Whiplash

Knoxville Car Accident Lawyer

Whiplash is a common injury in car accidents, and it can leave a victim with a range of damage – from a minor sprain to chronic pain. Knoxville whiplash injury attorney Mark C. Hartsoe can provide the legal counseling you need to recover compensation for your car accident injuries. With over 25 years of legal experience, Mr. Hartsoe has a proven record for providing his clients with results-oriented legal representation. Contact us today to discuss your whiplash injury case.

Whiplash Injuries in Car Accidents

Whiplash is an injury to the head, neck, and back that comes from a sudden jolt or jerking motion, such as a car accident. The impact of a car can push your neck muscles and ligaments beyond their range of motion, which can lead to injuries that can range from mild to severe. Whiplash is common in rear-end collisions, but any type of car accident can cause whiplash.

Because a whiplash injury is not as visible as other injuries, such as a burns or broken bones, a car accident victim may not realize they suffered whiplash until signs of the injury appear. This can take days or even weeks after the accident. Symptoms of whiplash injury include:

  • Neck pain
  • Headaches
  • Blurred vision
  • Dizziness
  • Arm pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness

Whiplash injuries can cause herniated discs, joint pain, and chronic pain. Treatment can include injections to relieve muscle spasms and long-term physical therapy.

Liability & Recovery for a Whiplash Injury

If you have a whiplash injury from a car accident, you may have the right to make a claim against the reckless driver who caused your injury. Under Tennessee law, each motorist has a duty of care when they operate their vehicle. A driver has to remain alert on the road, respect traffic signs and signals, and refrain from any activity that could result in a car accident. Speeding or other forms of aggressive driving, texting while driving, or a driver’s failure to yield are just some examples of when a driver does not exercise their duty of care. Any driver that is negligent in exercising this duty can be held accountable for the injuries they cause in an accident.

Whiplash can happen in both major and minor accidents. No matter how small the impact, it is important that a person involved in a car accident pay attention to his or her symptoms and seek medical attention at the first sign of injury.

If you were hurt in a car accident caused by negligence and suffered whiplash, Tennessee law allows you to file a personal injury suit against the party responsible for your injuries. Depending on the extent of your injury, you can seek compensation for your medical bills, rehabilitative treatment, medications, lost wages, and property damage.

Committed Legal Advocate

Knoxville personal injury lawyer Mark C. Hartsoe is committed to providing his clients the legal representation they need in their car accident cases. Mr. Hartsoe can provide you with the advocacy, guidance, and support you need to recover compensation for your injuries. He will investigate the accident and gather the necessary evidence to build a strong case for you. He will work towards a fair settlement and be your advocate in court if the case goes to trial. For a free consultation, call us today at (865) 524-5657 or contact us online.

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