Neck Injury Whiplash
If you have ever been in a rear-end collision you may have experienced a Neck Injury Whiplash. Whiplash is a neck injury that is often associated with rear end motor vehicle accidents; however, whiplash and other soft tissue injuries can happen in many different car accident scenarios. Low-impact accidents can cause major injury. Because the body is thrust forward so quickly and violently, injury can happen just as it does with higher speed accidents.
Neck Injury Whiplash happens when the neck is snapped forward and back causing the soft, connective tissues in the neck to be jolted and thrown forward. You may feel the effects of whiplash a few hours after a motor vehicle accident. However, in some cases injuries may not present themselves so immediately. These types of injuries may not show for days, even weeks, after an accident and can cause great pain, swelling, bruising, numbness in the legs and arms, severe headache, nausea and dizziness.
Soft tissue injuries can also happen in other joints in the body as well. Your body may react accordingly when you see that an accident is about to happen. You may attempt to turn or move in order to protect yourself from impact. The impact can jolt the joints in the shoulders, hips, knees, and arms.
It is always important to get evaluated at the hospital the day of the accident even if it is a minor one. If you begin to feel effects a few days later, you can always return to your primary care physician to be re-evaluated. Soft tissue injuries and muscle injuries don’t show up on x-rays and may require further investigation through MRI’s. Most of the time these injuries are treated with anti-inflammatory drugs, warm compresses applied to the neck, soft cervical collars to restrict movement, physical therapy and chiropractic care.
Neck Injury Whiplash and Soft tissue injuries can cause a lifetime of chronic pain and discomfort if they aren’t treated correctly. You could experience pain, soreness and stiffness for years after your accident. This is one reason why it is so important to find an experienced personal injury attorney to represent you. Insurance companies will want to settle your case quickly and for as little money as possible. This could leave you without enough money to pay for future medical bills and treatment. A qualified personal injury attorney will know when insurance companies are attempting to make your injuries seem superficial and give you less than what you deserve.
At McManes Law, Attorney Skip McManes will be able to get you the compensation you deserve. He knows how accidents can completely change your life no matter how big or how small the accident was. Don’t go through the legal process alone. Make sure that you get the compensation you deserve. Contact Skip McManes at McManes Law today at (770) 645-8801 or Toll Free at 866-612-2481. You can also visit the McManes Law website and fill out our short information form. We will be more than happy to discuss your personal injury case with you and there are no consultation fees.