Car Crash Lawyers
Did you suffer whiplash injury in a car crash? Experienced Los Angeles whiplash attorneys at Farahi Law Firm, APC are dedicated to help you protect your legal rights. Whiplash is one of the most common injuries in accidents involving motor vehicles. Even low impact accidents can cause whiplash. Most accident victims don’t realize the seriousness of accident and avoid seeking medical attention. Whiplash injuries, however, is serious and the effects may last for months or even years if not properly treated.
As per the statistics from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration it states that nearly 6 million car accident takes place in united states every year and more than 75,0000 car accident takes place in California. Victims involved in automobile accident can suffer from variety of injuries, but the most common injuries are whiplash.
What is Whiplash and is it a Serious Injury?
Whiplash-a soft tissue injury to the neck-is also referred as neck sprain or neck strain. It occurs due to rapid back-and-forth snapping movement of the neck as a result of a motor vehicle accident. Rear-end Collisions often result in whiplash injury. Most of the people take whiplash as minor injury and even insurance do not take whiplash as a serious injury but such injury can result in severe damage to our spinal cord or brain affecting the victim’s ability to function or leaving them in pain for life.
It has often seen that many victims experience the whiplash symptoms immediately after the accident, but it is very much possible to have delayed symptoms of whiplash and that is the reason we always advise our client not ignore any pain and seek immediate medical attention.
Symptoms of Whiplash
Whiplash may include injury to inter-vertebral joints, discs, and ligaments, cervical muscles, and nerve roots. Symptoms such as neck pain may occur immediately after the injury or may be delayed for a few days. In addition to neck pain, other symptoms of whiplash may include :
- Neck stiffness
- Difficulty in neck movement
- Blurred Vision
- Tingling/Numbness in arms
- Pain in shoulder and arms
- Sleep Disturbances
- Fatigue or Depression
What is the Worth of My Whiplash Claim?
As per a NCBI study neck injury can have long-lasting effects and you may experience recurrent episodes of neck pain. Did you suffer a whiplash in a car crash? If you do have a ground to file a personal injury claim because of whiplash, the payout depends upon your medical expenses, lost wages and earning capacity. Where it’s easy to evaluate financial cost as per the facts and figures, it’s hard to evaluate pain and suffering in terms of money. Each whiplash injury case is unique, with no set amount the courts will award to all whiplash claimants.
Thus, it’s vital to have an experienced attorney to represent your whiplash injury claim and get you the compensation worth your pain and suffering.
If you or a loved one has suffered a whiplash injury in a car crash that was caused by the negligence or recklessness of third party, our Los Angeles whiplash injury attorneys at Farahi Law Firm, APC will fight hard and obtain fair compensation for your pain and suffering. Schedule a free consultation today at (844) 4-JUSTICE.