If you are in an automobile accident and there is an impact, you may experience some degree of whiplash. Unlike a broken leg, which can be easily seen on an x-ray, whiplash is a soft tissue injury that doesn’t show up on film.
For that reason, many victims of automobile accidents do not get the medical attention or the compensation they deserve from what can be an excruciatingly painful and sometimes long-lasting condition.
If you are involved in an impact crash, it is possible that your head and neck may have been whipped around violently. This type of shaking can cause rips and tears in the soft tissue. Sometimes the injuries don’t show up the day of the accident, or they are masked by a slight headache or other pains. It’s also possible you will have no symptoms at all.
However, if you are the victim of a car accident, don’t take chances with your health or with injuries that may appear later. It is always possible you are in shock and are not feeling the pain. We advise all our clients to seek medical treatment to ensure that their injuries are diagnosed and treated.
Any claims for compensation for your personal injury will depend on the severity of your injury and numerous other factors. If you are the victim of an accident, contact a qualified personal injury attorney. If you are in the Atlanta, Georgia area, call David Van Sant.