How You Might Feel if You Have a Whiplash Injury

Many people do not feel any signs of a whiplash injury at the scene of the accident. But over the next few hours or days, they may start to experience symptoms, such as:

  • Neck pain and stiffness. You might feel pain and stiffness in your neck, which hurts when you turn your head from side-to-side or nod your head up or down. You might not be able to turn your head as far as usual.
  • Arm, upper back, and shoulder symptoms. You might have numbness, tingling, pain, or tenderness in these areas.
  • Headaches often accompany whiplash injuries.
  • You might also be tired or dizzy.

If you experience any of these symptoms, see your doctor immediately. Even if you don’t feel injured or if you think your injuries are minor, see a doctor for an evaluation. Your doctor may identify serious injuries. The sooner you start treatment, the better it may be for your health and potential legal case.

What to Do if You Sustain a Whiplash Injury in a Car Accident

Do these things if you were in a car accident and experience symptoms of whiplash:

  • Get medical attention. As noted, starting treatment right away not only helps you recover from your injury but also enables you to connect the injury to your accident.
  • Contact a lawyer. Call Jason Schultz for help: 404-474-0804. Our law firm can help you pursue compensation for your whiplash injury and its effects on your life.
  • Do not give a written or recorded statement to the insurance company or agree to a settlement of your claim without first speaking with our firm.
  • Gather evidence. Save photographs, medical records, eyewitness contact information, accident reports, or other documentation of the accident or your injuries. Share the evidence with your lawyer. We will also gather evidence to help you prove fault and liability.
Jason R. Schultz
Helping Georgia area residents with car accident, medical malpractice, and personal injury claims since 1991.