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Whiplash is a term commonly used to describe a neck injury caused by a sudden and forceful back-and-forth movement of the neck, often resembling the cracking of a whip. This type of injury frequently occurs in car accidents, especially in rear-end collisions, but it can also result from falls or physical assaults.

More than 3 million new cases of whiplash occur each year. [1]

Have you recently suffered from a whiplash injury in Oregon, leaving you in pain and unsure of what to do next? Contact our whiplash attorneys today for a free consultation and take the first step towards securing the justice and compensation you deserve. Don’t pay us unless we win!

Common Causes of Whiplash Injuries

Here’s a list of potential causes of whiplash injuries:

  • Amusement Park Ride Accidents
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Boating Accidents
  • Car Accidents
  • Explosions or Blasts
  • Falls from Heights
  • Frontal Car Collisions
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Physical Abuse or Shaking
  • Physical Assaults/Fights
  • Rear-end Car Collisions
  • Slip and Fall Accidents
  • Sudden Stops on Public Transportation
  • Unexpected Stops or Collisions
  • Workplace Accidents (e.g., construction, industrial settings)
Common Causes of Whiplash Injuries

Are There Any Symptoms of Whiplash Injuries?

Whiplash injuries can be associated with various symptoms. Symptoms may not always appear immediately after an accident and can sometimes often appear weeks or months after an accident. [1]

Common symptoms of whiplash injuries include:

  • Neck Pain and Stiffness: Pain and stiffness in the neck are hallmark symptoms of whiplash. The pain may be localized or extend to the shoulders and upper back.
  • Headaches: Many individuals with whiplash injuries experience headaches, which can range from mild to severe and may be accompanied by tension or migraine-like symptoms.
  • Dizziness or Vertigo: Some people may experience a sensation of dizziness or spinning, known as vertigo, following a whiplash injury.
  • Fatigue: Fatigue and a general feeling of tiredness are common symptoms. Sleep disturbances may also occur.
  • Difficulty Concentrating: Whiplash injuries can affect cognitive function, leading to difficulty concentrating and problems with memory.
  • Ringing in the Ears: Tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, is a symptom that some individuals with whiplash injuries may experience.
  • Shoulder Pain: Pain or discomfort in the shoulders and upper back is often reported by individuals with whiplash injuries.
  • Jaw Pain: Pain in jaw and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction can occur, especially if the jaw was impacted during the accident.
  • Nausea: Some people may experience nausea following a whiplash injury, which can be associated with the sudden and forceful movement of the head.
  • Visual Disturbances: Blurred vision or other visual disturbances may occur, potentially due to the impact on the cervical spine and associated nerves.
  • Difficulty Swallowing: Issues with swallowing, known as dysphagia, can be a symptom of whiplash injuries
  • Tingling or Numbness: Tingling in the arms or hands can result from nerve compression or irritation in the cervical spine.

Compensation Available for Whiplash Injuries

Compensation available for whiplash injuries can vary based on several factors, including the severity of the injury, the circumstances of the accident, and more. Here are common types of compensation that may be available for whiplash injuries:

  • Medical Expenses : Compensation may cover all past and future medical costs related to the whiplash injury, including hospital bills, doctor visits, prescription medications, physical therapy, and any necessary medical equipment.
  • Lost Wages : If the whiplash injury results in time away from work, compensation may include lost wages. This can also extend to future lost earning capacity if the injury affects the ability to work.
  • Pain and Suffering : Non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, and a diminished quality of life, may be considered when determining compensation.
  • Property Damage : If personal property, such as a vehicle or bicycle, was damaged in the accident causing the whiplash injury, compensation may cover the repair or replacement costs.
  • Rehabilitation Costs : Expenses related to rehabilitation and ongoing care, including physical therapy and other forms of rehabilitation, may be included in compensation.
  • Out-of-Pocket Expenses : Compensation may cover out-of-pocket expenses incurred as a result of the whiplash injury, such as transportation costs to medical appointments or home healthcare services.
  • Diminished Earning Capacity : If the whiplash injury leads to a long-term or permanent impact on the ability to work, compensation may account for the diminished earning capacity over time.
  • Legal Fees and Costs : In some cases, legal fees and court costs may be covered by the at-fault party as part of the compensation awarded.

To determine the potential compensation for your specific whiplash injury case, consult with our dedicated personal injury attorneys in Oregon.

They can assess the details of your situation, help you understand your rights, and guide you through the legal process to seek fair and appropriate compensation.

Compensation Available for Whiplash Injuries

What is the Statute of Limitations for Filing a Whiplash Injury Claim in Oregon?

The Statute of Limitations for filing a personal injury claim, including whiplash injury claims, in Oregon is generally two years. This means that you typically have two years from the date of the accident or incident causing the whiplash injury to file a lawsuit in court. [2]

The Statute of Limitations can be subject to change, and specific circumstances might affect the time limit for your case. Exceptions or extensions may apply in certain situations, such as when the injury is not immediately evident and is discovered at a later date. Contact our dedicated personal injury attorneys in Oregon for guidance regrading any exceptions that may apply to your specific situation.  

Why Should You Hire a Whiplash Injury Attorney in Oregon?

At Goldberg & Loren, we believe our legal team can provide invaluable assistance for several reasons:

  • Legal Expertise: Our attorneys are well-versed in personal injury law, specifically handling cases related to whiplash injuries. This expertise allows us to navigate the legal intricacies efficiently.
  • Case Assessment: Our team can thoroughly assess the details of your whiplash injury, taking into account the circumstances of the accident and the extent of your damages. This evaluation is crucial for building a strong case.
  • Navigating the Legal Process: Filing a personal injury claim involves various legal processes, including paperwork, negotiations with insurance companies, and potential court proceedings. We manage these complexities on your behalf, ensuring adherence to legal protocols.
  • Maximizing Compensation: Our goal is to secure the maximum compensation you deserve. We assess all possible damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and future costs, to ensure you receive fair and comprehensive compensation.
  • Dealing with Insurance Companies: Insurance companies often aim to minimize payouts. Our attorneys are skilled negotiators, advocating for your rights and ensuring that you are not unfairly pressured into accepting a settlement that doesn’t reflect the full extent of your damages.
  • Trial Representation: If negotiations do not lead to a fair resolution, we are prepared to represent you in court. Our trial experience allows us to present a compelling case before a judge and jury.
  • Handling Legal Deadlines: We manage timelines effectively, ensuring that all necessary actions, including filing within the Statute of Limitations, are completed in a timely manner.
  • Peace of Mind: Dealing with legal matters can be overwhelming, especially when recovering from an injury. We handle the legal aspects, allowing you to focus on your health and well-being.
  • Contingency Fee Arrangement: Our firm typically works on a contingency basis, meaning you only pay legal fees if we successfully secure compensation for you. This arrangement allows you to pursue your case without upfront financial burdens.
Why Should You Hire a Whiplash Injury Attorney in Oregon?

If you’ve suffered a whiplash injury in Oregon, Goldberg & Loren is here to provide the legal support you need. Contact our team today for a consultation tailored to your specific situation.


Goldberg & Loren


Phone: (503) 831-9930

George Goldberg

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