Boynton Beach Accident Attorney
Whiplash is an injury commonly sustained in auto accidents, which can have very serious consequences, and is often misunderstood. It happens when the head and neck are violently jerked back and forth, faster than the rest of the body can keep up. Whiplash can injure the brain, soft tissues, and bones in the neck area. If you have suffered whiplash, a Boynton Beach accident attorney of Fenster & Cohen, P.A. can help.
Whiplash can result in brain injury, injury to the bones in the neck, and damage to the tendons, ligaments, muscles, nerves, and discs. The sudden and violent motion can injure the brain by stretching and tearing and by slamming the brain into the inside of the skull causing bruising, bleeding, and swelling. Whiplash can be permanently disabling.
Whiplash injuries can be difficult to prove. They can occur in low speed crashes with little or no visible damage to the vehicle. Soft tissue injuries, and often brain injury, caused by whiplash do not show up on standard medical tests. Also, if there is no blow to the head and no loss of consciousness, brain injury due to whiplash may go undetected.
You may not notice symptoms of whiplash immediately after an accident. Symptoms may become worse over times. Whiplash symptoms can include:
- Stiffness in the neck and/or shoulders
- Loss of range of motion in the neck
- Pain in the neck and/or shoulders
- Pain between the shoulder blades
- Back pain
- Arm pain
- Arm weakness
- Ringing ears (tinnitus)
- Jaw pain
- Vision problems
- Sleep disorders
- Memory loss
- Difficulty concentrating
- Unexplained anger
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in an auto accident, call Boynton Beach accident attorneys Fenster & Cohen, P.A. by calling (954) 473-1500 or toll-free at (877) 845-8989 or contact us online. The initial consultation is free of charge, and if we agree to handle your case, we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary recovery of funds. In many cases, a lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a statute of limitations. Please call right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.