Signs of Whiplash after an Ohio Car CrashNov 29, 2019 Car Accidents Injuries Legal Blog Ohio Personal Injury
Posted by: Kisling, Nestico & Redick, LLC
One of the most common injuries after a car crash is whiplash. Although it may not be as serious as other injuries. Like traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, and spinal injuries, whiplash can still lead to medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering to name just a few.
If you’ve been hurt in an Ohio car crash that was not your fault, it is in your best interest to consult an experienced Ohio car accident lawyer at Kisling, Nestico & Redick.
Call our team today at 1-800-HURT-NOW to learn more about your legal options and increase your chances of a positive case outcome. Initial consultations are always free and we only get paid when you recover compensation.
What is Whiplash?
Whiplash is a neck injury that results from the sudden jolting of the neck and shoulders, just like during a car accident. Unlike most injuries, whiplash may not be noticeable until days or even weeks after the crash. This is because the adrenaline and cortisol will eventually leave your body and make the pain apparent.
So, you may have no idea you have whiplash immediately after a car accident. Therefore, it’s important to visit a doctor right away, even if you think you’re fine. A doctor can perform a physical evaluation and inform you of whether or not whiplash is present.
Symptoms of Whiplash
Whiplash injuries can range in severity. While some victims of whiplash face mild pain and discomfort, others experience more severe pain that impacts their ability to complete daily tasks and lead a quality life.
The most common signs of whiplash following a car crash include:
- Neck pain and stiffness
- Back pain and discomfort
- Tingling or ringing of the ears
- Weakness in the arms
How are Whiplash Injuries Diagnosed and Treated?
When you seek medical attention after a car accident, a doctor will conduct a physical exam and check out your neck, back, and arms. The doctor may ask you to perform various tasks to figure out how your range of motion, strength, and reflexes have been affected. X-rays, MRIs, and CT scans may be performed as well.
Fortunately, minor cases of whiplash heal on their own with a bit of rest. If your whiplash injury is severe, however, you may require treatment. Your treatment will likely include a combination of over-the-counter pain medications, icing and heating, physical therapy, massage therapy, stretching exercises, and/or a neck brace.
How an Ohio Car Accident Lawyer Can Help
Regardless of the severity of your whiplash injury, it probably affected your life in any number of ways. You may be able to recover compensation for your damages, like the time you missed from work, your medical bills, and your pain and suffering.
It’s a good idea to contact an Ohio car accident lawyer who can assist you in determining liability for the accident and holding the responsible party accountable.
Depending on the circumstances, they may be able to file a car accident claim on your behalf. A lawyer can negotiate and communicate with the liable party’s insurance company so you can focus on recovering.
Contact Kisling, Nestico & Redick Today
If you’ve sustained a whiplash injury in an Ohio car accident that was caused by another party’s negligence, reach out to Kisling, Nestico & Redick as soon as possible. You can count on our Ohio car accident lawyers to help you secure the full and fair compensation you may be entitled to.