Whiplash Injury: Seeking Treatment Before Symptoms Arise

Sheryl L. Burke
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While you may feel like a hypochondriac, if you've recently been rear-ended in a car accident in Georgia, go to the doctor even if you don't have any immediate symptoms.

A whiplash injury may lay dormant for days, weeks, even months before symptoms set in. While most whiplash injuries usually dissipate within a couple of weeks, you may have suffered more extensive soft tissue damage. A doctor can use X-rays to determine if you have sustained a whiplash injury, even in the case of delayed symptoms.

if you wait months to go to the doctor when whiplash symptoms surface, you'll have greatly increased the difficulty of proving your whiplash injury was a result of your car accident, which may cause your Georgia personal injury claim to be denied.

Having X-rays and medical records will help substantiate your Georgia personal injury claim.
If you seek medical attention from the start and discover that you do have a whiplash injury, only with delayed symptoms, your doctor can begin immediate treatment, which may also result in faster recovery time. 

If this is the case, talk with an Atlanta personal injury lawyer about the medical documents you'll need to build a Georgia personal injury claim against the liable party in your car accident. As you focus on recovery, your Atlanta personal injury lawyer will recommend following all the doctor's treatment plans, to help demonstrate the effect your whiplash injury has had on your life.

If the other party's liability can be proven in your car accident, your Atlanta personal injury lawyer can work with the appropriate insurance company representatives to negotiate a fair settlement on your behalf.

Contacting an Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyer

If you are the victim of someone else's negligence or carelessness, whether in a traffic accident or some other type of accident, you have certain rights guaranteed by law.  To help you understand these rights and seek the compensation you may be eligible for to help get your life back in order, contact the Atlanta Law Offices of Sheryl L. Burke for a no-cost consultation on your injury case.

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