Philadelphia Attorneys Fighting for Whiplash Compensation
Even at low speeds, rear end accidents can cause severe physical injuries. Unfortunately, the symptoms of a neck injury are often delayed, which delays diagnosis. This time gap between rear end accident and whiplash symptom onset makes linking injuries to motor vehicle crash challenging — and that makes getting compensation difficult, too.
To get compensation for your whiplash injuries, you need the help of the experienced Philadelphia personal injury attorneys at DiSandro & Malloy, PC.
Facts about Whiplash and Neck Injury
Whiplash is one of the most common car accident-related injuries, with more than three million new cases each year. Most cases of neck injury are sustained in low-speed, low-impact rear end accidents.
According to the Spine Research Institute of San Diego, the majority of whiplash injuries occur at crash speeds below 12 mph. Even five mph of speed in a car can produce 10 to 12 g of acceleration on the head, which presents significant risk for injury.
Symptoms of neck injury typically include:
- Neck pain and/or stiffness
- Shoulder pain and/or pain between should blades
Whiplash may even be an indicator of mild traumatic brain injury.
The effects of whiplash can be long lasting:
- About 9% of all Americans suffer from chronic neck pain due to low speed rear end accidents.
- About 10% of those injured become permanently disabled.
Getting compensation for whiplash injuries is crucial to protect your financial security.
Whiplash Compensation Claims
If you have suffered whiplash from a rear end accident, you may be eligible for compensation that includes:
- Medical expenses, including prescription drugs, physical therapy and rehabilitation
- Lost wages
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Pain and suffering
Because neck injury often results in chronic conditions, treatment for whiplash can quickly exhaust medical benefits. You shouldn’t have to bear the financial burden of medical treatment caused by a rear end accident. The attorneys at DiSandro & Malloy, PC will fight to help you financially recover from your neck injury.
Contact DiSandro & Malloy, PC in Philadelphia, PA
The attorneys at DiSandro & Malloy, PC have over 50 years of experience with all aspects of personal injury law, including neck injury, alcohol-related accidents, distracted driving cases and commercial truck accidents. We have the knowledge and experience to effectively demonstrate that your injuries were related to a rear end accident, and we have the tenacity to aggressively pursue your full whiplash compensation. Contact us to discuss your case!