Whiplash is a broad term that encompasses various head and neck injuries often caused in car accidents. During a collision, your head may be thrown violently forward or backward, resulting in potential damage to your:
- Tendons and ligaments
- Joints and discs
- Cervical muscles
If these soft-tissue injuries are left untreated, they can cause chronic long-term pain for accident victims. Even if you feel relatively fine at the time of your accident, you should still be examined by a doctor for signs of whiplash, since symptoms may not be noticeable until days or even weeks after the accident. Severe whiplash can also result in traumatic brain injury.
Pain in your neck and shoulder area, limited neck motion, headaches, and stiffness can all indicate a whiplash injury. If you are suffering from whiplash after a car accident caused by another driver’s negligence, our Little Rock car accident attorneys can help you pursue the compensation you need to make a full recovery.
Please contact the Duncan Firm today to schedule a free case review. We represent car accident victims throughout the state of Arkansas.