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What To Do For Whiplash For a Car Accident

Posted by: Jimmy De La Espriella
Category: Personal Injury Blogs

Whiplash is a common physical consequence after a car accident.

What is whiplash though?

According to Mayo Clinic, whiplash is a forceful and forced back and forth movement that puts your neck in an awkward position. It moves your entire neck like a whip.

Whiplash is the physical consequence of mainly rear-end car accidents. The sudden jolt forward can cause your neck to lurch forward and cause an injury. 

In regular conditions, whiplash isn’t that big of a deal and can be fixed in a matter of a week or a few weeks if you do the proper treatment. But, that isn’t always the case. People that suffer with the worst cases of whiplash can have long term damages and permanent damages that can affect you for a long time. 

When Should I See a Doctor for Whiplash

Typically, you should go see the doctor almost immediately after you feel the pain, especially if it is after a car accident in Miami. The doctor can diagnose you and recommend you to a specialist that can help you better.

Getting a diagnosis early on will stop you from being stressed and worried with the unknown and getting an accurate view of what happened to your body. It can rule out the most severe injuries like broken bones, or you might have broken bones. Point is that you will know what you are dealing with early on and it will allow you to move forward with a detailed plan for recovery from your injuries. 

Symptoms of Whiplash

Whiplash can hold a variety of symptoms, but they are quite distinct that you will definitely feel the pain in the neck. Symptoms of whiplash can include:

  • Neck pain and stiffness
  • Loss of range of motion in neck (cannot turn neck in certain positions or into certain positions)
  • Neck movement or certain neck movement causes pain
  • Headaches
  • Tenderness in neck, shoulders, or upper traps
  • Tingling or numbness in arms
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness

These are the most common symptoms. Many people tend to realize the symptoms noted above, but there are other physical consequences from whiplash that are uncommon, but still possible:

  • Blurred vision
  • Lack of sleep
  • Short temper or patience shorter than usual
  • Irritability
  • Sudden or irregular lapse in memory
  • Depression
  • Difficulty concentrating

Would I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?

If you have severe injuries that are affecting your livelihood and life, a personal injury lawyer can help you get the financial compensation for the injuries that you have suffered at the hands of someone else’s negligence. 

Everyone has the legal obligation to uphold the safety on the roads. Negligence is when someone fails to uphold that safety, whether it was by accident or on purpose, the point is that the action resulted in an accident and possibly injuries.

With a strong team that has been working on cases for decades and won hundreds of cases, we are ready to serve you and help you get the financial compensation that you deserve for the losses you suffered from a car accident caused by someone else’s negligent driving. 

Don’t be a victim and pay everything out of pocket. 

Stacking up mentally hard times with financially hard times can take a toll on your life.

From something as common as a car accident or even as complicated as slip and fall accidents, our team has done it all. Give us a call. We start with a FREE consultation for you to gather details and facts about the case so that we can see what we are working with. From there you can take a step back and let my team handle the complications. 

Author: Jimmy De La Espriella