Phoenix Arizona Whiplash Accident Lawyer
Phoenix Whiplash Attorney
Whiplash injuries can seriously and permanently affect any victim’s quality of life. Whiplash is a lay term for an injury to the soft tissues of the neck which include the neck muscles, tendons and ligaments. It is most commonly suffered in rear-end car accidents, but can happen in almost any kind of collision. In the rear-end accidents, the force of impact suddenly and rapidly propels your body forward. While the body is moving forward, the head follows just an instant behind. Inertia from the impact cause the head to keep moving, while the body is caught by the seat belt. There is thus a whiplash effect. As a result of this effect, your neck and shoulder muscles, tendons, and ligaments can become sprained or torn.
If you have suffered whiplash, also known as Whiplash Associated Disorder (WAD), you may suffer from the following symptoms: neck or upper back pain or stiffness, shoulder pain or stiffness, headaches, blurred vision, soreness or pain in the jaw, dizziness or a burning or itching sensation in the neck, shoulders, or arms. A more severe whiplash injury may cause memory loss, difficulty in concentration, sleep disturbance or fatigue. These symptoms are sometimes also diagnosed as post-concussion syndrome.
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If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident as a driver or passenger and want first-rate legal representation, please contact our office. You can call us day or night at 602.265.2600 or contact us online. We provide fee initial consultation on all serious injury matters. You may have a valid claim and be entitled to compensation for your injuries and damages.
Whiplash injuries in some instances can be deceiving. Sometimes it takes several hours or even days for the symptoms to fully manifest themselves. This is partly because seconds after a collision, your adrenal gland releases adrenaline and cortisol into your bloodstream. They are hormones which in a way act as an anesthetic. They may mask your pain temporarily, but when the pain ultimately appears, it may very well be intense.
If paramedics are not dispatched to your accident scene, it is still extremely important for you to seek medical care soon after your accident. Delaying treatment can seriously exacerbate your condition. Early diagnosis and treatment is also very important in documenting your injuries and thus being able to persuade a claims adjuster at a later time of the seriousness of your injury. If you wait several days to be medically examined, the adjuster will challenge your credibility and the authenticity of your injury.
We have processed thousands of cases for clients who have suffered whiplash injuries. We can answer all questions for you on issues relating to liability, the value of your case and the claims process. We can also explore all possible insurance recoveries. We can also refer you to qualified medical care, in the event you have difficulty finding a doctor on your own. Many of our doctors agree to work on a lien basis, meaning they will wait to be paid until the case is resolved. We also have years of experience in dealing with insurance adjusters and insurance defense attorneys. Insurance companies are often stingy these days and it is very difficult for victims to successfully represent their own interests. If we agree to represent you, we process most whiplash injury cases on a contingency fee basis. Whiplash accident victims should be able to recover all of their past and future medical expenses, compensation for pain and suffering, damages for permanent injury and damages for loss of earnings and loss of future earning capacity.