Whiplash is a type of motor vehicle accident injury that occurs when the spine is thrust forward and then backward with equal force, causing the head and neck to snap back and forth.
A neck and back injury from a car accident can have serious consequences that often prevents the victim from being able to work or to perform many daily tasks and duties.
In fact, most whiplash injuries can take months to recover from, which often requires costly physical therapy, pain medication and can result in life-long neck pain.
Have you or someone that you love become the victim of a whiplash injury that was caused by the actions of another motorist?
Did you know that you or the injury victim may be eligible to file a damages lawsuit that claims financial compensation for any injuries and / or losses that the victim may have experienced due to the injury?
At the law offices of Goldberg Finnegan, our accident injury lawyers know that whiplash can cause immense and, at times, unrelenting pain. If your accident was the result of someone else’s negligence, contact our firm for a free review of your claim today and learn more about your legal options.
To begin, fill out the free case evaluation form or call us today at (888) 213-8140.
What Causes Whiplash Injury?
Whiplash injuries happen most often in crashes where two vehicles collide, and are frequently associated with rear-end accidents.
When the ligaments and tendons in the neck are overstretched forward and then backward in typical whiplash fashion, they may tear or become strained from the forceful motion. Whiplash is also referred to as neck strain or sprain, myofascial injury, or cervical strain or sprain.
Some of the typical auto accidents that cause whiplash include:
- Rear-end collisions
- Head-on collisions
- Side impact collisions
- Rollover accidents
- Hit-and-run accidents
- Multi-vehicle wrecks
Rear-end accidents are notorious for causing whiplash injury because the force of the approaching vehicle hits the victims car without any warning.
SymptomsDo You Have Whiplash?
Victims may not know they have whiplash as it can take several days or even weeks before the injury develops fully. After a crash it is important to have a medical exam to screen for injuries you may be unaware of.
If you are experiencing any of the following contact your physician:
- Neck pain and stiffness
- Muscle weakness
- Difficulty sleeping or insomnia
- Trouble concentrating
- Shoulder, arm or back pain
If you believe your accident was caused by another persons negligence and wish to file a claim, it is critical that you document as much about the crash and your injuries as possible.
Take care to record facts like how your vehicle was hit, the type of treatment you sought, your whiplash diagnosis and any other data you can. Working with an attorney will help you determine whether the other party was, in fact, liable for your injuries and what damages you may be entitled to.
Contact Goldberg Finnegan for a Free Case Evaluation Now
If you’ve been involved in a crash, filing a claim with an attorney can help you cover the cost of medical expenses, hospital bills, lost wages from work and damage to your property.
At Goldberg Finnegan we offer everyone a quick and easy consultation of your claim. There is never any obligation to proceed, it is completely confidential and always 100% FREE.