Glendale Whiplash and Neck Injury Lawyers
If you suffered whiplash or other neck injuries in a Glendale crash, you may be able to receive compensation for your injuries. You will need the help of a Glendale car accident attorney. Call (818) 550-1111 for a free consultation.
Helping You Get the Money You Need After a Glendale Accident-related Neck Injury
Your neck is a delicate and sophisticated part of your body that supports your head. It allows you to make a wide array of motions essential for daily living. The soft tissue in your neck includes nerves, muscles, ligaments, and tendons.
A soft issue injury in your neck caused by an accident may cause severe pain and dramatically reduce your range of motion. And sometimes the full effects of soft tissue injuries such as whiplash are not apparent right away. That’s why it’s crucial to get the correct diagnosis and the necessary treatment.
Rear-end traffic collisions are a leading cause of whiplash, but other types of accidents and falls can also cause severe neck injury. Patients who suffer from whiplash may be facing years of debilitating neck pain that drastically harms your quality of life.
If your neck injuries were caused by someone else’s careless behavior, our team of Glendale personal injury attorneys will file a claim to help you get the money you need to cover your medical bills and other expenses such as time missed from work.
At Aratta Law Firm, we’ve won millions of dollars in settlements for our clients. Call (818) 550-1111 to schedule a FREE consultation today.
What Is Whiplash?
Whiplash is a neck injury that results when a person’s head is jolted backwards and then forward. Whiplash damages joints and discs, which in turn may irritate spinal nerve roots and even the spinal cord.
Rear-end car accidents often lead to debilitating whiplash injuries. And this can happen even when the car that struck you from behind is traveling at a low speed.
Any type of incident that causes a sudden impact may result in whiplash. Common whiplash accidents include:
- Car crashes
- Truck wrecks
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bus collisions
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Skateboard and scooter accidents
- Falling to the ground
- Boating accidents
- Train accidents
Whiplash Injury Symptoms
Whiplash may cause chronic pain, severe loss of mobility, and years of emotional anguish. Common symptoms of whiplash include:
- Neck pain and stiffness
- Limited range of motion
- Ringing in the ears
- Difficulty sleeping
- Memory problems
- Tenderness in shoulder and back
- Numbness and tingling in arms, hand, and fingers
- Vision problems (e.g., blurry vision or sensitivity to light)
Strains include injuries to the muscles that move your head and the upper part of your neck. Such injuries cause discomfort, pain, and reduced mobility and they may also result in muscle spasms, indicating severe injury. Common symptoms include:
- Pain localized to the neck region
- Achy or throbbing pain
- Sharp pain with intense symptoms
- Pain that worsens with movement
- Muscle spasms
- Stiff neck pain
Cervical Radiculopathy and Neck Pain
A car crash may cause parts of your spine to shift out of place. Such injuries include slipped disks, ruptured disks, herniated disks, or bulging disks, and they may lead to debilitating pain. Neck pain caused by cervical disc disease affects up to 15% of Americans.
The chief complaint of patients with cervical disc injury is neck pain that may also radiate to arms and fingers. Pain in your arms as well as in your neck is usually the first sign that your nerve roots are irritated by a problem in your neck.
Symptoms and Diagnosis of Herniated Discs in the Neck
After experiencing trauma from an auto collision or other accident, numbness, tingling, and especially weakness in the muscles of your arms, are warning signs that your problem may be serious. Weakness in your arms is a clear indication that you should see a doctor about your neck pain.
Proper diagnosis of a herniated disc is essential – your doctor will examine your neck for flexibility, range of motion, and signs that may suggest that your nerve roots or spinal cord is affected by a herniated disc. X-rays or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may be required.
Neck Injury Compensation From Glendale Car Accidents
If you are involved in a Glendale car crash caused by another driver’s negligent behavior, the settlement amount you receive will depend on a number of factors. Our top-rated car accident lawyers at Aratta Law Firm will investigate the accident and file a claim that covers the following types of expenses:
- Current and future medical costs
- Work time lost
- Medical devices
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Physical therapy
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Why Choose Aratta Law Firm?
At our firm, every injured client will be in direct contact with an attorney. Many large corporate law firms end up transferring you to a case manager – you never speak to an attorney directly and your case becomes part of the mill.
At our firm, we do things differently. We pay close attention to every individual case, from inception and throughout the process of the claim and/or lawsuit. Our diligence and attention to detail result in consistently high settlements for our clients.
Were You Harmed by a Careless Driver in Glendale?
You shouldn’t have to pay your own medical bills when you were harmed by someone else’s careless behavior. The Glendale neck injury lawyers at Aratta Law Firm have been recognized by Super Lawyers for providing our clients with outstanding service.
Call (818) 550-1111 to learn more today. You won’t owe us anything unless we win you a settlement.