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Whiplash Symptoms

Denver and Aurora Injury Attorney

Whiplash is one of the most common neck injuries. Whiplash occurs when your head suddenly moves backward and then forward — similar to the motion of someone cracking a whip. These extreme motions can hyper-extend your neck muscles and ligaments causing increased pain and stiffness. Automobile accidents are the most common cause of whiplash, occurring most frequently when a car is hit from behind (rear end accident). In fact, whiplash is the most common injury in automobile accidents. Between 1988 and 1996, 805,581 whiplash injuries occurred annually in all crashes in passenger cars, light trucks, multipurpose passenger vehicles and vans, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Many people who suffer from whiplash notice the following symptoms, usually within the first 24 hours after the automobile accident:

  • Neck pain and stiffness
  • Headaches, most commonly at the base of the skull
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Fatigue

Some people also experience:

  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Memory problems
  • Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Irritability

Contact your doctor promptly if:

  • The pain spreads to your shoulders or arms
  • It becomes painful to move your head
  • You experience numbness, tingling or weakness in your arms
If you or someone you love has experienced whiplash symptoms after an accident, it is important to seek medical attention immediately. Whiplash can easily become a chronic and debilitating condition if not treated promptly. If you have an automobile accident (through no fault of your own)  and suffer whiplash symptoms, you should file a claim against your insurance to recoup any losses you may incur. In addition, you should contact a Colorado personal injury attorney immediately to discuss your case. Your attorney may be able to obtain the compensation you need to pay for medical expenses, rehabilitation and lost wages that have accrued because of your injuries.

Contact a Colorado Car Accident Lawyer

If you have been injured in a car accident, contact Denver car accident lawyerJohn R. Fuller today. The Denver personal injury attorney you select often makes the difference between a settlement that favors the insurance company and a settlement or verdict that is fair and meets your needs. Our Colorado personal injury law firm has the experience to know when our clients are being treated fairly and will respond accordingly. Contact John R. Fuller, P.C., for a free initial consultation to discuss your case. We’re available 24/7 by phone, fax and e-mail. We return after-hours calls promptly, and provide interpreters for our Spanish-speaking clients. Bookmark and Share