Whiplash Compensation for a Phoenix Car Accident
Posted on behalf of Phillips Law Group on Feb 11, 2010 in Auto Accidents
Auto accidents are extremely common in Phoenix. In 2008 alone, there were more than 34,000 crashes just within city limits which led to almost 17,000 injuries. One of the most common injuries as a result of auto accidents is whiplash. Whiplash is an injury that is viewed by many with a skeptical eye, and that is truly unfortunate for those who suffer from it because of the reality of the pain and suffering involved. Fortunately, the law of personal injury in Arizona does not take issue with whiplash as a legitimate injury, and Phoenix car accident lawyers have successfully fought for compensation for their clients who suffer from this condition. Below is a brief overview of the different types of compensation that could be successfully sought if you or someone you love has been injured in a Phoenix auto accident.
Whiplash Compensation - Medical Costs
One of the most direct connections between suffering from whiplash and costs incurred by someone who's been wrongfully harmed involves medical costs in the aftermath of an accident. These costs can be high because whiplash can be difficult to diagnose. The condition can present itself in many different forms of outward symptoms and much of the medical technology available will not be able to pinpoint this mysterious injury. As a result, medical bills can mount quickly.
Whiplash - Costs of Ongoing Care
Another issue with whiplash is the fact that those who suffer from it will not be know how long the condition will affect them. Some whiplash victims heal relatively quickly, recovering within a matter of days or weeks. However, others can suffer from the effects of whiplash for months, years or even throughout the rest of their lives. Therefore, those who must deal with whiplash must incur costs of continuing treatment, physical rehabilitation and medication regardless of the quality of their health care coverage.
Whiplash - Pain and Suffering
One of the most difficult form of damages to quantify is pain and suffering. It's almost impossible to attach a monetary amount to someone's misery or downturn in their overall quality of life, but the pain and suffering involved with whiplash is real and difficult to endure. Whiplash can lead someone to lose their ability to turn their heads one way or the other, can lead to blurred vision, intense headaches, numbness in their limbs and any number of other difficulties.
Overall, if you or someone you love has been inflicted with whiplash as a result of an accident in Phoenix, you need to contact an experienced Phoenix car accident lawyer as soon as possible to schedule a free initial consultation.