Whiplash Injuries are More Serious Than You Think


March 25, 2013

Car accidents can cause serious and sometimes catastrophic injuries for all parties involved. The most common types of injuries sustained by car accident victims are broken bones, lacerations, concussions, neck injuries, spinal cord injuries, back injuries, and various forms of soft tissue damage.

With regard to neck injuries, many car accident victims suffer from something called “whiplash,” which contrary to popular belief, can be a very serious condition with a great deal of pain, complications and even permanent injury, that is definetly worthy of monetary compensation. Whiplash is defined as a type of soft tissue injury that affects the neck and varies in severity, depending upon the nature of the accident. Whiplash primarily occurs when a driver is struck, often in the rear of their vehicle, causing his or her head to violently move back and forth like the snap of a whip. Scientists have shown that even a minor impact can cause a very serious injury- depending on the manner of the application of the force, which includes the way the person was looking at the time of impact, whether their head strikes anything, etc.

Unfortunately, whiplash can happen even when someone is wearing a seatbelt and even at low speeds. For instance, a case of whiplash can be very severe if someone was rear ended, and can cause extensive pain and suffering for its victims. Also, keep in mind that many injuries are not always apparent upon impact. In other words, car accident victims are often in shock after they are hit, causing their symptoms to manifest within several hours, if not days, following the accident.

Regardless of the circumstances, whiplash can involve serious and sometimes debilitating injuries to the neck, nerves, muscles, spine and range in symptoms from mild to severe. Accordingly, the following is a list of symptoms that you should be aware about if you think you are suffering from whiplash:

  1. Headaches, ranging from mild to severe
  2. Radiating pain in the shoulders, arms and neck
  3. Feeling like you are dizzy or ready to pass out
  4. Confusion
  5. Memory loss
  6. Difficulty with focusing
  7. Back pain
  8. Anxiety and nervousness
  9. Inability to sleep
  10. Difficulty moving one’s neck or head
  11. Muscle tightness or soreness

If you are suffering from any of the above symptoms after being involved in an auto accident in Georgia caused by someone else's negligence, it is essential to understand your legal rights and the actions you must take to protect those rights. As part of our goal of remaining the top personal injury law firm in Georgia and throughout the entire Southeast, the experienced Georgia car accident lawyers at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, will fight vigorously to get results for whiplash victims. Whether through zealous trial advocacy or skillful settlement negotiations, our attorneys are committed to getting you the maximum amount of compensation possible. We take whiplash injuries seriously and so should you. Don’t wait until it is too late to get the money you deserve.

Call us 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.

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Category: Auto Accidents

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