The Mayo Clinic defines whiplash as “a neck injury due to forceful, rapid back-and-forth movement of the neck, like the cracking of a whip.” There are a number of ways whiplash can occur. Whiplash most often occurs as a result of a rear-end auto accident, but physical abuse, sports accidents, and slip and fall accidents can cause whiplash as well.
Regardless of how whiplash occurred, it is one of the worst injuries to have. If you have suffered a whiplash injury in any accident, it is important to contact an experienced, knowledgeable injury as soon as you recognize the symptoms. Our attorneys at the Law Offices of Alan LeVar can get you the compensation you deserve and help get your life back on track.
Never ignore the signs and symptoms of whiplash, especially if you have been involved in any of the accidents listed above. It is best to see a doctor as soon as you recognize these symptoms. The longer you wait, the longer you’ll be in pain and the longer you’ll go without the compensation you deserve.
Symptoms of whiplash include, but are not limited to:
- Neck pain and stiffness
- Decreased range of motion
- Blurred vision
Other symptoms people have experienced are depression, memory loss, and difficulty concentrating.
When you are injured in any accident, the first step you should take is seeking out for medical attention. Although whiplash is painful and can be accompanied by several uncomfortable symptoms, it is treatable.
Being treated for whiplash means you will be able to resume your normal activities, control pain associated with the injury, and restore the normal range of motion in your neck. Doctors will often recommend the following for treating whiplash:
- Exercise (stretching and movement exercises to restore range of motion)
- Physical therapy (if you need help learning these exercises)
- Foam collars (although not as common because it can decrease muscle strength and impair recovery because your neck and head will be held still, doctors recommend using this for no more than three hours at a time during the first week of your injury, or you can use it if it helps you sleep at night)
- Ice and/or heat
- Prescription or over-the-counter painkillers
- Muscle relaxants
- Injections into the painful muscle areas (to decrease pain while doing physical therapy)
When diagnosed with whiplash, it is important to keep your neck mobile.
Whiplash Case Settlements
The attorneys at the Law Offices of Alan LeVar have dealt with whiplash victims and other individuals affected by tragic accidents. We know the ins and outs of the whiplash settlement process as well as how to get you the compensation you deserve. We examine all medical treatments and therapy provided, your injuries, your and lost wages.
You’ve already suffered enough if you’ve been diagnosed with whiplash. Contact the Law Offices of Alan LeVar for a free case evaluation. You can reach us through our online form, or call us at (888) 220-7068. Focus on recovering on your injuries while we work tirelessly, getting you the justice and compensation you deserve.