Omaha Whiplash Injury Lawyer
Following even the least harmful auto accident, vehicle occupants can sustain a number of injuries to internal organs or soft tissues which can cause severe chronic pain and damage. One such injury is whiplash. This neck sprain injury is the result of sudden extension and flexion within the muscles, nerves, and discs of the neck that is typically the result of a moving vehicle hitting a parked or stopped vehicle without any warning.
Statistics on whiplash injury show that approximately 10 percent of people who suffer from whiplash will become permanently disabled by their condition, and that 3 million people suffer from it. Whiplash injuries can take several days to present symptoms and can affect the neck and back differently depending on the positioning of the occupants and vehicles during the crash.
If your or someone you love are suffering from whiplash injury following your auto accident, you may be eligible for compensation based on the pain and suffering you experienced as a result of the crash. The highly-skilled legal team at Inkelaar Law understands the frustration and pain that goes along with car accident whiplash, and we always fight for the MAXIMUM amount of compensation due to our clients.
To find out how we can help, simply fill out the “Free Consultation” form located on the upper right side of this page— there is no obligation and it is 100% FREE. In addition, the details of your case will always remain completely confidential.
Symptoms of Whiplash
Because of the nature of a neck strain, it may take between 24 hours and several days for the symptoms of whiplash to become evident to the auto accident victim. Soft tissue damage can be done to the ligaments, intervertebral joints, discs, cervical muscles and nerve roots. This damage can cause memory loss, concentration impairment, nervousness, and other psycho-somatic responses to the trauma.
The following symptoms could signal injuries from whiplash:
- Back pain
- Blurred vision
- Burning or prickling sensations
- Extreme sensitivity to light
- Neck pain
- Neck stiffness
- Shoulder pain
- …to name a few.
Following a vehicle crash, seek medical attention to ascertain whether any damage has been done to the neck so treatment can begin immediately. If no trauma is detected, stay aware of any of the previously listed signs of whiplash so it can be diagnosed as soon as possible.
Car Crashes that Cause Whiplash
Though almost any vehicle accident can produce damage to the soft tissues in the neck, there are several that repeatedly cause injury to this area. After a vehicle is hit, the occupant’s body is rapidly pushed forward, the head following but a second later; immediately afterward the body is pulled backward, flinging the head backward, too.
Vehicle accidents that can produce this kind of trauma include:
- Rear-end collisions
- Side-impact collisions
- Head-on collisions
- Sideswipe accidents
- Commercial truck collisions
- Rollover accidents
- …and many others.
Treatment for whiplash mainly includes medication for pain, muscle relaxants, and physical therapy exercise to increase range of motion. Though many victims find relief after several months there is a portion of the population who will experience chronic pain and migraine headaches indefinitely.
If you are struggling with recovery from the whiplash that was caused by another driver’s negligence, contact a Nebraska car accident attorney today to explore your rights. There is no need to suffer in silence; the compensation that a successful verdict or settlement can bring will help cover medical costs and rehabilitative expenses associated with your injuries.
An Omaha NE Law Firm that Fights for Your Rights
At the Law Office of Thomas T. Inkelaar, our attorneys have the experience handling car accident cases and will investigate every possible contributing cause of an accident in order to achieve the MAXIMUM compensation benefits available.
Our attorneys all operate on a contingency fee basis, which means that we will not charge you anything for our services unless we achieve a successful verdict or settlement and you recover for your losses and damages.
Being headquartered in both Omaha and Lincoln, we are able to provide services throughout the state of Nebraska.
A few local areas we serve include:
- Council Bluffs
- La Vista
- South Central Omaha
- …along with most of the suburbs surrounding these areas.
If you would like to schedule a free no-obligation consultation, or would simply like to learn more about our law firm, we invite you to contact us today at 1-877-537-4665 today. Here a staff member will intake information about your accident and quickly connect you with one of our caring attorneys ready to handle your specific case.
Start on this page by completing the “Free Case Evaluation” form – It’s confidential and easy.