Why Whiplash Can Often Be Overlooked After an Arizona Accident
Injuries after an accident can range from mild scrapes and bruises to life-altering, severe damage. Some of the most devastating injuries can leave Arizona car accident victims in a very precarious situation. If multiple doctors and specialists are needed for treatment, therapies, and surgery required, and necessary medications the bills to pay for just the medical care alone can be through the roof. If you are in this type of situation it is likely that you are unable to go back to work and earn a living. Missed wages are hard enough to manage when compounded with mounting medical costs and regular appointments, the road to recovery can be long and rough.
When you have been severely injured in an accident that was not your fault, you shouldn’t have to carry the weight of the aftermath on your shoulders alone. You also shouldn’t be left working out how to pay for the costs, you deserve as much compensation as you can get when a negligent party hit you and caused you harm. Working with an experienced Phoenix automobile accident injury attorney who will aggressively fight on your behalf is the best way to ensure that your legal rights are protected and you get the compensation you are entitled to.
What Injuries Take Time to Exhibit Symptoms After an Arizona Car Accident?
After an accident, doctors and emergency rooms see high rates of whiplash for very good reasons. Being hit throws your body out of balance and jerks it in all sorts of directions. Specifically seen in rear-end accidents, the force of a car slamming into you violently throws your head and neck forward and then rapidly back again. The strain on the tendons, muscles, and spine can be immense.
Whiplash is not something to take lightly. In serious crashes, you may feel immediate pain and know that there is something wrong. This would no doubt send you directly to the doctor or motivate you to be transported by ambulance to the hospital. However, in crashes that aren’t considered catastrophic, that doesn’t always mean injuries weren’t suffered if the pain isn’t felt right away. Whiplash in specific is one of the injuries that victims may suffer, but symptoms don’t show up right away. It could take up to 12 hours before you experience symptoms of the injury and in some cases, it could take a couple of days after your Arizona car accident.
The outcome of whiplash varies just about as much as when the symptoms show up. Whiplash can heal on or it may require physical therapy to fully heal appropriately. Whiplash can cause a victim to experience extensive pain in the neck and in the back. The pain can also extend to the nerves, to your muscles, and in your joints. Symptoms that whiplash inflicts include headaches, chronic pain, poor sight, the sound of ringing in the ears or tinnitus, inability to sleep, feeling unbalanced, and experiencing dizziness.
Do You Need an Arizona Car Accident Attorney?
ELG is an Arizona personal injury law firm that is very familiar with the commonality of whiplash in victims of car accidents. We know that it is easy for victims to believe that they aren’t injured simply because they don’t immediately experience symptoms, when in fact, they are. We also understand how important compensation is for victims to help them with their costs which is why we go to battle for our clients. Don’t wait to call the Arizona personal injury lawyers at ELG today at (623) 877-3600 to schedule your free consultation after you were in an Arizona car accident.