Whiplash Injury Claims
Being involved in a motor vehicle accident can leave you with many different types of injuries, one of the most common being whiplash. Whiplash isn't a medical term, but is commonly used to describe neck injuries sustained in car accidents. If you were involved in a truck accident, chances are you at least suffered from some whiplash. The technical term for whiplash would be cervical acceleration-deceleration injury and may also be called a neck sprain or neck strain, and is characterized by multiple symptoms. Watch out for these side effects if you have been involved in an accident with a commercial truck: neck aches, headaches, back pain or stiffness, dizziness, blurred vision, or general pain/numbness in the upper body. You may not notice any pain right away. It is common for people who have been involved in a truck accident not to display symptoms of whiplash for up to 24 hours after the initial trauma.
Whiplash is caused when the soft tissue of your neck is injured. This can include neck ligaments, muscles, and tendons that were stretched beyond their normal range of motion. And don't think whiplash can only happen in higher-speed accidents, because whiplash can happen at speeds as low as 15 miles per hour. In the most severe cases of whiplash, patients can be diagnosed with coup-contra-coup. This condition occurs when force was severe enough to push the brain into the cranium while the head and neck are simultaneously being extended beyond normal range of motion. If you believe you are suffering whiplash after being involved in an accident with a commercial truck, then contact a doctor immediately. They will most likely to a head/neck exam and possibly some x-rays.
How a Truck Accident Lawyer Can Help
Whiplash doesn't have to be life-threatening to be serious and deserving of compensation. If you have been involved in an accident with a commercial truck and you sustained whiplash injuries as a result, you should seek the help of a truck accident attorney from Arnold & Itkin. We have recovered more than $1 billion in settlements for our clients and accomplish this because of our aggressive method of legal representation. Truck drivers should be held accountable for their reckless driving and negligence, and in some cases, even the trucking company should be held accountable. There are many types of
truck accident injuries you can sustain after an accident, and if whiplash is one of them, contact an attorney from our firm to see how we can help you get the compensation you deserve. Our attorneys will evaluate your specific case free of charge to you and best determine how we can help you.