What to Know About Whiplash Claims (Part 1)

Car collisions are an everyday occurrence in Boston. Victims in car accidents can sustain a variety of injuries.Boston What to Know About Whiplash Claims (Part 1)

Whiplash is perhaps the most well-known, and often occurring injury in a car accident in Boston.

Although common, whiplash is grossly misunderstood. Whiplash is specifically an injury to the neck from intense, quick back-and-forth movement of the neck. The term whiplash comes from the movement that creates the injury. This type of action can cause severe injury to the neck and spine.

Symptoms of Whiplash

Anytime you are the victim of a car accident, seek medical help right away. A medical assessment is the only and best way to determine if you have been injured in the collision. Whiplash is best diagnosed within seven days of the collision. The symptoms of whiplash are most powerful within that time frame.

Additionally, the quicker you seek medical attention the more likely it is that you will obtain the appropriate treatment. Symptoms to be aware of, which are possibly whiplash injuries, include: headaches, neck aches, pain moving the neck, difficulty moving neck, problems with vision, dizziness, nausea, pain with pressure on neck, problems concentrating, and tingling sensations.

You Should Consider Filing a Claim

Whiplash usually presents as an injury in rear end collisions according to the Mayo Clinic. An impact from behind pushes your head forward with a sudden thrust backwards against the car seat. The recovery period from whiplash and associated injuries is not necessarily a quick recovery time. Nor is it cheap.

This accident is not something that most motorist budget for, so lost wages and other vehicles expenses should be reimbursed by the offending party.

The fault of the accident belong son the driver who rear-ended you. An accident like this, resulting in injury, is something that can be filed as a Massachusetts personal injury lawsuit to recover that compensation.

If you have been injured in a rear-end collision resulting in whiplash, it is important to speak with an experienced Boston whiplash injury attorney as soon as possible. Do not hesitate to call the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman at (617) 367-2900 today to schedule a free consultation.

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