One of the most common car accident injuries is whiplash. Whiplash is a type of spinal cord injury that is best described as a “neck sprain,” where your spinal cord becomes tender and sore. The neck area can also become swollen and uncomfortable, so whiplash treatment will be required to reduce discomfort.
If you have been injured in an auto accident and think you may have whiplash, it is important to see a doctor to diagnose your whiplash symptoms, receive medical treatment and rule out any other spinal cord injuries.
A whiplash injury may appear minor at first, but the pain may be hiding more serious injuries — such as a herniated disc — which might appear later. Since you only get one financial settlement at the end of your case, it’s important to be certain that all of your injuries are taken into consideration. With one chance for justice, don’t you think you should consult with a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer?
Whiplash Treatment Options
Medical treatment for whiplash can be done at home, but home treatment might not be the best choice in the long run. We recommend that you get checked out by a doctor for whiplash treatment. Your doctor most likely will recommend a treatment plan that includes a mixture of the following:
- Neck massage
- Neck rest
- Bed rest
- Ice therapy
- Heat therapy
- Oral pain relievers
- Immobilization of your neck with a neck or back collar
Whiplash is treatable and most whiplash symptoms heal over time. If left untreated, however, that pain can become severe and begin to adversely affect your life. If you are in this situation, you should consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer right away so that you can receive the maximum compensation for your whiplash.
Why Hire Our Personal Injury Lawyers?
Since 1992, the personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Michael Pines, APC have been helping people just like you recover the maximum financial compensation for whiplash injuries. We know the legal process can at times be very confusing, but hopefully our experience can help guide you through the insurance claim process.
Our firm’s founder, Michael Pines, is a former insurance company lawyer, so he knows how the insurance companies work. If you do not want insurance companies to take advantage of you, you should hire an experienced personal injury lawyer from our law firm. You shouldn’t have to worry about fighting insurance companies or even recovering what you lost in the car accident.
That’s what we’re here for.
We’re here to help you recover the maximum personal injury settlement with the least amount of stress, and we are dedicated to helping you obtain the fair and just compensation you and your family deserve.
If you or a loved one have been involved in an automobile accident and suffered whiplash, we urge you to contact our bilingual offices as soon as possible following the accident at 1-858-551-2090 or please click here for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney. We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that you owe us nothing until we recover money on your behalf.