Unfortunately, car accidents happen much too often during the winter months. While most accidents don’t result in immediate serious physical injury, there are times when seemingly minor accidents lead to more complicated issues later.
“My accident was three days ago – could that cause my neck pain today?”
The answer is yes. Did you know that even in motor vehicle accidents cases with substantial car damage, symptoms rarely come on the day of the injury?
Minor fender benders can cause you to feel little shaken up and shocked, but physically intact. In more serious car crashes when your car is rendered inoperable, your first thought may still not be to see a doctor. You may be preoccupied with other worries. How long will I be without a car? How will get to work? How much is it going to cost me?
If you begin to feel sore and stiff, you may decide to take over the counter medication for the pain. But whiplash is much less straight-forward than a simple tight muscle from over-exertion.
Whiplash causes the neck bones to displace from the stretched ligaments and discs. It is a relatively common injury that occurs to a person’s neck following a sudden acceleration or deceleration force, most commonly from motor vehicles.
Whiplash injuries generally involve damage to the bone structures and soft tissues – necessitating chiropractic treatment. They may also involve bruises, back injuries, headache, dizziness, pain when bending.
While they are commonly associated with auto accidents, they can also occur in a fall from a bike, when riding a roller-coaster or being shaken by an individual. Seek legal help if you have injuries cause by the negligent conduct of someone else. They are responsible and should be held liable. An accident attorney can help you get the compensation you need for medical bills and any other treatment you need to recover.
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Often times, due to the legal and insurance issues, the veracity of complaints of neck pain and other symptoms by those people who suffer from whiplash are commonly viewed as suspect. Whiplash injuries can be complex and may include a variety of related problems, such as joint dysfunction in the spine or limbs. This can possibly lead to restricted range of movement and much pain.
While many people willing attempt to mislead the system for personal gain, whiplash is a real condition with real symptoms.
If you or a loved one has suffered whiplash injuries in an auto accident or other accident, please contact the personal injury attorneys at Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi to discuss your legal rights and options.
We have offices in Bergen County, New Jersey and New York City for your convenience.