Whiplash — often referred to as a cervical sprain — is a spinal injury suffered due to the violent, sudden motion where the head is snapped in multiple directions outside the normal range of motion. This type of injury can be difficult to diagnose, and many injured individuals find it challenging to recover monetary damages. A knowledgeable personal injury lawyer can provide the guidance and representation you need.
Cervical sprains and soft tissue injuries do not usually present with visible indications of the damage done. Unless the injury is sufficiently severe, the damage might not appear on diagnostic tests such as an X-ray or MRI. At Cross Border Law, we understand the challenges that injured individuals face after a car accident. By representing clients in both Vancouver and Seattle, our firm has gained insight into how personal injury cases proceed in both countries. If you are an American citizen injured in British Columbia, or a Canadian citizen injured in Washington State, schedule a free consultation today.
INJURIES TO THE SPINE IN A CAR ACCIDENT
Injuries can widely vary depending on the types of vehicles involved, the angle of the collision and the speed at which the vehicles collided. The sudden, jarring motion of two vehicles colliding will often result in spinal cord damage. Whether this damage is localized to the neck or other parts of the spine, an individual might suffer loss of sensation, loss of motion or chronic pain.
The effects of whiplash — severe pain, loss of movement, numbness, headaches, fatigue, etc. — can impact all facets of an individual’s life. From difficulty sleeping to the inability to concentrate at work, an injured person can feel long-term effects after a seemingly minor accident.
If you were injured in an accident and fear you might have whiplash, it is important to seek the care of a medical professional immediately. When you have questions about your legal options for monetary recovery, contact our firm by phone or through email.