Pay Attention to Your Body
Whiplash is typically associated with car accidents, and most often it is an injury occurring after a rear-ending or other violent-motion accident. Your symptoms may appear immediately after the accident, but they can sometimes take hours or days to appear. It is important to know what to watch for so that you do not delay treatment and the subsequent legal actions that a whiplash accident requires. Our team of Norman car accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Keith J. Nedwick, P.C. can help if you are experiencing whiplash due to an auto accident. Don’t wait to speak with our team, you deserve to be compensated for your injuries.
The Symptoms of Whiplash
The initial signs of whiplash may take minutes, days or hours to appear and include:
- Neck pain and stiffness
- Shoulder pain and stiffness
- Jaw pain
- Muscle spasms
- Arm pain or weakness
- Ringing in the ears
- Shooting pain in the arms and fingers
- Back pain
In addition to and because of your physical symptoms, you may have trouble sleeping, memory disturbances, visual disturbances, anxiety or depression. The physical and psychological effects of a whiplash accident can last for days, months or even a year depending on the severity of the injury. You may need to visit the emergency room or urgent care at the onset but will continue to need doctor visits, physical therapy and medications to handle the pain. Because of the medical bills that go along with treatment, and the possible lost wages, pain and suffering, it is imperative to speak with an attorney as soon after an accident as possible so that you are not left handling the bills alone.
Whiplash Is Not Just from Car Accidents
Car accidents may be the leading cause of whiplash, but they are not the only cause. Any accident or event that causes a sudden jerking motion in the neck (like a fast nodding “yes”) can cause whiplash. This includes sports injuries, physical abuse, being shaken, or punched. These motions can cause an intense extension and flexion of the neck, damaging ligaments, nerves and muscles. Our Norman personal injury attorneys can help with any of these types of injuries, it pays to seek legal counsel to protect yourself and obtain compensation.
Your Norman Car Accident Attorney
If you have been in a car accident and are feeling the symptoms of whiplash, or any other injury, you need to seek legal counsel. You do not want to risk paying medical bills, sacrificing wages for time off or dealing with pain and suffering if the accident was not your fault. Let our team of Norman car accident attorneys help you with your case and take the legal stress off your shoulders. We can help you get the settlement you need to recover and bounce back.
Contact our team to discuss your injury at (866) 590-8173.