Whiplash Injury Attorneys in New York City
Ready to Help You Recover Your Entitled Compensation
When it comes to rear-end collisions, one of the most common injuries is whiplash. The impact of the collision can cause your head and neck to jolt back and forth quickly, similar to the cracking of a whip. This type of injury can also stem from other types of incidents, such as contact sports and physical abuse.
If you have suffered a whiplash injury from a car accident or any other form of negligence or maliciousness, let our legal team at Rubenstein & Rynecki hold the at-fault party accountable for their harmful actions and maximize your entitled compensation. We can thoroughly investigate the accident, gather and examine evidence, negotiate with insurers, and help you obtain the best possible award or settlement amount.
What is Whiplash?
Whiplash is a type of soft tissue injury that involves the neck, including the muscles and nerves around the body part, the spine, joints, ligaments, and discs between bones. Therefore, the entire neck area can sustain serious damage by whiplash.
Common types of whiplash injuries include:
- Neck sprain
- Neck strain
- Cervical acceleration-deceleration (CAD)
- Cervical injury
Common Signs of Whiplash
You may not feel the symptoms of a whiplash injury immediately after an accident. In fact, it may be hours or days after until you start to experience any pain. It is imperative to be mindful of the signs of whiplash and seek immediate medical attention to obtain the proper diagnosis and treatment.
The following are the most common symptoms of whiplash:
- Neck pain and stiffness
- Worsening pain whenever you move your neck
- Loss of range of motion in the neck area
- Shoulder or upper back pain or tenderness
- Ringing of ears (i.e., tinnitus)
- Tingling or weakness in the arms or hands
- Blurred vision
- Memory issues
- Concentration difficulties
Most people who are injured from whiplash recover within a few weeks without any lasting effects. On the other hand, some people may experience pain for several months or years after the accident and injury. That is why you should not hesitate to see a doctor right away.
Damages from a Whiplash Injury
While whiplash is not considered a catastrophic injury or does not often result in a wrongful death, such an injury can still dramatically affect every aspect of your life. Whiplash limits your ability to move your upper body, which can result in a prolonged recovery period and force you out of work.
Common damages stemming from a whiplash injury include:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Physical therapy and pain management
- Chiropractic care
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Diminished quality of life
- Property damage (if you were involved in a car accident)
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