Whiplash is a soft-tissue injury commonly associated with rear-end car accidents and may cause a number of health-related problems after a crash.

If you are pursuing damages after suffering from whiplash caused by a car accident in Las Vegas, you should follow these steps after the crash.

Always Seek Medical Attention

Whiplash is a painful injury that occurs when the muscles and tendons of the neck to snap forward and back suddenly in a whip-like manner.

Whiplash symptoms can range from mild to severe and may have a significant effect on your condition following an auto accident. Symptoms can include:

  • Fatigue
  • Head aches
  • Dizziness
  • Limited motion
  • Blurred vision
  • Memory issues
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Depression
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Irritability

Unfortunately, whiplash symptoms are not always immediately apparent following a crash. Many auto accident victims who suffer from whiplash report experiencing pain and related symptoms hours or days after the accident occurred.

This may cause some people to believe they are fine and do not need medical attention, while their whiplash injury remains unknown, possibly worsening.

By refusing to seek medical attention after a car accident you may significantly jeopardize your ability to file a claim and pursue damages for your suffering.