After getting in an accident, the overwhelming shock and stress can mask the pain of an injury. A few hours later you may feel some stiffness in your neck, but you brush it off as a minor neck strain or something similar and wait it out. Unfortunately, this can result in some serious injuries. Anytime you’re in an accident, it’s vital you seek medical attention, no matter how minor your pain may be.
You’re undoubtedly familiar with whiplash. It’s an injury that typically occurs when your head and neck suddenly whip forward and back after a car accident. This can strain your neck and back and result in muscle and tendon tears that can lead to hospitalization, rehabilitation, or surgery. Even minor whiplash can be particularly painful and require a lengthy period of recovery and therapy.
One of the reasons whiplash is dangerous is because your injuries may not be apparent until several days or weeks after the accident. Because you feel fine, you might delay medical treatment, but the longer you wait, the worse it could eventually get. For those reasons, it’s important to be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of whiplash, such as:
- Pain in the shoulders, arms, and neck
- Dizziness, confusion, and memory loss
- Difficulty focusing
- Back pain
- Anxiety and nervousness
- Difficulty moving your neck or head
- Muscle tightness or soreness
If you are suffering from any of the above symptoms, contact our experienced Tulsa car accident lawyers at Richardson Richardson Boudreaux, PLLC today. We will fight vigorously to get maximum compensation for your medical bills, future treatment, and loss of wages. We are available for evening and weekend appointments and we charge nothing for personal injury cases unless we win your case.
Call our office at 918-492-7674 or contact us online today.