Whiplash Injuries After a Traffic Accident in Arizona
Whiplash is an injury that is synonymous with car accidents due to the way impact forces the head and neck to quickly move back and forth. The interesting thing about whiplash is that the symptoms can be felt right away or take up to 24 hours to become known to the victim. If you have been diagnosed with whiplash after a traffic accident you may be asking yourself how long will you have to deal with the pain and discomfort this trauma causes.
Symptoms Of Whiplash
The amount of time it takes to recover from a whiplash injury varies depending on how badly you have been affected. In general, an injured person will need a couple of weeks to improve and recover from their whiplash injury. However, some will experience pain for months to years after their accident. It is very important that if you experience any of the symptoms of whiplash you seek medical attention immediately so you can begin a treatment plan.
Depending on the severity of your whiplash diagnosis, you may require over-the-counter medications and rest or prescription medications along with physical therapy or a special pain treatment program. These treatments all cost money which is why it is in your best interest to file a personal injury claim and pursue legal compensation. An experienced Arizona serious injury lawyer can help you with your claim.
Symptoms of whiplash to look out for include:
- Stiffness and/or pain in the neck
- Headaches, typically at the base of the skull
- Range of motion limitations
- Pain or tenderness in the back, shoulders, and arms
Some individuals may also experience additional negative health outcomes from their whiplash injury such as:
- Difficulty sleeping
- Ringing in the ears
- Memory issues
- Blurred vision
If you experience nausea with any whiplash symptoms, tell your doctor. This indicates that you also likely suffered a concussion.
Arizona Serious Injury Lawyers
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that the cost of crash injuries alone in the United States is quite high. In 2012, the total bill was $18 billion. In 2017, the combined cost of everything from injuries to property damages and fatalities cost the state of Arizona $10 billion.
There are more than 100,000 automobile accidents in our state every year and out of these, 30,000 will result in injuries. Yearly fatalities from automobile accidents in Arizona take approximately 1,000 lives. If you were injured in an accident that was not your fault, contact the Phoenix automobile accident attorneys at ELG soon after for qualified legal guidance and representation in your personal injury claim.
We care about protecting the rights of victims in Arizona. We will take on the insurance companies and fight for a fair settlement on your behalf. Our talented and resourceful attorneys at ELG are here to help you pursue the most compensation to cover your damages. Call us today and set up a free consultation at either our Phoenix or Mesa motorcycle accident injury law offices at (623) 562-3838.