One of the most common injuries suffered in car accidents in Florida and the United States is whiplash. A whiplash injury occurs when an individual’s neck rapidly propels forward and then backwards (similar to cracking a whip) when their vehicle is struck from behind or involved in a collision.
Symptoms of whiplash include the following:
- Neck pain and stiffness
- Limited neck movement
- Tenderness or pain in shoulder, arms, or upper back
- Numbness or tingling in arms
Recovery time depends on the seriousness of the whiplash. While most people heal within days, others may take weeks or longer to completely heal. It’s imperative to seek a doctor if you experience any neck pain or other whiplash symptoms after a car accident in order to get an accurate and timely diagnosis. Whiplash can also be a symptom for other serious injuries, such as tissue damage and fractures.
If you have suffered a severe whiplash injury after being involved in a car accident, our Dunedin personal injury lawyer offer the legal assistance to thoroughly review your medical records, establish how the injury negatively affected your daily activities, and file a claim for compensation on your behalf. With decades of legal experience, we can help you successfully navigate through any potential complications with your case and get the results you want.
Contact Paulsen Law Group at (727) 270-8260 and schedule your complimentary consultation today.