Brooklyn Whiplash Injury Attorney Fight for Victims
Skilled lawyers seek maximum damages for New York City neck strains and sprains
If you suffered a severe neck injury due to another person’s negligence in the New York City area or the surrounding counties, a Brooklyn whiplash injury attorney at Goldberg Sager & Associates is ready to fight to help you obtain the financial compensation you need and deserve.
What is whiplash?
Whiplash — formally known as cervical acceleration-deceleration (CAD) syndrome — is an injury to the neck caused by a sudden back and forth jostling of the head. This motion can strain the muscles of the neck, sprain the tissue that connects the spine to the rest of the neck and injure the discs that cushion the vertebrae there.
How is whiplash caused?
Whiplash typically occurs when some force causes your head to snap back and forth quickly. This most commonly occurs in a rear-end collision, when one vehicle strikes the rear of another, or when your vehicle comes to a sudden stop. It also may occur in another type of car accident or in a bus or subway accident. As your attorneys, we will present medical evidence to prove the causal link between the accident and your whiplash.
Signs, symptoms and treatment of a whiplash injury
Whiplash can have a number of different symptoms, including the following:
- Neck pain
- Weakness or tingling in the arms or hands
- Tenderness or pain in the upper back or shoulders
- Ringing in the ears
- Stiff neck
- Memory loss
- Difficulty concentrating
- Nervousness or irritability
These symptoms don’t necessarily appear as soon as the accident occurs. Whenever any of them appear, you should seek medical treatment immediately. The longer you take to seek treatment, the more likely you are to aggravate the injury and the more difficult it will be for you to document the connection between your symptoms and the accident. Treatments may include rest, applying heat and cold to the neck, medications, foam collars, exercise and physical therapy. While your doctor helps you recover as quickly as possible, we will work hard to get you the financial compensation you need and deserve.
Is it worthwhile filing a claim for whiplash?
If you suffer whiplash and can prove it was caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to the following damages:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment
- Loss of consortium (a negative impact on your relationship with your spouse)
In New York, you must bring your lawsuit within three years after the accident. We will fight to get you maximum compensation for your injuries by presenting evidence of the cause of the whiplash, how it affected you and the defendant’s negligence.
How a Brooklyn whiplash attorney helps get compensation for future losses
A whiplash injury can have effects on your long-term health and well-being that could warrant extended compensation. As your attorneys, we conduct an immediate investigation of your accident to determine who is likely at fault. We use all available measures to gather evidence of the losses you have suffered and are likely to suffer in the future. We then pursue the appropriate insurance claims. If the defendant’s insurer won’t offer a reasonable settlement, we take the case to court.
Call a determined Brooklyn whiplash injury attorney
Goldberg Sager & Associates represent victims of whiplash injuries in New York City and surrounding counties. Please contact us online or call us at 718-514-9516 to schedule a free initial consultation.