New York Whiplash Injury Lawyers
Fighting for Sufferers of Whiplash

There are innumerable injuries that someone can suffer because of the negligence of someone else.  One of the most unfortunate injuries that someone can suffer for many reasons is known as whiplash.  For decades, whiplash has been met with skepticism because of the parodies that have been portrayed in Hollywood regarding someone who is faking an injury just to secure a judgment or a settlement.  Anyone who has suffered from whiplash can tell you that it’s real and it’s excruciating, and those who find themselves dealing with this injury need to seek the help of New York personal injury lawyers as soon as possible.  Below is an introduction to this injury.

Whiplash – Why it’s Met with Skepticism

One of the many reasons that whiplash is met with such a high degree of skepticism is because it is in many ways an ‘invisible’ injury.  Whiplash does not show up on X-rays and may not appear on MRI scans, as it is a soft tissue injury that can be difficult to pinpoint.  Therefore, absent physical proof, many people are not convinced that someone who suffers from whiplash is seriously injured.

In addition, providing a prognosis for whiplash can be almost impossible.  There are some who suffer from this injury who will recover from it naturally over the course of a few weeks, but there are others who suffer severe pain and lack of movement for years despite constant and demanding physical rehabilitation.

Whiplash – How it Occurs

Whiplash is usually inflicted upon a person when a violent force impacts him or her from behind.  This is most common in car accidents, and a person’s neck and head are thrust forward at high speeds.  Many times, whiplash can be suffered when the head and neck snap back into place with just as much force as the initial impact from behind.

Whiplash can also involve many different symptoms that range from pain in the neck and shoulders to drowsiness to dizziness to any number of other symptoms that can be difficult to identify as related to whiplash.  There have been many cases where a person has suffered from whiplash for years before having it properly diagnosed.

How New York Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help

If you or someone you love suffers from whiplash because of the negligence or recklessness of someone else, you need the help of experienced New York personal injury lawyers who can prove that you suffered this injury, that you are in pain and that you will need help in terms of your ultimate recovery.  While whiplash can be difficult to prove, an attorney who understands these cases and how to present a strong and persuasive case will be critically important in regards to obtaining justice. Contact The Fitzgerald Law Firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.