Whiplash Injuries

In almost every instance, a car accident victim is often unaware of the impending collision and unable to brace himself or herself. One of the effects of a car crash is that you might sustain whiplash. Unfortunately, whiplash injuries are often difficult to diagnose and usually result in a wide variety of painful medical problems. This is one of the most important reasons why whiplash injuries are so misunderstood and hard to treat and valuate.

At the Texas law firm of Manuel Gonzales, P.C., our attorneys encourage you to seek medical attention and legal help as soon as you can after any type of car accident in order to receive a correct diagnosis, treatment plan, and so medical professionals can monitor you properly and we can begin working to make sure you receive adequate compensation for your injuries and treatment. Contact my experienced law firm today by calling toll free at 888-470-6967 or locally at 713-664-3600 or San Antonio at 210-764-5235 and schedule your free initial consultation.

Whiplash Injury in Car Accidents are Serious. Get Help Today.

Another problem with whiplash is that symptoms of these injuries do not immediately begin to occur or present themselves after an accident. Instead, they may take 24 hours to 72 hours to manifest themselves. Some of the injuries that can be sustained in whiplash situations are as follows:

  • Injuries to the head and neck, including headaches and brain injuries such as concussions
  • Blurred vision, dizziness, fatigue, difficulty breathing; loss of taste, smell, or hearing
  • Back pain, including spinal and clavicle fractures, or disk herniation
  • Chest injuries, muscle tearing, broken ribs, punctured internal organs
  • Soft tissue injuries, numbness, tingling
  • Shoulder and arm pain
  • Internal injuries sometimes caused by lap belts or shoulder restraints
  • Bruises, abrasions, scrapes, swelling
  • Loss of motion to the area/stiffness/tightness
  • Jaw pain and injuries
  • Blood in urine or stool

Although whiplash often occurs in rear-end collisions, you can sustain whiplash from any type of car accident. Also, in many cases whiplash injuries are not life threatening or immediately apparent. Therefore, the insurance industry, spouses of the victims and doctors really do not understand the ordeal that these individuals are going through. The Spanish-speaking Houston car accident lawyers at my firm understand this frustration, and we help to ensure your pain and suffering is documented and compensated accordingly.

If you have been in a car accident and believe you have incurred whiplash, call the law firm of Manuel Gonzales, P.C., to schedule your free initial consultation. We can be reached toll free at 888-470-6967 or locally at 713-664-3600 or San Antonio at 210-764-5235. You can also contact my firm online.

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