Whiplash is one of the most common injuries suffered in motor vehicle accidents. Although the term “whiplash” is not a medical diagnosis, it is commonly used by physicians to label injures victims have suffered. “Whiplash” is a descriptive word for the biomechanical physics applied to the neck in the event of a collision that results in injury. Unfortunately, over the years, the term “whiplash” has earned a negative connation with insurance adjusters. As such, it may be more appropriate to refer to such injuries as a cervical strain/sprain or a hyperflexion/hyperextension injury.
The Los Angeles whiplash accident attorneys at the Nourmand Law Firm never underestimate any injury suffered by an accident victim. Regardless of whether you suffered a traumatic head injury or whiplash, we will wok hard to help you obtain the compensation that you deserve.Common Causes of Whiplash
Neck injuries, including whiplash, are commonly associated with rear-end motor vehicle accidents. However, whiplash injuries can be caused from a variety of accidents, including:
- Motor vehicle accidents that don’t involve rear-end impact
- Bicycle accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Contact sports
- Intentional assaults that result in head trauma
- Repetitive stress injuries at work
- Slip and fall accidents
Regardless of what type of accident resulted in you or a loved one from suffering whiplash injuries, we can help you obtain the compensation that you deserve. It is a common misconception that whiplash injuries are fake or exaggerated personal injury claims. However, the symptoms of this type of injury are very real and can result in severe pain by the victim. Our legal team will fight for your rights and will help you obtain compensation for your past and future medical expenses, loss of wages, loss of future earning capacity, pain and suffering and any other out of pocket expense related to your accident.Symptoms of Whiplash
Whether you suffered whiplash from a car accident or a slip and fall in a grocery store, there are common signs and symptoms that you should look for after your accident, including:
- Neck and pain stiffness
- Decreased range of motion
- Blurry vision
- Pain in the arms, shoulder or back
- Unusual sensations
- Trouble concentrating
- Sleep disturbance
If you notice any of these signs or symptoms following an accident, you may be suffering from whiplash. It is important that you immediately seek medical attention. Any type of neck injury, including whiplash, can have serious consequences, especially if not immediately treated by a physician.You Can Count On Us
If you or a loved one was seriously injured in an accident, the experienced whiplash attorneys at the Nourmand Law Firm can help you better understand your legal rights and options. We are dedicated to protecting your legal rights and ensuring that you are on the right road to health.
For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our experienced attorneys, please call us at (310) 553-3600 or contact us online.