What Should You Do After A Car Accident?

Jacksonville Whiplash Attorney

Whiplash can be the result of a fall or sports injury, but it is most commonly associated with car accidents. It is not widely considered a serious injury, although in fact it can be very painful and difficult to live with. People with whiplash often have chronic pain that can interfere with their ability to sleep, turn their heads, and other basic functions.

Jacksonville whiplash attorney Don Guthrie is committed to helping people suffering from whiplash win the insurance payments they need. To learn how we can help you, call our offices at 904-296-1088.

What is Whiplash?

Whiplash is a kind of spinal injury that affects the cervical vertebrae, the part of the spine that makes up the neck. When these vertebrae are turned suddenly and forcefully, it can damage soft tissues such as muscle and ligaments. When a car suddenly starts or stops, as in a wreck, passengers can easily suffer from whiplash.

The symptoms of whiplash may be felt immediately or hours after a car accident. They include:

  • Neck pain and swelling
  • Stiffness in the neck and back
  • Muscle spasms
  • Headaches

Pain traveling from the neck to the arm

There is no quick or simple cure for whiplash. Patients often have to simply rest, treat the area with ice or heat, and wait for recovery. In more severe cases, a neck brace or prescription painkillers may be necessary to allow the patient to get on with his or her life.

If your whiplash was caused by someone else’s negligent driving, you may be able to win compensation through his or her insurance. A Jacksonville whiplash attorney can review your case and inform you about your best options for success.

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To speak with knowledgeable Jacksonville car accident whiplash attorney Don Guthrie, contact our offices by calling 904-296-1088.

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