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Recovering Compensation for Car Accident Whiplash Injuries


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 terms are used to 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 then backward.  This sudden unexpected motion stretches your cervical (neck) muscles past their normal limits, causing temporary and/or permanent injury.  The car accident attorneys of Maginnis Law, PLLC are experienced in representing clients with whiplash injuries in civil matters, and they can help you recover financial compensation from the at-fault driver’s automobile insurance company. All clients want to deal with their lawyer personally, they do not want their important case handled by a paralegal.

The symptoms of a whiplash injury usually set in 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 and/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 if you have health insurance, your deductibles and/or 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 Law, PLLC, is a Wake County, North Carolina civil law firm servicing Raleigh, Cary, Durham, Apex, Chapel Hill, Morrisville, Clayton, Wake Forest, and the surrounding Triangle area.  We accept all personal injury litigation cases on a contingency basis.  You pay no attorneys’ fees unless you recover damages for your personal 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 the Wake County whiplash injury attorneys of Maginnis Law, PLLC 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