Whiplash refers to the violent action of the neck moving forcefully backwards then rapidly forwards in a whipping motion, resulting in the soft-tissues (muscles, tendons and ligaments) becoming extended and strained. You’re most likely to get whiplash from a car accident, particularly one where you’ve been rear-ended, but also from any situation where you brace yourself against a force, such as a punch or fall, or even an amusement park ride.
Symptoms of whiplash after a car accident
Symptoms of whiplash often take time to present themselves, but their effects can be debilitating and long ranging. Given that it is soft tissue that is damaged, it’s hard to diagnose whiplash, but symptoms include:
- Painful, stiff neck
- Pain in your shoulder, upper or lower back
- Pain or numbness in your arms or hands
- Trouble with concentration and memory
Low impact car accidents can still have a high impact on your health
It does not require a high impact crash to cause whiplash or other soft tissue injuries, which make it even more critical for you to have an experienced and assertive lawyer on your side. If you have been in a car accident, or are experiencing pain due to whiplash, tell us your story – we can help.
Vancouver Car Accident Lawyers at Warnett Hallen LLP
At Warnett Hallen, our best rated car accident and injury lawyers can review your case and help you to assess all of your options, which may include filing a no-fault benefit claim with ICBC or other insurance companies. We offer support for your recovery not just legally but also throughout your recovery and your injury claim.
Our goal is to evaluate and work to determine the extent of physical and emotional injuries suffered in an accident, ensure the best treatment possible for recovery, and prepare a strong case for maximum compensation.
The personal injury lawyers at Warnett Hallen never defend ICBC or the insurance companies. We represent injured claimants only.
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