Whiplash Injuries after a Car Accident
Whiplash is a common injury sustained in car accidents. It is caused by a sudden jolt which whips your head forward and backward, tearing the muscles, tendons, and ligaments in the neck. While whiplash occurs most often in rear-end collisions, it is possible to develop the injury in just about any type of car accident. The speed of the vehicles does not have much impact on whether you get whiplash. This neck injury can occur even in car accidents involving vehicles traveling as slow as 15 mph.
Symptoms of whiplash may take up to a day to develop, and they may become progressively more severe until you receive treatment. Common symptoms include:
- Pain, stiffness, numbness, or tingling in neck and shoulders
- Muscle spasms
- Weakness or temporary loss of motion in the neck
- Blurry vision
- Trouble performing routine daily activities
- Headaches, dizziness, or ringing in the ears
- Difficulty concentrating
- Memory loss
- Sleep interruption
In most cases, it may take three to four months for your whiplash to heal after you receive medical treatment. However, in severe cases whiplash can result in pain lasting as long as two years following your car accident.
If you have suffered whiplash in a car accident caused by the negligence of another driver, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your damages. New Jersey car accident attorney Anthony Carbone has more than 20 years of experience handling these complex claims. He will work with a team of accident reconstruction specialists who will provide expert testimony in support of your claim. Mr. Carbone will fight aggressively to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
Please contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation. Anthony Carbone serves clients in Jersey City and Newark, New Jersey.