A neck injury resulting from a car accident is potentially serious. It can require costly surgery and long-term rehabilitation.
Neck injuries are a common injury associated with car accidents. They can range in severity from soft tissue injuries to more serious nerve and spine damage. Whiplash is one of the most common types of neck trauma.
Thousands of individuals suffer from whiplash injuries every year. Many individuals believe their pain will go away and fail to seek proper medical attention immediately. This can lead to a lifetime of pain and other chronic conditions. If you have been in a car accident, it is critical that you obtain medical attention to ensure your whiplash injury is properly treated.
At The Hoffmann Law Firm, L.L.C., we have been assisting whiplash victims for more than 15 years and can help you obtain the compensation you need to pay your medical bills and other losses you have incurred.
What Is Whiplash?
Whiplash injuries occur when violent motions force your neck into extreme positions. The word whiplash is not a medical term. Cervical acceleration-deceleration actually describes the injury. It is a hyperextension of the neck and is associated most commonly with auto accidents. In fact, it is one of the main injuries that are covered by insurance companies. We have experience helping those who have suffered a whiplash injury in all types of accidents, including:
No matter what type of car accident you were involved in, you should seek medical attention in order to determine the extent of the damage done to your body. We can help you get in touch with the right doctors as well as begin building your case for recovery immediately.
Whiplash injuries obviously involve neck and back pain, but they can lead to other symptoms as well, including:
Shoulder, back and neck stiffness
Headaches and migraines
Ringing in your ears
Other Types of Neck Injuries
Whiplash is not the only type of neck injury that can occur in a car accident. There are many components of the neck that can become damaged. However, some of these injuries may not show up for a few days or weeks after an accident. Also, some neck injuries can manifest in other areas of the body, like in your arms or hands. Some of these other neck injuries include:
After an accident you may experience neck pain (cervicalgia), headaches, and pain in your shoulders, arms or hands. Numbness and weakness may also occur. Some of these injuries may be minor but may require therapy and other types of pain management. Even with minor neck injuries, the medical costs can still be expensive.
Contact a Whiplash Attorney
If you have been involved in an accident and have sustained whiplash injuries, contact The Hoffmann Law Firm, L.L.C. for assistance at (314) 361-4242. We offer free consultations in all personal injury cases and you never pay attorney fees unless we recover compensation for you.