Whiplash is a painful medical condition that can seriously diminish your quality of life. It dramatically limits your range of motion, making it difficult to turn your head and you may have trouble performing simple daily tasks.
When you are suffering from whiplash, you may require extensive medical care and a long period of rehabilitation before you can resume your normal activities. And for many people, the pain never completely goes away.
If your injuries are the result of another person’s negligence in Dallas, The Lenahan Law Firm can help you seek compensation to cover the cost of your medical care and other expenses caused by your injuries. Call (214) 295-1008 to learn more today.
Doctors refer to injuries that impact muscles, ligaments, and tendons as soft tissue injuries. Injuries that damage your bones are called hard tissue injuries. Soft tissue injuries include sprains, strains, contusion, tendinitis, and bursitis. But whiplash is the most severe type of soft tissue injury. In fact, it can even be fatal.
Whiplash is the hyperextension of the neck that results when a sudden blow from behind causes the head to jerk backwards and then forward. Automobile accidents are a major cause of whiplash, which may occur when you are hit from behind by another vehicle. This can happen whether you are traveling down the road or waiting at an intersection.
Although rear-end collisions are the most common cause of whiplash, it can also result from head-on collisions or if you are sideswiped in a T-bone accident.
Any type of accident that forces your head to snap back suddenly can cause whiplash, including:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Falling off a roof or ladder
- Swimming pool accidents
- Workplace accidents that take place in factories or on construction sites
Serious whiplash can even result from a low-speed collision. That’s why you will want to visit your doctor right away if you have been involved in any type of automobile accident in Dallas.
Whiplash may result in permanent injuries that cause great pain and drastic changes in your lifestyle. Symptoms of whiplash may not become apparent for a up to 24 hours. Signs that you are suffering from whiplash may include:
- Pain when moving your head
- Back and shoulder pain
- Difficulty swallowing
- Neck pain or stiffness
- Ringing in the ears
- Blurred vison
- Trouble sleeping
- Memory problems
- Sensitivity to noise
- Reduced concentration
If you are suffering from whiplash due to an accident, it’s essential to speak with an experienced Dallas personal injury attorney right away. Your attorney will investigate the accident to determine if your injuries are the result of someone else’s negligence.
To help ensure that you get a fair settlement, our team at The Lenahan Law Firm will:
- Investigate the accident site
- Interview witnesses
- Review police reports
- Analyze your medical records
- Consult medical experts
Up to 40 percent of whiplash victims never completely heal from their injuries. Whiplash makes it painful to perform your daily routine, and you may be unable to go back to your job. You may also require costly long-term medical care.
At The Lenahan Law Firm, our attorneys have recovered millions of dollars in settlements for our clients. We only handle a limited number of severe injury cases, and we give every client our total attention. Call (214) 295-1008 to learn more today. We want to help you put your life back together.