Whiplash: Symptoms and Treatment
One of the most common injuries in a car accidents is whiplash. Whiplash is a neck injury that occurs when one’s neck is quickly thrown backward then forward by a strong and sudden force. Whiplash is typically suffered when a driver or occupant is rear ended by another vehicle. Whiplashes can occur even when the colliding vehicle is not travelling at a high speed. This injury can be rather painful, require extensive medical treatment, and result in lost income. The experienced attorneys at Slatter Law Firm will aggressively fight to recover the maximum compensation for your injuries.
Cases involving whiplash from a car accident are governed by the laws of negligence. The law requires drivers to be attentive and exercise care so as to prevent harm to other drivers. If they fail to do so, they will be at-fault for your injuries. For rear-end accidents, the vehicle causing the rear-end collision is typically at-fault. However, your whiplash attorney will conduct a thorough investigation, including obtaining police reports, witness statements, and medical records, to establish fault and maximize compensation for your injuries.