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What you need to know about whiplash

Whiplash Injury Information

Whiplash is one of the most common form of injuries in a car accident. Did you know that you can get whiplash in an auto-accident going less than 12MPH? This means you can have whiplash even if your car has no physical damage. Whiplash also doesn’t always show symptoms right away and can take a few days before recognizing the pain.

Even Minor Accidents Can Cause Whiplash
Whiplash is a serious injury. However, it does not require being in a serious accident.

For this reason, many people who suffer a minor accident, such as being rear ended in a car, fail to realize they may be suffering from whiplash. In turn, they may fail to exercise their right to file a personal injury claim.

Whiplash Statistics and Facts
Over 3 million Americans a year suffer a whiplash-causing accident. Surprisingly, most rear impact car accidents that cause whiplash occur at speeds below 12 mph. In low speed rear impact crashes, the reported risk of injury is 35 to 68% despite most cars experiencing no structural damage at such speeds.

Contrary to popular belief, injury potential from an accident cannot be predicted by accident reconstructionist or the victim’s pre-injury psychological makeup. The “minor” neck-related injuries that follow such crashes account for up to 60% of all permanent impairment claims, and approximately 10% of those injured become permanently disabled.

Common Symptoms Following Whiplash
If you have been in an accident, some of the most common whiplash symptoms to be aware of are:

  • Neck pain (92%)
  • Headache (57%)
  • Fatigue (56%)
  • Shoulder pain (49%)
  • Anxiety (44%)

Other common whiplash symptoms include low back pain, sleep disturbance, impaired concentration, blurred vision, irritability, dizziness, forgetfulness, and others.

Whiplash and the Law Offices of Steven D. Weier
If you are experiencing whiplash due to an accident, you need time, rest and support to recover.

At the Law Offices of Steven D. Weier, we emphasize handling personal injury cases. As a result, you can best focus on your recovery by leaving the details of your personal injury claim to our highly experienced attorneys.

If you are looking for the whiplash relief you need and the settlement you deserve, contact us today.

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