Car accidents are one of the major causes of spinal injuries and other catastrophic injuries. When your spinal cord is damaged, your injury can range from very serious to relatively minor but even minor injuries can be painful and take a long time to heal. Spinal cord injuries are always a concern because the spinal cord runs through the vertebrae of the neck and back. However, spinal injuries do not necessarily have to damage this nerve cord in order to be debilitating and painful. Whiplash is a type of spinal trauma that involves the muscles, ligaments, tendons and other soft tissues of the neck.
Spinal cord injuries can have long-lasting and permanent consequences and they can turn your life upside-down, making simple everyday tasks nearly impossible. Because the spine is involved in almost every motion, people with spinal trauma may not be able to find any way to be comfortable. They may miss large amounts of work, have trouble sleeping and not be able to participate in normal activities.
If you or someone you love has sustained a serious case of whiplash or
another spinal cord injury, then speak with an Orange County
personal injury attorney from our firm as soon as possible. Here at Gill Law Group, PC,
we have extensive experience defending the rights of the injured and we
stand ready to take on your case. No matter how minor or severe your injuries
may be, we stand ready to seek out the compensation you are legally entitled to.
Whiplash is characterized by pain and stiffness in the neck and surrounding areas within a few days of a trauma. Often, whiplash sufferers are not aware that they are injured at the time of the accident because symptoms may be delayed one or more days. Because whiplash is a delayed reaction to an incident for many people, it can be difficult to prove in a personal injury case. Whiplash is usually diagnosed via a combination of the symptoms and an MRI or CT scan. These scans are not usually done without some sign of injury so many cases of whiplash are missed at the time of the accident. To make things worse, whiplash is only sometimes visible on an MRI and is often invisible on CT scans and x-rays.
People who have spinal trauma may have losses such as pain and suffering,
lost wages and large medical bills. Any one of these alone is bad enough
yet whiplash sufferers often have all three. Whiplash is a painful injury
that has no cure except rest and time and many people with whiplash cannot
work. MRIs, CT scans and pain management or steroid treatments for whiplash
are not cheap, either.
Hiring a personal injury attorney to handle your case can free you from the economic discomfort associated with whiplash. Although you will still have to wait for your neck to heal, you don’t want to be worrying about how you are going to pay the rent or your medical bills. A personal injury attorney who is experienced with whiplash injuries and other spinal trauma can be integral to getting you the restitution that you deserve.
Choosing the right personal injury lawyer is crucial to arguing your case successfully. Although whiplash is not a medically serious injury, it can cause great discomfort and have a large negative impact on your life. Here at Gill Law Group, PC, we believe that you deserve the very best and we want to help make sure that the insurance companies don’t profit off you. Let us help you hold the negligent part responsible so that you receive justice and reimbursement. Contact our firm today to discuss your case, we offer a free case evaluation to all personal injury clients.