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Whiplash After an Accident: What to Know!

Jan 7, 2022 | Blog

Whiplash After an Accident: What to Know!

By Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban | January 10th, 2022

After a motor vehicle accident involving a car, truck, or a motorcycle, there is a high probability that you or someone you love is now suffering from some form of whiplash.

Every year across the United States, over 2 million cases of whiplash are reported to medical professionals. If you suffered a whiplash accident due to another drivers negligence, you deserve compensation for your physical, emotional, and financial losses.

 

Whiplash, Motor Vehicle Accident, Whiplash Injury

Neck pain after a motor vehicle accident can be serious, it’s best to seek medical attention as soon as possible.

 

What is Whiplash?

Whiplash is a quite common injury that occurs whenever the neck experiences an unexpected, violent forward and backwards motion.

When these types of injuries occur, ligaments and muscles (soft tissues) of a persons neck are extended beyond their normal range of motion, thus causing victims to generally experience damage to both the soft tissues of the neck, as well as the bone structure.

These injuries often range from mild to severe, with some victims recovering in a week or so, while others can see consequences for a lifetime.

 

What Are the Signs & Symptoms of Whiplash?

Unfortunately, an injury like whiplash is not always something that is quickly or easily apparent.

Many victims of whiplash can go days or even a week without noticing any true whiplash symptoms. A whiplash injury is also one that you do not want to try and push through or forget about, an injury to your neck is important and seeking out medical attention from a primary care physician or an urgent care medical center – even a hospital – is an important first step to recovering.

Some of the most common signs and symptoms of whiplash include:

  • Neck Pain.
  • Fatigue.
  • Muscle Spasms.
  • Headaches/Migraines.
  • Dizziness/Vertigo.
  • Stiff Neck/Reduced Range of Motion.
  • “Pins and Needles” Sensation.
  • Numbness.
  • Problems Focusing.

 

After a whiplash injury, some people develop chronic neck pain and suffer from long-term complications.

 

What Should I Do After an Accident?

if you or someone you love was involved in a motor vehicle accident, here are some steps you can take to protect your rights, health, and your wellbeing:

• Document the Scene

Personal injury cases rely heavily on proving negligence – and that requires evidence. If you can, use your phone to take pictures of the accident scene, including the damage to both vehicles, any injuries you’ve sustained, and the crash scene itself. It’s also important to obtain contact information from any witnesses, and to write down what took place so that you can capture as many details as possible before you accidentally forget something crucial.

 

• Seek Out Medical Attention 

We cannot stress this enough – after a motor vehicle accident, please seek out the proper medical attention. This is important not only for your health and safety, but also for documentation purposes. Medical records can equate to the some of the most crucial evidence in a personal injury case.

 

• Contact an Accident Attorney

If you believe that your motor vehicle accident was caused by the negligence of another person, please contact us today to discuss a potential case. Our attorneys will work to listen and help prove your side of the story, while explaining your rights and legal options.

 

Our Experienced Motor Vehicle Accident Attorneys Work to Take The Burden Off your Shoulders

An experienced car accident attorney recognizes that although an accident can occur within seconds, the serious injuries, pain, disability and financial losses that result can last a lifetime. Every year, innocent victims are severely injured and sometimes killed in automobile accidents caused by negligent and reckless drivers. Before you agree to a settlement with an insurance company, obtain knowledgeable legal advice from hard-fighting car accident lawyers at Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban. We understand how important it is to ensure that you are compensated for both today and tomorrow, and we are ready to stand up for your rights.

 

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If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle accident anywhere in North CarolinaSouth Carolina, or Virginia please use the form below to sign up for a free consultation with our law firm.

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