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What Exactly IS Whiplash? What Should I Do If I Have It?

By Alpert Schreyer on October 1, 2015

DCMD - WhiplashWhat Exactly IS Whiplash?

Whiplash is often caused by a rear-end collision but can also be from physical abuse or over-exertion in sports. The injury is strain and pain caused from a rapid back-and-forth motion of the neck. Symptoms include neck and back pain, severe headaches, and even nerve damage. There are several treatments for whiplash that can alleviate pain and prevent long-term effects.

If you have been in an accident that has caused whiplash there are a few things you should do to ensure you heal completely and you are compensated properly.

Talk to your doctor

Once you’ve been diagnosed you should find out your options. There are several ways you can alleviate pain from whiplash and you should choose with your physician what is best for you. This may mean physical therapy so there are little to no long term affects from the injury, prescription pain medicine while you treat your injury and even holistic treatments such as massage and yoga.

You may also want to use a combination of several treatments in your path to recovery. This will ensure the long-term benefits you will need and a healthier approach to treating your injury.

Talk to your lawyer

If you have sustained whiplash from an accident you will want to discuss possible compensation with your lawyer. An experienced personal injury attorney will help you through the legal process and determine if you are owed compensation for hospital bills, car repairs, and other possible reparations. Without legal aid you may be forced to pay for everything without any help from those at fault or your insurance company. Be sure you are properly represented to avoid unnecessary stress during an already taxing time.

If you have been injured in a car accident caused by someone else’s negligence, and have whiplash or neck strain, do not panic. With proper legal representation you will be able to seek the compensation necessary to pay for medical expenses, car repairs, and long-term treatment for your injuries. Contact our knowledgeable and experienced legal team today to find out how we can help you receive the aid you need so you can move forward with your recovery and your life.

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