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Whiplash Injury Lawyers in St. Louis, Missouri and Illinois

Whiplash Injury Lawyers in St Louis. Whiplash injuries can range in severity from irritating to debilitating. However severe, when you sustain a whiplash injury through another's negligence, you deserve maximum compensation, and our St. Louis car accident lawyers know how to get it. Call the car accident lawyers of Burger Law now at (314) 500-HURT or fill out our online form.

If you sustained a whiplash injury because of a negligent driver in St. Louis, or anywhere in Missouri or Illinois, see how much your claim may be worth by using our free personal injury calculator.

Our auto accident law firm has had a multitude of successes in securing compensation for people injured in car accidents for medical expenses, pain and suffering and lost wages caused by the negligent acts of another individual. When someone acts unsafe and injures another person, they must be held responsible for the damages that are a result of their actions. Burger Law believes that when you endure injuries that are due to the carelessness of someone else, you should not have to pay an attorney for a fair recovery. Our whiplash injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, and you will not be required to pay any fees until we win your case. We those with whiplash injuries in Missouri and Illinois with unmatched support, and you can trust that our team will be by you every step of the way. If you or a loved one has been involved in a car crash and are experiencing whiplash injury symptoms, see a medical professional and contact Burger Law to get started on your free case evaluation.

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What is a Whiplash Injury?

A whiplash injury is an umbrella term for a variety of conditions that affect the neck and cause pain in the neck and shoulders. They occur when a head is suddenly jolted into a "whip-like," back-and-forth motion. They are especially common in car accidents, particularly rear end accidents. Whiplash injuries can range from a muscle strain to a fracture. Common symptoms include:

  • Pain and stiffness in the neck, that might radiate to the shoulders
  • Dizziness
  • Pain or numbness in the arm or hand
  • Blurred vision
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Cognitive problems
  • Mood swings or irritability
  • Insomnia or excessive fatigue

Based on which symptoms you are experiencing and their severity, your whiplash injury will be diagnosed as one of six grades:

  1. No complaints about the neck and no physical signs of injury
  2. Complaints of pain, stiffness or tenderness and no physical signs
  3. Complaints and musculoskeletal signs, such as decreased range of motion or swelling
  4. Complaints and neurological signs, such as a tingling sensation, headaches, dizziness or vision problems
  5. A fracture or dislocation, typically accompanied by all of the above symptoms

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms after a car accident in St. Louis, seek medical treatment immediately. Whiplash injuries can lead become more severe and eventually lead to long-term consequences if not treated promptly.

How is a Whiplash Injury Treated?

Just as the severity of whiplash injuries can vary, so can the treatment options. For more mild cases, your doctor may recommend using the R.I.C.E. Method of Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation for a few days. For more severe therapies, you may need physical therapy or chiropractic care, a cervical collar, anti-inflammatory medications or even surgery.

If your whiplash injury was caused by another St. Louis driver, then, with the help of a dedicated whiplash car accident lawyer, you can get compensation all of these treatments, whether that means a single doctors' appointment or invasive surgeries.

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How Much Is My Whiplash Injury Worth in St. Louis?

Your compensation depends on a variety of factors, the first of which being the severity of your injuries. Generally, your compensation falls into two different categories, economic damages and non-economic damages:

  1. Economic Damages — These compensate you for the financial losses you sustained as a result of your whiplash injury. They include:
    • Medical bills, such as an emergency room visit or doctors' appointment, physical therapy, medications or a neck brace
    • Lost wages for the time spent off work recovering
    • Lost earning capacity if your accident resulted in permanent disability
    • Out-of-pocket expenses, such as transportation expenses to and from medical appointments, or needing to hire someone for help with household chores

    In order to be fully compensated for your economic damages, be sure to keep detailed records of medical bills, receipts, your W2s or pay stubs and how much time you missed off work.

  2. Non-Economic Damages — These are harder to quantify, and are meant to compensate you for the less tangible way your injuries affected your life. They include:
    • Pain and suffering
    • Mental anguish
    • Inconvenience
    • Physical impairment
    • Disfigurement
    • Loss of capacity to enjoy life
    • Loss of consortium
  3. Was it harder to sleep because of your injuries? Did you have to wear a neck brace for weeks or months? Did it hurt every time you turned your head? Were you unable to participate in some of your favorite activities because of your whiplash injuries? Did you sustain permanent scarring? All of these factors go into how much your non-economic damages will be. Typically, these damages are quantified by multiplying your economic damages by a number between 1.5 and 5 to calculate your total compensation. The more the injury impacted your life, the higher the number will be.

If you have more questions about how much your claim may be worth, speak to a St. Louis whiplash accident attorney today at (314) 500-HURT. We have over 30 years of experience calculating our clients' full damages, and never settle for anything less than full compensation.

How a St. Louis Whiplash Injury Lawyer Can Help

While your damages may be obvious to you, too often irresponsible drivers try to deny responsibility for an accident, and insurance adjusters are dishonest and try to devalue your claim. Experienced and aggressive car accident lawyers like those at Burger Law can step in, stand by your side and be your advocate. We know how to hold rule breakers accountable and how to combat an insurance adjuster's tricks.

With our dedication and expertise, we will:

  • Fully investigate your claim and find the evidence needed to determine who is liable for your injuries and prove negligence
  • Connect you with trusted healthcare providers to get you the best possible physical recovery
  • Work with you to develop a legal strategy
  • Determine the full extent of your damages
  • Keep you up-to-date on your case, always be available to answer questions and provide legal advice that is sound and compassionate, while leaving the ultimate decision about your claim up to you
  • Do everything possible to get a fair settlement in negotiation and mediation
  • Take the fight to trial if we have to

You only have one chance to get full compensation for your injuries. When the other side is refusing to take responsibility for their actions and the insurance company will not be fair, trust in the whiplash accident lawyers of Burger Law to fight on your behalf for the full recovery you are owed.

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Any car accident is scary, but the fear and uncertainty that comes with being injured can be crippling, not to mention the financial, emotional and physical hardships that follow. In our 30 years of experience, our St. Louis-based personal injury lawyers have secured over $180 million in verdicts and settlements for our clients throughout Missouri and Illinois. Let us handle the legal aspect of your case so you can focus on healing. To start on your road to true recovery, call Burger Law today at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online.