See a medical professional to get treatment if you have suffered a whiplash injury.
If you have been in a car accident — particularly one involving a rear-end collision — then you may have suffered what is known as whiplash. This term is used to describe a condition of soft tissue strains in the neck area that develops when the neck is forced to jerk suddenly backwards and forwards, and then to return to its normal position.
When someone is involved in a rear-end car accident, they may feel slightly sore afterwards, but think they don’t need to seek medical treatment. However, whiplash injuries can ultimately result in significant pain and suffering and even lead to lost income because they can restrict your ability to perform certain types of work. That is why it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible after being involved in a car accident when you may have suffered whiplash.
A doctor will evaluate you for whiplash, and recommend any number of treatments based on the severity of your injury. These options can help you recover from whiplash, and may include applying ice, gentle stretching, physical therapy, using a traction device, professional massage, pain relief medication, and/or lidocaine injections. As a victim in an accident, seeking medical treatment immediately can not only make sure that you recover physically from your accident, but it can also protect your right to recover financially by showing that you are doing everything you can to get back on your feet physically.
The costs of medical treatment after a whiplash injury can be significant. Diagnosing a whiplash injury can require diagnostic tests such as MRIs and CT scans, and may require weeks or months of physical therapy and other therapeutic care. A skilled car accident attorney can help to ensure that you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries. The amount of compensation that you receive will depend on a number of factors, including how serious your injuries were, your recovery time and time off of work, and your future prognosis. A medical expert will analyze your condition after a whiplash injury; this assessment will be used by both your attorney and the other side’s lawyer to determine how much compensation you will receive for your injuries.
Whenever you have been injured in an accident, it is critical to seek medical treatment if you believe you have been injured at all. Whether that injury is whiplash, traumatic brain injury or any other type of injury, getting immediate medical attention can help to improve your chances of making a full medical recovery. It can also help to increase your ability to recover financially if you file a claim, as you will be demonstrating that you have taken the appropriate steps to get better.
At the Law Offices of Larry H. Parker, we have helped more than 100,000 people recover money for their injuries. We have a 95% success rate, and have recovered more than $2 billion dollars on behalf of our clients. Contact our offices today at 800-333-0000 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how we can help you if you have been injured in a car accident. Initial consultations are always free, and we never charge a fee unless we recover money for you.