Victims who are injured in car accidents have the legal right to pursue financial compensation for their injuries from the party responsible for causing the collision. If you or someone you love has recently been hurt in a crash, you may be entitled to a recovery of the economic and non-economic damages you incurred as a result, including your medical expenses, lost income caused by missing work, and your pain and suffering, among other damages.
Because the personal injury claim process can seem foreign to victims, many do not know when they should pursue a case. This is especially true in accidents where victims may not suffer visible injuries, cuts, or broken bones. The fact is that injuries can occur in numerous ways, and they all have the potential to disrupt the lives of victims, cause pain, and make it difficult to meet the demands of daily live. This is true of serious whiplash injuries.
Whiplash is the term used to describe an injury of the neck that occurs when the head rapidly accelerates backwards and forwards, often as the result of a sudden impact or jolt. Whiplash injuries are most common in car accidents, including rear-end collisions. At the Law Offices of Dan Davis, our Oklahoma City car accident attorneys have helped many clients pursue a successful recovery of their damages after they sustained whiplash injuries. These recoveries were essential to providing clients with the compensation they needed to cover their losses and the medical treatment they needed to heal.
Whiplash injuries can create significant strain on the neck and back, and can cause a number of adverse effects to victims including:
- Pain, tightness and limited range of motion that can prevent victims from working or performing activities they usually perform
- Disc injuries, including herniated discs, and joint dysfunction that can cause chronic pain and limited mobility
- Headaches stemming from the base of the head
- Neck strains of the muscles, tendons, or tissues in the neck
- Neck sprains resulting from torn ligaments
- Concussions caused by rapid acceleration and deceleration of the head. Concussions can result in a number of adverse symptoms, and victims should always mention whether they are experiencing headaches, sensitivity to light or noise, dizziness, confusion, and other brain injury symptoms to their doctor
Depending on the nature of the injury, whiplash can place substantial limitations on a victim, and can often prevent them from working for a period of time. By seeking a timely medical evaluation following a crash, your doctor can use various imaging tools, such as x-rays and MRIs, to rule out serious problems and identify the underlying issue. With time and effective treatment, victims who suffer whiplash injuries can make a recovery.
While a physical recovery is important, it is also important to remember that victims incur these costs through no fault of their own when they suffer whiplash in a preventable car accident. To recover your damages, you will need to pursue a civil claim, and out legal team is readily available to help you learn more about the process for accomplishing this, and what we can do to help. We’ve done exactly that for many men and women across Oklahoma City and the surrounding areas.
The Law Offices of Dan Davis has earned a reputation for our exceptional experience, record of success, and passion for helping victims and their loved ones pursue the maximum compensation possible. Our firm is available 24/7 to help immediately after an accident, so do not hesitate to contact us and get started with a FREE consultation.