Whiplash is a common injury resulting from car accidents. Life any soft tissue injury, whiplash can lead to long-lasting damage if left untreated. If you or a loved one has suffered a whiplash injury due to someone else’s negligent or reckless driving, you deserve just compensation. That’s where BoyesLegal APC steps in.
As a leading personal injury law firm representing clients in California, we have extensive experience handling whiplash cases. We understand the lasting impact of whiplash and the challenges of proving these claims. Our skilled car accident attorneys are dedicated to getting you the medical care you need and the maximum compensation you deserve. Call us today for a no-cost consultation.
Whiplash is a Serious Injury
Whiplash is a type of soft tissue injury that affects the muscles and ligaments in the upper back and neck. It occurs when these tissues become stretched as a result of sudden front-to-back or side-to-side movements. Despite safety features such as seatbelts and airbags, drivers and passengers involved in car accidents often suffer debilitating whiplash injuries, particularly in rear-end collisions. Symptoms of whiplash can take days or longer to manifest and may include:
- Tingling or numbness in the arms
- Restricted mobility of the neck
- Severe pain in the upper back or neck
- Tenderness or pain in the shoulders or arms
- Worsening pain with neck movement
In some cases, the violent movement of the neck and head during a whiplash injury can cause the brain to collide with the skull, resulting in a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Symptoms of a brain injury can include blurred vision, confusion, memory loss, depression, difficulty concentrating, mood changes such as irritability or rage, and seizures.
Since whiplash symptoms may not be immediately apparent, it is crucial to seek immediate medical attention after any car accident, even if you feel fine. A thorough physical examination by a doctor, along with imaging tests such as X-rays or MRIs, can help assess the severity of your whiplash injury and determine if you may have suffered a concussion.
While whiplash can often be resolved with treatments such as temporary immobilization of the neck with a soft brace, physical therapy, and painkillers, some victims require ongoing treatment for chronic pain, limited range of motion, and TBIs. By working with an experienced whiplash attorney, you can recover meaningful compensation.
How BoyesLegal APC Can Help with Your Whiplash Injury
If you cannot work due to a whiplash injury after a car accident, you probably have concerns about lost income, mounting medical bills, and supporting yourself and your family. BoyesLegal will address your concerns by providing aggressive representation and fighting for your right to substantial compensation. Our attorneys will conduct a comprehensive investigation by:
- Obtaining and reviewing the police report
- Identifying and interviewing witnesses
- Collecting relevant evidence, including traffic surveillance footage
- Determining if the other driver has prior convictions for DUI, reckless driving, or other violations
We will work to hold the negligent driver accountable and get you the maximum compensation you deserve. Our attorneys are familiar with the tactics insurance companies use to deny claims and will demand full payment for your claim. If the insurer refuses, we will take them to court. Rest assured, we will fight to protect your rights in and out of the courtroom.
Recoverable Damages For Whiplash
At BoyesLegal, we will work to help you obtain both economic and non-economic damages:
- Economic damages cover lost wages (past and future), medical expenses, rehabilitative costs, and other losses
- Non-economic damages are intended to compensate you for pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, and other intangible losses.
If the defendant’s misconduct was illegal or egregious, such as driving under the influence, punitive damages may also be available.
Notably, car accident claims are subject to the rules of comparative negligence. This means that if you are found to have contributed to the accident in any way, you can still recover damages. However, your award will be reduced by the percentage of blame assigned to you by an insurance adjuster or the court. For instance, if your damages were assessed at $50,000, but you are determined to be 20 percent at fault for the accident, your award would be reduced to $40,000.
Consult an Experienced Whiplash Attorney in San Jose, California Today
Suffering a whiplash injury in a car accident can be overwhelming. Don’t go it alone. Let BoyesLegal handle all the details of your claim so that you can focus on your recovery. Above all, we will fight for compensation that considers all of your future medical and financial needs. Contact our office today to get started with an experienced whiplash attorney.