John R. Fuller P.C.

1736 Race Street
Denver, CO 80206

(303) 597-4500

What is Whiplash

Denver, CO Whiplash Attorney

Whiplash is an injury to the neck that is sometimes referred to as neck sprain or neck strain. Whiplash is characterized by a collection of symptoms that occur following an initial injury to the neck. If you’ve suffered this injury, reach out to Denver, CO whiplash attorney John R. Fuller today for a free case review. In whiplash, the inter-vertebral joints (located between vertebrae), discs, and ligaments, cervical muscles, and nerve roots may become damaged leading to months and even years of pain and stiffness. 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. 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). Within the first 24 hours,  automobile accident victims may begin to experience the first signs of whiplash —neck stiffness, pain and a headache.  Along with these whiplash symptoms, there may be  numbness, tingling or a pins-and-needles feeling between the shoulder blades, arm and hand. Some of these symptoms can last for years, or —if left untreated–become permanent.

Common symptoms reported by whiplash victims:

  • Neck pain and stiffness
  • Headache
  • Shoulder pain and stiffness
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Jaw pain
  • Arm pain
  • Arm weakness
  • Visual disturbances
  • Ringing in the ear (tinnitus)
  • Back pain
If you have an automobile accident (through no fault of your own)  and suffer whiplash symptoms, you should file a claim with your insurance company 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 Denver and Aurora Car Accident Lawyer

If you have been injured in a car accident, contact Denver, CO whiplash attorney John 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 car accident 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