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Handling Your Whiplash Injury Claim With Skill

In almost every instance, car accident victims are often unaware of impending collisions and are unable to brace themselves. 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.

I am Texas attorney Manuel Gonzales, and I 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 and treatment plan. Medical professionals can monitor you properly, and I can begin working to make sure that you receive adequate compensation for your injuries and treatment. Contact my law firm, Manuel Gonzales, PC, today by calling 866-517-1689 and schedule your free initial consultation.

The Types Of Injuries Suffered In Whiplash Accidents

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 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 and 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 ordeals that these individuals are going through. I am a Spanish-speaking Houston car accident lawyer, and I understand this frustration, helping to ensure that your pain and suffering is documented and compensated accordingly.

Let Me Shoulder Your Legal Burden

If you have been in a car accident and believe you have incurred whiplash, call Manuel Gonzales, PC, to schedule your free initial consultation. I can be reached by calling 866-517-1689, and you can also contact my firm online. My office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and phones answered 24/7. If injuries prevent you from traveling to my office, I can come to you.