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At Graham Scofield Injury Lawyers, our Atlanta injury lawyers represent whiplash injury victims. If you injured your neck, we’ll help you obtain great, affordable medical care. Then, our Atlanta whiplash injury lawyers will help you win the compensation you deserve. Our prior victories and our 5-star client reviews validate that promise.

Call us today at (404) 939-9470. Also, you may fill-out our online contact form to schedule a free case review. If you’ve got questions, we’ve got the answers.

What is Whiplash?

Whiplash is a serious neck injury that causes sharp pain and decreased range of motion. It typically occurs when a sudden impact forces the neck to hyperextend then snap back. Whiplash injuries typically damage the nerves, tissues, muscles, and spinal discs in the neck.

Severe whiplash injuries may cause long-term health problems, such as chronic pain and post-traumatic stress disorder. In fact, 50% of victims still suffer neck pain 20 years after the injury incident. 60% of whiplash injury victims also require long-term medical care. Those medical treatments are expensive. Fortunately, an Atlanta whiplash injury lawyer can help you recover damages to ease those financial burdens.

Whiplash Symptoms

Are you unsure if you’ve suffered a whiplash injury? According to the Mayo Clinic, whiplash victims often suffer the following symptoms:

  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Loss of the normal curvature of the spine
  • Neck stiffness
  • Muscle spasms
  • Radiating pain from the neck down the arm
  • Numbness and tingling in the arm
  • Painful neck movement

Whiplash Can Cause Serious Neck Injuries

Many whiplash injury victims recover from their injuries in a few weeks. They might just need to go to the chiropractor for some neck adjustments, hot and cold packs, and massage therapy.

Other whiplash injury victims suffer more serious consequences. Those victims might have to undergo surgery to treat their symptoms.

If you’ve suffered persistent neck pain following an auto accident, you should contact an Atlanta whiplash injury lawyer. Your lawyer will refer you to an orthopedic doctor that specializes in treating spinal injuries.

Your orthopedic doctor will order you to undergo an MRI imaging scan. An MRI imaging scan is more sensitive than an x-ray imaging scan. X-rays tend to only show whether the victim has broken bones. MRIs, by contrast, identify injuries to the muscles, tendons, and ligaments that aren’t observable on x-rays.

If the MRI scan reveals that you injured your spinal ligaments, your doctor will conservatively treat those injuries with pain medications, physical therapy, chiropractic therapy, or epidural injections. Then, if those treatments don’t resolve your symptoms, your orthopedic doctor might recommend surgery. Surgery is typically the only way to get permanent relief from whiplash injuries.

Graham Scofield Injury Lawyers Can Help You

Many insurance adjusters make low settlement offers to whiplash injury victims. If your whiplash injury isn’t severe, it might make sense to settle your claim for a small sum.

But, what if it turns out that your whiplash injury is severe? It would be devastating to settle your case for a small amount only to later discover that you’ll need to undergo neck surgery. Therefore, you shouldn’t settle your whiplash injury case until you’ve hired an Atlanta whiplash injury lawyer. Your lawyer will ensure that your injuries are completely evaluated before resolving your case.

Attorneys that advertise on TV, radio, buses and billboards handle thousands of injury claims per year. Their goal is to settle their clients’ cases as quickly as possible. However, that means that they often settle the case for less than it’s worth.

The Atlanta injury lawyers at Graham Scofield Injury Lawyers know how to maximize the value of their clients’ cases. They dedicate the time and resources to ensure that their clients’ whiplash injuries are thoroughly evaluated before they ever attempt to settle a case.

Call us today at (404) 939-9470. Also, you may fill-out our online contact form to schedule a free case review with an Atlanta whiplash injury lawyer.

"When I felt all hope was lost, I contacted Graham Scofield to see if he could represent me. He immediately called me back and thoroughly reviewed with me the case. He was the most patient, kind, sympathetic and the upmost professional attorney throughout the entire process. He was also extremely knowledgeable about the law and was creative when the case worked through the twists and turns. He was also a heck of a fighter for me and got me more settlement than I was expecting. I only wish I called him sooner! Thank you so much Graham, you are an amazing lawyer!!"
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