Contact our Oklahoma-based law firm if you have suffered a whiplash injury because of the negligence of another person or party.
Whiplash or “neck strain” is defined as a soft tissue injury to the neck, and can be a debilitating type of personal injury. These injuries are most commonly sustained in rear-end collisions, in which the car is struck from behind and a vehicle occupant’s head is jerked back and then forward again. This violent series of motions commonly causes injuries to the soft tissue of the neck region such as: damage to the intervertebrial discs, tearing of the cervical muscles and possibly even nerve damage. Since whiplash injuries affect the soft tissues, the extent of the injury typically cannot often be appreciated without the aid of CAT scans or MRIs.
Victims suffering from whiplash injuries will often develop initial symptoms within the first few days of the injury, and the severity and type of the symptoms experienced typically varies greatly between individuals. Some common symptoms of whiplash include the following: neck pain, neck stiffness, dizziness, blurred vision, loss of memory, loss of concentration, headaches, back pain, shoulder pain, sleep loss, and more.
The symptoms of a whiplash injury often subside within three months of the car accident, with most victims recovering completely. However, there are some severe cases of whiplash, in which the victim experiences residual symptoms for longer periods of time. In fact, some whiplash victims suffer from complications of their injury for months and years after the injury occurred, and some never fully recover. If you have been the victim of a rear-end collision in Oklahoma, or have symptoms of whiplash due to the negligence of another, contact our experienced lawyers at Oklahoma Legal Center for legal help.