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Auto Accident Cases Involving Whiplash Injuries

By Sean Burke on January 17, 2017

A whiplash victim in a wheelchair with a neck braceWhiplash is among those injuries that most people have heard of, but few people actually understand. Throughout the years, the potentially devastating effects of the worst whiplash injuries have been downplayed by media portrayals of whiplash as a sort of joke - the epitome of the fake injury at the center of trumped-up lawsuits in an overly litigious society. Yet, as countless victims of catastrophic auto accidents can attest, whiplash injuries are very real, and their consequences are anything but a joke.

If you or a member of your family has suffered a debilitating whiplash injury as the result of a car, truck, motorcycle, or any other type of motor vehicle accident, personal injury attorney Sean M. Burke can help you obtain the full measure of compensation to which you are entitled. When it comes to litigating cases involving auto accidents and whiplash, our Orange County, CA lawyer and his team have the skills, resources, and tenacity to handle even the most complex claims. You shouldn’t have to bear the financial burdens imposed by your injury when someone else should be held accountable for them. Let Sean M. Burke fight for the monetary damages that are rightfully yours.

To arrange for an evaluation of your auto accident case, please contact The Law Offices of Sean M. Burke today.

What Is Whiplash?

Whiplash is an injury that occurs when the neck is abruptly jolted either forward or backward due to a violent impact. As a result of this sudden jolt, the muscles and ligaments of the neck become stretched well beyond their typical range of motion, causing them to become painfully strained. Although whiplash most commonly results from auto accidents, the injury can be caused by any type of collision, such as a slip-and-fall accident or sports accident in which a person collides with the ground.

As with any other type of strain, whiplash injuries can vary widely in terms of their severity. Minor whiplash injuries can heal within days or weeks. More serious whiplash injuries can require months or years to heal. In the worst possible cases, whiplash injuries can last a lifetime, permanently restricting the victim’s range of motion and compromising his or her quality of life.

Although neck pain and difficulty moving the head and neck are the most common symptoms of whiplash, they are not the only symptoms. Other symptoms include dizziness, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), jaw pain, arm or shoulder pain, back pain, headaches, and lack of balance. These symptoms can also point to other injuries, including traumatic brain injuries, which is why it is so important that accident victims seek immediate and thorough medical care as soon as possible after an accident.

Never assume that any injury is mild or that it will subside without medical intervention, especially after a serious accident.

Arrange for an Evaluation of Your Auto Accident Case Today

To arrange for an evaluation of your auto accident case involving a whiplash injury, please contact The Law Offices of Sean M. Burke today.

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