Whiplash Injury Attorneys in Tukwila, Washington, Providing Dedicated Legal Representation to Accident Victims in Need
Whiplash is one of the most common injuries a driver or passenger might sustain in a car accident. Even the most minor fender-benders can result in one or both drivers experiencing whiplash-like symptoms. Whiplash occurs when your head and neck are forced violently forward while your body remains in place thanks to your seatbelt. This can cause damage to soft tissue in the neck.
While it may be tempting to brush this off – “It’s just a little neck ache!” – often, these symptoms will worsen over the next two days. It is best to seek medical attention and speak with a personal injury lawyer, even if you think you feel all right shortly after the accident.
At Khan Injury Law, our personal injury lawyers represent injured victims in several different types of cases, including those with whiplash injuries. To discuss the potential of filing a personal injury lawsuit in an attempt to recover compensation that may pay for medical bills related to your injury, please get in touch with our Tukwila law office to schedule a free case evaluation.
What Types of Accidents Can Cause Whiplash Injuries?
Whiplash is most commonly caused by rear-end car accidents. Examples of this would include one car waiting at a red light being struck from behind by a second car whose driver was too distracted to notice the vehicle ahead of them.
However, these injuries can also be seen in the victims of slip-and-fall accidents, football athletes, hockey players, sudden braking or acceleration in a motor vehicle, skiing wipeouts, and physical abuse such as shaken baby syndrome.
What Are Common Symptoms of Whiplash?
Whiplash is both a symptom of neck injuries and a medically recognized injury known as Whiplash Associated Disorder (WAD). The signs and severity of a whiplash injury may not reach their full severity until days after the accident; however, most whiplash injuries are considered short-term and do not last much longer than a month.
Symptoms of whiplash include:
- Back pain.
- Blurred vision.
- Brain fog.
- Irritability and aggression.
- Jaw pain.
- Loss of neck motion.
- Migraine headaches.
- Muscle spasms.
- Neck stiffness.
- Numbness in the arms and shoulders.
- Pain in the arms.
- Severe neck pain.
- Shoulder pain.
- Sleep problems.
- Stomach aches.
- Tingling sensation in arms, hands, or fingers.
Some accident victims claim to experience these injuries only for the first few weeks, while others have reported emotional distress as the symptoms persist for years.
Do You Need to Speak to a Lawyer?
In Washington State, accident and injury laws follow a ‘comparative fault’ concept, which means that more than one party may be held accountable for their role in the accident. This could include you, even if you viewed yourself as the victim and were the only one injured. The other driver can just as easily file an accident claim against you. For this reason, it is vitally important that you speak to our whiplash injury lawyers without delay.
Contact Our Tukwila Office to Schedule a Free Consultation with an Experienced Whiplash Injury Lawyer Today
Whiplash might seem like a minor injury to some but let us not ignore the fact that these injuries can disrupt our lives for days, weeks, months, and years at a time. Injured victims may be forced to miss work, resulting in lost income and making paying medical bills all the more difficult. You did not ask for these injuries, and if it can be proven that someone else’s negligence was to blame, you should not have to pay the bill.
Our personal injury attorneys will endeavor to secure the maximum compensation for your case so that you can resume life without concern for lost wages or mounting medical expenses.
Khan Injury Law offers a free consultation to prospective new clients. Call our Tukwila office today at 206-203-3978 to get in touch with a member of our legal team.