NY Whiplash Injury Attorneys
Whiplash is one of the most common car accident injuries. It occurs during traffic accidents when the head is suddenly jolted back and forward, in a similar fashion to the crack of a whip. The extreme force pushes neck muscles and ligaments beyond their normal range of motion. Whiplash injury ranges from the mild to the severe, but does not extend to broken or dislocated bones. It is usually treated with painkillers and therapy.
Car Accidents are the Most Common Cause of Whiplash. This is true; however, whiplash can also result from:
- Physical Abuse:
If a person is severely punched or shaken, whiplash may arise. It’s often cited in cases of shaken baby syndrome.
- Contact Sports: Rough body tackles in football, soccer, rugby and other sports can sometimes cause a whiplash injury.
How Do Doctors Diagnose Whiplash?
There are a variety of tests designed to diagnose whiplash. A doctor will measure how far you can move your neck in each direction. He or she will check for particularly tender areas, and they may perform a neurological exam to check for abnormal reflexes, numbness, and diminished muscle strength.
Determining Liability for a Whiplash Injury
Figuring out who is legally responsible for a whiplash injury is the same as for any type of traffic accident injury. If you can show that you were struck by someone driving recklessly (while drunk, for example, or after running a red light) then that person is responsible for the injuries sustained.
Our Attorneys Help Determine Compensation for a Whiplash Injury
Our Whiplash Injury Attorneys will work with other qualified support team members in calculating the potential damages for a whiplash injury depends entirely on the details of the accident. Factors include:
- Seriousness of the Injury
- Scope and Cost of Medical Treatment
- Impact on Daily Life
- Loss of earnings
Our Whiplash Injury Lawyers Help
How clearly a third part liability can be established is key. A serious whiplash injury can have significant detrimental effect on the life of the victim. Even a short-term injury can cause loss of earnings and significant medical expenses.
A New York Whiplash Accident Lawyer Can Help
If you have suffered a whiplash injury that was not your fault, you have every right to pursue compensation. New York auto accident lawyers from Cammarasana & Bilello can help you understand your rights under the law. With decades of experience in dealing with the victims of whiplash accident injuries, our attorneys can help you win justice.