The Oklahoma car accident lawyers of Cain Law Office understand that a whiplash injury can cause serious pain and bring major problems to your life. We are here to help. If someone else’s negligence caused you to suffer whiplash in a crash or any other incident, we will put our 54 years of combined legal experience to work for you right away.
When you work with Cain Law Office, our rapid-response team will launch an immediate investigation into your whiplash injury. We will quickly gather evidence to establish your case and seek the maximum amount for you. It all starts with a free consultation. Contact us today and arrange a review of your case – including a home or hospital visit – through our conveniently located offices in Oklahoma City and Edmond.
What Is a Whiplash Injury?
Whiplash is actually a broad term. It describes the various types of conditions that occur when a person’s head and body shake back and forth quickly and forcefully. The rapid, violent motion causes hyperextension of soft tissue in the neck. The whip-like effect can damage muscles, tendons and ligaments.
Whiplash often causes excruciating pain, sensitivity and stiffness. It can last for a few days up to several months, depending on the severity. A person with whiplash may be unable to work for an extended period. The pain that a person suffers when he or she engages in basic daily activities may become completely unbearable.
Still, insurance companies often try to treat whiplash like it is a minor injury. They attempt to pay as little as possible to victims or deny claims altogether. That is why it is important to work with a law firm that understands the serious nature of whiplash and will work tirelessly to pursue the compensation that you deserve.
What Are Common Causes of Whiplash?
People frequently suffer whiplash injuries in car accidents. As you can imagine, people are particularly prone to this injury in rear-end crashes. When a car hits your vehicle from behind, the impact may thrust your torso forward while your head stays still. This forward inertia forces your body and head to move independently in a split second. With just the right amount of force, this action is likely to cause whiplash – even if the collision occurs at a low speed.
Of course, people can suffer whiplash in many other types of accidents. For instance, people can get whiplash from:
- Swimming pool accidents
- Slip and falls and falls from heights
- Fights and assaults
- Sports and recreation incidents.
In short, any time your head and neck violently shake back and forth, you can suffer whiplash. If the injury occurs due to another person’s careless or reckless conduct, you have the right to bring a personal injury lawsuit against that person and seek full compensation.
How Do You Know If You Have a Whiplash Injury?
Whiplash is not an injury that people can easily identify. Symptoms may not fully develop until several hours or days pass after an accident. One day, you may feel like you are getting better, and the neck pain is going away. The next day, you may find yourself feeling terrible pain.
For this reason, the most important thing you can do after a car accident (or an accident of any other kind) is to get medical attention. If you see a doctor immediately, you will ensure a prompt diagnosis of an injury such as whiplash, and you can start treatment right away. Your health will be better off in the long run.
You should especially see a doctor if you get into an accident and observe any of the following common symptoms of whiplash:
- Neck pain
- Sensitivity to loud noises or bright lights
- Trouble sleeping
- Immobility or stiffness
- Limited range of motion
- Pain when turning or twisting
- Pain between the shoulders
- Tingling or numbness.
If you see a doctor shortly after a car accident, the doctor will also document your injury. This documentation will be important if you pursue an injury claim or personal injury lawsuit. A doctor’s timely diagnosis and your treatment records can establish the connection between the accident and your whiplash injury. It prevents an insurance company from claiming that something other than your accident caused the whiplash, or your injury is not as serious as you claim.
How Can Our Lawyers Help with Your Whiplash Injury?
When you call Cain Law Office for help with your whiplash case, we will immediately take action to protect your rights and begin to prepare your claim. We treat every case, no matter how big or small, as though it could go to trial, and we aggressively pursue justice for our clients. Here are a few of the steps we will take when we handle your whiplash case:
- What happened? The first step that we will take is to investigate the accident and dig into the facts. For instance, we will examine the scene of the accident, review photos and video, talk with witnesses and gather documents. We may also talk with accident reconstruction experts in order to understand how your crash or other type of accident happened.
- How bad are the damages? We will thoroughly review your medical records, consult with experts and carefully determine the full extent of your losses. Did you lose time from work? Do you suffer from a long-term disability? Will your whiplash injury hurt your ability to earn money in the future? We will answer these questions and more as we calculate the amount that you should demand in your case.
- Is a settlement possible? We will work with you and pursue a settlement with the insurance company. We actually resolve the majority of cases through settlements. Our experienced personal injury attorneys know how to build leverage and negotiate for maximum compensation for our clients.
- Will your case go to trial? If the insurance company disputes liability and/or damages, we will not be afraid to take your case to trial in order to pursue justice for you. Our results speak for themselves. Although every case is unique, our clients can trust that they will have a skilled team of advocates on their side from day one.
- How soon can you get paid? We can work with you to resolve any unpaid medical bills, health insurance liens or other loose ends that you need to resolve. Our goal will be to work efficiently, distribute any amount owed to you through a verdict or settlement and allow you to focus on your future.
Get Help Today from Our Oklahoma Whiplash Injury Attorneys
If you suffered whiplash injury in an Oklahoma car accident or any other accident, we will help you to hold the at-fault party or parties responsible. At Cain Law Office, our team of devoted and caring lawyers understands that you are more than a set of injuries. You deserve to work with a law firm that will respect you, treat you fairly and pursue full and fair compensation for you. You should never face expensive medical bills or lose income due to someone else’s negligence.
Strict limits apply to personal injury lawsuits. If you miss the deadline, you could lose the right to file a claim. Don’t wait to contact our office and receive a completely free initial consultation. We will never accept a fee unless we recover compensation on your behalf, so there is no risk and nothing to lose by getting in touch with us today.