Our Whiplash Injury Attorneys Hold Negligent Drivers Accountable
If you have experienced a whiplash injury, our team at Vigil & Alford, LLC in Colorado Springs, CO, can provide effective legal counsel and support so you can secure just reparations. Our whiplash injury attorneys, Jimmy Vigil and Kimberly Alford Everette, are aggressive advocates for our clients and will work to collect compensation for your injuries, lost wages, and property damage. They offer each and every client the personal attention their case deserves while actively working to hold negligent drivers accountable. If you recently suffered whiplash in a car accident, contact our law firm to find out how we can help.
What is a Whiplash Injury?
Whiplash is neck strain caused by anything that forces your head to suddenly jerk forwards and backwards. This action can strain or even tear the tendons and muscles in the neck, causing significant discomfort. It is important to seek prompt medical treatment to ensure the impact has not caused severe damage to the head or spine, as victims of whiplash may also suffer from a concussion. Although the injury typically heals on its own, recovery can take several weeks or more.
Signs and Symptoms of Whiplash
The most typical sign of whiplash is pain or stiffness in the neck. You may notice a decrease in your range of motion, making it difficult to tilt your head from side to side or to look over your shoulder. Some victims with whiplash may also experience headaches that begin at the base of the head and radiate upward to the forehead.
How Whiplash Injuries Occur
The most common cause of whiplash injuries are motor vehicle accidents, particularly those that involve rear-end collisions. These accidents can occur if a driver is not paying attention to the road, is speeding, or is following a car too closely. As whiplash can result from any impact to the head and neck, those who participate in contact sports are also at risk.
Advocating on Your Behalf
Although whiplash generally does not cause long-term damage, it may still impact your ability to drive and your performance at work. Additionally, a proper medical diagnosis may include expensive tests, such as x-rays or computed tomography (CT) scans. In some cases, you may need to wear a neck brace for a brief period of time, and take prescription pain medication to alleviate discomfort.
Although whiplash generally does not cause long-term damage, it may still impact your ability to drive and your performance at work.
Together, these expenses can leave car accident victims struggling to pay their bills. However, our team at Vigil & Alford, LLC, can help you recover compensation for these damages. Our attorneys can use our extensive resources to hold the negligent party accountable. We can help you secure the testimony of expert witnesses and medical professionals, who can be instrumental in helping you to receive just reparations. Compensation can cover a variety of accident-related costs, including medical expenses, present and future lost wages, and property damage.
Contact Vigil & Alford, LLC
A whiplash accident can take a serious toll on your quality of life, making routine activities difficult and painful. If you sustained a whiplash injury in a motor vehicle accident, contact Vigil & Alford, LLC online to schedule a free consultation. You may also call our Colorado Springs, CO, office at (719) 632-4333 or our Edgewater, CO, location at (303) 756-9935.
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