Whiplash is a common injury many car and truck wreck victims sustain. The injury is caused “by an abrupt backward and/or forward jerking motion of the head and the symptoms may even be delayed for 24 hours or more after your body experiences the “initial trauma” says WebMD. Now, whether the symptoms are delayed or they are felt immediately following the collision, you will likely feel one or more of the following if you were recently involved in a wreck and suffered a whiplash injury.
- Stiffness and pain in your neck.
- Pain in your shoulders or between your shoulder blades.
- Lower back pain. Sometimes a neck or back injury can cause pain to spread in other areas of the body.
- You may have difficulty concentrating or remembering.
- You might feel irritable, tired, or unable to sleep.
- Pain or numbness in your arm or hand.
WebMD states that whiplash is generally treated with pain relief medications such as ibuprofen or naproxen and some patients have also felt relief from the injury when they exercised carefully, attended physical therapy, had a massage, applied heat or ice, or had an injection or ultrasound. Healthline also says that there are alternative remedies that may be able to treat the pain you might be experiencing which include:
- Visiting a chiropractor.
- Having electronic nerve stimulation applied to the painful area.
If you recently suffered a whiplash injury in a car or truck wreck and are wondering just how long you can expect to feel the effects of the injury, you will be happy to know that your pain should dissipate within a few days or even a few weeks. The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke says that “most patients recover within three months after the injury,” although there are cases where “some may continue to have residual neck pain and headaches.” Now, if you are concerned that your whiplash injury has led to you developing a more serious health condition, it is important that you share that information with your physician so that they are able to treat your symptoms and document it in your file.
The fact is, you may be able to recover a fair amount of compensation for the injuries you sustained, whether it is a minor injury or a more severe case of whiplash. Not only can the money you receive help cover the amount you lost in income if it caused you to miss work, but it can help you afford the necessary medical treatments you must continue to undergo while you work toward recovering.
Therefore, if you are interested in learning more about how much a car or truck wreck victim is entitled to recover for a whiplash injury along with the steps that must be taken to recover this amount, contact the Law Office of George R. Fusner Jr. As an experienced and dedicated accident lawyer in Nashville, TN who has been helping car and truck wreck victims for years, I would be happy to take the time to assess your case and provide you with an estimate as to how much it might be worth. And if you are looking to take legal action against the party who caused you to suffer the injury you sustained, my office is more than qualified to help you accomplish that as well.
You can reach the Law Office of George R. Fusner Jr. at
7104 Peach Court
Brentwood, TN 37027
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