Whiplash Injury Lawyers Serving Car Accident Victims in Washington, DC
Our car crash attorneys can get the most out of your whiplash claim
Frequently the result of a rear-end collision, whiplash is one of the more common injuries our Washington, DC car accident lawyers see happen to crash victims. A whiplash injury occurs when a person's neck is jolted back and forth with a lot of force, like how a person would crack a whip. This unnatural range of motion can cause neck strains ─ where the muscles and tendons in the neck are damaged ─ or neck sprains, which is when the ligaments in the neck tear. If you've been in a car crash and are suffering from a whiplash injury, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the Mike Slocumb Law Firm today for a free consultation.
Car accident attorneys who understand the dangers of whiplash
Car crashes typically take place quickly and without warning, making them one of the leading causes of all whiplash injuries. Imagine sitting in the driver's seat of your car while you're stopped at a red light. You're waiting for the light to turn green when suddenly, a teenager who's texting and driving smashes into the back of your car. Your head snaps down into your chest as your body violently lunges forward into your seatbelt, and then your neck whips back before your momentum stops and you come to a rest. This crash is a classic example of how most whiplash injuries happen. Even though many don't experience symptoms immediately after a collision, it doesn't mean they won't start to feel pain in the hours and days following their crash. Common symptoms of whiplash include:
- Neck pain/stiffness/spasms
- Shoulder/arm pain
- Pain in your jaw
- Feeling dizzy
- Blurry vision
- Tingling or numbness in the arms
"What's the average settlement for a whiplash injury?"
Every case is different, and every whiplash injury is a different. How much compensation you're entitled to will vary depending on how severely you've been hurt and what damages you're trying to recover. If you've been injured in a car accident that was someone else's fault, you can usually seek compensation for:
- Damage to your car
- Lost income due to missed time at work
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering/emotional distress/mental anguish
The best way to figure out how much compensation you might be able to get in a settlement or verdict is to contact a Washington, DC car accident lawyer and schedule a free consultation. Our car crash attorneys can explain your legal options, answer your questions, and help you figure out what steps to take to get the best possible outcome for your whiplash claim.
Act fast, get a car accident lawyer to help with your whiplash claim
After a car crash, whiplash can last for days, weeks, months or longer depending on the severity of your injury. Medical expenses can skyrocket as you get the treatment you need for your whiplash injury. If you file a claim, the insurance company will usually move quickly to investigate your car accident and try to pressure you into accepting their first settlement offer. Many times, these settlement offers don't have your best interests in mind and are designed to save the insurance company money. You may not know the total cost of your accident-related expenses yet, so why would you accept their offer? Our Washington, DC car accident lawyers have extensive experience obtaining large settlements for whiplash victims, and we know how to negotiate with insurance companies. If we can't get a settlement that meets your needs, we're always willing to take the battle to court. You've been injured, and it's time to fight back with the help of the Mike Slocumb Law Firm. Call today for a free consultation.