Whiplash: We’ve all heard of it and know enough to associate it with car accidents, but that’s about all we know.

What exactly is whiplash? How serious is it? How painful is it? These are questions most people don’t know how to answer until they’ve become its victim.

If you or a family member has been diagnosed with whiplash following a Rockville car accident, you should know that this is a serious injury deserving of monetary compensation. Talk to our experienced Rockville accident attorneys to see how we can help.

What exactly is whiplash?

Whiplash is much more than a little “kink” in your neck that lasts for a week or so. In fact, by definition, whiplash refers to a tearing of the muscles in your neck. Sound painful? It is. The symptoms of whiplash are numerous and can include the following:

  • Headaches
  • Ringing in your ears
  • Blurred vision
  • Swelling
  • Stiffness or immobility of your neck
  • Numbness or tingling in your neck and shoulders
  • Muscle spasms
  • Problems concentrating
  • Sleep issues

Is whiplash really serious?

A mild case of whiplash may heal itself, but a serious case will require medical treatment. Without proper treatment, you could end up with chronic pain for years or, in rare cases, a permanent injury.

Maryland car crashes are a common cause of whiplash because the sudden impact of a crash can easily cause your neck to lurch back and forth in an unnatural way. If you have recently been the victim of a car accident and think you may have whiplash, see a doctor immediately.

Can I get compensation for a whiplash injury?

As with any injury sustained in a serious Maryland car crash, a person who is diagnosed with whiplash can recoup damages to help pay the medical bills. If you are having trouble with a stingy insurance agent who doubts your injury, then you should talk to an experienced Rockville accident attorney who can help prove your case.

At Nickelsporn and Lundin, we will make sure you get the medical treatment you need while at the same time helping you with the legalities of receiving money to pay for that medical treatment. Call us today to request a free consultation at 1-800-875-9700.