One of the most common injuries after a
car accident is whiplash, but just because it’s common does not mean it should
be taken lightly or ignored. While you may hear of whiplash injuries all
the time & assume they’re minor, the effects of whiplash can
be damaging, causing pain that last for months and that may result in
expensive medical bills.
You may not know the extent of your soft tissue injuries immediately following
an accident. You may feel some pain after a car accident, but other conditions
like numbness may not be immediately evident.
Effects of Whiplash
The following are only a few examples of the effects that whiplash could
have on you:
Pain and suffering: Whiplash can cause almost constant pain in some sufferers. This pain
often requires prescription pain medication for someone to even get through
the day. Ongoing pain can also result in depression.
Inability to work: If a whiplash patient has a job that requires lifting or other physical
activity, they may not be able to perform their job for an extended period
of time. Missing work can result in lost wages and financial difficulties.
Limitations at home: If you have small children, whiplash can often prevent you from lifting
them up or caring for them.
In addition to the limitations on your life, whiplash can also be costly
financially. Many whiplash victims require visits to the doctor, orthopedic
specialists, physical therapists, and chiropractors. It may take months
of ongoing treatment before the pain subsides. These medical bills can
add up quickly.
If you’re living with pain after a car accident has caused a major
whiplash injury, you need the assistance of our New Orleans car accident
lawyers at the Womac Law Firm today!
Call (504) 470-3935 to speak with a lawyer.