Whiplash is not an insignificant injury
In the wake of motor vehicle accidents, some injuries are immediately apparent. Lacerations, broken bones, severe bruising and other injuries can usually be initially assessed with the naked eye. However, other injuries are not always visible. Internal bleeding, bone bruises, concussions and whiplash injuries can take time to become apparent. It is important to understand that “invisible” injuries are often either just as serious or more serious than visible injuries may be.
If you have suffered whiplash or you suspect that you have suffered whiplash as a result of a car accident, please understand that this is not an insignificant injury. Whiplash can lead to chronic pain in some cases and can impact an individual’s ability to lead a normal and healthy life. If you suspect whiplash, please consult a physician and keep track of medical records related to your injury.
Depending on the severity of your whiplash injury, which may not be apparent for many days or even weeks following your accident, you may benefit from seeking compensation from the parties responsible for your accident. Especially if your life is affected significantly by your injury or you will require ongoing medical treatment for your trauma, the bills related to your injury can pile up.
Holding responsible parties accountable for their negligence or recklessness and ensuring that you are properly compensated for the harm you have suffered are completely reasonable responses to suffering from whiplash. However, if you have concerns about pursuing legal action, please do not hesitate to discuss your concerns with an experienced personal injury attorney before making an informed decision about your case.
Source: Findlaw Injured, “3 Things to Know About Whiplash Injuries,” Le Trinh, April 7, 2015