Whiplash

Whiplash is a common neck or back injury that can cause victims long-term pain. Generally, whiplash occurs in automobile accidents where the passenger is thrust forward by impact, and then immediately forced backward due to an abrupt stop. While car accidents are the most common cause of whiplash, any sudden jar can injure the spinal cord and result in complications.

If you or someone you know has suffered from whiplash because of another party’s negligence or recklessness, you may be eligible to receive compensation for losses such as medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages. To discuss your legal options, contact the Oklahoma whiplash attorneys of the Abel Law Firm by calling (405) 239-7046 today.

Causes of Whiplash

Any activity which causes the neck to endure a sudden jolt may result in whiplash. Causes other than automobile accidents include:

  • Falling objects
  • Contact sports
  • Diving accidents
  • Assault

If you are currently suffering from any neck or back pain after any of the above activities, you may be experiencing whiplash.

Symptoms of Whiplash

After the initial injury, symptoms of whiplash will usually within 1-3 days. Whiplash victims typically suffer from one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Neck or back pain
  • Stiffness in neck
  • Limited movement
  • Muscle spasm in neck/back
  • Chronic headaches

Treatment for whiplash varies with each case. Victims may be required to apply heat, perform exercises, or limit mobility with a neck brace.

Contact Us

If another party’s negligence or reckless resulted in your whiplash injury, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your damages. Contact an Oklahoma whiplash attorney of the Abel Law Firm by calling (405) 239-7046 to discuss your case.

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