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Whiplash

Have a Whiplash Case?

Whiplash is defined as a strain or sprain in the neck. This type of strain will occur when hyperextension or hyperflexion has occurred during an impact in an auto accident. At the point of an auto accident, your neck will contract naturally as it braces for impact, but your head will whip back due to momentum. When this occurs, soft tissue can be injured in the neck and damage can incur to its disks, nerves, ligaments, joints and muscles. If you are a victim of whiplash, Jenkins Law Firm can represent you to get you the compensation that you deserve. Although most whiplash victims may not feel symptoms for more than 24 hours after an accident, it’s important that you call us at (602) 283-9868 the moment you need assistance.

 

What Are The Symptoms Of Whiplash?

Immediately after an auto accident, your body will still be running high on adrenaline and you may not even notice that you have sustained any injuries. However, once the adrenaline wears off, you may notice a variety of symptoms in your head and neck region. These symptoms include:

  • Stiffness throughout your neck
  • Blurred vision
  • Intense pain in the neck, or throughout the entire back
  • Headaches
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Dizziness
  • Difficulties with concentration or memory retention
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Difficulty sleeping

If you have any of these symptoms after an auto accident, it’s imperative that you speak to an auto accident attorney immediately. Many people shrug these symptoms off, as they think that they are normal and they will start to feel better in a few days. However, these could turn into prolonged issues that completely change your life.

 

How Serious Does An Auto Accident Have To Be For Whiplash To Occur?

Many people assume that whiplash only occurs after a large accident. However, even smaller accidents may result in whiplash. This is why it’s important that you don’t downplay the severity of your accident and instead get the assistance that you need. Jenkins Law Firm works diligently with clients who have been in accidents with varying levels of severity, in order to get them the compensation they need for their whiplash symptoms.

 

I’ve Been In A Car Accident; What Do I Do Now?

If you or a loved one has been in a car accident, it’s important that you act quickly. We understand that you’re likely going to be experiencing a whirlwind of emotions after getting in a car accident, and you’ll probably have plenty of calls to make to your insurance agent and others. However, it’s also important that you quickly get to a doctor before the statute of limitations expires for an auto accident. During your visit to the doctor, he or she will give you a CT scan or MRI in order to better evaluate your neck and head region. We know this can be time consuming, but it’s imperative that you see to it as quickly as possible after your accident.

If you’ve been in an accident and are suffering from whiplash, call Jenkins Law Firm at (602) 283-9868 today. We’re happy to help you with your case in any way possible.