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Do You Have Whiplash After Being Rear-Ended by Another Vehicle?

You are not likely to hear a doctor refer to a neck injury as “whiplash,” but it’s still one of the most common terms accident victims use to label the soft tissue damage that can cause great pain and limit one’s ability to handle daily functions.

The attorneys at Sokol & Associates, P.C., take most cases on a contingency fee basis – in other words, you pay no attorney fees unless we recover compensation for you. Contact our team to learn more about your options for compensation after a whiplash injury. Call 503-575-9683 to set up a free initial consultation.

Neck Injury? Get Help From A Clackamas County Attorney.

Occupants of the front car in rear-end accidents often come to mind first when thinking of how whiplash happens. Unprepared for the impact, drivers and passengers can be injured as their heads are forced suddenly forwards, then backwards, during the accident.

However, ANY situation that leads to a sudden acceleration/deceleration (or vice versa) of the head and neck can cause whiplash injuries. Injury victims who are intentionally assaulted by being thrown off balance from behind can also experience whiplash, as can a person who suffers a slip-and-fall accident.

An injured person may not feel the symptoms of soft tissue injuries immediately after the accident. If you experience any of the following symptoms after being involved in an accident, it is wise to consult with a medical specialist:

  • Tightness in the neck or serious neck pain
  • Dizziness
  • Headaches
  • Problems with balance or equilibrium
  • Back pain
  • Memory problems and difficulty concentrating

These injuries can be severely debilitating. If you were hurt in an accident that was the result of someone else’s negligence, it’s also important to contact an experienced and aggressive personal injury lawyer who can advocate on your behalf. You should not have to shoulder the burden of medical expenses, property damage, lost wages and long-term rehabilitative needs.

Consult With A Skilled Injury Lawyer Today

At Sokol & Associates, P.C., in Portland, Oregon, our proven personal injury attorneys are always prepared to go to court to protect our clients’ best interests. We aim to resolve cases efficiently, but never do so at the expense of reaching the best possible outcome for our clients. Call 503-575-9683 to schedule a free consultation.