Did You Get Whiplash or Another Neck Injury From a Car Crash?
Take serious action with Kent car accident lawyer Zach Herschensohn
If you’ve suffered whiplash in a car crash, Kent car accident attorney Zach Herschensohn can make sure you don’t miss out on the compensation you’re entitled to. The Herschensohn Law Firm, PLLC has recovered millions in settlements and verdicts for injury victims throughout the Seattle metro area and routinely helps clients with whiplash and other neck injuries win their cases. Learn how an aggressive and experienced Kent car accident lawyer can help you. Contact us today for your free consultation.
Neck injuries from car accidents are common, but one of the most common types of neck injuries you can get in a collision is whiplash. Having someone hit your vehicle can be frustrating – but getting injured as a result only adds to the irritation. You’re in pain. You can’t work. Your medical expenses are beginning to add up, and you’re having trouble making ends meet. To make matters worse, the insurance company is questioning whether or not you have a valid claim, and you’re about ready to waive the white flag and surrender.
Give yourself a fighting a chance. Car accident attorney Zach Herschensohn is a gloves-off negotiator who will aggressively advocate for your needs and battle with the insurance company to get you maximum compensation. At the same time, if the insurance company won’t budge and fails to offer you a reasonable cash settlement, he’s fully prepared to take your case to court. In fact, he’s a skilled trial attorney who feels more than comfortable in front of a judge and jury.
What is whiplash?
Whiplash is a neck injury that occurs when your head and neck are violently jolted back and forth, stretching the muscles and ligaments in your neck beyond their normal range of motion. Common in rear-end car accidents and other motor vehicle collisions, symptoms of whiplash include:
- Neck stiffness
- Neck pain
- Pain or tenderness in the shoulder, arms, or back
- Arm numbness or tingling
In some cases, whiplash can result in chronic neck pain and cause long-term complications, though most people will recover within a few weeks. It’s common for doctors to prescribe medications to treat whiplash. Treatment may also include range of motion exercises, physical therapy, and supporting the neck with a neck brace or collar.
At what speed does whiplash occur?
You can sustain whiplash in a car accident at speeds as low as 5 mph. All it takes to get whiplash is to have your head jerked forward and backward to stretch your neck muscles beyond their normal range of motion. A rear-end collision where a person in a stopped vehicle is hit from behind is the most common cause of whiplash.
Can whiplash be proven?
Whiplash is a real injury with real symptoms and can be diagnosed by a physician, which is why it’s critical to see a doctor soon after your car accident. Based on the details of your crash, your symptoms, x-rays, the doctor’s evaluation and treatment recommendations, you can prove that you sustained whiplash in a collision.
What is the average payout for whiplash?
The amount of compensation you receive in a cash settlement or verdict for a whiplash injury will depend on the specific details of your case. Just like any other personal injury claim, you can pursue financial compensation for your economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages include things like your medical expenses, lost wages from missed time at work, loss of earning capacity, and property damage. Non-economic damages are intangible losses and include things like pain and suffering. Kent car accident attorney Zach Herschensohn can help determine what your whiplash case might be worth during a free consultation.
Get maximum compensation with Herschensohn Law Firm, PLLC
If you sustained whiplash in a car accident, it’s important to take swift action. Insurance companies are infamous for devaluing whiplash claims and offering injury victims minimal compensation – or in some cases, nothing at all. The last thing you want to do is miss out on the compensation you’re entitled to because you waited too long to see a doctor and talk to a lawyer.
Let our law firm deal with everything. Kent car accident attorney Zach Herschensohn can walk you through the process, take care of communications with the insurance company, and build a strong case on your behalf that nets a positive outcome. Best of all? We’ll represent you on a contingency fee basis. That means you pay nothing unless we win. Watch what Herschensohn Law Firm, PLLC can do for you. Contact us today for your free consultation.