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Car accident victims could suffer severe whiplash injuries

On Behalf of | Feb 8, 2022 | Car Accidents

The initial impact on a collision could carry significant force that may cause those involved to rapidly rock back and forth. This sudden motion can create various health concerns and accident victims who experience such a scenario may be at risk of suffering severe whiplash injuries. Whiplash can present with various symptoms and may range in severity, and such health concerns continue to be a common type of injury among car accident victims in Illinois.

While a person could suffer whiplash under numerous scenarios, studies indicate that it continues to be a common concern for those involved in rear-end collisions. Some possible complications of whiplash injuries may include:

  • Intense pain: Whiplash injuries can cause severe pain and suffering through various parts of the body, such as the neck, shoulders and even the lower back.
  • Loss of sensation: Such injuries could also lead to issues with numbness or tingling sensations, or even loss of sensation in the extremities.
  • Fatigue: In some cases, whiplash injuries could even disrupt sleep patterns or cause a person to experience issues with fatigue and irritability.
  • Cognitive risks: Studies also indicate that whiplash could also cause a person to experience issues with concentration or memory loss.

While some treatments may help alleviate whiplash symptoms, there is still a chance that similar health concerns could lead to chronic pain and suffering and prompt a need for long-term medical care.

Individuals who suffer whiplash injuries in a car accident involving a negligent driver may encounter various challenges in life, such as severe pain and suffering, extensive medical costs and a lengthy recovery period. Following the accident, a person in Illinois could choose to speak with an attorney for advice on the next steps to take to seek accountability through the civil justice system. An attorney can examine the incident, along with a client’s injuries, and assist in preparing to pursue the compensation entitled through a personal injury claim.

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