Should I Consult a Whiplash Injury Lawyer?
Whiplash injuries can forever impact a persons quality of life.
If you are involved in an accident, it is very likely that some damage has been sustained by your neck, back or the delicate tissues that surround both.
Even if your car crash happened at a very low speed, whiplash injuries can still be sustained. If you are injured, we encourage you to schedule a free consultation to learn about the compensation you may be eligible to seek.
Contact Pitman, Kalkhoff, Sicula & Dentice today. A Milwaukee personal injury lawyer at our firm will listen to the details of your case and help you determine whether you have a valid claim.
Whiplash Injury Symptoms
Whiplash occurs when the head is jolted forward and snaps back (such as when you’re hit from behind in a car) and even severe sideways movement can cause whiplash injuries. Whiplash affects the muscles, discs and ligaments in the back and neck, and depending on the severity of the injury to the soft tissue in your neck and upper back, it may take several days or even weeks for the body to fully process the physical trauma it sustained.
Whiplash victims might experience any of the following symptoms:
- Neck pain and stiffness
- Lower back pain
- Ringing in the ears
- Numbness or tingling in the arm
- Insomnia or trouble sleeping
- Shoulder pain
The severity and frequency of these symptoms will be determined by the nature of the crash. There is no treatment to fully recover a whiplash. It is a chronic condition that must be treated with a combination of therapies, which may include a pain reliever/ anti-inflammatory medication like Aleve or naproxen, chiropractic visits, or even surgery.
If You Have Whiplash
Whiplash affects each person differently, depending on the amount of impact, the type of collision that occurred, where the vehicle sustained the impact and other variables.
If you are suffering from whiplash it is important to keep the following information in mind:
Whiplash is a Lifetime Condition
Whiplash is a chronic condition that may require a lifetime of treatment with no ultimate cure.
No Accident is Too Minor for You to Sustain Injury
After an accident, even a minor one, you may feel like you have not been hurt but do not neglect to get a full check-up to make sure you have no sustained whiplash.
Even Low-Impact or Slow Crashes Can Harm Your Back and Neck
Rear-end accidents are some of the most common catalysts for whiplash injuries.
Get Help from a Whiplash Injury Lawyer Today
Consulting with a whiplash attorney may be the best way to seek compensation for necessary treatment, as it is difficult to prove to insurance providers that you have sustained these injuries without a skilled legal team supporting you.
The attorneys at Pitman, Kalkhoff, Sicula & Dentice are here to fight for your rights. We are experienced and ready to work tirelessly to prove the extent of your injuries. We always fight for the maximum amount of compensation available to our clients.