Whiplash Injury Law Firm Washington DC

FREE Case evaluation

Serious injuries deserve experienced attorneys

Whiplash Injury Law Firm Washington DCA good whiplash injury law firm Washington, DC and its surrounding communities can rely on, may be able to help a whiplash injury victim to get monetary compensation for his or her injury. Whiplash can be caused by many different things but a common cause is car accidents. When someone is injured because of someone else’s negligence, malice, or recklessness, the person who caused the injury may be liable for expenses that are the result of the injury.

If you or someone you love is suffering because of whiplash in Washington DC, Virginia or Maryland, the dedicated whiplash injury law firm of Cohen & Cohen is here to help.

What is Whiplash and What Causes It?

Whiplash is a non-medical term that is used to describe a wide range of injuries to the neck that have been caused by (or related to) a sudden distortion of the neck. According to the North American Spine Society, whiplash is both the cause and the name of a specific type of spinal cord injury.

While whiplash is commonly associated with motor vehicle accidents, especially from when a victim has been in a car that was rear-ended, this kind of injury can be sustained in many different ways. Some of these causes include when someone is shaken back and forth, falls, bungee jumping, amusement park rides, and dancing with violent and jerky movements of the head (often referred to as headbanging). Prior to automobiles being a common mode of transportation, whiplash injuries were called railway spine because the often occurred during train collisions.

A good whiplash injury law firm in Washington DC (or in the state that the injury occurred) should be able to help whiplash victims and their families to understand their rights.

The reason why whiplash is common after car accidents is because the force of a crash often thrusts the vehicle’s occupants forward while their seatbelts prevent their body from going forward. With the body strapped in place and the head and neck free, an occupant’s neck can be thrust rapidly forward before jerking backward.

This kind of movement can damage the soft tissues of a person’s neck, including the tendons, ligaments and muscles.

Symptoms of Whiplash

If you have been in a car accident, it is recommended that you seek medical attention even if you do not feel like you have been hurt. Many injuries, including whiplash, do not present themselves until 24-48 hours after the injury was sustained. It is also recommended that people who are suffering from whiplash, discuss their situation with a reputable whiplash injury law firm in Washington DC (or wherever the injury occured) because doing so, may help the victim and their family to protect their rights.

Common symptoms of whiplash include:

  • Pain in the neck that can also spread to the shoulders, arms, head, and sometimes the
    lower back
  • Neck stiffness
  • Numbness, weakness, or tingling (in the neck and/or arms)
  • Pain or discomfort when trying to move the head or neck
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Ringing in ears
  • Blurry vision
  • Exhaustion

While not all auto accidents cause whiplash, many of them do. When this happens, it is a good idea to contact a personal injury law firm that is experienced in successfully defending the rights of whiplash victims and their families. If a whiplash injury occurred because of someone else’s negligence, malice, or reckless behavior that was not part of a vehicle accident, it is still a good idea to get legal advice from a reputable lawyer.

For a whiplash injury law firm Washington DC whiplash victims can trust, contact Cohen & Cohen for a free case evaluation with no obligations.

Personal Injury Attorneys In:

Washington DC | Maryland | Virginia

workers compensation attorneys in dc

Featured on

Injury Attorneys DC, MD, VA – Get the Compensation You Deserve! Whether you have been injured in a car accident, a malpractice victim, injured on the job, as the result of shoddy craftsmanship, or in a slip and fall, we can help! Our experienced, competent attorneys excel in all areas of personal injury law.

PRACTICE AREAS

Catastrophic Injuries DC, MD, VA

Automobile Accidents DC, MD, VA

Workers’ Compensation DC, MD, VA

Slip and Fall DC, MD, VA

Medical Malpractice DC, MD, VA

Wrongful Death DC, MD, VA

Truck Accidents DC, MD, VA

Motorcycle Accidents DC, MD, VA

Metro Train Accident DC, MD, VA

FREE CASE EVALUATION

Our team is available and ready to help you with your case. Feel free to contact us via the form below or call us 24/7 at 202-955-4529

RECENT POSTS

Client Review

"My experience with Cohen & Cohen was beyond my expectations. Jill did an amazing job with negotiating on my behalf and got me way more money than I anticipated. Thank you for having my back."
L Proctor
Client Review

"I am very pleased with the outcome of my case. I received more than the amount that I originally thought and am very satisfied with how my case turned out. Jill, the attorney working on my case did an excellent job advocating for me to the insurance company and getting me a good settlement. A special shout out to Bryan Moran, who always kept me posted on the updates of my case and was always super responsive to my questions. They are a really thoughtful team, I would definitely recommend to my friends and family."
Carolina Bazan
Client Review

Hear from our clients

If you have been injured, contact Cohen & Cohen for a free case evaluation today. Our staff is available 24/7 to assist you.

Cohen & Cohen has an  impeccable Client Satisfaction Rating with hundreds of
5 STAR Reviews. We are among the best-rated firms in the areas we serve.

Cohen & Cohen has an  impeccable Client Satisfaction Rating with hundreds of
5 STAR Reviews. We are among the best-rated firms in the areas we serve.

L Proctor
August 30, 2022.
My experience with Cohen &Cohen was beyond my expectations. Jill did an amazing job with negotiating on my behalf and got me way more money than I anticipated. Thank you for having my back.
Ebony Stoutmiles
June 23, 2022.
To say that I am happy with the outcome of my case is the understatement of the century! Jill Stanley is a BEAST at what she does. That is the only way to explain it. She takes no prisoners. She and her team are very skilled and knowledgeable. I am so happy I trusted them to do their job and rolled with Jill's suggestions. I would choose Jill again 100 times. She settled my case for more than I imagined I would receive. I was literally in tears. It is the best feeling to know my pain isn't for naught. Wayne Cohen and Kristopher Yorke were nothing short of amazing. They have the patience of saints. I'm 100% certain that I got on their last nerves with my frustration and tears at every other call I had with them. Being in pain and wanting to just be able to heal was all I could focus on, but they helped me realize that I also had to focus on the bigger picture (the case) so I could put this piece behind me. As a high-strung individual with anxiety, it was hard for me to not worry and let them do their jobs, but they reassured me all of the time that they had this. To be injured before the start of the pandemic and have to receive regular, weekly treatment while others are able to stay home is anxiety inducing. I was in pain, I was anxious, and I was just hoping it all worked out. It more than worked out. I hope Jill, Siri, and Kris know how much their hard work and "hanging in there" meant to me. I am eternally grateful. I can't recommend you all enough. If you choose this law firm, you won't be sorry!
Beloved Temple
June 3, 2022.
I was very pleased with the handling of my case and settlement with Cohen& Cohen. I appreciate them, would highly recommend them.
willie howell
May 25, 2022.
COHEN & COHEN ARE THE BEST I WAS INVOLVED IN A REAR END CAR CRASH AND 2 YEARS LATER I HAVE RECEIVED MY SETTLEMENT I AM VERY EXCITED TO SAY BRYAN!!! IS THE MAN HE INSURED THEY WILL TAKE CARE OF ME AND THEY DID 100% ANY QUESTIONS I ASKED THEY WERE ANSWERED. Jill and SIRI WAS ALSO REMARKABLE AND SHOWED THEY REALLY CARED I RECOMMEND COHEN &COHEN TO ANYONE THEY ALSO MADE SURE I GOT MORE THAN EXPECTED WHICH WAS AMAZING I APPRECIATE YOU GUYS THANK U💯
Jose Rivera
May 25, 2022.
The legal team at cohen & cohen did a great job I really appreciate the hard work on gating my compensation in a fair amount of time. Special thanks to Kris for a wonderful job
Lea Harvey
May 25, 2022.
I had a great experience with the team at Cohen & Cohen. From my intake attorney, Adam, to the paralegal, Bryan, who worked with me regularly for months to document and prepare my case, to Jill, the attorney who secured my settlement, I feel fortunate to have had their representation and expertise on my side.
Cameron Galloway (HustleDaGod)
May 19, 2022.
Kris was phenomenal. Spectacular communication & knowledge in regards to my case. Would definitely return if I needed more legal services. 100% definitely recommend.

Best Personal Injury Lawyer in DC

SuperLawyers2010
SuperLawyers2011
SuperLawyers2012
SuperLawyers2014

Cohen & Cohen Has Been Featured On

FREE CASE EVALUATION

Our team is available and ready to help you with your case. Feel free to contact us via the form below or call us 24/7 at 202-955-4529

14 + 2 =

Read more: