You may not think of whiplash as a serious injury. You can be sure that most insurance companies do not. But when you sustain this type of spinal cord injury, you may be in for a lifetime of pain, limited, mobility, and other serious consequences.
If you have sustained whiplash in any type of accident, please contact the Law Offices of Mickey Fine or call (661) 333-3333 today to schedule a free case evaluation with our Bakersfield, California car accident attorney.
Causes of Whiplash
The most common cause of whiplash is car accidents, particularly rear-end collisions. Whiplash occurs when blunt force moves your head beyond your neck’s normal range, often in a forward and backward snapping motion. This results in damage to ligaments, muscles, connective tissue and, in extreme cases, bone.
Whiplash is typically treated as a minor injury by insurance companies who will most likely be very willing to offer a settlement that covers initial medical expenses. The problem with these settlements is that whiplash can continue to produce symptoms on and off for a lifetime, resulting in significantly more damage than might initially be understood.
The best way to determine what your case is worth is through a free one-on-one case evaluation with our experienced Bakersfield car accident attorney. Please contact us today to schedule your consultation and learn more about your rights.