Severe Whiplash Lawsuit Lawyer
A whiplash or a neck strain/sprain is a common auto accident injury. The force of one vehicle colliding with another can “whip” the head backward and forward, injuring the components in the neck. While some whiplash injuries heal within a few weeks, others can cause severe and long-term musculoskeletal damage. If you have whiplash from a vehicle accident due to the negligence of another driver, you need a severe whiplash lawsuit lawyer. Keith D. Leshine Attorney at Law, LLC handles all types of vehicle injury accident claims for our clients in Georgia.
Whiplash is not a specific injury but a combination of injuries from a specific impact to the neck or cervical spine. A hard jolt can cause the head to forcefully go backward and then whip forward. The neck is comprised of muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves surrounding the spine. A severe whiplash injury can cause damage to spinal discs, vertebrae, nerves and other tissues that could result in chronic pain and mobility issues, requiring extensive medical care and time lost from work.
What Causes Whiplash Injuries?
Whiplash can occur from a variety of accidents, including those involving falls and sports. However, vehicle accidents tend to cause the most severe whiplash injuries, especially rear-end crashes. When a vehicle is rear-ended, the impact can result in whiplash as the head jerks backward and forward.
Even though the neck may be injured, some victims of whiplash do not feel any pain or symptoms right away. It can take a day or more before the neck becomes painful or other symptoms are apparent. It is important to seek medical care after any accident that causes physical trauma, especially if you may have whiplash. This can help identify your injuries quicker and help your injury claim or lawsuit for compensation.
If you have severe whiplash injuries from an auto accident and need legal assistance, contact us at Keith D. Leshine Attorney at Law, LLC in Duluth, GA, to explore your legal options for recovering compensation for your severe whiplash accident injury. We have an experienced legal team that will listen to your claim and offer a free consultation on your options.