Whiplash in Car Accidents
Symptoms of whiplash from a car accident may be apparent immediately, but often pain and discomfort can develop slowly, first appearing as long as two weeks after the accident. Because whiplash symptoms can be slow to appear, some people may not realize they have been seriously hurt which can hinder a lawsuit. If you have been in an accident in the Charleston, SC area where any neck injury may have happened, it is crucial to seek medical attention right away even if you are not feeling the pain at first.
Symptoms of Whiplash
The symptoms of whiplash can vary greatly from person to person, and depend on the severity of the injury. Any of the following may be signs of whiplash:
- Neck pain and stiffness (often in the front of your neck too)
- Blurred vision
- Difficulty concentrating
- Ringing in the ears
- Sleep disturbances
- Emotional volatility
- Speech changes
- Difficulty Swallowing
- Memory problems
- Concussion or other brain injury
Many people who suffer mild whiplash will recover fully and may need no serious treatment; however, serious cases can cause permanent damage requiring extensive medical care.
If you have been seriously injured in a car accident in the Charleston, South Carolina area, you may need to file a whiplash lawsuit in order to put your life back on track. For more information on the types of injuries sustained by whiplash victims, and for help getting the compensation you need, call Steinberg Law Firm today at 843-720-2800 for your free consultation.