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Just about any car accident, no matter how severe, has the potential to render the vehicle’s occupants victims of a phenomenon known as whiplash. Whiplash is a soft-tissue neck injury that is caused by the sudden extension and bending of its muscles. This rapid distortion may occur in accidents that involve speeds as low as 15 mph, and even occupants without seatbelts on can suffer from this condition. While people may suffer whiplash from injuries sustained while engaging in a variety of activities (such as playing sports), car accidents are the most common cause of this trauma.
If you have experienced a whiplash injury from a car accident that was caused by another person, then you may be eligible to claim compensation for your pains. The Tucson, Phoenix, and Flagstaff whiplash lawyers of Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C. can help you learn more about your legal rights in this situation. Please call our offices today to schedule a consultation.
Symptoms of Whiplash
Anyone who suffers a whiplash injury will typically experience physical symptoms, although in more severe cases, individuals may also go through a series of psychological and emotional changes as well. Most commonly, victims will see the following effects:
- Neck pain & stiffness
- Head, shoulder, back, jaw and arm pain
- Visual abnormalities
- Anger and frustration
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
If you have experienced any of the above symptoms from a whiplash injury sustained in an auto accident, then you may be able to claim damages. Please contact the Tucson, Phoenix, and Flagstaff whiplash injury lawyers of Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.C. today to learn more.
Whiplash, while not a life-threatening injury, still has the potential to cause chronic pain in patients if left untreated. Sometimes, whiplash symptoms will take years to arise and by this time, it is too late to prevent the development of serious complications. In the most severe cases, people may suffer from chronic neck pain or lose the ability to achieve a full range of motion in the neck.