Georgia Personal Injury Attorneys Answer Your Frequently Asked Questions About Whiplash


December 15, 2015

Whiplash is one of the most common injuries sustained in a car accident. This injury can also stem from truck accidents, falls, workplace accidents, and sports related accidents. Anyone who has suffered a whiplash injury will require the assistance of a personal injury attorney who will evaluate their potential action against the party responsible for their injuries.

The following is a list of questions commonly asked concerning whiplash injuries:

What is whiplash?

Whiplash is a neck injury often sustained by individuals who have been involved in motor vehicle accidents. This injury leaves accident victims with soft tissue damage in the neck, in turn causing minor to severe pain in the neck and head area. Pain and lack of motion can extend to the back and other extremities. Often, injured whiplash victims will experience considerable pain when they attempt to move their head.

What causes whiplash?

The majority of whiplash injuries occur as a result of sudden, unexpected, acceleration and deceleration type of force. It is extremely common in rear end automobile accidents, but can also stem from a variety of other car accidents, such as head on accidents, t-bones, truck accidents, and more.

What are the symptoms of whiplash?

The symptoms most often experienced by whiplash sufferers include:

  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Headache
  • Shoulder pain
  • Dizziness
  • Restricted range of motion in the neck
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Arm pain
  • Nausea
  • Jaw pain

How is whiplash diagnosed?

Whiplash is generally diagnosed based upon your symptoms. Following any car accident, it is important that you be evaluated for whiplash since this injury so often accompanies car accidents. It is imperative that you describe thoroughly any symptoms you are experiencing as this will help to determine whether or not you have whiplash or another injury. You might also need to undergo an x-ray to check for internal damage.

What treatment will I need?

Treatment for whiplash will vary depending upon the severity of the injury. The most common treatment involves administration of pain relief medication, a supportive device, and physical therapy. Supportive devices include neck collars, which will keep your neck in the same position so as to not injure it further.

Whiplash pain can last for several days, weeks, or months. Your recovery will depend upon the injury itself and your compliance with your doctor's orders.

Can I obtain compensation for my whiplash injury?

If your injury was caused by negligence on the part of the other driver or another party responsible for the accident, then you should be able to receive compensation for your whiplash injury. Contact a licensed personal injury attorney, who will evaluate your case and take the necessary actions to preserve your rights.

Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law: Put Our Over 30 Years of Experience to Work on Your Case!

If you or a loved one is injured in any sort of accident involving negligence, contact the Georgia Personal Injury Attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law.Our law firm is dedicated to assisting injured accident victims across Georgia and in the Southeast. We bring over 30 years of experience to your car accident case, striving to provide you with the exceptional representation you need to obtain the best possible outcome. The sooner you act after your accident, the greater your chances of obtaining a full recovery. As such, it is important that you seek the assistance of a licensed lawyer as soon as possible. Call Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, 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.

Source:
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/whiplash/basics/definition/con-20033090

Category: Auto Accidents

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