Vernon Hills
Vernon Hills
Law Offices of KIRK A. MOYER P.C.

Vernon Hills, IL Personal Injury Lawyer

A slip-and-fall at Hawthorn Mall. A motorcycle accident on Route 83. A violent collision with a tractor-trailer on I-94 or a workplace injury in business along Milwaukee Ave. These are just a few ways that an uneventful day in the village of Vernon Hills can become the start of a long-term and life-changing nightmare. When residents suffer a severe injury or lose a loved one in a senseless accident, they turn to Vernon Hills, IL personal injury lawyer Kirk Moyer for help, support, and the compensation that can ease their pain and help them move forward.

Kirk has spent over two decades fighting for injury victims and their families after a tragic accident caused by someone else’s negligence or recklessness. With respect, compassion, and a commitment to the well-being of every client he has the privilege to represent, Kirk has obtained tens of millions of dollars in compensation for individuals in Vernon Hills and throughout Lake County, IL. If you need a Vernon Hills auto accident attorney during a difficult time, you can count on Kirk Moyer to make things right. If you got rear-ended, t-boned, or hit in a car accident while driving, we can look into your case and fight for you. We have worked with other car accident victims and can fight for you.

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Vernon Hills Auto Accident Spotlight: What Is “Whiplash”?

You have likely heard the term “whiplash” before. If a car accident factors into the plot of a TV sitcom, one of the drivers will probably claim “whiplash” and appear in the next scene wearing a neck brace and feigning exaggerated pain and immobility. The reality, however, is that the numerous injuries to the neck that are often referred to as “whiplash” and which commonly follow rear-end collisions can be severe, painful, and debilitating.

In a rear-end collision, the front car is propelled forward. The occupants of that car, unprepared for the impact and with their torsos restrained by seat belts, will find their heads suddenly forward and snapped immediately back. Contrary to what one may think, even low-speed impacts can cause serious neck injuries, and factors such as the size, posture, and position of the car’s occupants as well as the relative sizes and makes of the vehicles involved can play a role in how serious the resulting neck injuries will be.

Though rear-end collisions are by far the most common manner in which whiplash and neck injuries occur, other sudden and unexpected impacts on the neck and head can lead to the same type of injuries. Contact sports, slips and falls, intentional assaults, and other kinds of car accidents can lead to similar injuries.

One of the important things to know about whiplash and neck injuries is that the pain and discomfort may not appear for days after the accident or incident. Common symptoms include:

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Shoulder, arm, or back pain
  • Neck pain and stiffness
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Burning, prickling, tingling in arms
  • Sleep disturbance, fatigue, or trouble concentrating

The sometimes delayed onset of neck injury and whiplash symptoms is yet another reason to always seek medical attention after a car accident or other incident, even if you don’t think you may be hurt. If you do have a potential claim for compensation for your injury, failure to get immediate medical attention can make it more challenging to obtain the damages you deserve.

Call Vernon Hills Car Accident Attorney Kirk Moyer Today For Your Free Consultation

Kirk’s experience, skill, and tenacity have resulted in a track record of success and the recovery of substantial damages for personal injury clients in Vernon Hills and throughout Lake County. And remember, you pay no legal fees unless Kirk obtains compensation for you.

If you have been injured or lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence or reckless conduct, please give Vernon Hills personal injury lawyer Kirk Moyer a call at (312) 399-9983 to arrange for your FREE initial consultation.