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One of the most common types of trauma that drivers in Long Beach experience in car crashes are those that occur in a whiplash injury accident.

Whiplash refers to the rapid snapping back of a person’s head during a collision, which hyperextends the neck and damages nerves and ligaments, often resulting in chronic symptoms such as persistent pain and lack of mobility. Whiplash injuries can be sustained in any type of crash, but occur most often in rear-end automobile collisions.[1]

The Pain from Whiplash Injury Accidents

Whiplash injuries aren’t always immediately recognized. If you have been involved in an automobile incident, watch closely for these symptoms and ailments of whiplash:

  1. Neck pain
  2. Muscle pain and stiffness
  3. Back pain
  4. Inability to eat, chew or swallow normally
  5. Headaches
  6. Nausea
  7. Dizziness
  8. Aching in the arms and shoulders
  9. Decreased range of motion

Left undiagnosed and untreated whiplash injuries can lead to chronic pain. Unfortunately, medical articles suggest that whiplash can lead to a prolonged period of partial disability.2 Depression and anxiety may also be seen in patients with chronic whiplash.[2]

Receive Full and Just Compensation

Many people underestimate the full extent of pain and medical treatment that result from suffering a whiplash injury. The damage to the neck and back can be very severe and symptoms may not appear for days.

If your injury was caused by the wrongful actions or negligence of someone else, a whiplash injury attorney will help you build your case. They will negotiate with the insurance company for compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain, and long-term needs. If an out of court settlement cannot be reached, they will go to court with you as necessary.

Personal Attention

In these types of legal matters, it is important to speak to a lawyer familiar with the laws in your city. Robert Finn serves clients in the communities of Bellflower, Cerritos, Compton, Cypress, Florence, Huntington Beach, Lakewood, Norwalk, Seal Beach, Signal Hill, Torrance, and Wilmington with one-on-one personal attention.

Mr. Finn takes these types of cases on a contingency fee basis. This means you don’t pay any fees for a whiplash injury attorney until your case is resolved. Call his office in Long Beach at 562-901-3388 today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your issues and put his 40 years of experience to work for you!

[1] http://www.iihs.org/iihs/topics/t/neck-injury/qanda

[2] http://www.medicinenet.com/whiplash/article.htm