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Whiplash is a very
common injury that is often sustained in car accidents. Whiplash can arise even
in low-speed car accidents, with vehicles traveling as low as 5 to 10 mph.
At Boller & Vaughan,
we know that suffering serious injuries in an accident can be a stressful,
emotional, physically painful, and financially draining event. We can
If you’ve been involved in a motor vehicle accident in Wisconsin and are suffering from whiplash, let us handle your personal injury claim. We can work on getting you the compensation that you need and deserve. Call our Madison, Wisconsin office at 608-268-0268, or fill out an online contact form to schedule a free initial consultation.
Whiplash is a neck
injury caused by forceful and rapid back-and-forth movement of the neck,
similar to the cracking of a whip. Whiplash injuries also are known as neck
strains or soft tissue injuries, since they involve damage to the ligaments,
tendons, and muscles in the neck.
Whiplash injuries commonly occur in motor vehicle accidents, front-impact or rear-end accident in particular. They can also result from falls, sports accidents, or other types of accidents or trauma.
Even in what appears to be a minor car accident, whiplash injury is a possibility. The impact of another motor vehicle, even at slower speeds, can cause a serious whiplash injury that can have lasting consequences for the affected individual.
Signs and symptoms of whiplash may be immediate, or they may develop within
days of the injury or incident. They may include:
Whatever caused your whiplash injury can cause other serious injuries, such as a concussion, or traumatic brain injury. It’s essential that you see a doctor right away if you’ve been injured in an accident.
To diagnose whiplash, your doctor will give you a thorough physical exam. You may also undergo X-rays, CT scans or other tests to get the full scope of your condition.
Your initial consultation with our lawyers is FREE. During your consultation we will evaluate the merits of your case and give you our honest opinion of whether or not it is worth pursuing.
After your doctor has
diagnosed you with whiplash, you can begin recovery. Many people who suffer
from whiplash recover within a few weeks. Recovery often includes pain
medication, icing or applying heat to your neck to reduce swelling, or using a
neck brace for support. Chiropractic care, massage therapy and physical therapy
are other possible treatments.
However, others may
experience chronic neck pain and other long-term complications from a whiplash
injury. The following symptoms and risk factors may make you more susceptible to chronic neck pain down the road:
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Mr. Boller and Ms. Vaughan were incredible in working on my case and my daughter’s case. I was out of work and in the hospital with a new baby. Mr. Boller and Ms. Vaughan protected our rights and it was a pleasure to work with them. I hope never to be in another motor vehicle accident, however, if I am and I am injured, I will contact Boller & Vaughan immediately.
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After my husband died as a result of a motor vehicle accident, Boller & Vaughan spent countless hours talking with me, meeting with me in person, and making sure that I was okay. The drunk driver who hit us did not have any insurance, and we had to make a claim through our own insurance. Boller & Vaughan was fantastic at explaining the law to me and the handling of our claims.
After my son was injured in a daycare setting, Ms. Vaughan took the time to thoroughly investigate our case and my son’s injuries. Michele was approachable and had answers to our questions. Talking with her helped to relieve many of our anxieties.
It is hard to predict
how each person who suffers from a whiplash injury may recover. It’s also
difficult to know how severe your whiplash injury is immediately following the
accident that caused it. That’s why it is essential that you seek medical
treatment as quickly as possible following your accident, even if you initially
do not feel as if you have been injured.
If you wait until
whiplash symptoms present themselves a few days after your accident, your
condition may worsen. You may not get the immediate treatment you need for
other hidden injuries, such as spinal cord injuries or concussion.
If you or a loved one
has been involved in an accident that caused whiplash, the Boller & Vaughan
team is here to help. We take care of you from a legal perspective, so that you
can concentrate on healing from your whiplash injuries and recovering from the
financial impact of the accident.
You can speak to someone on our team by calling our Madison, Wisconsin office at 608-268-0268. You may also fill out an online contact form to schedule a FREE initial consultation and follow the Boller & Vaughan Facebook page for more legal resources.