Whiplash & Neck Injuries Lawyer
An Arizona attorney who is ready to fight for you
Whiplash is one of the most common injuries experienced in car accidents. People who have suffered this injury can tell you it can be very painful and debilitating. But insurance companies often minimize it and try to limit your compensation. That’s why you need an experienced car accident lawyer on your side.
Arizona whiplash attorney Byron Browne of Browne Law Group helps the injured in Gilbert and throughout Maricopa County. Insurance companies have the advantage after a crash, and they know it. Dealing with adjusters can be confusing and frustrating. When they fight your claim, Byron Browne can help you fight back.
A car accident can result in whiplash and other injuries
During a collision, your head can be thrown forward and backward at great force – much like the cracking of a whip. But this motion causes the muscles, ligaments, and tendons in your neck to stretch farther than they normally do, resulting in injury.
- Whiplash – This occurs when the head is suddenly and forcefully thrown back and forth, like a whip cracking. This motion can result in overstretching of the muscles, ligaments, and tendons in the neck. Symptoms can include pain, stiffness, headaches, dizziness, and fatigue.
- Cervical radiculopathy – This condition occurs when a nerve root in the neck is compressed or irritated. It can be caused by herniated discs or other injuries to the spine. Symptoms can include pain, numbness, and tingling in the neck, shoulder, arm, or hand.
- Cervical fracture – This is a break in one of the bones in the neck (vertebrae). It is a serious injury that can have complications that include paralysis. Symptoms can include pain, swelling, bruising, and difficulty moving the neck.
Symptoms of whiplash and other injuries can be delayed, so you may not even be aware you are injured at first. That’s why it’s important to always get medical attention after a car accident.
Get the medical treatment you need to recover
A doctor can examine you and order diagnostic tests, which could include X-rays, and MRI, or a CT scan. You could have another type of neck injury, such as a herniated disc, neck sprain or strain, a pinched nerve, or fractured vertebrae. Treatment could involve medication, physical therapy, and rest.
A doctor can conduct a physical examination of your neck to assess the range of motion, tenderness, and any signs of muscle spasms. Imaging tests such as X-rays, CT scans, or MRIs may be ordered. Treatment for whiplash may include rest, medication, and physical therapy. A doctor may suggest wearing a collar or brace to support your neck during recovering. Other types of neck injuries may require surgery and other types of treatment.
Medical expenses for diagnosis and treatment can add up fast. You may also have to miss time from work. This can lead to financial stress. Byron Browne can arrange for a medical lien to make sure you get the treatment you need. Then he can fight for the compensation you deserve for what happened.
Dealing with the insurance company for the at-fault driver can be difficult
The driver who caused the accident that left you with whiplash or another neck injury may have been speeding, driving aggressively, or texting behind the wheel. But negligent drivers often deny doing anything wrong. That puts you in the position of having to prove negligence caused your crash.
Insurance companies are supposed to help. But they don’t take whiplash claims seriously. They may challenge the seriousness of your injury or argue that your neck pain started before the accident. Sometimes they’ll offer you a settlement. That sounds good, but their offer will fall far short of covering your damages.
Get a car accident lawyer who has your back
Byron Browne does not put up with these tactics. Our legal team investigates your claim to build a strong case. We gather evidence, such as any video from nearby traffic cameras. We carefully review accident reports and medical records and interview witnesses.
At Browne Law Group, we’re not interested in making quick deals that help the insurance company save money. Byron Browne takes a tough stance in negotiations until a settlement that meets your needs can be reached. We believe all of your damages should be covered – including all current and future medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages such as pain and suffering.
You’ll get regular updates on the progress of your case. If you have questions or concerns, just call. All our clients get Byron Browne’s cell phone number.