Whiplash Injuries

Whiplash Injuries From Car Accidents

Whiplash is a soft tissue injury that happens when the neck and head are thrown forward and back again due to sudden impact. Whiplash is almost always caused by a car accident, truck accident, or any other type of accident involving a motor vehicle. The impact flexes the head and neck beyond their normal range of movement and this can cause damage and pain to the head and neck. In addition to the tissue in the neck area, whiplash may also damage joints, discs, ligaments, muscles and nerve roots.

Some physical symptoms of whiplash include:

  • Headaches
  • Neck pain or stiffness
  • Loss of motion in the neck
  • Injured muscles and ligaments
  • Dizziness

Psychological symptoms of whiplash include:

  • Memory loss
  • Poor concentration and/or memory
  • Nervousness/irritability
  • Fatigue
  • Depression

How To Pursue Compensation For A Whiplash Injury

If you have suffered a whiplash injury in a rear end, side impact, or frontal crash that was caused by another driver’s carelessness or recklessness in Philadelphia, Media, or Delaware County, you should contact the Law Offices of Thomas J. Murphy, Jr to discuss your case. When a driver neglects to take proper care on the road and causes an accident resulting in another person’s whiplash injuries, they can be held legally responsible and will have to pay damages to the victim.

Whiplash injuries can be painful and long-lasting, and can severely disrupt a person’s life. Compensation is necessary to help cover medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering, and a Philadelphia car accident attorney can help you obtain this.

Contact Our Firm Today!

If you have recently been involved in a car accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, and you think you may have whiplash, you should speak with Philadelphia personal injury lawyer Thomas J. Murphy. As your attorney, he will examine your circumstances to determine whether or not you can make a personal injury claim, and if you can he will take the necessary legal actions to obtain compensation from the person who is responsible for causing your whiplash injuries. If you are suffering from a whiplash injury, contact an injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Thomas J. Murphy, Jr. today!