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Should I Hire a Lawyer for a Whiplash Settlement?

TV show writers often use “whiplash” as supposedly humorous shorthand for a minor, or even nonexistent, car crash injury. The implication is that the neck injury is easily faked and no big deal even when it actually occurs. In reality, whiplash is no laughing matter. And if you or a loved one incurred whiplash recently, you know that the symptoms of the neck injury cannot be easily dismissed or treated. The one thing TV show creators get correct is that rear-end collisions are the most common cause of whiplash injuries, which result when a victim’s head snaps backward and forward in rapid succession.

Calling a Columbus whiplash injury attorney to discuss ways to hold a negligent, reckless, drunk, or drugged driver accountable for inflicting such significant harm can make sense.

Symptoms of Whiplash and Recovery Time

Recovery from whiplash can take many months to fully resolve, and people who suffer from whiplash require extensive physical therapy.

Symptoms of whiplash include:

  • Neck stiffness
  • Shooting pains with movement
  • Pain in the shoulders, upper back, and arms
  • Tingling and numbness in the arms
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Headaches

How Can a Personal Injury Attorney Help Me in My Whiplash Claim?

The mocking portrayal of whiplash injuries in popular media can lead insurance company representatives and juries to take a person with neck injuries from a traffic accident or assault less than seriously.