatment received, establishing the fault of the other driver, determining any objective radiological evidence of injury hat supports the clients claims and the opinion of the treating doctors, and the amount of medical bills that the client owes for their treatment. You may be told by friends or an insurance company that without severe damage to the car you were in, you won’t be able to recover a reasonable settlement. Though damage to the vehicle certainly plays a part in the determination or evaluation of the case and its value, it is not always the primary factor. The weight of other factors may still allow for a significant recovery. An experienced personal injury attorney can provide the foundation in your efforts to obtain an excellent recovery.
-Joseph J Bernardo, Esq.