Tough Whiplash Cases Require an Experienced Chicago Injury Attorney
As a soft tissue injury to the spine and neck, whiplash is an especially grave medical condition that usually results from trauma due to an accident. Whiplash can lead to extreme pain in the immediate aftermath of the impact, but it can also have serious long term implications for a victim. Medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering are just a few of the losses you may experience.
Advocating for Injured Victims Throughout the Chicago Area
You do have rights to recover compensation after a whiplash injury, but you’ll need a knowledgeable, dedicated attorney to represent your interests. The lawyers at Michael T. Friedman & Associates take on tough whiplash cases, ensuring you get the financial recovery necessary to cover your losses. Our legal team understands the life-changing impact of a whiplash injury, and we’re at your side to pursue the responsible party.
Whiplash and Soft Tissue Injuries
Whiplash is a condition that occurs when the head and neck are violently and suddenly forced backward, then forward again. The motion puts the cervical spine through extreme stress, causing trauma to the muscles between the vertebrae, discs, ligaments, cervical muscles, nerves, and other surrounding tissues.
The symptoms of whiplash may not be felt by a victim until a few hours or days after the initial trauma, making it a unique type of injury. When the pain of whiplash kicks in, a victim may experience:
- Neck aches and stiffness;
- Pain in one shoulder or between the shoulder blades;
- Lower back pain;
- Pain, numbness, or a tingling sensation in the arms and hands;
- Cognitive difficulties and problems with memory;
- Difficulty sleeping and fatigue.
Whiplash and other soft tissue injuries may not be visible, but the effects are no less painful because they affect such a sensitive part of the human body.
Victims Can Seek Financial Compensation
If you’ve suffered injuries in an accident, you may be able to recover compensation from the responsible party. The key to these cases is proving that the person or entity acted negligently, and that this conduct caused the accident that led to your whiplash injury. A successful claim may allow you to recover for:
- Medical costs related to your treatment, including healthcare expenses, physical therapy, and medications;
- The income you may lose if your whiplash leads you to miss work;
- Your pain and suffering;
- Other losses depending on your case.
Contact a Chicago Whiplash Lawyer Right Away About Your Case
While whiplash may not be one of the most obvious injuries, it’s still a painful and debilitating condition. The attorneys at Michael T. Friedman & Associates will pursue the responsible party to obtain full financial recovery for your injuries, as we have been doing on behalf of Chicago area clients for more than 20 years. For more information, please visit us online or contact us directly at 312-339-8816. We can answer your questions or set up a free consultation to discuss the details of your case.