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Cohen & Marzban — Los Angeles Whiplash Injury Lawyers

After an accident that left you with whiplash, turn to the legal team at Cohen & Marzban. We have decades of experience helping clients get the medical care and compensation they need to recover and rebuild their lives. We’re confident in our ability to help you keep moving forward as well.

A sudden jolt, a jarring impact — even a seemingly minor fender bender can lead to whiplash, leaving you with lingering pain, stiffness, and disruption to your daily life. If you’ve been injured in a Los Angeles car accident or other incident that resulted in whiplash, the experienced legal team at Cohen & Marzban is here to help you navigate the road to recovery.

We understand the complexities of whiplash injuries and how insurance companies often try to downplay their severity. Our dedicated Los Angeles whiplash injury lawyers will fight for your rights, helping you receive the medical care and compensation you deserve.

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Common Causes of Whiplash Injuries

Whiplash injuries are frequently associated with car accidents, but they can occur in a variety of situations where the head and neck are subjected to sudden, forceful movements. Understanding the common causes of whiplash can help raise awareness and promote safer practices.

Here are some of the most common scenarios that lead to whiplash injuries:

  • Rear-end collisions: The sudden impact from behind causes the head to jerk backward and then forward rapidly, straining the muscles and ligaments in the neck.
  • Side-impact collisions (T-bone accidents): The force of a side impact can cause the head to whip violently to the side, resulting in whiplash.
  • Head-on collisions: Although less common than rear-end collisions, head-on collisions can generate extreme forces that lead to severe whiplash injuries.
  • Multi-vehicle accidents: Chain-reaction accidents involving multiple vehicles can cause whiplash injuries as the impact forces are transferred from one vehicle to another.
  • Truck accidents: Due to the substantial size and weight difference between trucks and passenger vehicles, whiplash injuries sustained in truck accidents can be severe.
  • Sports injuries: Certain contact sports, such as football, hockey, and rugby, can result in whiplash-type injuries when players experience sudden impacts or forceful tackles.
  • Physical assaults: Being struck in the head or violently shaken can cause whiplash injuries similar to those sustained in car accidents.
  • Falls: Falling and hitting the head or landing forcefully on the neck can cause whiplash, especially if the impact causes sudden jerking or twisting motions of the head and neck.

Symptoms of whiplash may not appear immediately after the incident and can develop over several hours or even days. Therefore, seeking medical attention after being in an accident is vital.

Understanding Whiplash: Symptoms and Complications

Woman suffering from a neck injury after a car accident

Whiplash is a soft tissue injury that affects the muscles, ligaments, and tendons in the neck.
Pain in the neck is the hallmark symptom of whiplash. The pain may be localized to the back of the neck or radiate to the shoulders, upper back, or arms. Stiffness in the neck can make it difficult to turn your head or look from side to side.

Other common symptoms of whiplash include:

  • Headaches: Headaches are also common with whiplash, often starting at the base of the skull and radiating to the forehead or temples.
  • Dizziness: Whiplash can cause dizziness, lightheadedness, or a feeling of unsteadiness due to damage to the inner ear or disruption of the signals from the brain to the body.
  • Fatigue: Feeling tired or lacking energy is a common complaint after a whiplash injury due to the body’s efforts to heal or the emotional stress of dealing with the injury.
  • Blurred vision: Some individuals with whiplash experience blurred vision or difficulty focusing their eyes.
  • Ringing in the ears (Tinnitus): A buzzing or ringing sound in the ears, often accompanied by dizziness or balance problems, can be a symptom of whiplash.
  • Shoulder pain and stiffness: Pain and stiffness can radiate from the neck into the shoulders, making it difficult to lift your arms or move your shoulders freely.
  • Arm pain, numbness, or tingling: If nerves in the neck are affected, you may experience pain, numbness, or tingling sensations that radiate down your arm(s).
  • Cognitive difficulties: Some individuals with whiplash report experiencing cognitive difficulties, such as memory and concentration issues or difficulty processing information.

If you experience any of these symptoms after an accident, it’s important to seek medical attention promptly. Early diagnosis and treatment can help prevent long-term complications and promote a faster recovery.

Compensation for Your Whiplash Injury

Whiplash injuries can lead to substantial medical expenses, missed work, and significant pain and suffering. We will fight to recover the compensation you are owed for your losses, including:

Medical Expenses

We will pursue compensation for all your medical bills, including doctor visits, physical therapy, chiropractic care, medication, diagnostic tests, and any future medical needs related to your whiplash.

Lost Wages

If your injuries prevent you from working, we will fight to recover your lost income, including past lost wages and future lost earning capacity.

Pain and Suffering

We understand that whiplash can cause significant pain and discomfort. We will seek compensation for the physical pain, emotional distress, and reduced quality of life you have experienced as a result of your injuries.

Why Choose Cohen & Marzban to Be Your Whiplash Injury Legal Team?

When you are facing the aftermath of a whiplash injury, choosing the right legal representation is crucial.

Here’s what sets us apart:

  • Extensive Experience: Our attorneys have a proven track record of success in representing clients with whiplash injuries.
  • Dedicated Advocacy: We will fight tirelessly to hold negligent parties accountable and work to obtain the justice you deserve.
  • Resources: We have access to a network of medical professionals, accident reconstruction specialists, and other experts who can provide critical testimony.
  • Compassionate Support: Our team will provide support and guidance throughout the legal process, ensuring you feel empowered and confident in your case.
  • No Fee Unless We Win: We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay no attorney fees unless we successfully recover compensation for you.

At Cohen & Marzban, we use the latest technology to help you get cost-effective results while staying in close contact with our team. You’ll be informed every step of the way.

Areas We Serve

We proudly serve whiplash injury victims throughout Los Angeles and surrounding areas, including:

  • Beverly Hills
  • Santa Monica
  • West Hollywood
  • Hollywood
  • Downtown Los Angeles
  • Mid-Wilshire
  • Culver City
  • Inglewood
  • Pasadena
  • Burbank
  • Glendale
  • And more!

FAQs

What should I do after a car accident that may have caused whiplash?

Seek medical attention promptly, even if you don’t feel immediate pain. Report the accident to the police and exchange information with the other driver(s). Document the scene with photos and gather witness information, if possible. Make sure to contact a Los Angeles whiplash injury attorney as soon as possible to discuss your legal rights.

Will my case go to trial?

While some whiplash injury cases are resolved through settlements with insurance companies, others may require going to trial if a fair agreement cannot be reached. Our attorneys are skilled negotiators and experienced litigators who are prepared to fight for your rights in and out of court.

Contact Our Los Angeles Whiplash Injury Attorneys Today


If you or a loved one has suffered a whiplash injury due to someone else’s negligence, don’t hesitate to contact Cohen & Marzban for a free consultation. We will review your case, answer your questions, and explain your legal options.