The term whiplash is often not considered to be a really serious circumstance to those who have not experienced it. In fact, it can be quite serious and is a term generally used for a wide range of neck related injuries. The term never refers specifically to one particular set of injuries. The most common kind of whiplash causes slight to moderate soft tissue damage in the neck and is generally incurred through a car accident. Whiplash injuries most commonly sprout from rear ender collisions but can in truth be caused by any kind of vehicular impact other than rear ender collisions.
As stated before, many people do not take the condition seriously, but it can cause great pain as well as a variety of other bodily problems. Common symptoms of the condition include slight to severe neck pain, slight to severe stiffness of the neck, a decrease in the neck’s range of motion, blurry vision and sensations of disorientation, slight to severe pain in the shoulders, arms and upper back, abnormal and unpleasant sensations in the neck and arms, such as tingling or burning sensations as well as cognitive problems such as problems sleeping or the inability to concentrate. Added all together, if some one tells you you’re lucky it’s “only whiplash”, you might disagree. You are more than likely quite miserable.
Symptoms are usually not quickly apparent and may take several days to manifest themselves. For someone who has been in a car accident and noticed that they have the symptoms of a collision related neck injury immediate medical attention is always the best course of action. Because it can have long term, lasting and negative effects upon one’s health many people choose to file a personal injury lawsuit. If you are considering this course of action, the first step in preparation is to find and hire a reliable and trustworthy personal injury attorney.
A personal injury attorney will do several things for you, the two most important re to put you in full possession of the facts as they relate to the letter of the law. The second is to markedly reduce the stress and difficulty one usually experiences when negotiating with one’s insurance company. This is where the experience and expertise of your personal injury attorney will make a big difference. Call Jeff Dawson today for a free consultation.