When you’re in motor vehicle accident, chances are likely that the impact will cause your head to jerk forward and back, which can cause a whiplash injury. A whiplash injury can result in stretching and/or tearing of the muscles or tendons in your neck. This can be severely painful and make moving your head and neck difficult.
People in TV shows and movies are often shown with a cast around their necks. Using the excuse of a whiplash injury to obtain compensation for fake injuries. The reason? Damage to your soft tissues (like muscles and tendons) that you experience during your whiplash injury isn’t as obvious as a broken bone or open wounds. Oftentimes, whiplash injuries don’t even appear on diagnostic imaging unless the damage is incredibly severe. And your whiplash injury isn’t necessary immediate. Sometimes it takes a week or so for the injury to become fully recognizable to trained medical professionals. But whiplash is a real injury and it can be extremely painful and even debilitating. A Greenville personal injury lawyer can work with you to determine how to continue if you find yourself suffering from a whiplash injury after your accident.
In serious cases, whiplash can have long term consequences. The area of the neck affected by whiplash is critical for comfort and mobility. Damage or strain to this area can result in lifelong complications. As well as pain that may make it difficult to do something as simple as walk.
How Much Compensation Can I receive?
As with all injuries, the amount of compensation you could receive also depends on many different factors. Including the severity of your whiplash injury. The symptoms of minor whiplash often heal after just a week. Which means you’ll be unlikely to receive compensation for that injury. If your whiplash injury is severe and causing debilitating pain that prevents you from working or engaging in your normal day-to-day tasks, you may be able to obtain compensation. A South Carolinian lawyer can help you recover damages if you’re injured due to another person’s negligence. Contact The Clardy Law Firm today for a confidential consultation about your case.