Car accidents are, unfortunately, a regular occurrence on Louisiana roads and highways. Sometimes the parties involved are fortunate and suffer no injuries. But, many accidents result in serious injury. Perhaps the most common injury sustained in an auto accident is a whiplash injury to the neck.
In a whiplash injury the neck and head are thrown back and forth violently, like the cracking of a whip. This results in damage to the soft tissues — muscles, tendons and ligaments — surrounding the cervical spine. Sometimes whiplash victims recover from their injuries after a few months. But for many, the injury is the beginning of a lifetime of chronic pain and disability.
Insurance companies like to downplay the seriousness of soft tissue and whiplash injuries. They often claim the victim has suffered a mere sprain or strain that will resolve in a short period of time. Victims of these painful and debilitating injuries know better. They understand the impact that chronic neck pain can have on a person’s ability to enjoy life. They understand that the pain and stiffness don’t just go away after a few weeks or months.
At the Gaar Law Firm we have represented many Louisianans who have suffered whiplash injuries. We understand the medical issues and know what to look for in a person’s medical records. We know the questions to ask a doctor during a deposition or at trial. And we know how to attack the conclusions of the doctors who hire themselves out to insurance companies to contest claims. We are committed to seeking the compensation our clients deserve for their medical expenses, lost income and pain and suffering.