How Severe are Whiplash Injuries?June 5, 2019
A whiplash injury is characterized by a sudden or rapid momentum that causes the neck to snap forcefully back and forth. This is usually caused by being rear-ended in a car accident, but can also occur from participating in sports. Neck pain or stiffness, headaches, and dizziness are some of the common symptoms associated with a whiplash injury. In some cases, symptoms are not as sudden as one might think. The painful symptoms of this injury can appear days or weeks after the initial incident.
In most cases, whiplash is a minor injury that can heal itself within a week or so when following proper medical advice. However, whiplash injuries can also be severe, with further damaging health issues, such as blurred vision, depression, memory issues, and major neck or back pain. Whiplash mostly affects the neck and spine. Spinal injuries can affect different body parts and take months or years of therapy and rehabilitation to heal, which could also lead to missed workdays and lost wages.
Seek Immediate Medical Attention
If you suffered whiplash after being in a car accident, it is important to seek medical help right away and have your diagnosis and treatment documented. Whiplash normally affects the soft tissue of the spine or neck and is not easy to diagnose. Because the symptoms of whiplash are vast and can present itself weeks after the fact, it is important to document the injury properly with medical professionals. A whiplash injury can eventually lead to a long and extensive medical issue.
Medical bills can pile up as well when dealing with a whiplash injury. The loss of mobility in your shoulder or blurred vision can possibly be traced medically to a whiplash injury you suffered weeks or months before. One must be persistent with their doctors and medical professionals to ensure they receive the right treatment for a whiplash injury. For someone to receive the right reimbursement for their injury from those liable, or to cover their lost wages or medical bills, it is important to document the injury with the right authorities and seek legal help.
Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton Help Victims Suffering from Whiplash Injuries
If you were in a car accident and are suffering from whiplash, the Baltimore car accident lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton can help. We will hold the negligent party accountable for your injuries and obtain the compensation you deserve. Call us today at 800-547-4LAW (4529) or fill out our online form for a free consultation.
Our offices are located in Baltimore, Columbia, Glen Burnie, and Towson, allowing us to represent accident victims in Maryland, including those in Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Harford County, Howard County, Montgomery County, Maryland’s Western Counties, Prince George’s County, Queen Anne’s County, Southern Maryland, and the Eastern Shore, as well as the communities of Catonsville, Essex, Halethorpe, Middle River, Rosedale, Gwynn Oak, Brooklandville, Dundalk, Pikesville, Nottingham, Windsor Mill, Lutherville, Timonium, Sparrows Point, Ridgewood, and Elkridge.