Whiplash is a fairly common injury that occurs when a car is rear-ended and the passengers’ heads quickly jerk forward and back.
Collisions that happen at a slower rate of 20 to 30 mph can still cause significant pain! The energy of a car moving at 20 mph transfers to your body and jerks it forward, away from your head – this force can strain ligaments in your neck and shoulders.
Symptoms may take several hours or even several days to appear and because of this, following a low-speed collision, it’s important to not assume you have walked away from the accident unharmed. When symptoms do begin to appear, they may include pain, stiffness, and discomfort in your neck, restricted movement, nausea, and dizziness. Whiplash is typically not a life-threatening injury, but it can lead to a prolonged period of partial disability.
If you get in an accident, it’s very important that you call a lawyer like the personal injury attorneys at Collier & Collier. We’ll give you professional advice on how to proceed with getting your health and your vehicle back in order.
Whiplash injuries can last for a very long time and often have a significant impact on a person’s day-to-day life, and it’s important you work with an experienced legal team so that you can get your life back to normal.
The knowledgeable attorneys of Collier & Collier, P.C. can help determine the amount of money you should receive in your case and will fight to make sure you get it. Let us help you deal with your legal issues, while you focus on recovery.
Contact the law offices of Collier & Collier, P.C. at 1-804-368-6368 or toll-free at 1-877-825-0543 for a free consultation to discuss your case.