Whiplash is one of the most common injuries sustained in
motor vehicle accidents, yet frequently disputed by the big insurance companies. Whiplash is actually
a constellation of symptoms collectively referred to as whiplash syndrome
caused by the sudden acceleration of a rear end collision. Whiplash injuries
are real and there is substantial scientific and medical evidence documenting
them. So why do the big insurance companies continue to fight these claims?
The simple answer is money.
Insurance companies routinely deny whiplash claims, forcing accident victims
to fight their claims in court and spend thousands of dollars hiring doctors,
accident reconstructionists, and biomechanical experts to educate juries
about whiplash injuries, how they are caused, and how they are treated.
In turn, the insurance industry hires its own "experts" who
will dispute your injuries, deny that the accident was severe enough to
cause your injury, or claim that the treatment ordered by your doctor
was excessive. By doing so, the insurance industry hopes to make dissuade
accident victims from seeking justice in court. The financial stakes are
high: $29 billion per year is spent on whiplash injuries and litigation
in the U.S. If the big insurance companies can save even 1% of that amount
by making victims fight their claims in court, they figure it's worth
it to do so.
Knowing the tactics of the big insurance companies is important. Having
an aggressive advocate on your side is critical. If you, or someone you
know, has been involved in a motor vehicle, motorcycle, or other accident,
please call to schedule a
free, no obligation consultation with me.