What is Whiplash?

Whiplash is an injury to the neck’s soft tissues, like tendons, ligaments, and muscles. Severe cases of whiplash can also damage soft tissues in the shoulders and upper back, making the injury affect that much more.

Whiplash symptoms can be varied, including:

  • Stiffened neck and shoulders
  • Chronic neck pain that worsens with movement
  • Migraines and headaches
  • Dizziness and nausea spells
  • Constant or unexplained fatigue
  • Tinnitus or ear ringing
  • Sensitivity to light and sound
  • Tingling sensation in one or both arms

If you have been in a car accident and feel any such symptoms, then you should see a doctor as soon as possible. Diagnosing whiplash early and starting treatments just as quickly is key to preventing it from worsening further. As whiplash worsens, it can cause severe, debilitating pain as well as mental health concerns like depression, anxiety, mood swings, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Treating Whiplash Injuries

The treatments for whiplash depend on the severity of the injury. We can work with your medical team to better understand what needs to be done to treat the whiplash and how that will impact your finances and livelihood. Through this careful process, we can better calculate the damages owed to you.

Treatments for whiplash can include:

  • Lengthy painkiller prescriptions
  • Physical therapy
  • Rehabilitative care
  • Surgery

When working on your case, we will also want to talk more with your medical provider about what treatments you will need in the future. It is critical that we secure the compensation that accounts for all your losses, not just those that have already happened.

Start Your Case with a Free Evaluation

Christie Farrell Lee & Bell offers comprehensive legal services to drivers who have suffered a whiplash injury. We know that you are going through a lot due to the pain and debilitations caused by the whiplash. Let us take everything off your plate by managing your injury claim for you. For more than 40 years, we have been helping drivers in Indianapolis seek compensation and demand justice after all sorts of accidents, such as rear-end accidents that cause severe whiplash.

Meet our team and see how we can help. Dial 317-488-5500.