Young Cyclist Collided with Car on Green Valley Road, Danville, on 1/28/15

Serious injuries were suffered by a teenager bicycling on Green Valley Road near Hope Lane in Danville, California, when he collided with a car.

The young man’s injuries were sufficiently serious that he was removed by helicopter ambulance to the hospital.

Our firm has successfully handled several cases like this, which often result in serous and permanent injuries, and have obtained compensation for the victims from the responsible parties.

The personal injury attorneys at the Weber & Nierenberg law firm are also well-experienced in bicycle accidents, as well as automobile and motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, falls, and other accidents including those involving wrongful death, and will work hard and competently to obtain complete compensation for your injuries and losses.

If you or someone you know needs to know their rights regarding injuries or wrongful death from a pedestrian, auto, bicycle, motorcycle, bus accident, fall or other type of personal injury or wrongful death, call the attorneys at the Weber and Nierenberg law firm. Personal injury attorneys at Weber & Nierenberg will work hard to make sure your rights are vindicated. For a free consultation or to make an appointment, call 1-866-288-6010.

Defining whiplash

A whiplash injury can be caused even if the car thatX-Ray of Neck hit your car from behind was traveling very slowly, even less than 5 miles per hour. A study of low-speed crash impact revealed that nearly 30 percent of those who were struck at a low speed (the car that hit theirs was traveling at 2.5 miles per hour) still suffered symptoms of soft tissue injury or whiplash.

Whiplash is the name given to a specific type of neck injury that happens when your neck is whipped suddenly forward and then jerked backward. This sudden violent motion causes the soft tissues or even the ligaments and muscles holding the neck in place to tear or stretch beyond their limit.

Whiplash is typically seen in people who have been in car crashes, in particular, rear-end car accidents. This is because their car is struck from behind, when the body is not expecting it. As the body is seeking to heal, the entire area becomes inflamed. Sometimes, people do not even seek treatment in situations like these, as they just think there’s some soreness that will go away. And there is no “obvious” damage like a broken bone.

Sometimes, people don’t feel any pain or stiffness until hours or days after the initial trauma to the body from the rear-end accident. The most painful feelings from whiplash are often centered at the base of the skull, where the neck was most impacted by the whiplash. People may find that their neck burns, that they have limited mobility or that they are suddenly sore all along their arm and down their back.

Common Whiplash Symptoms

  • Neck, back, shoulder or arm pain
  • Tingling or numb sensations in the arm or neck, or down the back and shoulder
  • Decreased range of motion or painful range of motion in the neck
  • Headaches, especially at the point of impact in lower skull in the back of the head
  • Dizziness, nausea and blurred vision
  • Pain in jaw
  • Fatigue, problems focusing and depression

Questions about Recovery after Whiplash? Contact the Weber & Nierenberg Law Firm

At the Weber & Nierenberg law firm, in Northern California, we are experienced in protecting the rights of the injured, especially those injured in car crashes and rear-end accidents caused by the carelessness of others. Our law firm represents clients throughout the Northern California and San Francisco Bay Area. We will work hard and competently to obtain complete compensation for your injuries and losses. Call 866-288-6010 today.

We represent clients in personal injury cases on a contingency basis; you pay no attorney fees unless we recover compensation on your behalf.

Construction Site Accidents in the Bay Area

Construction Accidents

Legal Information and Counsel Regarding Dangerous and Defective Machinery and Equipment

When you are injured on a construction site because of defective or dangerous tools, you will likely be able to pursue compensation from one or more sources. Each source, however, will involve legal challenges. For instance:

  • A Workers’ Compensation claim can involve the need to determine the extent and cause of your injuries, the length and severity of any disability and the financial worth of the claim.
  • A third-party claim can lead to disputes regarding whether a third party’s negligence actually caused the injury, insurance coverage, extent of injuries, amount of loss and the value of the claim.

Attorney Joseph S. Nierenberg of the San Francisco law firm of Weber & Nierenberg have handled construction site accidents for 27 years and can provide the legal assistance you need following a serious accident or loss of a loved one.

If dangerous materials, a defective tool or a third-party contractor’s negligence led to a construction accident, we can investigate your case, and present your claim for Workers’ Compensation benefits or a lump-sum payment from an insurer. We work with accident reconstructionists and medical professionals and are experienced at obtaining compensation for lost wages and income, medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of consortium and a range of other types of loss.

If you have been injured at work from scaffolding, a ladder, heavy machinery, an hand-held tool or other equipment, don’t get information only from your employer. Consult with an attorney who has your interests and rights in mind. Contact Weber & Nierenberg by calling 1-866-288-6010.

Spinal Disc Injuries – Causes and Treatment

San Francisco Bay Area Back Injury Attorney

Back pain is a common problem, afflicting millions of Americans. Back pain is typically caused by personal injury, age, conditions such as osteoarthritis or Paget’s disease, and weight. As a result, the cause of back pain generally involves injuries to ligaments and muscles, fractures, and torn or ruptured discs. In cases involving pulls or strains, back pain usually goes away by itself in about four weeks. In cases involving herniated discs or fractures link to herniated discs or fractures, matters can be complicated by nerve pressure and inflammation. If flare ups continue with some regularity, eventually chronic pain and decreased mobility may require back surgery.

Herniated Discs and Back Pain

A disc sits above the spinal canal containing nerves that run from the brain to the rest of the body. A disc contains gelatinous matter that helps confer flexibility on the spine. In a back injury where excessive weight or pressure is transferred to the spine, the outer membrane of a disc may tear, allowing its gelatinous core to create a bulge that compresses nerve roots along the spinal canal. This can result in pinched nerves, leading to loss of sensation or tingling in the extremities. If the disc does not heal or is prone to herniation, the result may be chronic pain that is difficult to treat. In these kinds of cases, spinal fusion surgery may be necessary.

Spinal Fusion Surgery and Herniated Discs

When rest or physical therapy is not enough to heal a herniated disc, spinal fusion surgery may be required. Spinal fusion surgery involves taking a bone graft and using it to fuse two bones together to create a stable encasement for a bulging disc. This involves fusing the vertebra above and below the herniated disc to prevent movement between them. Screws and plates are then affixed to make sure the vertebrae are secure until the bulging disc heals. While expensive, spinal fusion surgery may be the only option people have when a herniated disc will not heal properly.

Contact Bay Area San Francisco Back Injury Attorneys

Any award or settlement in a personal injury case involving back injuries should take into consideration the considerable costs of spinal fusion surgery. If a car, truck, motorcycle, or construction accident has left you with a herniated disc, it’s important to consult an experienced back doctor to determine whether you need spinal fusion or surgery or may need it in the future.

For more information regarding back pain and personal injuries, contact San Francisco personal injury attorneys Weber & Nierenberg today.

 
 
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