Whiplash Injury Claims
Whiplash refers to set of injuries that can occur to tendons, ligaments, and neck muscles. Often New York whiplash attorneys work with clients who have been rear-ended in vehicle accidents, but such injuries can occur from sports, falls, and physical assaults. When a patient visits a doctor for whiplash, often a CAT scan or MRI is administered to determine the extent of the injury. X-rays are ineffective, for these soft tissue injuries do not appear in the images.
The term “whiplash” is actually a bit dated, though still widely used. Medical specialists more often use “cervical sprain or strain” or “hypertension injury” when referring to these injuries. This may prove important when you are in court hearing testimony, although certainly your New York whiplash injury attorney will help you understand the issues of your case.
What Factors Make Whiplash More Severe?
The severity of a whiplash injury can vary greatly. Indeed, specialists have suggested that factors such as overall physical condition, posture, age, and gender are factors which can affect the extent of injury. Generally doctors will initially prescribe rest and ice packs, along with an anti-inflammatory medication. As the injury victim convalesces a physical therapist, and perhaps even a chiropractor will be brought in to assist with the healing process.
From a legal standpoint, whiplash cases are becoming increasingly more difficult to win.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a New York accident, the experienced personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm can help you better understand your legal rights and options. Please contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-WORK-4-YOU (1-800-967-5496). We can also help with personal injury cases in New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, or Florida. If you have been seriously injured in any of the 50 U.S. states, please call us and we will try to help you with your case.