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What to Look for in Whiplash and Neck Injury Symptoms After an Accident

Accidents can happen in the blink of an eye, leaving those involved with a range of injuries, including whiplash and neck injuries. At Omni Injury and Accident Law, P.C., we understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll these injuries can take on accident victims.

What is Whiplash?

Whiplash is a common injury that occurs when the head experiences a sudden and forceful jerk forward or backward where the muscles and ligaments of the neck abruptly stretch beyond the range in which the body would find normal. This type of injury is most commonly associated with rear-end car accidents but can also result from sports accidents, physical abuse, or other traumatic events.

Symptoms of Whiplash and Neck Injuries

Whiplash and neck injury symptoms can vary in severity and may not appear immediately after an accident. Some common symptoms include:

  • Neck pain and stiffness
  • Headaches, particularly at the base of the skull
  • Vertigo or dizziness
  • Blurred or distorted vision
  • Fatigue
  • Shoulder/ arm/ back pain
  • Arm/ hand numbness or tingling
  • Difficulty concentrating or memory problems
  • Disturbances in sleep
  • Irritability or mood changes

It’s important to note that some symptoms may not manifest for several hours or even days after the accident. This is why it’s crucial to seek medical attention as soon as possible, even if you feel fine immediately following the incident.

Diagnosing Whiplash and Neck Injuries

To diagnose whiplash or a neck injury, your doctor will typically perform a physical examination and ask about your symptoms and the circumstances of the accident. They may also order imaging tests, such as X-rays, CT scans, or MRIs, to rule out fractures or other serious injuries and to assess the extent of soft tissue damage.

Treatment for Whiplash and Neck Injuries

Treatment for whiplash and neck injuries will depend on the severity of your condition. In most cases, conservative treatment options are recommended. In rare cases, surgery may be necessary to repair damaged ligaments or remove bone spurs that are compressing nerves.

Protecting Your Legal Rights After an Accident

If you’ve been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, it’s essential to protect your legal rights. At Omni Injury and Accident Law, P.C., our experienced personal injury attorneys can help you. To get in touch with one of our personal injury lawyers call us at 646-736-4184.

We understand that dealing with the aftermath of an accident can be overwhelming, especially when you’re trying to recover from your injuries. That’s why we’re committed to providing compassionate, personalized legal representation to help you get the compensation you deserve.

If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident and is experiencing symptoms of whiplash or a neck injury, don’t hesitate to seek medical attention and consult with a knowledgeable personal injury attorney. At Omni Injury and Accident Law, P.C., our NY attorneys offer free initial consultations and work on a contingency fee basis, which means you won’t owe us anything unless we recover compensation for you. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you during this challenging time.

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