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Do You Have Whiplash? A Rockville Lawyer Can Help With Your Car Crash

Let a Maryland car accident attorney fight to get you compensation

If you’ve been rear-ended in a car accident there’s a good chance you’ve suffered whiplash, and Attorney Stuart L. Plotnick ─ a trusted Rockville car accident lawyer ─ can help you get the compensation you deserve.

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Whiplash is a violent and painful injury that commonly happens when a driver’s been rear-ended in a car crash. Whether you were stopped at a red light, slowing down on a busy Rockville street, or traveling on the Beltway, getting slammed into from behind by another driver is dangerous, even at lower speeds. The whiplash effect occurs when your head and neck are violently jerked forward and then back from the force of the impact (think of a yo-yo), causing the brain to impact the walls of your skull. Whiplash can cause severe pain in the neck and lower back along with other painful symptoms, some of which don’t even appear until a day or two after your car accident.  It can also result in concussion and other forms of brain injuries.

If you’ve suffered whiplash from a car crash, you might be entitled to compensation. Attorney Stuart L. Plotnick has over 25 years of experience handling car crash claims in Maryland and has won millions for accident victims. Contact our the Law Offices of Stuart L. Plotnick, LLC law firm today for a free consultation. We serve injured clients in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.

A car accident lawyer who understands the dangers of whiplash

Whiplash is an injury that occurs when a person’s neck is forcefully jolted back and forth, causing the muscles, ligaments, and tendons in the neck to stretch beyond their normal range of motion. The result is often severe neck pain and headaches within a day or so of the car accident, but sometimes symptoms can take a few days to appear. It’s critical to seek immediate medical attention if you’ve been in a car accident and important not to ignore any changes in how you feel after your car crash. Some common symptoms of whiplash and a brain injury, such as concussion, may include:

  • Neck pain/stiffness
  • Chronic head/neck/shoulder pain
  • Headaches
  • Numbness/weakness in the arms
  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting or nausea
  • Blurred vision or sensitivity to light
  • Ears ringing
  • Fatigue
  • Lack of focus or ability to concentrate
  • Irritability
  • Problems with sleep

While whiplash can cause serious damage to your head and neck, it can also cause pain in your lower back. Much like how it damages your neck, whiplash can have an effect on your lower back if your back muscles are stretched beyond their normal range of motion due to being jerked back and forth in a collision. Common symptoms of lower back whiplash include:

  • Shooting pain
  • Back stiffness/swelling
  • Back spasms
  • A tingling or pins and needles sensation in the back
  • Back cramps
  • Immobility

A Rockville attorney you can trust to win your whiplash accident claim

Whiplash is a common injury people suffer in car accidents, especially when they’ve been rear-ended by another driver. The pain and suffering associated with whiplash is something no person should have to endure, and the same goes for fighting with the insurance company to get fair compensation for your accident-related expenses. Attorney Stuart L. Plotnick is a dedicated car accident lawyer who has experience winning claims for whiplash and brain injured victims. Attorney Plotnick is compassionate, caring, attentive, and will aggressively advocate for what’s best for you. Contact our Rockville law firm today for a free consultation.