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Coping with Whiplash Injury After a Car Accident

How to Deal with Whiplash Injury After Car Accident?

Often mentioned in the same breath as car accidents is the term whiplash. Though it is a common injury, it is more complex than commonly thought.

If you have (or think you have) suffered a Whiplash Injury After Car Accident in Arizona, contact Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm near you. Our offices are conveniently located in nearby ChandlerPeoria, and North Phoenix, and we can meet in person or over the phone or video call.  You can contact us for a free consultation, or read on to find out more about whiplash cases in Arizona.

By the way, we will also help with other problems that have cost you sleep, like getting a rental car very soon and finding a nearby doctor who can help you. Even the best legal team isn’t good enough if your quality of life isn’t sustainable while justice and compensation are on the way. The whole point of legal action is to regain quality of life, so we help you long-term as attorneys and short-term as your go-to people.

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What Is Whiplash Injury After Car Accident?

Whiplash is a soft tissue injury caused by the rapid back-and-forth movement of your neck. This often occurs in car accidents due to force of impact, particularly in rear-end accidents. It affects the bones in your spine and neck, as well as the muscles and ligaments in your spine, neck, and shoulders. Additionally, it can cause your brain to jostle in your head, which could cause a concussion.  

Can a Minor Car Accident Cause Whiplash?

Any type of car accident can cause whiplash. However, it is most common in rear-end accidents. The main aspect of car accidents that cause whiplash is when a moving car comes to a sudden, complete stop.  

What Are the Symptoms of Whiplash Injury After Car Accident?

You may have whiplash if you have one or more of the following symptoms: 

  • Neck Pain and Stiffness 
  • Worsening of Pain with Movement 
  • Loss of Range of Motion in the Neck 
  • Headaches 
  • Pain in the Shoulder, Back, and Upper Arms 
  • Tingling or Numbness in the Arms 
  • Fatigue 
  • Dizziness 
  • Blurred Vision 
  • Ringing in the Ears 
  • Irritability 
  • Difficulty Concentrating 
  • Memory Problems 

What Should I Do If I Have Whiplash?

If you have any of the symptoms of whiplash, you should see a doctor as soon as possible. This is so that you can rule out a more major injury, such as broken bones, as well as to start the treatment and recovery process as soon as possible.  

How long does Whiplash last after a Car accident?

The majority of people heal within 3 – 4 weeks with no long-term repercussions. However, the length and quality of recovery will depend on the person and severity of the injury.  

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Arizona Resources for Whiplash

If you have whiplash and you have already spoken to your doctor, there are other resources available to you.  

Original Health Institute in Phoenix 

Auto Injury Treatment Centers 

Axis Spine and Sport in Tempe 

Arizona Pain Specialists 

SW Spine and Rehab in Mesa

Get Help Now

At Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm near you, we have more than 15 years of experience helping clients obtain compensation for their personal injuries, including whiplash. When you’re ready to talk, please contact our office to arrange a free initial consultation by phone or at our Chandler office, conveniently located in your area.

If you need medical treatment after a car accident contact Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm near you in nearby Chandler, AZ to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney. We provide personal injury legal services to clients in your area including ChandlerGilbertMesaScottsdale, Tempe, and Peoria.


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a month ago

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a year ago

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2 years ago

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2 years ago

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