Whiplash Injuries and Treatment
If you need help meeting medical expenses because someone else caused your accident, speak to a DC whiplash injury lawyer. The experienced injury attorneys at our firm know what it takes to successfully argue a whiplash injury claim. We understand that, during this situation, you may be dealing with extremely painful repercussions from your injury, which is why we can fight to make sure that your medical bills are covered and the party responsible for your injury is held accountable.
Whiplash Symptoms and Causes
You often hear the word “whiplash” used in conjunction with car crashes. But how severe is the harm that results? Whiplash is a neck injury, and what many people don’t know is that it can also cause brain damage. A whiplash accident occurs when the neck and head are jarred forcefully — beyond an ordinary range of motion. Soft tissue damage often results, the effects of which can be felt for years. A whiplash accident can harm your ligaments, tendons, muscles, and bones. A whiplash car accident isn’t the only cause. It’s not only a whiplash car accident that can cause whiplash. This type of injury can also result from:
- Sports injuries
- Shaken baby syndrome
If you are suffering from symptoms that you believe are the result of a whiplash injury that was not sustained in an automobile accident, a DC whiplash injury lawyer can help you to determine how to begin the claim process.
Whiplash and Motor Vehicle Accidents
When it comes to whiplash accidents, rear-end collisions are the most common causes of this injury. If your a vehicle is hit from behind, your head and neck are often jerked back and forth. The force of the motion is too fast for your body can keep up, which stretches the soft tissues in the neck. It can sometimes tear nerves and tissues in the brain as well. These types of accidents may occur even during low speed crashes. Whiplash car accidents – symptoms of severe injuries Your recovery from whiplash car accidents depends on how severe your injuries were. You may heal quickly, or symptoms may worsen over time. You can even become permanently disabled. It is often difficult to detect soft tissue injuries during medical tests. If there was no direct impact to the head, brain injuries might not be looked for at all. Symptoms of whiplash include:
- Pain and stiffness in the neck, shoulders, back, arm, or jaw
- Pain between the shoulder blades
- Arm weakness
- Loss of motion in the neck
- Headaches and vision problems
- Dizziness and ringing ears
- Fatigue, depression, anger, and anxiety
- Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)
- Sleep disorders
- Memory loss, or difficulty concentrating
How an Attorney Can Help
A whiplash accident can have terrible consequences. Those who suffer a whiplash accident can have injuries that go unrecognized and untreated. This puts them at higher risk for second impact syndrome and epilepsy. If you or a loved one suffered a whiplash accident , you may have pain and immobility that prevents you from returning to work, or from living independently. The only way to seek redress for such harm may be to take the wrongdoers to court, or pursue a settlement. Call our firm today if you were involved in a motor vehicle accident, fill out our online form, or call for a consultation with a DC whiplash injury lawyer. We want to work for compensation on your behalf. Your first consultation with us is free of charge.