Whiplash is an injury that is most frequently associated with traffic accidents, including those involving trucks, cars, SUVs, and other motor vehicles. They occur as a result of the sudden impact of a crash. The forward momentum of the body is stopped abruptly in a collision. The seatbelt stops the body but the head continues moving. When this happens, the muscles and tendons in the neck may be damaged.
Whiplash is a painful, debilitating injury. Treatment is typically limited to pain management and wearing a neck brace to limit motion. Depending on the extent of soft tissue damage in the neck and shoulder, a person with whiplash may experience a considerable amount of pain and limited mobility. The severity of this type of injury makes it all the more important to work with a Jacksonville injury lawyer who can seek fair compensation on your behalf.
Find out how to recover a just settlement or award after a serious whiplash injury. Call (904) 637-7721 or contact Spohrer Dodd online for your free consultation.
The following are common symptoms of whiplash:
- Neck pain
- Loss of mobility in the neck
- Tenderness in the upper shoulder
- Numbness or tingling in the arms
Whiplash can also cause:
- Ringing in the ears
- Blurred vision
- Difficulty concentrating
No matter the cause of your injuries, you may be entitled to financial compensation from the responsible party or parties. A distracted driver, a negligent manufacturer, or a careless truck driver may be held accountable for your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost earnings, and more. Our Jacksonville whiplash injury attorneys are standing ready to see how we can help you begin the process of rebuilding your life.
With over 150 years of collective experience, our legal counsel is virtually unparalleled in the personal injury realm. Call (904) 637-7721 today to arrange your free consultation.