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By Jim Adler April 1, 2016

When you have been in a car accident, the first thing you need to attend to are any injuries that you have sustained. You may feel discomfort in your neck, and that could be the beginning of a condition known as whiplash. Once you have taken care of your immediate medical needs, your next step should be to call on an experienced personal injury attorney to help you get the compensation you need to recover from your condition. Whiplash can be an extremely serious condition, and a good whiplash injury lawyer will know how to make sure that you get the money you need to cover the costs of recovery. A whiplash lawsuit may be your only recourse in getting back on your feet, and it starts with being educated about the condition itself.

What Is Whiplash?

Whiplash is a condition attributed to neck injuries sustained in a car accident. After the impact, the vertebrae can get pushed out of position and hamper the spine’s ability to absorb any kind of shock or blow to the head, neck, or shoulders. The resulting damage could wind up permanently limiting the victim’s ability to move their head in any direction.

What Does Whiplash Feel Like?

Whiplash acts like a hyperextension of the ligaments and muscles in your neck, which can be extremely painful. The pain associated with whiplash is not often immediately felt, but it can start to take effect within 24 hours of the accident. Initially, there is a stiffness of the neck that eventually evolves into chronic pain. While whiplash is not considered a very serious condition, the discomfort could last for years and make neck mobility extremely difficult.

What Are the Symptoms of Whiplash?

The most common symptoms of whiplash include stiffness in the neck, dizziness, chronic headaches that seem to originate at the base of the skull, blurred or double vision, and chronic fatigue. In the initial stages of whiplash, the dizzy sensation could be strong enough to cause nausea and possibly even vomiting.

How Long Does it Take to Recover From Whiplash?

There is a possibility that whiplash could last for years or possibly even the remainder of the victim’s life. Doctors have found that most cases of whiplash are minor and resolve themselves in time frames that range from a few days to two weeks. It is important to note that doctors do not traditionally start giving their patients exercises to strengthen the neck muscles and eliminate the remaining effects of whiplash until the initial pain has subsided. While whiplash can be a minor injury, it must be handled very carefully in terms of recovery and rehabilitation. In some cases, improper treatment can extend the condition and possibly even make it worse.

What Is the Average Settlement Payout for a Whiplash Injury?

There are several factors that go into determining a settlement for a whiplash injury. One of the more important considerations is whether or not the whiplash aggravated an existing condition. It is not unusual for a whiplash lawsuit to be based primarily on the damage done to an existing condition, which can make the situation complicated for your whiplash injury lawyer. Settlements for whiplash-related injuries have been as high as $1.2 million, all depending on the severity of the injury and whether or not there were pre-existing conditions that were involved. It is always best to discuss your case with your whiplash injury lawyer to decide how much your whiplash lawsuit will be for and on which conditions you will base your complaint.

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Erick Becker
Erick Becker
01:20 06 May 17
I am a Patrol Deputy for the Sheriff Office and while working one night, a drunk driver crossed the center stripe on the highway and struck my patrol vehicle head on with his pick up truck. Needless to say we (the drunk driver and I) were both lucky to survive, as the accident occurred at highway speeds. Following my release from the hospital, I knew that I would need to have someone represent me. My employer was happy to represent me in regards to prosecuting the driver for criminal charges but, can do little in respect to the recovery of financial losses for medical bills, pain and discomfort, time lost from work etc... This is how my relationship with Jim Adler and Associates began. Yep, you probably guessed correctly when you think of what made me choose the "Texas Hammer" to represent me. Those half obnoxious, half way entertaining commercials and radio announcements most Texans have been seeing and hearing on the TV and radio for years instantly came to mind. Yes, I wanted to "hammer" this S.O.B. for trying to kill me but, more importantly I was worried about the costs associated with the life long injuries I had sustained as a result of this drunk driver's negligent behavior. I contacted Jim Adler and Associates and so began our relationship. I was immediately surprised by the prompt attention and the expression of genuine concern for my well being that I received from the employees of Jim Adler's office. Now as you can imagine, lawyers are not a breed that is held in very high regard by people in my profession but, my experiences with Jim Adler's office and his employees have forced me to amend my way of thinking, at least on the civil side of the house anyway. I have to chuckle when I say that because my experience as a client of Jim Adler's firm has been exceptionally pleasant. So before I venture down one of the stereotypical and infinite number of rabbit holes associated with the relationship between members of law enforcement and lawyers; I will do my best to stay focused on my experience with Jim Adler & Associates. Upon being informed that my case had been accepted by Jim Adler's office; I was contacted by Iris Sanchez who informed me that she was to be my case manager and any questions, comments and concerns could be directed to her. I was pleasantly surprised to receive regular calls from Iris assisting with my medical appointments and future follow up appointments. Iris had informed me that Jim Adler's son, Bill Adler would be handling my case and I was even more surprised to receive several calls from Bill to discuss my case. Now you might be thinking "what's the big deal" with the person who is representing you contacting you? In reality, you are correct in that it isn't a big deal but, what is noteworthy and what separates Jim Adler's Office from the multitude of other lawyers is the genuine expressions of concern and the desire Bill Adler conveyed to me to do their best to help me. I felt an immediate connection and instantly realized I had made the correct choice in contacting Jim Adler & Associates to handle my case. One thing I think lawyers and police officers can agree on is the proverbial wheels of justice turn very slowly. Months go by and our professional relationship is never neglected. Through the unwavering attention of Iris Sanchez and Bill Adler himself, I never felt "out of the loop" so to speak and always had a clear understanding of where my case was at in regards to the legal process. In conclusion, I know my brief description of my experiences with Bill Adler and, his assistant Iris Sanchez, cannot provide the credit they deserve. Together they have done an outstanding job representing their firm/employer. If you are seeking a great firm to represent your legal interests and, take comfort in establishing a professional relationship that feels more like a friendship than a casual business acquaintance, then I highly suggest Jim Adler & Associates.
Tierra Clark
Tierra Clark
18:52 19 May 17
My lawyer Bill Adler and case manager Iris Sanchez are amazing! They constantly call and check on you . They keep you up to date through the process. They care about you as a person and not just a client. The wreck was a life changing experience that I've never been through before. I'm just glad I had the right people like Bill Adler and Iris Sanchez to help me through it. Truly satisfied.Thanks and God bless y'all!
Lorenzo Preston
Lorenzo Preston
17:23 26 Jan 17
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Tori Barroga
Tori Barroga
14:17 11 May 17
I was dropped from a previous law firm regarding my case before I called Jim Adler. They immediately took up my case and worked hard on it - I was always up to date with each step they took and the benefits or consequences of each. In the end, I am highly satisfied with the outcome and would not have it any other way. It took some time but I truly appreciate and want to thank everybody who helped me on this journey and worked tirelessly on it.
Bernard Orozco
Bernard Orozco
17:16 23 Feb 17
I am very happy with Jim Adler & Associates. I did not know anyone who has ever used the Law Firm before. The staff is very friendly and treated me as if I were family. At times it got very stressful being without a job. They helped me when I was confused about the process. Mrs. Theresa Rodriguez stayed in contact with me constantly. Checking on me to see how I was doing and to let me know how things were going on there end. The Attorneys that handled my case know exactly what they are doing to take good care of me. Thank You so much Attorney's Mr.Michael Gomez and Mr.Trey Smith.
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