Many victims of car accidents need help with whiplash injuries which is one of the most common types of injuries suffered in a car accident. Whiplash injuries are serious injuries that can be debilitating for the victim and difficult to treat. They can also worsen over time and can result in piles of medical bills for victims who are unable to work because of their injuries. Fortunately, personal injury legal options can help protect victims.
Victims of motor vehicle accidents can suffer a range of serious injuries and whiplash injuries are one type of injury that occurs when the victim’s head is jolted back and forth during a car accident. Whiplash injuries can happen even at low speeds and are considered a type of soft tissue injury car accident victims may suffer. Whiplash injuries impact the vertebrae, muscles and ligaments in the neck. Car accident victims may sometimes walk away from a car accident not immediately knowing how bad they are hurt.
Because whiplash injuries and some other types of injuries commonly suffered in car accidents can worsen over time, it is important to know what the symptoms are and to know what to watch for. Symptoms of a whiplash injury include tightness or stiffness in the neck; neck pain that is a dull pain rather than a sharp pain; dizziness; headaches; balance problems; back pain; and difficulty with memory or concentration. Whiplash injuries can also be difficult to treat for some of the same reasons so it is important for injured victims to seek the medical care and treatment they need and hang on to their medical records if they want to make a claim for damages later.
A claim for damages including medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering can be brought against a negligent driver responsible for causing the car accident. This remedy can help victims of whiplash injuries receive the assistance they need with their physical, financial and emotional damages suffered in a car accident.