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Complications from Whiplash After a Car Crash

Posted on in Auto Accidents

Houston Car Accident LawyerOne of the most common injuries that victims of motor vehicle accidents suffer is whiplash. Whiplash is caused by the sudden back and forth motion caused when your vehicle is struck from behind or when your vehicle runs into the back of another vehicle or object. While some cases of whiplash heal relatively quickly through medication and exercise, others can cause chronic neck pain and other complications. If you have suffered a case of whiplash, an experienced attorney can work with you to recover compensation.

Whiplash Signs and Symptoms

After the quick, sudden impact of a car crash, it is common for certain injuries to develop. If you are suffering from any of these symptoms, you may have injured bones in the spine, ligaments, muscles, tissues, or nerves in the neck, or disks in the neck and spine. You should seek medical attention to begin treatment and prevent them from worsening:

  • Neck pain or stiffness

  • Pain when moving your head or neck

  • Loss of range of motion

  • Headaches

  • Pain or tenderness in the shoulder, arms, and upper back

  • Fatigue or dizziness

  • Numbness or tingling in your arms

  • Blurry vision

  • Tinnitus (ring in your ears)

  • Difficulty sleeping and concentrating

  • Memory problems

  • Irritability and even depression

In more severe cases and for those who do not seek treatment, victims can suffer from greater and longer-lasting neck pain, a very limited range of motion for the head and neck, and pain that spreads from the neck to the arms. High-speed vehicle crashes are one of the more common risk factors for severe whiplash cases. They are also more likely to occur if you have had whiplash before, are older, or have existing neck or back issues. Whiplash, like other injuries, can result in additional doctor bills and lasting medical treatment. It may cause you to be unable to work and you could suffer lost wages. All of these costs could come on top of property damage caused by the accident. After seeking medical attention, you need to contact a personal injury lawyer who can help you secure compensation.  

Contact a Houston Car Crash Injury Attorney

If you or a family member has suffered whiplash or other injuries in a motor vehicle accident, you need to call the Harris County personal injury lawyers at Law Office of Shane R. Kadlec. We can ensure that you receive full compensation from the parties responsible for the accident so that you can move forward with your life. Contact our office by email or call at 281-643-2000 for your free initial consultation.  



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