Brunswick Neck & Back Injury Attorney
The lifetime medical bills alone related to a catastrophic spine injury could exceed $5 million. Since most health insurance companies refuse to pay injury-related costs, unless they receive compensation from another source, these victims must pay these bills out of pocket. Money is not the only problem. Only a handful of doctors in Georgia are qualified to treat these injuries. An under-qualified professional, or one who lacks confidence, could easily do more harm than good.
When you don’t know which way to go, turn to the compassionate Brunswick neck & back injury attorneys at Gillette Law. We understand these issues, and we are here to help. We immediately connect spine injury victims with doctors who help these people, and their families, live more normal lives in the future. Once we take care of this immediate need, we get to work building a claim for financial compensation, so these victims have the resources to live more normal lives.
Diagnosis and Treatment Issues
Whiplash, a vehicle collision-related injury, is one of the most common neck/spine wounds. It also exemplifies many of the medical and legal hurdles these victims face.
The extreme motion of a car wreck causes the neck to violently snap forwards and backwards, much like a cracking whip. This motion often injuries nerves in the neck.
Since whiplash is a soft tissue injury, X-rays and other traditional diagnostic tests usually don’t detect it. Furthermore, pain usually doesn’t present in the neck, at least at first. Instead, pain usually begins in the wrists and hands, then it radiates upward. So, even experienced doctors have a hard time diagnosing whiplash.
Furthermore, in the minds of many, whiplash is not a legitimate injury, even though medical science says otherwise. Other illnesses in this category include Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue syndrome.
We touched on the high cost of these injury treatments above. Targeted physical therapy is pretty much the only way to treat whiplash. Some people respond well to a few sessions. In other cases, physical therapy might last for many months before victims see any real progress.
Like many other injuries, whiplash is degenerative. Any treatment delay makes whiplash much worse. Fortunately, our Brunswick neck & back injury attorneys have professional partnerships with top physicians in this field. So, victims quickly get on the road to recovery.
Your Claim for Damages
Injury-related medical bills must be paid eventually, which means these victims need money. These victims also deserve compensation for their noneconomic losses, such as pain and suffering.
The path to fair compensation usually begins with a demand letter. If accident liability is relatively clear, insurance companies have a legal duty to settle the claim quickly and fairly.
However, there’s usually some question marks in this area. Common insurance company defenses in car wreck and fall claims include comparative fault and assumption of the risk. So, largely to protect the victim’s legal rights, attorneys normally file suit in these cases.
Generally, insurance companies almost immediately file procedural motions, seeking to have the case thrown out of court. As long as there is some evidence to support the claim, these motions almost always fail.
Eventually, most personal injury claims settle out of court. Insurance companies are usually only willing to talk about a deal when all their other efforts have fallen short. Frequently, a third-party mediator helps the two sides find common ground, so they can settle the case. If both sides negotiate with the mediator in good faith, as they are legally required to do, this process usually works.
Rely on a Compassionate Glynn County Neck & Back Injury Lawyer
All serious injury victims are entitled to fair compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced Brunswick neck & back injury attorney, contact Gillette Law, P.A. We routinely handle matters in Georgia and Florida.