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Car accidents are always sudden. On top of the emotional impact of the shock, you also have to deal with the expenses that go into fixing a car and getting medical treatment to heal your body. When things go wrong like this it’s a common reaction to just want all of the related hassle to go away, but if you don’t take the proper steps you could miss out on the compensation you’re due.

This compensation comes in to play in order to help the complications you may have after a crash. One of the most common injuries that can be suffered after a crash is whiplash. Whiplash can be a serious problem with long term health repercussions, but you’re not diligent about taking the proper steps you could hurt your legal options. As experienced personal injury lawyers, we’ve handled thousands of similar cases and will give you a free consultation of your case if you believe you’ve suffered from whiplash. Here are a couple of things to look out for.

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WHat is WHiplash and How Is It Caused?

Whiplash is an injury to the neck and spine caused by the intense forces that can occur in a car crash. However, you don’t have to have been travelling at high speeds to suffer a whiplash injury. Think of the name of the injury, the forces travel up your spine and neck building energy as it goes like a whip and you don’t have to put much force into a whip to make it snap. Whiplash is caused by the sudden force of your neck moving forward and backward.


The force causes injuries to the muscles, nerves, and discs of the neck causing pain and soreness. However, this isn’t a simple crook in the neck, the importance of the nervous and vascular system that run through the neck mean these kinds of traumatic injuries to the region can have lasting effects. People who have suffered whiplash injuries have reports lasting neck pain, shoulder pain, migraines, dizziness, and anxiety.

This means that the costs related to a whiplash injury aren’t just immediate. Getting medical treatment to help this lasting pain, options like physical therapy, pain management, and pharmaceuticals, can be expensive. Those costs aren’t even factoring in the incalculable loss form the changes in your lifestyle.

What Are The Common Signs of Whiplash?

There are a few symptoms you’ll want to look out for after suffering a collision to make sure you take the proper precautionary steps and put yourself in the best position medically and legally after an accident. Symptoms generally include soft tissue injuries like:

  • Headaches coming from the base of the skull
  • Lack of neck range of motion
  • Neck pain
  • Soreness in upper arms, upper back, and shoulders
  • Dizziness

Regardless of whether or not you have any immediate whiplash symptoms, you should seek immediate treatment after a car accident. This is because many injuries, especially soft tissue ones like whiplash, can take days or even weeks to progress to the point where they’re causing serious pain. By getting early treatment you can begin to deal with the root causes of these issues before they get too extreme and you create a medical record originating from the date of the accident that you can use to prove your case.


Another step you want to take as soon as you can after suffering a whiplash injury is to consult an experienced personal injury lawyer. There are many nuances to the definition of a whiplash injury that can affect your legal options. The other drivers and insurance companies involved in a crash will likely do all they can to limit the payout that you deserve.

If you or your family have suffered from a whiplash injury, contact Richard Hollawell today for a free consultation of your case. Our team will fight with tenacity to get you what you’re entitled to. Call us at 1-800-681-3550 or use the contact form for your free consultation.


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