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Recovering Compensation for Car Accident Whiplash Injuries

man standing in front of a rear end car accident holding his neck

If you have been involved in a high-speed car or truck accident and are experiencing significant neck pain, you may have been diagnosed by your doctors with “whiplash” or “whiplash syndrome.”  These term describe a type of car accident neck injury that regularly results from rear-end automobile collisions. Such car collisions frequently cause one’s head to be violently thrown forward and backward.  This sudden, unexpected motion stretches your cervical (neck) muscles past their normal limits, causing temporary and permanent injury. 

The car accident attorneys of Maginnis Howard have decades of experience representing clients with whiplash injuries in civil matters. They can help you recover financial compensation from the at-fault driver’s automobile insurance company.

Symptoms of Whiplash

A whiplash injury’s symptoms usually occur immediately or shortly after an automobile accident.  Whiplash injury symptoms include:

  • Headache
  • Neck pain/stiffness
  • Low back pain/stiffness
  • Pain in or between the shoulder blades
  • Pain or numbness in the arm or hand
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Insomnia
  • Dizziness

If you have been involved in an automobile accident and are experiencing any of these symptoms and have not yet seen a doctor, you should seek treatment from an orthopedist or other medical professional.  Your doctor will typically prescribe some combination of pain medication, muscle relaxers, and rest.  In some situations, they may also refer you for physical therapy.

The costs of medical treatment following a car accident can be costly. Even with health insurance, your deductibles and copays can add up quickly.  A personal injury lawyer can help protect your right to recover your full medical costs from the at-fault driver’s insurance company.  Your personal injury attorney will also be able to help you recover damages for pain and suffering and lost wage-earning capacity.

Maginnis Howard is a North Carolina civil law firm serving clients across the state from our offices in Raleigh, Charlotte, and Fayetteville.  We accept all personal injury litigation cases on a contingency basis.  You pay no attorneys’ fees unless you recover damages for your injuries.  We offer free consultations with an attorney for all personal injury cases. There is no obligation to hire us; we’re happy to discuss your initial options at no cost.

You may contact our whiplash personal injury attorney at (919) 526-0450. If you would rather contact our car accident personal injury lawyers using our website, you can submit a new case inquiry by visiting our contact page.