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Whiplash Injuries

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A whiplash is an injury resulting from a sudden jolt to your neck, often sustained in auto accidents. The forceful back and forth motion of your head causes these injuries. They are very common in rear-end auto accidents. Even a neck injury which is initially diagnosed as a whiplash may actually be a more serious injury of a herniated disc in your neck. Often the emergency room does not perform an MRI to determine if the injury is whiplash or something more serious such as a herniated disc, which often requires surgery to repair. It is always important to have any neck injury fully examined to rule out any serious injuries.

Symptoms Of Whiplash

If you’re a pedestrian who was hurt in a crash caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation—even if you were injured taking evasive action rather than being struck by the vehicle in question.

Common whiplash symptoms are:

  • Neck stiffness or pain
  • Loss of motion or pain during movement
  • Headaches
  • Shoulder, upper back or arm pain
  • Fatigue or dizziness
  • Blurry vision
  • Ringing in your ears
  • Difficulty concentrating
Most of the time, whiplash resolves within a few weeks, but it can last months in severe cases. Physical therapy and chiropractic treatment are commonly the first step toward recovery from a whiplash injury.

Serious Complications Resulting From Whiplash

Some cases of whiplash can last many months or even years after an accident. This is especially common if you’ve suffered back or neck pain prior to the accident. Complications can include:
  • Serious neck pain
  • Headaches
  • Shooting pain, tingling, numbness in your arms/hands
Whiplash is one of the most common injuries sustained in a car accident. Unfortunately, because these soft-tissue neck strains and sprains don’t always show up on imaging scans, they can also be difficult to diagnose, treat, and prove to an insurance company. If you were hurt in a crash caused by another person or entity’s negligence, these factors—as well as the misconception that whiplash isn’t serious—can make recovering fair compensation challenging. Fortunately, you’ve come to the right place for help.
Beck & Beck has helped countless clients recover the compensation they deserve for injuries suffered in accidents caused by others. We’re the only firm in Missouri that only handles Missouri auto accident cases, and we’ve seen the consequences that whiplash has had on our clients and their lives. We know they’re not the “minor” injuries they’re made out to be, and we’re ready to put our knowledge and skills to work for you. Find out how we can help you get the medical care and evidence your case needs.

Are You Suffering From Whiplash Following A Missouri Car Accident?

If you’ve been injured in a Missouri car accident and are suffering from whiplash you should speak with an experienced whiplash lawyer as soon as possible. Please feel free to contact us online or call our office directly at 314.907.1624 to schedule a free consultation. We help whiplash victims throughout the state of Missouri including Columbia, Springfield, Kansas City, St. Louis, Kirksville and Cape Girardeau.

Paul Beck
Helping car accident victims and personal injury clients throughout the state of Missouri .

Are You Concerned About The Cost & Your Expenses After an Injury?

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