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Whiplash Injuries in Waldorf MD Auto Accidents

If you have suffered whiplash injuries in a Waldorf, Maryland car or auto accident, contact us here at the Law Office of Robert Castro. Our number is (301)705-5137. We are experienced and top-tier Maryland car and auto accident attorneys with extensive experience recovering compensation for victims of whiplash injuries.

Whiplash is a common injury in traffic-related accidents, particularly for rear-end and side-impact crashes. As Wikipedia describes, the term “whiplash” is a colloquialism and is a “non-medical term describing a range of injuries to the neck caused by or related to a sudden distortion of the neck associated with extension…” As suggested by the article, it may be better to refer to injuries as “whiplash associated disorders.” This is a better term because the kinetic forces involved in a Maryland auto accident can cause more than just neck and spinal injuries. Muscles can also be injured — torn and stretched. Bones and ligaments can suffer injury — microfractures, crushings, tears and separations. And whiplash forces may even potentially cause brain injuries — bruising of the brain tissue by brutal contact with the skull bones.

Generally, whiplash forces are released by sudden, abrupt and significant changes in momentum. The change in momentum impacts every aspect of the vehicle and persons inside the vehicle. Each component of the vehicle and every part of a person’s body suffers that sudden abrupt and significant change in momentum. As a result, bones, muscles, ligaments and other body parts are essentially pulled away from each other — stretched sometimes to the breaking/tearing point. Injuries are often quite severe. Some symptoms include pain in joints, muscle pain, stiffness, inability to move or loss of range of movement, numbness, headaches and more.

If you have suffered whiplash associated medical conditions because of a Maryland auto accident, you are legally entitled to seek full recovery from the at-fault party for your injuries. An insurance claim can be made with the at-fault party’s insurance carrier and a personal injury lawsuit can be filed in the Maryland civil courts. A victim of Maryland whiplash injuries can recover for many categories of damages including full compensation for medical care such as costs for ER visits, hospital stays, surgeries, ambulance charges, post-hospital medications and rehabilitative therapies. If proven, other types of damages may be recovered including damages for:

  • Emotional distress and anxiety
  • Apprehension of harm
  • Mental injuries
  • Lost wages/earnings
  • Pain and suffering
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of normal life and function
  • Loss of consortium

If you have suffered a whiplash associated medical injury after a Maryland car accident, the first thing to do is seek medical care and recovery. Then you must contact experienced and proven Maryland personal injury attorneys so that you may recover the full and maximum amount of compensation to which you are entitled. But, do not delay too long. In Maryland, there is a strict deadline of three years after the accident to file a personal injury lawsuit. Failure to file will mean that your case will be dismissed.

Contact Waldorf, MD Personal Injury Attorney Robert Castro Today

This article has been provided by the Law Office of Robert Castro. For more information or questions contact our office to speak to an experienced Maryland personal injury lawyer at (301) 870-1200. We are Waldorf, MD Personal Injury lawyers. Our address is: 2670 Crain Highway, Waldorf, MD 20601.