More than six million car accidents occur on American roadways each year. These accidents are the leading cause of whiplash, an injury which affects approximately three million Americans and leads to nearly $23 billion in claims each year. Depending on the severity of impact, whiplash can be a painful and persistent injury that impedes daily activities.
If you or someone you know is suffering from whiplash due to another party’s negligent actions, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your losses. Contact the Kankakee whiplash injury attorneys of Spiros Law, P.C., to discuss the details of your case. Call (815) 929-9292 today to schedule a free initial consultation.
Symptoms of Whiplash
When whiplash is caused by car accidents, it is typically a result of rear-end collisions. On impact, the car rapidly moves forward and back again. This abrupt shift in directions can cause an occupant’s spinal cord and neck to suffer a strain injury. Symptoms of whiplash vary depending on the force of impact, but can include:
- Stiffness in neck
- Constant pain in neck and/or back
- Limited mobility
- Tingling or numbness in back and/or neck
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, seek immediate medical care, as your condition may worsen over time unless treated.
Treatment for whiplash injuries varies from case to case. Possible treatments include:
- Application of ice and heat
Unfortunately, there is no cure for whiplash. Instead, patients use methods like these to treat their symptoms until their injuries heal. While whiplash usually resolves within days or weeks, some patients continue experiencing pain for months or even years.
If you have suffered whiplash due to the actions of another person, you may be able to pursue compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages. Contact the Kankakee automobile accident lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C., by calling (815) 929-9292 today.