Whiplash is a serious injury that usually requires months of medical treatment to resolve the physical damage and to regain strength and mobility. In fact, whiplash injury is one of the leading causes of disability and loss of productive years of life.
What is Whiplash?
Whiplash is an injury to the cervical spine and the soft tissues in the surrounding area that support your spine and back. Whiplash is a serious injury that is caused by an automobile accident, bicycle accident or motorcycle accident. Symptoms may include neck pain, neck stiffness, neck tenderness, decreased mobility of the neck, head and shoulders, headaches, fatigue, sleep disturbances and muscle spasms. Signs of whiplash injury also include pain in your shoulder blades, low back, shoulders and/or arms.
Facts from the Spine Research Institute of San Diego:
- Most whiplash symptoms develop within 24 hours after being injured in a motor vehicle accident
- 45% of persons with chronic neck pain attribute the pain to a past car accident
- Each year there are 3 million new whiplash injures nationwide.
- 1.5 million or 50% of these new cases will develop into chronic symptom and 10% will become permanently disabled
Attorney Kenneth L. Christensen and The Christensen Law Firm, PLLC, have extensive experience representing victims who have suffered spinal cord injuries in Utah accidents. Being involved in a spinal cord injury in Utah can be serious and traumatic and the financial burdens involved are very real. Our Salt Lake spine injury lawyers can help you navigate the complex insurance realm. We will get you a substantial and fair settlement so you can focus on healing and recovery.