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How can you prove a whiplash injury in Athens?
Dr. James ToneyApr 2, 2021 12:55:36 PM3 min read

How to Prove A Whiplash Injury in Athens

If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident in Athens, GA, and are suffering from whiplash, you need to get it treated right away.

Getting treated by an Athens Whiplash Chiropractor can help you with your injuries and help you get the documentation that you need.

If someone else caused your accident, you have the right to be compensated for your injuries.

But how do you prove to the insurance companies that your whiplash was a direct result of the car accident?

In the article below, we will talk about how to prove your whiplash injury case in Athens and what factors are used to determine the validity of a whiplash injury claim.

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Determining If You Have A Whiplash Injury

Whiplash is a soft tissue injury that causes damage to your neck's muscles, tendons, and ligaments.

Whiplash doesn't show up on x-rays like a broken bone or fracture would, and it's common to not even realize you have whiplash for several hours or days after your accident.

When whiplash symptoms do start to present themselves, some of the most common are :

  • A feeling of pins and needles in your arm
  • Pain, stiffness, and tightness in your neck
  • An inability to move your neck or pain while you do so
  • Headaches originating from the back of the neck
  • Pain in your arms, neck, or lower back
  • Dizziness and fatigue

Some victims of whiplash also experience:

  • Irritability
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Memory problems
  • Blurred vision
  • Tinnitus, or a ringing in the ears
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Depression

Whiplash left untreated will take longer to heal and could lead to additional complications and a longer recovery time.

That is why you should always visit your chiropractor after a car accident.

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Proving You Have A Whiplash Injury After a Car Accident

You can do four things to prove that you suffered a whiplash injury in a car accident.

First, keep a list of the medicines you've been prescribed.

Pain levels from whiplash will be so severe in the beginning that you will likely need medication to make yourself comfortable.

While pain medications aren't a reliable long-term solution, they can be helpful in the short-term.

Any muscle relaxers, painkillers or other prescriptions you've been prescribed can serve as evidence for your case.

Next, you need to get testimony from your friends and family.

If anyone you know has helped you after your accident and has seen firsthand the impact your whiplash injury has had on you, their testimony can be beneficial in your claim.

They will be able to tell the judge, jury, or lawyers about the impact your whiplash and other potential injuries have had on your life.

You also need to get a police report.

The officer that responds to the scene of your accident can estimate the speeds you were traveling and other factors.

These factors could all help prove that you are indeed suffering from whiplash.

And last but not least, there’s no better evidence to back your claim of whiplash than a medical expert like a chiropractor speaking on your behalf.

A written or court testimony from your chiropractor will allow them to explain how your whiplash diagnosis came about, the symptoms that led to the diagnosis, and the treatment options they have provided for you.

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Visit Arrowhead Clinic In Athens If You're Suffering From Whiplash

If you've been in a car accident in Athens, GA, and you're suffering from whiplash, the most important thing you can do is visit a chiropractor.

Not only will seeing a chiropractor right away help ensure a speedy recovery, but it will also help prove that you are indeed suffering from whiplash.

Your chiropractor will diagnose and develop a treatment plan for your whiplash injury, and they will provide documentation to your lawyer or the insurance companies confirming a whiplash injury.

Arrowhead Clinic in Athens has helped countless victims recover from whiplash injuries both physically and financially, and they are ready to help you today.

To schedule your free consultation with Arrowhead Clinic in Athens, click the button below.


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Dr. James Toney

Dr. Toney is Arrowhead Clinic’s Midtown Atlanta Chiropractor who specializes in helping accident victims and patients who suffer from chronic pain conditions, such as chronic back and neck pain. Dr. Toney didn't grow up wanting to become a chiropractor. After a financial hardship hit his family before starting his freshman year of college, Dr. Toney turned to exercise as an outlet. He would run three to five miles three to four times a week to cleanse his mind and body of all the afflictions he was experiencing. When he found out his college tuition fees included the benefit of the Recreational Activity Center, he decided to put the opportunity to good use. The rest is history. Dr. Toney soon discovered his love for weightlifting and started to see results immediately. Gaining 20 lbs of muscle the first three months of lifting fueled his development into becoming a bodybuilder. Through bodybuilding, Dr. Toney was able to improve his appearance while maintaining a healthy lifestyle. After 18 months of bodybuilding, Dr. Toney suffered every athlete's worst nightmare, an injury. This wasn't just any injury, but a back injury, due to improper form on a cable machine workout. At the time, Dr. Toney had no health insurance and couldn't afford to see a medical doctor. He did some research and stumbled upon chiropractic treatment. During his first exam, Dr. Toney was given an X-ray and an adjustment. He was back in the gym in less than a week. That's when he discovered his newly found love for Chiropractic. Dr. Toney graduated from Georgia Southern University with a BA in Biology and minors in Chemistry and Business Management. He then finished up his education at Life University, where he received a Masters in Exercise Science/Sports Chiropractic with an emphasis in Sports Injury, and a Doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine. One of Dr. Toney’s accident patients recently left a review stating, “I was involved in an accident and was referred to Arrowhead Clinic by a friend. Upon walking in the clinic, I was greeted with a smile and superior professionalism. Dr. Toney was thorough, making my recovery extremely successful. If you are looking for a chiropractic clinic, call to schedule your appointment.” Dr. Toney provides all potential patients with a free, same-day consultation. He takes the time to listen, discuss, diagnose, and treat a person’s injury or condition all during the same appointment. Dr. Toney is available for appointments Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. "You never know where life is going to take you, so enjoy the journey." -Dr. James E. Toney Jr., DC