What Happens When You Suffer Whiplash From a Car Accident?
Whiplash is a term for neck and back sprain/strain injuries, and it is common after a car accident. In the force of a collision, the head and neck can “whip” backward and forward in a manner that causes hyperextension of the muscles and tendons. Ultimately, this will result in what is referred to as whiplash. If you have suffered whiplash after a car accident, the injury can leave you with long-term physical pain. Obtain the support of a qualified personal injury attorney who can recover the compensation you need in your recovery. Gary G. Goldberg, Attorney at Law, can advocate on your behalf.
For nearly 40 years, Gary G. Goldberg has championed on behalf of those injured as a consequence of another’s negligence or careless actions, including car accidents. When a person suffers whiplash, the injury may not only be debilitating, it can also lead to financial hardship as a result of time taken off work while in recovery. Discuss your case today with Gary G. Goldberg. Call (951) 788-8325 or complete the online contact form here.
Who Can Be Held Accountable For a Whiplash Injury?
Liability is the legal responsibility someone faces when causing the injury of another. The State of California is known as a fault auto accident state, which means that the person responsible for causing the accident will be held responsible for the victim’s damages and related losses. If you have suffered whiplash in a collision, it is necessary to determine who is at fault for the accident. While most at-fault parties are other drivers, responsible parties can also be roadway maintenance crews and vehicle manufacturers, to name a few.
The party that should have reasonably prevented the accident, yet failed to, like a drunk driver, will be held primarily responsible for compensating the accident victim. A thorough investigation can help determine who the at-fault party is.
What is the Value of a Whiplash Injury?
When pursuing a personal injury claim after a car accident, the value of the claim will depend on the specifics of your case. Factors that could determine the amount of financial compensation received include: Cost of medical expenses, such as prescription medications and treatment, Time missed off of work and loss of benefits, Pain and suffering, Whether the injury has resulted in permanent injury, Whether the injury has resulted in a loss of future earnings, and The loss of quality of life.
Obtain a Free Case Evaluation From a Reputable Personal Injury Attorney
Whiplash is a serious neck injury that can oftentimes take an extended period of time to heal. If you have suffered whiplash from a car accident, obtain the support of a knowledgeable attorney who will investigate the case and ensure the at-fault party is held accountable for your injuries and losses.
Gary G. Goldberg is exceptionally versed in auto accident cases, including those that result in whiplash injuries. If you have suffered a serious injury after a car accident, get in contact with a reputable law firm right away. Consider contacting Gary G. Goldberg, Attorney at Law, for a no-obligation consultation. Call (951) 788-8325 or complete the online contact form today.