Auto Accidents and Whiplash
Whiplash is probably the best known of all auto accident injuries, thanks in part to television programs that portray accident victims with braces around their necks, often exaggerating their pain in order to gain the sympathy of jurors. An unfortunate result of this media portrayal of whiplash is that many people do not realize how severe and debilitating the injury can actually be.
At the Law Office of Gary A. Zucker & Associates, P.C. in Brooklyn, whiplash cases are handled with the utmost seriousness. Our personal injury attorneys use all of the resources at our disposal, including trusted medical experts, to present the strongest cases possible on behalf of injured victims and their families.
What Is Whiplash?
Whiplash is an injury that results from the sudden and violent jolting of the neck. This jolting causes the ligaments and muscles of the neck to become strained beyond their normal range of motion. While many whiplash injuries are minor and heal relatively quickly, others can last for months, years, or even a lifetime. The chief symptom of whiplash is chronic pain that can inhibit motion of the neck and head. Over time, this pain can spread to the shoulders, arms, jaw, and back. Other common symptoms of whiplash include ringing in the ears, fatigue, dizziness, and headaches.
Damages in Whiplash Cases
More severe cases of whiplash can entail significant costs for the victim. While no two whiplash cases are the same, our auto accident attorneys are often able to obtain compensation for:
- Medical costs
- Rehabilitation expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
The rehabilitation costs associated with whiplash injuries can be especially high. Modern medicine tends to deal with whiplash injuries differently from past approaches, with physical therapy and gentle exercise being stressed early in the recovery. During healing, it may be difficult or even impossible for victims to perform their assigned job duties, as well, making the loss of wages a very real possibility.
The more severe the whiplash injury, the more likely the victim will experience long-term adverse effects. In the most severe cases, victims may require surgery and could even face permanent disability.
Proving Fault in Whiplash Cases
Our personal injury lawyers have particular expertise in the investigation and reconstruction of auto accidents. If you or a member of your family has suffered whiplash in a car, truck, or motorcycle accident caused by someone else’s negligent actions, we will interview witnesses, consult police reports, and collect the most compelling evidence available to demonstrate that the person responsible for your suffering is held accountable for your losses and expenses. We will also use your medical records in conjunction with outside medical experts to prove the full extent of your pain and suffering.
Contact Our Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Today
If you have any questions about whiplash litigation, or you would like to arrange an evaluation of your whiplash case, please contact our auto accident lawyers today. We would be pleased to answer any questions you might have and advise you of your legal rights and options.