How Long Does Whiplash Last?

Man with Hurt Neck After Car AccidentWhiplash is a common reaction to a car accident, in which your neck and head are suddenly pushed backward and forward in a forceful manner. This sudden movement puts your cervical spine through quick motions that are stressful for your body. It is an incredibly unpleasant sensation, causing a lot of pain and discomfort for those who are unlucky enough to experience it.

Whiplash differs from case to case, though it generally lasts anywhere from a few days to several months. This, of course, varies from person to person. Depending on the intensity of your particular injury and the severity of the accident, your whiplash may result in painful headaches, back ache, neck discomfort, and more.

If your whiplash lasts for six months or longer, it may develop into chronic whiplash which will then require more extensive treatment. The treatment for chronic whiplash may necessitate physiotherapy, as well as over-the-counter or prescription painkillers. As you can see, what may have initially seemed like a simple bout of whiplash, may now result in months of treatment -- costing you more money than you ever anticipated. This is why it is vital you enlist the help of a legal team who will fight to hold the guilty party responsible for his or her actions.

Representation for Your Car Accident Injuries

If you or a loved one has suffered whiplash at the hands of another, you are likely seeking an experienced, skilled, and compassionate Southfield car accident lawyer you can trust. This is where our legal team wants to step in to make sure your recovery is handled as efficiently and effectively as possible. We want to do everything possible to help you obtain the compensation you deserve for your expensive medical bills, loss of work and wages, and pain and suffering.

Call (800) 294-6637 to speak to a representative of our firm.

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