Perhaps the most common type of injury caused by a rear-end collision is whiplash. Whiplash occurs when a person’s head violently snaps from the force created by a sudden change of direction.
In a rear-end collision, people in the front car could experience whiplash from the initial crash that would cause their heads to thrust back. But they could also get whiplash from their heads thrusting forward when the momentum stops. This is why whiplash happens so often when someone gets rear-ended.
If you’ve been in a rear-end collision, watch for the following symptoms of whiplash:
- Headaches, especially those at the base of the skull
- Painful or stiff neck
- Tingling numbness or pain in arms or shoulders
- Vision problems
Whiplash victims typically recover after a painful three months. However, some severe cases of whiplash can lead to ongoing chronic pain. Treatments from a physical therapist, massage therapist, or physician can significantly reduce your recovery time and improve your long-term prognosis. Unfortunately, treatment can be expensive.
At Henness & Haight, we believe that if the accident wasn’t your fault, you shouldn’t be the one paying for the treatment. That’s why we fight to get you the compensation you deserve.
Do you have whiplash from a rear-end collision? Don’t fight the other driver’s insurance company alone. Don’t get stuck paying expensive medical bills for injuries you didn’t cause. Get help from a car accident attorney.