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Car crashes can take a toll on your body and peace of mind. Accident victims often experience various injuries that require medical treatment and time away from work during their recovery. Collision-related expenses can mount quickly and cause financial strain, especially with no income.

Whiplash is a common injury caused by car crashes. Injured accident victims deserve compensation, but insurance companies don’t want to pay more than minimal amounts. The Mike Morse Law Firm can help.

What Is Whiplash?


Whiplash is a type of neck injury caused when your head rapidly and forcefully moves backward and forward. This sudden movement can strain and damage:

  • Bones
  • Discs
  • Muscles
  • Nerves
  • Ligaments

Rear-end automobile collisions often produce whiplash. This type of injury usually develops over time and isn’t apparent immediately after an accident. Symptoms related to whiplash include:

  • Blurred vision and ringing in your ears
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Dizziness
  • Numbness in your hands or arms
  • Pain or stiffness in your shoulders, neck, and back

Seeing a healthcare provider after an accident is crucial. Whiplash can mimic other medical issues, but a physical exam can diagnose it correctly.

How Does a Physician Diagnose Whiplash?


If you or your medical provider suspects that you have whiplash, you may undergo different tests. Much of the damage caused by whiplash is to soft tissues; a standard x-ray doesn’t show soft tissue damage.

A computed tomography scan combines computer technology with electromagnetic energy beams. CT scans provide more detailed images that can show damage to your organs, muscles, bones, and other internal body parts.

Your physician may also order magnetic resonance imaging. An MRI uses magnets to produce detailed images of your soft tissues and internal organs.

Whiplash victims may need to wear a cervical collar while they recover. Treatments vary depending on the severity of the whiplash and your overall health condition. Recovery may take weeks or months, and victims can experience long-lasting complications or chronic pain.

Does Car Insurance Cover Whiplash?


Any injury sustained in a car accident is eligible for insurance coverage. However, whiplash can take several hours or days after an accident to develop, and insurance companies may attempt to deny your claim. That’s one reason you should always seek a medical evaluation immediately after a car crash.

Your physician will record the findings of your assessment in an official report. Your whiplash injury lawyer will use this report as evidence to ensure that the liable insurance company pays the compensation you deserve.

Are There Other Common Car Accident Injuries?


The injuries you may sustain vary widely due to a number of factors, including:

  • Vehicle speeds
  • Seat belt usage
  • Angle of impact
  • Airbag deployment

Some victims suffer only minor wounds, while others face life-threatening injuries. Typical car accident injuries include:

  • Broken bones
  • Bruises, scrapes, and cuts
  • Concussion
  • Spinal cord or brain injuries
  • Internal organ damage
  • Facial wounds

Regardless of the injuries you sustain, you deserve compensation for your damages. Mike Morse can help you get it.

What Damages Are Available in Michigan?


Every accident is different. Your personal injury protection insurance covers some damages regardless of who caused your accident. However, you may qualify to seek other kinds of damages as well. Ask your Mike Morse attorney what damages you can seek and how much your case is worth.

Economic Damages

Car crashes are often costly. Injured victims may find themselves with staggering expenses through no fault of their own. Economic damages reimburse qualifying expenses, including:

  • Medical treatments, hospital stays, surgeries, rehabilitation, necessary medical equipment, and medications
  • Lost wages due to time away from work
  • Replacement services
  • Property damage

Your Mike Morse legal team will ask for copies of your bills and receipts for these expenses. We will use them to ensure that you receive full compensation. You may also qualify to receive reimbursement for future medical treatments and time away from work.

Non-Economic Damages

Car crashes can have lingering effects that impact your life. Non-economic damages compensate victims for some of these issues:

  • Inconvenience
  • Pain and suffering
  • Depression, anxiety, and PTSD
  • Lost enjoyment of life

The amount of non-economic damages you may receive may depend on how significantly these conditions affect you. Because they’re not usually visible, proving them can be challenging. Mike Morse has the resources and knowledge to ensure that you obtain the compensation you deserve.

Exemplary Damages

Victims may receive exemplary damages as further compensation when an at-fault party is reckless, aggressive, or willfully malicious. Not many cases qualify.

What If You Are Partially At Fault?


More than one person shares the blame for causing many car accidents. Michigan uses modified comparative negligence rules in these cases to determine who can seek damages and how much you can receive.

An investigation will assign a degree of fault to each responsible party. If your determined percentage of fault is greater than 50%, you can’t seek non-economic damages in Michigan. However, you can still recover some economic damages.

Suppose that you are 25% responsible for causing a car collision, and the total damages equal $100,000. The most compensation you can obtain is $75,000 because your percentage of fault reduces the damages you can receive by the same degree.

Opposing insurance companies may attempt to assign you an unfair amount of fault. When you hire the Mike Morse Law Firm, we will make sure that doesn’t happen.

What Should You Do After a Car Accident?

There are several things you should and shouldn’t do after a car crash to protect your health and your right to compensation.


  • Remain at the accident scene
  • Dial 911
  • Use your phone to take pictures and make videos
  • Accept or seek medical treatment
  • Call your insurance company
  • Contact a car accident attorney


  • Admit to any degree of fault
  • Hide or destroy evidence
  • Discuss your accident or make social media posts
  • Sign any paperwork until your lawyer approves
  • Discontinue recommended medical treatments

If you prefer, your attorney can file your insurance claim on your behalf. We can also serve as your spokesperson with insurance company representatives.

What Else Can Your Attorney Do?


You don’t have to hire a whiplash injury lawyer; you can handle your case alone. However, accident victims typically receive more compensation when they have legal representation.

Hiring an experienced lawyer has other benefits as well. Your car accident lawyer from the Mike Morse Law Firm will fight to protect your rights. We will also:

  • Advise you of your legal options
  • Complete accident-related paperwork
  • Investigate your accident
  • Gather evidence to support your claim
  • Negotiate with liable insurance companies to obtain a favorable settlement
  • File a civil lawsuit if necessary

Let your lawyer do the work so you can focus on your recovery.

Do You Need a Whiplash Injury Lawyer?


If you sustain whiplash or other injuries in a car accident, you need an attorney who will protect your right to compensation. Founded in 1995, the Mike Morse Law Firm is Michigan’s largest personal injury firm. We have a proven track record; we have collected over $1.5 billion in compensation for our clients.

You won’t pay us unless we win compensation for you. Let us get to work for you today. Request your free case evaluation 24/7 by calling 855-MIKE-WINS or (855) 645-3946. You can also email us, use live chat, or submit our quick contact form. Let us show you why our clients give us a five-star rating.

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