If you have been injured in an accident involving significant physical forces, you may be suffering from a condition known as whiplash. While not a medical term, whiplash is recognized by medical professionals as a variety of injuries involving the soft tissues of the neck and back. Unfortunately, because it is often difficult to diagnose, whiplash has gained a reputation as an injury that people often fake in order to get compensation. This often leaves legitimately injured people in a situation in which they are required to prove their injuries in order to get compensation to which they are legally entitled.
What are the Complications Associated with Whiplash?
Whiplash can cause a number of serious complications that can become long term. Some of the more issues that people with whiplash injuries include the following:
-Numbness or tingling in the arms
-Pain in the upper back
Even in relatively minor cases, people who sustain whiplash injuries experience a significant amount of pain and suffering and may be unable to work for a substantial amount of time. For this reason, it is critical for anyone who has sustained a whiplash injury to speak with an attorney as soon as possible.
What Kinds of Accidents Can Result in Whiplash Injuries?
Whiplash injuries occur when the neck is subjected to a forceful back and forth motion. As a result, any accident that could potentially result in sudden acceleration or deceleration has the potential to result in a whiplash injury. Some accidents that often lead to whiplash injuries include the following:
-Rear-end car accidents
-Injuries sustained on amusement park rides
-Slip and fall accidents
In order to recover for a whiplash injury, you need to be able to establish that your injury was caused by someone else’s negligence. For this reason, it is critical for anyone that has sustained whiplash in an accident to speak to an attorney as soon as possible.
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If you have sustained a whiplash injury in an accident that was caused by another person, you should consult with a lawyer as soon as you can. In many cases, whiplash victims can obtain significant compensation for their injuries by filing a personal injury claim. To learn more about your legal options, call our office today at 313-GET-HELP or send us an email through our online contact form.