The Whiplash Las Vegas Car Accident Treatment
Whiplash is a major problem, accounting for up to fifteen percent of your automobile insurance premium. It occurs when your head is suddenly pushed in one direction and then in the opposite direction. Most of the time, whiplash is a result of a rear end automobile collision, but it sometimes occurs from sports injuries, or as a result of rides at amusement parks. Whatever the cause may be, your first option for recovery should be southern Nevada Chiropractic.
It is common to have a whiplash injury, but not have any symptoms the first day. In fact, you may tell people that you were not injured, because you believe you were not.
However, the next day, upon awakening, you could feel extreme discomfort in your neck and back. This is a great reason why you should not make statements at the scene of an accident regarding the absence of injury after checking by car accident chiropractor.
And, it is a perfect example of why you never should sign any waiver of your right to file an injury claim. Some symptoms, like, tingling sensations, finger numbness, dizziness, blurred vision, the shoulder may not surface for weeks.
A chiropractor will first take x rays to confirm that your neck is not fractured and to help access the overall extent of an injury. You may only experience soreness, but there could also be a loss, to your range of motion. Further up the scale is neurological impairment, not necessarily to brain damage, but to the nerves going to the brain. The most severe injuries are when damage is done to the spinal column, or there are fractures too, or dislocation of, the neck.
The Las Vegas car accident treatment done by a chiropractor is going to realign your back and neck, as well as provide you with exercises that will help you to reinforce the effects of the chiropractic therapy. He has some options and tools at his disposal to help devise a plan that is made for you specifically. You will not get painkillers from him. He wants to see you healed, and drugs do not do that. They mask your symptoms and give you side effects, which might include debilitating addiction.
General damages have encompassed any damages which are physical pain or suffering experienced as a result of the accident, i.e. a neck injury relating to whiplash. When claiming for general damages you are also able to claim for any effect on your quality of life or emotional pain, which is due to the accident. Also, psychological disorders such as depression which have come about as a result of the accident and subsequent events may also contribute to your settlement.
Special damages are to some degree predetermined as they relate to any losses incurred as a result of the whiplash and the accident which caused it.
Special damages are often awarded when there has been a loss of earnings while recovering from an accident, taking into account any future losses. Special damages are also be awarded if a car has been repaired as a result of the accident or you have been required to pay for someone to care for you during recovery.
If you are thinking of claiming for special damages, then it is vital you keep a log of all expenditure and copies of receipts where possible.
This has shown that there are in fact no set amounts when it comes to claiming for whiplash, but that many features contribute to your settlement.
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