Whiplash injuries commonly occur as a result of car accidents, typically when a vehicle has been rear-ended. Depending on the severity of your whiplash injury, medical attention may be required in order for you to heal properly. If your whiplash injury and its associated financial damages are the result of someone else’s negligence, you may be eligible to pursue compensation. At Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, our attorneys have helped many clients recover compensation for their injuries, missed wages, and suffering in the aftermath of an accident that led to a painful injury such as whiplash.
Common Whiplash Symptoms
Depending on the severity of the injury, a doctor might recommend anything from over the counter pain medication and at-home care to prescription medication and physical therapy. If you experience the following symptoms after a motor vehicle accident, you should seek medical assistance for whiplash right away:
- Neck pain or stiffness
- Limited range of motion
- Headaches, especially near the base of the skull
- Muscle tenderness or pain around the shoulders or upper back
- Tingling or numbness in the arms or fingers
- Blurred vision
- Difficulty concentrating
Most whiplash injuries are not life-threatening; however, failure to obtain proper medical treatment can lead to permanent damage of the tissue and muscles.
Contact a Whiplash Attorney
If you have suffered from whiplash injuries after an accident that was not your fault, feel free to call the Massachusetts personal injury lawyers of Crowe & Mulvey, LLP.