Tyler Car Accident Attorney
Even at speeds as low as 25 miles per hour, a car accident can cause major injury in the form of whiplash. When sudden acceleration or deceleration of the vehicle occurs – such as what happens in a traffic collision – passengers will jerk one direction while their neck cranes in the opposite direction. The unexpected and unnatural stretching of the neck, its muscles, and its ligaments result in extreme pain known as a whiplash injury.
As some cases of whiplash may begin only as a mild soreness but eventually escalate to a chronic ache, it is important for you to seek a medical evaluation as soon as possible if your neck is hurting after a car accident. When you do see your physician, request copies of any paperwork available. The more evidence you have in your favor, the better your chances will be when you file a personal injury claim.
Feeling neck pain after a car accident? It could be whiplash!
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Common Causes of Whiplash Injuries
Negligent drivers often believe that low speed areas of traffic are opportune times to take their mind off the task of driving and do other things. They might allow themselves to become distracted and decide to text and drive, putting every other motorist around them in unfair jeopardy. Before they realize it, they have collided with another car and caused someone extensive pain and trouble in the form of whiplash.
It should be noted that virtually any type of car accident could cause whiplash, if the damage to your neck is severe enough. It all depends on how much you were shaken by the impact.
Types of car accidents that might cause whiplash include:
Regardless of how your injuries were sustained, our legal professionals will thoroughly examine any available evidence to build you a solid case. If there was negligence or recklessness involved in part of the other driver, we can find out and hold them accountable.
Severe Cervical Acceleration / Deceleration (CAD) Injuries
Car accidents that involve particularly violent collisions may create some of the worst forms of whiplash injuries, known as cervical acceleration/deceleration (CAD) injuries. When such injuries occur, the neck muscles and ligaments are not just stretched, they are actually torn. The pain erupting from the wound is incredibly sharp and is exacerbated by even slight movements of the neck.
Additionally, there might be slight fractures in your neck vertebrae. As your neck attempts to heal, or even after it has healed, the small cracks in your bones and tears in the ligaments will produce agonizing seizures known as myospasms. If you are suffering from a CAD injury, the myospasms could be permanent. Be sure you know how to file a personal injury claim that seeks damages that will compensate you for as long as you feel the effects of your whiplash.
Respected Attorney Representing Your Best Interests
Insurance companies and negligent drivers might try to play off your whiplash injury as an exaggeration. Our Tyler car accident lawyer understands that not only is your pain real, it is wholly unjust. The ones who caused your suffering must be held liable for what they have done, and we will take the fight to the courtroom, if need be.
Some of the accolades and accomplishments we have earned due to our dedication to our clients include:
- AV® Preeminent™ Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®
- Selected for Texas Super Lawyers® (Thomas Reuters service)
- 10/10 “Superb” Avvo rating
- Highly rated by past clients
Let’s start working on your case and finding you fair compensation. Request a free initial consultation today.