One of the most common injuries in car accidents, a whiplash injury is often overlooked until days after the accident. Keep reading if you are interested in learning how common these car accidents are, how to prevent them, and what to do if you are injured in a car accident. Then contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation.
Most Traumatic Neck Injuries Occur in Car Accidents
One of the keys to understanding just how common whiplash injuries are is understanding how many traumatic neck injuries – including whiplash – occur in car accidents. While more women than men suffer from this injury, nearly nine out of every ten serious neck injuries occur in car accidents.
New Safety Elements Often Ignore Soft Tissue Injuries
Many people would assume that whiplash and other soft tissue injuries would be on the decline, thanks to increases in seatbelts, airbags, child seats, shoulder harnesses, and other safety gear. However, this type of technology is designed to significantly reduce extreme trauma that causes death – they are not generally meant to prevent soft tissue injuries such as whiplash.
Common Symptoms of Whiplash
Now you know that whiplash is fairly common – but how do you know if you are suffering from it? You need a doctor’s diagnosis. However, almost all people with whiplash complain of neck pain, and as many as 95% of people with whiplash note that they have a lowered range of motion in their neck. Other common symptoms include headaches, radiating symptoms, back pain, dizziness, blurred vision, and tinnitus.
What to Do if You Believe You Have Whiplash
If you have recently been involved in a car accident and believe that you might be suffering from whiplash, then we recommend you contact a medical professional as soon as possible. If you are in extreme pain, call 911 or go to the emergency room. If the sensation is more likely discomfort than pain, then you can call your personal physician or go to an urgent care center. The key is to get medical treatment as soon as is reasonably possible.
Do You Have Cause for Legal Action? Call Us Today for a Free Legal Consultation
If someone else was at fault for your accident, then it is possible they can be held accountable for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. We suggest you contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 now to request a free legal consultation. If there are grounds for a case and we decide to take on that case, we will do so on a contingency basis that leaves you with no legal fees until we win your case.