Denton County Whiplash Injury Lawyers
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All of us have heard the term “whiplash” in reference to car accident injuries. This is a soft tissue injury in the neck that is caused by the whip-like motion of an impact from behind, compared to the “cracking of a whip” as described by the Mayo Clinic. While whiplash is mainly associated with rear-end traffic accidents, it can occur in other contexts as well, such as sporting event accidents, physical assaults, and falls. Whiplash can be mild or severe, depending on the force and duration of the impact. People with mild cases of this injury may recover in weeks or months while the most severe may have pain and disability for years. Symptoms of whiplash generally do not manifest immediately after an accident; the injury itself may take days to fully appear. Because of this, it is vital to seek medical care after any type of accident in which whiplash may have occurred so as to get the medical advice and treatment you will need.
Whiplash is probably the most common injury associated with motor vehicle accidents. At the Haugen Law Firm, P.C. we have represented countless individuals who have suffered varying degrees of this type of injury throughout our years of practice. We are familiar with how insurance companies will try to make less of the severity of this type of injury. Their operating basis is to deny or devalue the full extent of your injuries and damages in order to reduce settlement payouts. That is why it is important to work with an experienced attorney who can counterattack with a strong legal case on your behalf. That is what our Denton County whiplash injury attorneys have spent years doing in this practice field.
Whiplash Injury Cases in Texas
Whiplash is a strain or sprain in the neck caused by its hyperextension from a blow or impact. It often results in the tearing of tissue in the neck. This injury can appear as a variety of symptoms due to damage to ligaments, discs, joints, and nerve roots in the neck.
Physical symptoms and signs of whiplash can include:
- Neck pain
- Neck stiffness
- Burning or prickling sensations starting in the neck and extending outward
- Shoulder pain
- Back pain
- Decreased range of motion of the head and neck
- Blurred vision
Further problems that can develop from whiplash include cognitive or psychological manifestations, such as an inability to concentrate, loss of memory, sleep difficulties, depression, and nervousness or irritability.
While insurance companies will actively try to paint whiplash injuries as “minor,” they can lead to serious physical impairment, especially in cases of the older population or those with degenerative conditions to start. Whiplash injuries can last indefinitely, resulting in range of motion limitations, discomfort, and pain that make basic physical movements or tasks difficult. In some severe cases, rupture or protrusions of cervical discs in the neck may occur that lead to severe complications; these types of complications may call for surgeries to repair the damage. Even more “minor” whiplash injuries may sideline you for many months or longer, disrupting your work and life, and lead to the need for ongoing medical or chiropractic care and/or loss of income.
Denton County Whiplash Injury Attorneys
At the Haugen Law Firm, P.C. we understand how painful and debilitating whiplash injuries can be while they are fully manifest and even for months afterward. Having full access to medical care is often necessary for a complete recovery. To ensure you have the full financial resources you need during this difficult time, our experienced attorneys will work zealously in building your personal injury claim, documenting your injuries and damages, and seeking maximum compensation so that you can concentrate on your recovery and move forward with your life.
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