Maximize Your Whiplash Claim with a Beaufort Car Accident Lawyer
Our personal injury attorneys can get you full compensation
If you sustained whiplash in a crash caused by another driver, a Beaufort car accident lawyer can handle your claim and fight to get you maximum compensation. Twenge + Twombley Law Firm has a reputation for providing remarkable service to personal injury victims in Beaufort and throughout South Carolina, including those in Bluffton and Hilton Head. Find out how an experienced Beaufort car accident attorney can help with your whiplash claim. Contact us today for your free consultation.
Whiplash can be an extremely painful and debilitating injury that has an impact on your health, your ability to work, and your overall lifestyle. Nevertheless, insurance companies often try to downplay the symptoms of whiplash – even if it is among the most common injuries you can sustain in a car accident. They do this so that they can offer you as little compensation as possible – if anything at all. Remember, the insurance company is a business, and like most businesses, they want to minimize costs and maximize profits.
That’s why you need to put the experience of our South Carolina law firm on your side. Founding attorneys Karl D. Twenge and J. Ashley Twombley are caring and compassionate car accident lawyers who will give your whiplash claim the personalized attention it needs and deserves. Whether it’s through settlement negotiations or a jury verdict, we will make every effort to get you the compensation you deserve.
What is whiplash?
Whiplash is a painful neck injury that’s common in car accidents, specifically rear-end collisions. When you’re involved in a crash and your head is rapidly jerked back (hyperextension) and forth (hyperflexion), it can damage the muscles, tendons and ligaments in your neck by stretching them beyond their normal range of motion.
Common symptoms of whiplash include:
- Neck pain
- Stiff neck
- Upper back pain
- Shoulder pain
- Pain in limbs
- Arm numbness/tingling
- Changes in mood
Treatment for whiplash can include prescription medication, physical therapy, range of motion exercises, and stabilization by wearing a neck brace or collar.
Whiplash symptoms typically don’t take long to appear, though sometimes it can take weeks or months to feel the effects of the injury. That’s why it’s important to get examined by a licensed medical professional as soon as possible after a car accident. You might be injured even if you don’t have any noticeable symptoms or pain.
What is the average settlement for a whiplash claim?
Each case is different with its own unique circumstances, which is why there is no fixed amount of compensation you can expect to receive from your whiplash claim. Generally speaking, you may be able to recover compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Replacement services (e.g., household chores, errands, childcare)
- Pain and suffering
Your whiplash claim could be worth hundreds, thousands, or a lot more. It really all depends on the severity of your neck injury and the damages you’ve suffered as a result. An easy way to see what your whiplash claim might be worth is to contact our law firm for a free consultation with an experienced Beaufort car accident lawyer. We’ll review the details of your case, explain your legal options, and talk about what steps you need to take next.
Get results with a Beaufort car accident lawyer
Insurance companies are known for giving whiplash victims a hard time. That’s because of the stereotype that whiplash and other neck injuries sustained in car accidents aren’t that serious. In an effort to pay you as little as possible, the insurance company might question the severity of your whiplash or argue that your symptoms and pain are due to a pre-existing condition. To add insult to injury, they may even deny your claim altogether and offer you nothing at all.
Let our law firm take control. Our Beaufort car accident lawyers have the knowledge and experience to handle every aspect of your claim and will fight to get you the highest amount of compensation possible. Best of all, we work on a contingency fee basis. That means you only pay our fees if we win your case and there are no upfront costs to worry about. See what an experienced Beaufort car accident attorney can do for your whiplash claim. Contact us today for your free consultation.