We’ve all seen the archetypical image of a man or woman in court with a serious neck injury. There is usually a puffy white brace wrapped around the neck in these images because the individual is suffering from whiplash.
This injury happens when the head whips around, tearing and straining vital tissues. The victim could suffer from pain, discomfort and headaches for weeks and even months after the collision.
Interestingly, victims don’t always notice a serious case of whiplash immediately after the crash. It could take a few days before the worst of the problem manifests, and by then the police report with noted injuries has already been filed.
If you’re suffering from the symptoms of whiplash, get a medical evaluation so that you can get the treatment, diagnoses and medication you require to feel better. Also, save all of your medical records X-rays and other information related to your injury. These could help you to pursue a claim for damages against an at-fault party later.
Usually, the best medicine for whiplash is rest. Therefore, you might need to miss some days of work as you recover and heal. These missed working days — along with the costs for medical treatment, medication and physical rehabilitation — could add up to a sizable sum. In addition, there might be damage to your vehicle that needs to be repaired.
If you’re dealing with a whiplash injury after a crash, our law firm is available to advise you on whether or not you can pursue a personal injury case to try to recoup your financial damages.