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Whiplash: Injury Lawyers and Treatment

Updated on December 20, 2011
By Stillwaterising (own medical image, work for hire) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons
By Stillwaterising (own medical image, work for hire) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons

A whiplash injury lawyer can assist you in getting whiplash treatment and with handling your injury claims. Whiplash is a condition caused when your neck is forcibly extended beyond its normal range of motion. This type of injury is usually the result of accidents such as slip and falls and car crashes.

Although whiplash is a common injury, it can be serious causing the victim much pain and restricting the range of motion in your neck. If you are injured due to someone else’s negligence, a whiplash injury lawyer is a professional you will want to talk to.

A whiplash injury lawyer will guide you and help you get the treatment you need to recover from your injury. They will also guide you through the claims process. Most whiplash injury lawyer work on a “No win, No Fee,” basis. So, if you do not win your case, you do not owe the lawyer any money for their service.

Whiplash Treatment Options

There are many whiplash treatment options available. These include:

  • Pain Medications
  • Muscles Relaxers
  • Tylenol or Advil
  • Physical Therapy
  • Ice and Heat Therapy

Whiplash is a painful condition to suffer through. Whiplash treatment is needed to restore function and to reduce pain. Prescription pain medications are often given to help control the victims’ pain. Often these pain medicines are given with prescription muscle relaxers. When used together, most victims find noticeable improvement in their pain. Tylenol and Advil are sometimes given to help control pain and inflammation of the injured tissues.

Physical Therapy is used to restore range of motion in the neck during whiplash treatment. It also may help to relive some of the muscle spasms that cause pain. Ice and heat therapy are also used to control muscle spasms and inflammation.

Most victims of whiplash make a full recover in six weeks. For some, it talks longer to recover and more whiplash treatment is needed. Sometimes the symptoms never completely go away. It is important to have a whiplash injury lawyer who understands the nature of your injury and how it will impact your life. The lawyer can use this to negotiate a fair settlement on your behalf.

Whiplash Exams

Before you receive whiplash treatment your doctor will examine you. Most likely they will order tests to check for other problems that may be causing your pain. Your whiplash lawyer will need copies of these tests for your injury claim. The tests the doctor will order may include:

  • Physical exam
  • X-Rays
  • CT Scan
  • MRI

All whiplash treatment plans begin with a physical exam. Your doctor will look for other signs of trauma such as cuts, bruising, and swollen areas. The doctor will also check your ability to sense physical stimulation in your arms and legs.

X-Rays are commonly ordered. The X-Ray will show if there are any broken bones in you cervical spine. CT scans and MRI images are sometimes ordered to look for herniated discs or other trauma.

A whiplash injury lawyer will often issue a letter of protection to your physicians. This letter guarantees payment to the physician for providing whiplash treatment. The physicians get paid when a settlement is issued. This will save you from having to pay out of pocket.


With the proper whiplash treatment, recovery from your injury is very likely. Working with a whiplash lawyer will ease some of the stress of dealing with the insurance company, having to pay out of pocket for your whiplash treatment, and filing paperwork. They will also fight to get a fair personal injury settlement for your case.


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      crazycatman 6 years ago from Dallas, TX

      Millinaire Tips, I'm not sure of any stats showing the difference between settlement amounts with a lawyer or without. I do know a lady that sign a contract for payment for damages to her car and in doing so agreed to waive her right to filling an injury claim. I'll see if I can find any stats on settlement amounts.

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      Shasta Matova 6 years ago from USA

      When I had whiplash, I also had a chiropractor help me. do you know if there are any stats which tell you how much money people get from the insurance company with a lawyer vs without?