Whiplash Injuries & Car Accidents
Did You Suffer a Soft Tissue Injury in a Car Crash?
Whiplash, a common soft-tissue injury, is a painful and debilitating medical
complication caused by
car accidents. Often, these injuries require the professional expertise of healthcare
professionals to help you heal. With the guidance of a Washington, DC
accident lawyer, you can seek compensation for these expenses, including
doctors’ visits and missed wages.
So what causes whiplash? Whiplash occurs when sudden acceleration, followed
by abrupt deceleration, forces the head forward and then back. Rear-end
accidents are notorious for causing these types of soft-tissue injuries.
While whiplash is rarely fatal, it can lead to lasting and painful problems,
especially if you do not receive the right medical treatment.
Identifying a Serious Whiplash Injury
If you didn’t sustain a visible injury in your accident, it’s
easy to walk away and assume you’re fine. In reality, whiplash injuries
can lead to a wide range of symptoms that may not be immediately identifiable.
This is why you should not wait to seek medical attention.
What to look for if you suspect a whiplash injury:
- Stiffness in the neck and arm
- Dizziness and headaches
- Blurred vision
- Ringing in the ears
Severe instances of whiplash can even lead to mental and emotional damages,
such as depression, sudden mood changes, anger, PTSD, anxiety and insomnia.
What to Do If You Are Suffering from Whiplash
If you were involved in a car accident, seek medical attention as soon
as possible. Even if you feel okay, it’s better to ensure you didn’t
sustain any damages. If your doctor diagnoses you with whiplash, the first
step is reducing inflammation near the site of the injury. The injury
may also require physical therapy or rotational exercises to keep it from
Over time, these doctors’ visits and physical therapy expenses can
pile up, especially if your injury keeps you from working. That’s
why the Washington, DC personal injury attorneys at Simeone & Miller,
LLP are committed to helping clients like you recover the money they need
for serious injuries, including whiplash. Call us today to set up your
Contact us today at (202) 888-0872 to
schedule your FREE, no-risk consultation.