Whiplash Injury Incidences, Causes, Treatments, Long-Term Effects, and Legal Options
Each year over 2 million Americans experience whiplash. Sometime called a neck strain or sprain, whiplash cases range from mild to severe and can cause severe pain. Proper diagnosis can only be made by an experienced physician who understands how to identify and analyze the physiological evidence and then develop a plan that will lead to the best possible recovery.
Whiplash happens when soft tissue, cartilage, and/or nerves are suddenly snapped back and forth or side-to-side, most often as the result of automobile, motorcycle, or truck collisions but sometimes happens when people participate in rough sports like boxing, football, or skiing.
According to the Mayo Clinic treatment for whiplash may range from heat or cold therapy to injections of numbing medications such as Xylocaine. Neck braces are sometimes helpful as is exercise.
The duration of whiplash symptoms and pain can last days to weeks to months and even years because each case is different. Because of these variables it is very important to have professional medical and legal help.
Every accident that involves even minor injuries should be discussed with a personal injury attorney. For some reason many people prefer to “shake it off” when they are hurt in a car crash only to regret it later when they realize their injuries are more serious than they originally thought. it is very important to be assessed by a physician as soon as possible and it’s also critical to have a thorough review of the accident’s causes and who was at fault.
The Law Firm of Lazarus and Lazarus has helped hundreds of whiplash victims in south Florida since 1992 and we have worked diligently to recover the maximum compensation for every one. Please call us 7 days a week for a free consultation at 954-356-0006.
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