Seattle Whiplash Lawyers
Whiplash & Other Neck Injuries in a Car Accident
Being injured in a car accident is often not only traumatic but also difficult to recover from on mental, physical, and financial levels. Even a minor whiplash injury can cause significant challenges for an accident survivor, including chronic pain or disability. To help personal injury victims obtain compensation for their losses from those responsible for causing the accident, the Seattle personal injury attorneys at Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. work in a timely manner and provide clients with personal attention. For a free consultation, contact us today at (888) 228-3860.
Whiplash injuries are typically caused by rear-end car accidents, but various other types of motor vehicle accidents can also lead to this type of injury.
What Are the Possible Benefits of Legal Action in Seattle?
There can be a never-ending list of things to take care of after an auto accident. Getting adequate medical care and treatment for whiplash on top of interacting with insurance companies is often stressful and confusing.
Hiring an attorney can help simplify the aftermath of a car crash so that you have less on your plate to handle. However, deciding to take legal action requires a lot of thought in order to make the best choice for your particular predicament. Not every car accident results in a personal injury claim or lawsuit, but if you have a legitimate case, you may want to pursue this path as a way to secure your finances and find closure through justice.
Whiplash and Back and Neck Injury Recoveries
- $595,000 recovery for a woman who received neck and back injuries in two separate car accidents that were seven months apart in Auburn.
- $145,000 recovery for a woman who injured her neck when she was rear-ended in Des Moines.
- $145,000 recovery for a man who injured his neck when he was rear-ended in Federal Way.
- $140,000 recovery for a woman who injured her neck when she was broadsided by a car that pulled out from an alley in Seattle.
- $130,000 recovery for a man who injured his neck when he was rear-ended in Bellevue.
- $127,000 recovery for a woman who injured her neck when she was rear-ended in Enumclaw.
- $125,000 recovery for a female who injured her neck when she was rear-ended in Covington.
What Compensation Can I Recover for Whiplash in Seattle?
Whiplash occurs when the neck muscles and ligaments surpass their normal range of motion, which can be very painful in the moment it occurs as well as long after. Depending on the severity of the accident, a whiplash injury can damage bones, discs, muscles, and tendons in the neck and upper back. A person may also experience the spread of pain to his or her shoulders and/or arms. Medical treatment and care for whiplash doesn't come without a price but delaying or avoiding medical attention can cause even bigger problems.
To help accident survivors cope with the cost of medical care for their sudden injury, economic damages may be obtained in a claim or lawsuit. These damages can range from surgery expenses to hospitalization and physical therapy to medication costs. Economic damages may also include lost wages and benefits when an individual is unable to work for an extended period of time or may not be capable of returning to work at all.
Non-economic damages, including loss of consortium, pain and suffering, and additional forms of emotional distress may also be sought in a claim or lawsuit. These damages cannot be "fixed" with money; however, holding a negligent party liable can often bring an injury victim closure and help them heal.
Advocating for Seattle Accident Survivors
The Washington whiplash attorneys at Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. have dedicated years to protecting the rights of car crash victims. We are prepared to build an effective case on behalf of individuals injured as a result of negligent drivers, defective car parts, or dangerous roadways. For a no-cost consultation, we welcome you to fill out a contact form or give us a call.