Rochester, New York, Whiplash Injury
Jed Dietrich, Esq., Celebrated as a New York Super Lawyer and American Institute of Trial Lawyers Litigator of the Year, and His Team of Insistent, Dedicated, and Meticulous Attorneys at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., Awarded Best Car Accident Lawyers by Expertise LLC, Litigate Unwaveringly to Obtain Unparalleled Results for Victims Who Have Suffered Whiplash Injuries in Accidents in Rochester, New York; Throughout New York State and Beyond.
Do you, or someone close to you, have whiplash because you were involved in an accident in Rochester, New York. If so, you are not alone. More than 2 million victims sustain whiplash injuries throughout the United States each year. Unfortunately, whiplash can be much more devastating than most accident victims think. Even when victims follow all medical advice regarding their recoveries, pain can persist long after their initial injuries. Whiplash can torment accident victims for weeks, months, and even years, leading to costly medical bills, constant physical pain, and severe emotional anguish. This is especially true for victims who have suffered back pain before the accident and for middle-aged to elderly individuals. Pursuing a personal injury claim against those who are at fault may be one of the most important things you ever do. Regrettably, whiplash is often difficult to successfully prove because it does not always instantly appear. The Rochester, New York whiplash injury lawyers at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. understand how devastating whiplash injuries can be. This is why it is so crucial to retain a highly experienced personal injury attorney.
For well over two decades, Jed Dietrich, Esq., a proud member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, has exclusively litigated serious personal injury cases. Jed Dietrich, Esq. has successfully fought to secure more than $175 million in verdicts and settlements for his clients, including a $2,157,200 settlement for a 50-year-old woman who needed neck and left ankle surgeries after a rear-end collision. Look no further because our highly-qualified team has the expertise in New York’s legal system and laws governing personal injury accidents and resulting injuries. Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his best of the best team of whiplash injury attorneys’ mission is to help you obtain the monetary compensation that you deserve. Please give us a call now to schedule a complimentary case evaluation and consultation to discuss your claim.What Exactly Is Whiplash?
Whiplash is also commonly referred to as a neck strain, neck sprain, cervical injury, or cervical acceleration-deceleration. It is a painful soft tissue neck injury that happens when a victim’s head is violently jolted backward (hyperflexion) or forward (hyperextension) by a powerful force. The abrupt movement can cause the neck to overextend significantly beyond its normal range of motion. Typically, overextensions result in extreme pain and loss of mobility. The severity of a whiplash injury can range considerably from mild to acute, depending on the magnitude of the striking force.
One of the most common misconceptions about whiplash is how much force it takes to cause damage. Many whiplash injuries take place following crashes with speeds as slow as 5 to 10 mph. The combination of the impact from being rear-ended and the rapid movement can overstretch and tear ligaments, tendons, and muscles of the cervical muscles and nerves of the spine and neck regions. While whiplash is most frequently associated with rear-end collisions, it can result from any forceful trauma, including:
- Bus accidents;
- Clashes while playing contact sports;
- Horse riding mishaps;
- Amusement Park accidents;
- Bicycling crashes;
- Construction zone accidents;
- Slip and falls; and
- Physical assaults.
DID YOU, OR A FAMILY MEMBER, SUFFER WHIPLASH IN AN ACCIDENT CAUSED BY SOMEONE ELSE’S NEGLIGENCE IN ROCHESTER OR OTHER PARTS OF NEW YORK STATE?
CALL JED DIETRICH, ESQ. AND HIS ELITE AND HIGHLY EXPERIENCED TEAM OF ROCHESTER, NEW YORK WHIPLASH INJURY ATTORNEYS AT 585-939-3939 NOW TO GET THE HELP THAT YOU NEED!
After suffering a whiplash injury, it often takes several days for a victim to start feeling excruciating pain running down their entire body. Far too many victims make the terrible mistake of ignoring the signs and symptoms of whiplash. This will only make the injury more severe. When whiplash is not treated in a timely fashion, symptoms can gradually worsen and eventually develop into serious debilitations. That is why it is extremely important, following an accident, to pay close attention to your body and how you are feeling. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s seasoned attorneys highly recommend getting examined by a doctor following an accident or any other mishap that may have injured your neck.
Your doctor will ask you a series of questions about your injury, such as how it happened, where you feel the discomfort, and whether the pain is sharp, dull, or shooting. Typically, checkups include moving your neck around to assess the range of motion and probing to find tender areas. Properly diagnosing soft tissue damage, such as whiplash, can be very challenging. Your doctor may also request an X-ray to determine if the pain is linked to other types of injuries or diseases. However, the initial X-ray may generate normal or negative results. In some cases, MRI scans, CT scans, and other medical tests may be needed to evaluate inflammations and damages to the soft tissues of the nerves, muscles of the neck and jaw, and the spinal cord. More severe forms of whiplash regularly require muscle relaxants (to reduce muscle spasms), prescription painkillers, intense physical therapy, and chiropractic care.
While with the proper treatment, most whiplash victims can recover within 3 to 4 months, some individuals suffer life-long pain and discomfort. Research has shown that between 20% to 40% of victims who have been subjected to whiplash develop chronic neck pain. Regardless of your case, if you have been involved in an accident and sustained neck pain, your top priority should be your health. Once you have been evaluated by a doctor, call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. to ensure that you receive the finest personal injury representation possible.
The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s elite lawyers have an extensive reputation for obtaining justice for victims of all personal injury accidents. Our veteran team has helped thousands of clients and their families sufficiently recover after life-altering injuries. We promise to zealously litigate to get the monetary compensation that you deserve for all of the injuries suffered. This may include damages for all past and future medical expenses, rehabilitation, pain and suffering, permanent disfigurement, lost pay due to missing work, loss of enjoyment, loss of consortium, and any other unforeseen costs. Jed Dietrich, Esq., is determined, disciplined, and dedicated to obtaining the best possible results for those seriously injured in Rochester, New York, and beyond. Contact our top rated team of lawyers now at 585-939-3939 so that we can go over the details of your case and help you better understand your legal rights.
Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at 585-939-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Rochester, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!