WHIPLASH RELATED INJURIES
Whiplash is a very common injury following a motor vehicle accident. It’s an injury that most often occurs in rear-end collisions where the impact causes a driver or passenger to have their upper body and head snap forcefully back and forward.
Whiplash injuries can happen both at high speeds or low speeds. Lawyers for insurance companies will often hone in on the fact the accident may have happened at a low speed. However, even at low speeds, unexpected impact can cause injury to vertebrae in the neck. While whiplash is most commonly associated to motor vehicle accidents, it can occur in any situation where there is a sudden back and forth motion in the neck. To name a few others, this may happen in slip and falls, blows to the head, and injuries suffered through sports.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF WHIPLASH
Whiplash injuries sometimes take time to set in and for an injured victim to notice. Especially, at the scene of an accident, your adrenaline may prevent you from feeling the injury right away, but over the following few days you may experience tightness in the neck, headaches, memory problems, back pain, dizziness, difficulty concentrating, and other symptoms. If you are suffering from a whiplash injury you may benefit from early intervention by a chiropractor, physiotherapist, neurologist or a back and neck expert.
WHAT TREATMENT IS AVAILABLE FOR WHIPLASH INJURIES
Treatment ranges and comes in a variety of forms which may depend on your injury. Treatment can include physical therapy, massage therapy, chiropractic treatment, assistive devices such as neck braces, range-of-motion therapy to name a few. It’s possible you are able to recover from whiplash in a couple of weeks but in most instances it will take months or years. It is also not uncommon for whiplash to result in chronic pain which can last a lifetime in unfortunate circumstances. Therefore, it is critical to begin the rehabilitation process as soon as possible with a thorough and effective plan. To avoid future back and neck injuries, it is important to follow your doctor’s orders or the advice of your treatment providers to fare the best chance possible of full recovery. The legal team at our office complete medical briefs and develop a plan of action working closely the medical professionals we refer to depending on the type and severity of the injury.
OUR LAW OFFICE PROVIDES FREE CONSULTATIONS TO WHIPLASH VICTIMS
If you or a loved one has suffered from whiplash injury, it’s imperative that you receive medical attention and treatment at the earliest opportunity. Our law firm is very familiar with whiplash injuries and we have a laundry list of healthcare providers at our fingertips to help you get better and get back to your pre-accident life as quickly as possible. Contact our office for a free no-obligation consultation of your case.