Whiplash is a common injury that results when individuals involved in traffic accidents. This sort of soft tissue injury to an individual’s neck and back often occurs when the force of a collision causes a person’s head to suddenly jerk forward and then suddenly snap back. While whiplash may not be a fatal injury, it can cause serious pain that lasts for a long time. When a person has whiplash, he or she may experience stiffness, limited neck mobility, headaches, dizziness, fatigue, ringing of the ears, numbness, tingling, irritability, difficulty sleeping, problems with memory and concentration, and blurry vision.
Treatment for whiplash can include doctor visits, pain medication, physical therapy, and chiropractic care. It may take several months before treatment is complete. As a result of this treatment, an individual who suffers from whiplash can incur hefty medical bills and lost wages if the pain interferes with his or her job.
Remember that whiplash symptoms may not fully appear until 24 hours or more after the accident that causes the injury. Even if you initially feel fine following an accident, you should see a doctor fairly quickly for an evaluation. You also should make sure that you do not have any additional neck or back injuries, such as fractures. You should keep track of the medical treatment that you receive and the medical bills that you incur as a result of the accident. This will help you down the road if you have a personal injury case against another individual.
While whiplash and soft tissue injuries may be minor in some cases, they can be much more serious in other cases. Navigating the personal injury claim system can be difficult, time-consuming, and frustrating. The Madison personal injury attorneys of Boller & Vaughan will meet with you at no cost in order to gather the facts that are relevant to your situation. Once we have heard all of these facts, we can evaluate your claim and the settlement offer that you have received from the insurance company, if any. We will assess your claim and place a value on it in order to get the maximum payout to which you are entitled from the insurance company. Take the first step and contact our office today to set up your free consultation with one of our Wisconsin personal injury lawyers.