Whiplash is more than just pain. There are many areas of your life that will be impacted by related injuries. Beyond the obvious neck pain, injuries can cause pain in the lower back, pain in the shoulders and arms, headaches, constant fatigue, nausea, sleep problems and much more. It can even cause blurred vision or changes in eyesight.
These physical problems caused by related injuries can last for months and require intense physiotherapy. That has an impact on your daily life, the ability to care for your family and the ability to work and earn an income. All of these problems associated to the neck cause additional stress and emotional anguish.
Along with your doctor and physiotherapist, your solicitor will be your biggest advocate in getting the help you need to recover. Your solicitor needs to be fully aware of all of the expenses involved. These expenses include medical costs, pharmaceutical costs, physical therapy costs, but also involve wages lost from time off of work, cost of help getting to and from appointments when you need rides, household help when needed and any additional expenses.
How to Find a Solicitor
If you don’t already have a solicitor, it is important to find one as soon as possible following your accident. The first thing to do is make sure the representative you choose is actually a solicitor. There are claim management companies that may look like they do the same thing, but they don’t.
When it comes to making a claim, all a claim management company does is fill out paperwork. They may even be affiliated with various insurance companies and have a stake in making the claim as small as possible.
You need a solicitor that will be in your corner. A real solicitor won’t just fill out the paperwork. They will go over every aspect of your claim, and help you understand the process involved in getting a settlement.
They will represent you to the insurance company, and fight to get you everything you deserve following an accident. Find a solicitor that offers no win/no fee representation. That means that you won’t be charged a fee if you don’t win a settlement, and if you do win, you will get 100% of your settlement. You need the money from a settlement to pay your bills and carry on with your life following an injury. Don’t settle for less.