Whiplash is one of those incidents that receive a lot of negative publicity. Sure, there are always those looking for a quick buck at someone else’s expense. They claim whiplash is causing excruciating neck pain when in fact they got over any injury in a few days or so.
However, there are incidents where whiplash can be a pretty serious thing. Whenever your head and neck are violently thrown forward and back again, it is possible to cause severe damage to neck tissue, joints, discs and nerve roots.
It’s possible for whiplash to cause both physical and psychological issues. These include neck pain and swelling, stiffness, muscle spasms, headaches and even memory loss, poor concentration and irritability.
If you’re involved in an auto accident (…most likely a rear-end collision) and have been hurt by whiplash, you may be entitled to damages for medical treatment and lost wages.
Treatments of course depend on the severity of your injuries, and their type.
To learn more about whiplash and how you can go about pursuing damages, check out the latest article in our Denver car accident knowledge center on whiplash and car accidents.
If you’ve been involved in an accident, it’s important you evaluate your options as soon as possible. The statute of limitations in Colorado is 3 years from the time of your accident. Starting early and having careful records will ensure you obtain any compensation you may need and qualify for.