Oklahoma Whiplash Attorneys
Whiplash, Soft Tissue & Neck Injuries from a Car Accident
Whiplash is a common injury in automobile accidents, extremely painful and debilitating. The symptoms of whiplash can often continue for months, requiring ongoing medical treatment and time away from work. Pain and a limited range of motion often restricts activities, and greatly reduces enjoyment of life and the ability to function after a whiplash injury sustained in a traffic accident.
Soft tissue injuries such as whiplash can be more difficult to prove to insurance companies than other types of injuries, and adjustors may assume a "take it or leave it" approach to paying compensation, with low settlement offers, if any. If you have sustained whiplash in an auto accident, it is in your best interests to speak with an attorney immediately after the accident. Our OK auto accident lawyers at Car Accident Help are well-versed in Oklahoma car insurance law. We have the knowledge, skills, and resources to provide the quality representation you need, and the dedication to aggressively pursue the compensation you deserve.
What Is Whiplash?
Whiplash is an injury to the neck caused by rapid and forceful back and forth motion, similar to cracking a whip. This type of injury is common in rear-end collisions, but can occur in other types of car accidents. Even low-speed, low-impact rear-end collisions, with little or no damage to the vehicles involved, can leave vehicle occupants with a painful whiplash injury.
Symptoms of Whiplash
Whiplash symptoms may not appear immediately after an accident, but, according to the Mayo Clinic, they usually appear within 24 hours of the injury. Common whiplash symptoms include:
- Pain and stiffness of the neck
- Neck pain that worsens with movement
- Loss of range of neck motion
- Headaches, generally originating at the base of the skull
- Pain and tenderness in the shoulders, upper back, or arms
- Numbness or tingling in the arms
Less common symptoms experienced by some victims of whiplash include:
- Ringing in the ears
- Blurring of vision
- Concentration difficulties
- Memory difficulties
- Sleep disturbances
Mayo Clinic reports that although most victims recover from whiplash within a few months, some people may continue to experience pain for months, or even years after an auto accident. Although chronic pain is difficult to predict, it generally occurs more frequently in cases when the initial whiplash symptoms include:
- Severe neck pain
- Rapid onset of pain
- Pain radiating to the arms
Speak with a Soft Tissue Injury Lawyer at Car Accident Help
Seek medical attention at once if you experience whiplash symptoms after a traffic crash, and speak with a knowledgeable attorney as soon as you are capable. At Car Accident Help, we provide resources and support for Oklahoma people injured in automobile accidents, and our attorneys know the law.
Insurance companies are in business for profit and not motivated by your best interests. You can rely on our legal team to advocate for your rights and fight for the compensation you truly deserve after suffering whiplash in an auto accident. Contact our attorneys today for a free case evaluation. Car Accident Help can be reached at (405) 285-4357.
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