When you are injured in an accident, you don’t have to suffer injuries that are visible to the naked eye in order to be hurt. Many injuries, such as whiplash, do not visibly display signs or symptoms. In fact, whiplash injuries may not even display signs in diagnostic imaging.
Whiplash is one of the most common injuries suffered in motor vehicle accidents. Since these accidents can occur even in low impact accidents, many victims presume that these injuries are not severe and do not require medical attention. However, whiplash injured are serious and if not properly treated, the symptoms can last for months or even years.
The Los Angeles whiplash attorneys at the Law Offices of Samer Habbas are dedicated to protecting the legal rights of accident victims who have suffered whiplash injuries due to the negligent actions of others.
Whiplash is a classification of injures caused by sudden distortion of the neck. In most cases, people associate whiplash with a motor vehicle accident where the impact caused the driver’s and/or passenger’s head and neck to violently snap back and forth. However, few know that whiplash injuries do not appear on x-rays, CT scans, MRIs or other types of diagnostic imaging.
Whiplash results from damage to the soft tissues of the neck, making it very difficult for medical professionals to easily discern this damage. Sadly, this means that whiplash is often not diagnosed early and goes untreated. Even when properly diagnosed and treated, whiplash victims often face the difficult task of convincing the insurance companies to honor their claims.
At the Law Offices of Samer Habbas, we believe that if you have been injured due to the negligent actions of another party, you are entitled to compensation – regardless of the type of injury you have suffered. We understand that even if you have suffered only a soft tissue injury, such as whiplash, you deserve to be compensated by the negligent party.
Recognizing the Signs of a Whiplash Injury
The most serious type of whiplash injury generally occurs in accidents where the vehicle is struck from behind, known as a rear-end collision. In a rear-end collision, whiplash is caused when the impact of the accident jolts your head backwards. In such an accident, the natural reaction is for the muscles in front of your neck to contract to compensate for the backward jot of your head.
If you have been involved in an accident and experience any of the following symptoms, you should immediately see a physician to obtain an immediate diagnostic evaluation and medical treatment:
- Difficulty with equiblibrium or balance
- Pain in your neck or should
- Stiffness in your neck area
- Difficulties with memory or concentration
- Soar or hoarse throat
- Back pain
- Burning or tingling sensation in your shoulders, neck or back
- Difficult with swallowing
Protect Your Rights With an Experienced Los Angeles Whiplash Injury Attorney
If you or a loved one has suffered a whiplash injury, or any other injury, in an accident that was caused by the negligence or recklessness of another party, contact the Law Offices of Samer Habbas. Our Los Angeles whiplash injury attorneys will work hard to help hold the responsible parties accountable and obtain compensation for your pain and suffering.
Please call us at 1-949-556-4369 to discuss your case with an expert Los Angeles whiplash injury attorney or you can fill out our free consultation form.