Should I Be Compensated if I Suffer a Whiplash Injury in a Car Accident?
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If you have been in a recent car accident and believe you have a whiplash injury, you may be under the impression that your injury isn’t significant enough to receive financial compensation. Many times individuals who suffer whiplash injuries feel that they have never had a reason to learn the complexities of a personal injury case. While each injury claim is different, as a general rule whiplash is an injury that may entitle you to compensation.
Common Whiplash Symptoms
neck pain and stiffness
tenderness along the back of the neck
reduced movement in the neck or loss of movement
A whiplash injury, most commonly associated with automobile accidents, is caused by the acceleration both forward and backwards of an individuals neck by a force that is usually rapid. When you are involved in an automobile accident your head accelerates at a rate that causes your neck to stretch backward and forward, often times causing damage to your neck or spine. The impact speed can be as low as 10 miles per hour to cause whiplash that needs to be treated. This impact causes the tendons and muscles in your neck to stretch farther than what are normal causing an injury.
Most whiplash injuries are not noticed immediately but many times will manifest themselves within 3-5 days after the accident occurs. Also, there can be a significant injury to your neck and back even if there is little to no damage to your vehicle. Please make sure to continue to seek medical treatment for your Whiplash injury to rule out any additional medical issues that the car accident may have caused.
If you have been a victim of a Alabama, Mississippi or Florida car accident that has resulted in a whiplash injury, please contact the Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida Injury Lawyer team at Greene and Phillips for a free evaluation of your case to guarantee you get the compensation you are entitled. To talk to a lawyer today call 1-888-510-1020, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.