Have you sustained a whiplash injury in a Maryland auto accident, workplace accident or slip and fall? Whiplash is very common in car crashes, particularly rear end collisions. Did you know that you may qualify for benefits, medical care and financial compensation for you injuries, lost wages, pain and suffering? You may not know what to do after an accident resulting in injury caused by the recklessness of another. Worse yet, you may be approached by the liable parties insurance carrier about a fast and easy lump sum settlement. That is where the Towson, MD injury lawyers at Hardball Law come in. Years of experience and handling countless neck injury cases throughout Maryland put our Maryland accident attorneys at an advantage over the insurers and careless drivers who would try to keep you from the compensation you deserve. And they are fully to use that advantage to benefit you and your Maryland whiplash injury case. Please click here to contact MD injury attorney Susan R. Green for a free case evaluation. She charges no fee if she is unable to recover on your behalf. You can also listen to and download her Maryland injury podcasts by visiting @marylandwhiplashattorney
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Causes Of Whiplash Injury Cases In Maryland
Many situations and scenarios can result in a whiplash injury in MD. Maybe the driver behind you was distracted when they rear-ended you at a red light. Or maybe a driver ran a stop sign and T-boned you at a four-way stop. No matter the cause of the accident, you were involved in a crash that left you with a serious neck injury called whiplash. The accident was not your fault, but you are now left to deal with the consequences of your injury. And these consequences can last for years. You deserve compensation for your neck injury and all of the effects it has had and will have on your life. The good news is that Maryland personal injury laws are on your side if someone else caused your accident. Unfortunately, the simple fact that you deserve compensation for whiplash does not mean that the insurer or at-fault party will give that compensation to you. Sometimes, the other side needs a reminder about Maryland injury law and the obligation to compensate those you have harmed through negligence.
Whiplash is a neck injury that occurs when your head moves backward and forward very quickly, usually as a result of a forceful impact. This whip-like movement of your head and neck tears and stretches the tendons and muscles in your neck.
The severity of whiplash can vary widely. For some, the symptoms of whiplash disappear after a few weeks. For others, this neck injury can lead to chronic whiplash pain that can sometimes be debilitating.
Do You Have Whiplash?
If you have been in an accident, look for the following common symptoms of whiplash:
- Stiffness and pain in your neck
- Difficulty moving your neck
- Pain that gets worse when you move your neck
- Pain in the upper back, arms, and shoulders
Some less common symptoms of whiplash to watch for include ringing in the ears, blurry vision, trouble concentrating, and sleep problems.
For many whiplash victims, the effects of their neck injury do not show themselves until days after the initial accident. With their whiplash symptoms delayed, how are these accident victims to know whether their new pains are related to their accident or something else entirely?
If you think you might have whiplash after an auto accident or other high-impact incident, seek immediate medical care. A doctor can tell you how severe your injury is and check for other injuries that could cause immediate threats to your health, such as concussions. Also, seeing a doctor will create a medical record of your neck injury that can be used to support your case if you later seek to recover whiplash injury compensation from the person who caused your accident.
Other Neck Injuries
Whiplash is just one of many types of neck injuries you can get from a car accident or similar impact. The list below lists some other common types of neck injuries:
- Vertebral fractures
- Sprains and strains
- Pinched nerves
- Repetitive-use injuries
- Damage to the spinal cord
Regardless of the type of neck injury you have suffered, an Annapolis whiplash attorney from Hardball Law can help you seek compensation through a whiplash settlement if someone else was at fault.
Common Causes Of Neck Injuries
Almost any impact to your head or body can cause a neck injury if it is forceful enough, but there are some common types of accidents that tend to pop up in neck injury and whiplash claims over and over again:
- Car accidents. Whiplash from all types of car, truck and motorcycle accidents are extremely common. As mentioned above, rear-end crashes often cause whiplash and neck pain for victims because of the sudden back-and-forth movement of your head and neck at the time of the impact.
- Slip-and-fall accidents. Slip and fall accidents, which are categorized as premises liability accidents, can cause surprisingly serious neck injuries. Should you fall on a spill or other slippery surface and the impact causes a blow to your head and neck, you could easily suffer whiplash or another neck injury.
- Workplace accidents. Workplaces like factories and construction sites present many dangers that could lead to neck injuries. Equipment malfunctions, falls from ladders or other heights, work vehicle collisions, and other risk factors can cause serious neck injuries.
Unfortunately, one of the most common causes of whiplash is the negligent actions of others. Common examples are someone who is texting while driving or driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs would be considered liable a whiplash injury claim. Legally, that means that person can be held accountable in a Maryland whiplash lawsuit.
Contact Our Maryland Whiplash Injury Lawyers
Please contact the Baltimore neck injury lawyers at Hardball Law for help determining who is at fault for your neck injury.