Although many people who sustain a whiplash injury can completely recover within 3 months, studies have shown that a significant number of people will have chronic pain or other symptoms that linger longer – sometimes for years. According to the Mayo Clinic, signs and symptoms of whiplash usually develop within 24 hours of the injury and may include: Neck pain and stiffness, Worsening of pain with neck movement, Loss of range of motion in the neck, Headaches, Tenderness or pain in shoulder, upper back or arms, Tingling or numbness in the arms, Fatigue, Dizziness, and Concussion. In some extreme cases, symptoms can include Blurred vision, Ringing in the ears (tinnitus), Sleep disturbances, Irritability, Difficulty concentrating, Memory problems and Depression.
If you think you have suffered a whiplash injury in a rear end crash, make sure that you get the proper medical treatment immediately. If you have any questions about your rights after a read end crash, call us at O’Brien Law. We have handled many cases with whiplash injuries, some quite severe. We are here to answer your questions and help you.