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Three Things Your Should Know After A Public Transportation Accident

Your neck injury is more than just a pain in the neck

A car accident can change your life in an instant, leaving you with serious injuries and debilitating pain in a matter of seconds. These injuries are more than just physically painful; they can also be quite expensive, as you have to deal with medical bills, lost time from work and other costs.

One of the most common injuries suffered in car accidents is a neck injury, primarily whiplash. While this is a rather common injury, it affects victims in different ways. Your whiplash injury could be more than a minor pain in the neck; it could prevent you from working, enjoying life and much more.

How does your whiplash injury affect you?

Everybody is different, and the way that your whiplash injury affects you depends on factors such as your current health status and the nature of the impact. This type of injury is often the result of a sudden and severe impact, one that forces the head to move violently back and forth, mimicking the motion of a whip. Depending on how serious your injury is, you likely would experience some of the following symptoms:

  • Loss of range of motion
  • Stiffness or pain in the neck
  • Tingling or numbness in the limbs
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness or fatigue
  • Tenderness and pain in the upper body region

Some of these symptoms may seem relatively minor, but in actuality, they can take a long time to subside. In the meantime, they may affect your ability to work, drive, think clearly and participate in daily activities without pain. In more serious cases of whiplash, victims may experience the following:

  • Blurred vision
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Cognitive difficulties
  • Memory problems
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Depression
  • Difficulty concentrating

If the accident that left you injured was the result of the negligent or reckless actions of another person, you could be entitled to significantly more compensation than the insurance company initially offers.

Common injury, uncommon impact

Simply because whiplash is a rather common type of car accident injury does not undermine your right to recovery. Your pain and suffering are serious, and you have the right to seek both the financial compensation and the medical care you need to get better and move on with your life.

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