Can You Secure Compensation for Whiplash in a Car Accident?
Whiplash is one of the most common injuries a person can sustain in a car accident. However, while many people consider this a “minor” car accident injury, that is not necessarily the case. Victims of whiplash can sustain long-lasting pain and suffering. It is important that whiplash injury victims secure the compensation they are entitled to if another person caused their car accident. Here, we want to discuss the signs and symptoms of whiplash and what you can do to secure the compensation you need.
Signs and symptoms of whiplash
According to data available from the North Carolina Department of Transportation, there were more than 280,000 total traffic collisions during the latest reporting year. Out of those incidents, more than 125,000 people were injured. Many thousands of victims sustain whiplash each year in North Carolina car accidents.
Whiplash is an injury that is caused by the sudden jerking back and forth or side to side of a person’s body when they are involved in a vehicle accident. This sudden motion can impact the muscles and ligaments of the upper back and neck. Whiplash is often more than just a minor injury – this injury can prevent a person from going to work and earning an income and from enjoying their regular daily activities. Some of the most common signs and symptoms associated with whiplash after a car accident include:
- Severe neck pain
- Frequent headaches
- Arm pain
- Constant fatigue
- Unclear thinking
- Stiffness in the back or neck
- Blurred vision or seeing dots
- Memory issues
There are various factors that relate to how severe a whiplash injury will be, including the severity of the crash as well as the physical condition of the person who sustained the injury. Those who have sustained whiplash before, are older in age, already have back problems, or are in poor physical condition are more likely to sustain severe whiplash injuries in a car accident. Whiplash symptoms can last for weeks or even months.
Compensation available for whiplash injuries
Just like any other injury you sustain in a car accident caused by another person, you should be entitled to recover compensation for your whiplash injuries. It is not uncommon for the Charlotte car accident attorneys at Brown, Moore & Associates, PLLC to help clients secure compensation for the following after a whiplash injury:
- Full coverage of medical expenses
- Lost income if they cannot work while recovering
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of personal enjoyment damages
Our attorneys will conduct a complete investigation into your case in order to determine liability, and we will work with trusted medical professionals to help evaluate your condition and calculate your total expected expenses.
We offer free consultations for your case
If you or somebody you care about has sustained a whiplash injury in a car accident caused by the negligence of another person, seek legal assistance immediately. At Brown, Moore & Associates, PLLC, our qualified and experienced team is ready to get to work helping you secure the compensation you need. When you need a Charlotte whiplash injury attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling us at 1-800-948-0577.