Whiplash is a neck injury caused by a forceful, rapid jerk of the neck or head – forward, backward, sideways, or rotational movement. Car accidents, such as rear-end collisions, are the most common causes of whiplash. However, the severity of the injury often depends on the victim's position, the direction of impact, and the speed at which the collision occurred.
Symptoms of Whiplash
The common signs and symptoms of whiplash include:
- Neck stiffness
- Neck pain
- Low back pain
- Shoulder pain
- Concentration difficulties
- Pain in your arm or hand
- Sleep disturbances
- Numbness in your arm or hand.
Consequences of Whiplash
Here are some of the consequences of whiplash
- Chronic pain
- Loss of income
- Loss of productivity
- Ongoing medical care
In severe cases, whiplash can cause permanent damage and other serious complications. An experienced attorney can determine the full extent of your whiplash and help pursue your deserved compensation.
Understanding Back Injuries
A back injury is any injury that affects any part of the back – including back's bones, connective tissue, joints, nerves, or muscles – and causes pain and discomfort. Back injuries can be caused by accidents, lifting heavy objects, falls, stress, or bad sitting postures. Common types of back injuries include:
- Sprains and strains
- Herniated disks
- Fractured or broken vertebrae.
Consequences of a Back Injury
Below are some of the consequences of Back Injury
- Chronic back pain
- Spinal injury
- Poor sleep
- Muscle fatigue
- Mobility loss
If you or someone you know has sustained a back injury due to another person's negligent or careless actions, you need to reach out to an experienced attorney right away. A knowledgeable personal injury attorney can help protect your rights and seek fair financial compensation for your injuries.
The following compensation may be recovered by filing a whiplash or back injury claim in Texas:
- Medical expenses, including past, ongoing, and future medical treatment
- Lost wages and benefits
- Loss of employment
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain, discomfort, and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Other miscellaneous expenses incurred due to your injury
- Costs of adapting your home or vehicle.
A skilled back injury attorney can fight vigorously for your best interests and help recover the maximum possible compensation for your injuries.
Work With an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney
Whiplash and other back injuries often result in severe pain, lost wages, and reduced productivity. In some cases, you may require ongoing medical care to improve or manage your condition. However, you don't have to suffer the challenges all by yourself. Therefore, you need to act quickly and retain an experienced personal injury attorney to advocate for your rights and help you pursue fair financial compensation for your injuries.
At Jose Orihuela, Attorney at Law, I have the experience, skill, and resources to help you hold those responsible for your injuries accountable. Also, I can help you file your injury claim and attempt to seek fair financial compensation to cover medical bills, lost income, pain, discomfort, suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life. Having me on your side can make a big difference in your back injury claims.