Whiplash, an injury to the neck resulting in soft tissue and ligament damage, is a common injury in a car accident. Often times, car accident injuries to the neck and spine are not limited to whiplash, but also involve the discs between the bones, surrounding muscles and nerves. Even a minor car collision can result in severe injuries to the neck and spine, injuries that may not be immediately apparent but develop over days and weeks following an accident. If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident resulting in even a minor impact to the neck or spine, it is advisable to seek immediate medical attention.
Symptoms of Whiplash
Symptoms of whiplash injuries may include dizziness, ringing in the ears, blurred vision, stiffness, tingling and numbness in the arms and shoulder. Whiplash may also cause fatigue, irritability, memory problems, brain fog and even depression so it is important to get a prompt diagnoses and receive treatment from a medical care provider. While mild to moderate whiplash injuries may heal over time with proper rest and support, severe injuries often require physical therapy and medical attention over a longer period of time. Sometimes damage to the neck can result in life long complications.
Compensation for Whiplash Injuries
Compensation for mild to moderate whiplash injuries often include payment for medical expenses, loss of wages, and personal losses related to pain and suffering. Because severe whiplash injuries often require more recovery time and sustained medical attention, compensation is typically higher.
Contact an Experienced Car Accident Lawyer for Help
Healing from neck injuries sustained in a car accident often consume a victim’s (and their family’s) time and energy and navigating the insurance and other legal aspects in a personal injury case can be overwhelming. Many individuals and families who are injured seek the help of an experienced car accident attorney, someone who will provide expert advice and needed support while pursuing needed compensation for injuries. You have rights and options after being injured by negligence in a car accident. Call 515-225-4485 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.