Lawyers for Whiplash and Other Soft Tissue Injury Insurance Claim Denials
Whiplash and soft tissue injuries are varied and present themselves in different ways. Generally, whiplash is defined as an injury to the muscles, ligaments or vertebrae of the neck, which results from rapid acceleration or deceleration of the head. The most common cause of whiplash injuries is car accidents, but it is not the only cause. Slip and fall accidents, assaults, and sports injuries can also cause whiplash and soft tissue injuries.
Common Whiplash and Soft Tissue Injuries
Whiplash and soft tissue injuries manifest themselves with many symptoms, and each patient’s experience is different, however some of the most common symptoms are:
- Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Muscle Spasms
- Tingling and Numbness in the Arms
- Tingling and Numbness in the Legs
These symptoms can appear immediately after the accident or show themselves later, which is why it’s important to seek proper medical attention within a few days of an accident. Always relate all your symptoms to your doctor, even if you are not sure they were caused by the accident. When you follow up with the doctor, give him or her all the details you can. This will help your insurance denial lawyers at Taylor & Blair LLP help prove your disability.
As a result of your symptoms, you could suffer from a loss or range of motion, a loss of coordination, a loss of strength, or an inability to sit, stand or ambulate for long periods of time. This can result in a disability.
When most people think of a whiplash or soft tissue injury, they think of someone who was in a “fender bender” car accident, or who suffers a sport injury and has to nurse a sore neck or back for a while before recovering. The reality is that no two whiplash or soft tissue injuries are alike and the severity, frequency and duration of the pain and disability associated with these types of injuries can fluctuate wildly. While some people who suffer whiplash or soft tissue injury are able to reach a recovery, there are those who will continue suffering for life, leading to disability.
Dealing with an insurance denial can be a stressful and complicated process. It involves complex contractual issues as well as an understanding of the medical information required to prove your claim. Having a lawyer who specializes in insurance denial on your side will help to reduce your stress and ensure you get what you are entitled to. If you have a whiplash or soft tissue injury long-term disability claim that has been denied, contact the lawyers at Taylor & Blair LLP today.