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The Types of Injuries Involved In Car Crashes In Wisconsin

November 3, 2017 |

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, one of the most common injuries you may have is whiplash. Acute whiplash can occur when your neck rotates or extends beyond its natural range of motion. This injury can happen to anyone, but it’s most prevalent when you’ve been involved in car accident. If you’ve recently been in a car accident and feel some discomfort in the neck area, read on to learn more.

Symptoms of Whiplash

While the most common symptoms of whiplash are some discomfort or pain in the neck area, there are other symptoms as well:

  • Stiffness around your abdomen
  • Lower back pain
  • Muscle spasms in the neck and shoulder area
  • Headaches that last a few days

If you’ve been suffering symptoms for over six months, you are likely suffering from chronic whiplash. Chronic whiplash is usually treated with physiotherapy and painkillers.

What You Can Claim For Whiplash

With whiplash cases, compensation is usually broken down as follows:

  • General damages – This compensation revolves around the severity of your injury and how the condition has affected your daily life.
  • Special damages – These damages cover the money you have expended on medical treatments and other costs associated with the necessary healthcare.

Other Common Injuries

There are a few other common injuries suffered by individuals in car accidents. The most common are head and neck injuries, followed by internal injuries. Internal injuries are extremely dangerous because the symptoms are not readily apparent, making it all but impossible to immediately detect such injuries. For this reason, it is urged that anyone who is involved in a motor vehicle accident immediately seek medical attention, even if the individual feels fine.

Also, seeking medical attention will help in the claim for compensation later on. Insurance companies can, and usually do, try to say that the victim was not really injured at the time of the accident if the victim fails to seek medical treatment right away.

To be successful in a car accident case, it’s important that you speak to an experienced and qualified Wisconsin auto accident lawyer, who can help build a case on your behalf. Reach out to an experienced attorney as soon as you get the clear from your doctor. Our team at Cannon & Dunphy is here and ready to help.

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