Boynton Beach Whiplash Lawyer
There are many ways you can be injured in a car accident. Some are more severe than others. It is also possible to suffer multiple injuries in one accident. Whiplash is one of the many types of injury you can suffer. It is a soft tissue injury and quite simple to treat, but that does not mean it should not be taken seriously. Every injury, no matter how minor it seems, should be treated promptly with appropriate medical care, contact our Boynton Beach whiplash lawyers today.
What is Whiplash?
Whiplash is an injury to the neck’s tissues that occurs when the neck is violently jerked forward and backward. In a collision, a victim’s head can be thrust forward by the vehicle’s inertia, putting him or her at risk of suffering from whiplash.
Whiplash symptoms include:
- Stiffness in the neck;
- Tenderness in the shoulder, arms, or upper back;
- Loss of range of motion in the neck; and
- Neck pain.
Some individuals also suffer blurred vision, confusion, fatigue, and difficulty sleeping when they suffer from whiplash. Whiplash can accompany other types of injury, like broken bones in the neck or a traumatic brain injury. When a victim suffers two or more injuries at once, the injuries can exacerbate each other’s symptoms.
Whiplash Treatment and Complications
When left untreated, whiplash can lead to serious complications. These include severe, chronic neck pain, pain that travels to the arms, and chronic headaches.
Whiplash is treatable. Treatment for whiplash involves:
Pain medication. Your doctor may prescribe pain medication or you might manage your pain with over-the-counter medication;
Application of heat and ice to the affected area;
Muscle relaxants; and
Stretches and exercises designed to rebuild muscle tone and range of motion in your neck.
Pursuing Compensation for your Car Accident Damages
Depending on your case’s circumstances, you could be entitled to pursue monetary compensation for your whiplash-related damages through a personal injury claim. Suffering from whiplash can cause you to face steep medical bills, prevent you from earning wages by keeping you out of work, and cause you to suffer additional damages by limiting your quality of life.
In your personal injury claim, you must demonstrate that your whiplash and related expenses were the direct result of another party’s negligence. To do this, you must provide sufficient evidence to support your claim, such as:
- Copies of your medical bills;
- Documentation showing your work-related financial losses;
- Photographs of the accident scene; and
- Commentary from your doctor discussing your injury, prognosis, and treatment needs.
Work with an Experienced Boynton Beach Personal Injury Lawyer
When you are suffering from whiplash or any other car accident injury, you have the right to pursue monetary compensation for your related damages through a personal injury claim. To get started on your claim with one of the experienced personal injury lawyers at our firm, contact Leifer Law Firm today to set up your free legal consultation in our office.