Neck and Whiplash Injuries
If you have sustained a neck and whiplash injury in an accident, contact Los Angeles personal injury attorney Ryan Banafshe to discuss your case. Call the Banafshe Law Firm, P.C. today at 310-273-3700.
Neck injuries are among the most common injuries that people suffer as the result of serious accidents. Neck injuries can range in severity from a pulled muscle or pinched nerve to a serious fracture, resulting in a paralysis or even death. If you have sustained a serious neck injury, receiving the proper medical treatment is absolutely essential to your recovery.
Unfortunately, medical treatment for a neck injury can be extremely costly. Inability to pay for medical expenses could hinder your ability to receive the best medical treatment possible. Moreover, a serious neck injury will likely affect your ability to work while you are in recovery, leaving your family with the burden of surviving financially after the loss of your income. If your neck injury has permanent effects, it could impact your ability to earn a living for the rest of your life.
If your neck injury resulted from an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to financial compensation under California law. The damages you receive can help you and your family with the financial expenses incurred as a result of your accident and may compensate you for the pain and suffering you have had to endure as a result of your accident. In addition to medical expenses and pain and suffering,financial compensation is also available for losses including:
Our experienced Los Angeles personal injury attorney can help you determine how much you are entitled to recover and will fight to help you get the compensation you deserve. At the Banafshe Law Firm, P.C., we represent individuals who have suffered neck injuries and other serious injuries in accidents including:
One of the most common types of neck injuries is whiplash. Whiplash occurs when there is stress or strain on the muscles, tendons, and ligaments in the neck and upper back. The typical symptoms of whiplash include:
Whiplash injuries are extremely difficult to prove at trial. Because whiplash injuries occur in the soft tissue and tendons of the body, X-rays are not sufficient to show the injury. Whiplash victims must undergo expensive MRIs or CAT scans, and even then, these tests may fail to find any evidence of your injury. As a result, working with an experienced physician is extremely important, and we can refer you to a doctor in Los Angeles who specializes in diagnosing, treating and documenting whiplash injuries.
Our necks are extremely fragile. They are also highly susceptible to sustaining damage in the event of fall, car accident or other traumatic accident. Most often, neck injuries (including whiplash) occur when the neck stretches suddenly due to an impact that causes the head to move faster than the rest of the body. This stretching – whether front-to-back or side-to-side – can damage the muscles, ligaments, tendons in the neck as well as the vertebrae and discs in the upper spine, and this can lead to various types of short-term and long-term injuries.
When consulting with your doctor, it will be important to describe your accident with as much detail as possible. You will also want to be sure to carefully describe all of your symptoms, as this will help your doctor determine the specific nature and extent of your injury. With this information in hand, your attorney can fight to recover maximum compensation on your behalf.
If you have been involved in a serious accident and suffered whiplash or any other type of neck injury as a result, contact our experienced Los Angeles personal injury attorney as soon as possible to discuss your accident and your legal rights. We can gather the evidence needed to support your claim and build a successful case for just compensation. Call or contact the Banafshe Law Firm, P.C. today to schedule a free initial consultation and get on the road to recovery today.