Can car accidents cause whiplash?

Thinking of your everyday vehicle, it can be hard to imagine that it could ever be involved in an accident. However, car accidents happen every day and cause injuries to their drivers and their passengers. A car accident can happen for a number of reasons, but there is one injury that is a common complaint after a car accident. That injury is whiplash, and it may sound benign, but it can have a huge impact on the victim.

After a car accident, you may have “surprise” injuries

Car accidents are very violent experiences, often much more than you may realize initially. When people speak about suffering injuries in a car accident, they usually refer to injuries that are obvious at the scene of the accident, but many injuries do not cause any pain or produce visible signs that something is damaged, at least for a little while.

Car Hits Child Boarding School Bus

On the morning of Wednesday, September 7th, 2016, a 10-year old girl was waiting at her bus stop and ready to go to school. When the bus arrived, her driver stopped and put the flashing lights on. The girl was attempting to cross the street when a car disregarded the flashing lights and the stop arm. The girl was clipped by the car and taken to an area hospital to be treated for her injuries. Thankfully the girl sustained only minor injuries; she was treated and released shortly after admission. The driver of the car was charged with reckless driving. To read more about the accident, click here.

Lawyers Uncover Client’s Broken Neck after Auto Accident

Following an elevated prostate specific antigen (“PSA”) test, Rosen Louik & Perry’s client was advised to have a biopsy of his prostate. Client followed the doctor’s recommendations and submitted to a stereotactic biopsy of his prostate. The tissue was removed by the local hospital and sent to a national laboratory for processing and pathology interpretation. The sample was reported as showing high grade carcinoma in situ requiring removal of the prostate. Unfortunately, client suffered known surgical complications of erectile dysfunction and incontinence. When the prostate was sent to pathology, no cancer was found. Client turned to Rosen Louik & Perry for answers. Rosen Louik & Perry lawyers were able to discover that a technician at the national laboratory had, due to carelessness, switched client’s slides with the slides from another client. The national laboratory denied the mix-up and forced the case to trial. The client’s Prostate cancer malpractice claim was litigated by our Pennsylvania Legal Malpractice Lawyers. Following a seven-day trial, a jury awarded client $4,500,000 and his wife $1,000,000 on her consortium claim.