While no one wants to be involved in a car accident, the reality is those vehicle collisions are not uncommon in and around the Boston area. Victims of car accidents often sustain severe injuries. One of the most common injuries reported in the aftermath of a crash is whiplash. All too often, insurance carriers fail to recognize the serious nature of whiplash injuries. This regularly means that victims do not receive the compensation they deserve. At Colucci, Colucci & Marcus, P.C., our car accident attorneys in Boston, MA want to discuss whiplash injuries, how they can affect victims, and what type of compensation should be available in these cases.
Compensation For Whiplash Injuries
Any person injured in a car accident caused by the careless or negligent actions of another party should be able to secure compensation for their medical expenses. This includes whiplash injuries. While it is true that many people consider whiplash injuries to be relatively minor, the reality is that whiplash can significantly affect a person’s ability to perform daily activities and their ability to work. Whiplash can lower a person’s quality of life for a certain period of time and decreased their ability to earn an income.
At Colucci, Colucci & Marcus, P.C., our Boston car accident attorneys firmly believe that whiplash injury victims should be able to recover both economic and non-economic compensation for their injuries.
Signs And Symptoms Of Whiplash
According to the Mayo Clinic, “Whiplash is a neck injury due to forceful, rapid back-and-forth movement of the neck, like the cracking of a whip.” This motion can injure bones in the spine, the discs between the bones, muscles, nerves, ligaments, and other tissues in the neck.
Whiplash is most commonly associated with vehicle accidents, particularly rear-end accidents. However, whiplash can also be caused by other incidents such as sports accidents, physical abuse, falls, and more.
Some of the most common symptoms associated with whiplash include the following:
- Neck pain and stiffness
- Loss of range of motion in the neck
- Headaches that began at the base of the skull
- Tenderness or pain in the shoulder or upper back
- Tingling or numbness in the arms
Severe cases of whiplash can also result in blurred vision, sleep disturbances, difficulty concentrating, memory problems, and more.
Call Our Attorneys For A Free Consultation Of Your Case
If you or somebody you love has sustained whiplash injuries in a car accident caused by another party in Boston, contact an attorney as soon as possible. At Colucci, Colucci & Marcus, P.C., our knowledgeable and experienced attorneys will investigate your case and work to secure any compensation you may be entitled to. This can include coverage of medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering damages, and more. We understand the seriousness of whiplash injuries, and we want to ensure you are taking care of them. When you need a Boston car accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or by calling 617-917-3917.