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Columbia Personal Injury Lawyer > Charleston Car Accident Whiplash Lawyer

Charleston Car Accident Whiplash Lawyer

It often takes less than a second for a person to experience whiplash in a car accident. Indeed, whiplash is one of the most common injuries diagnosed following car accidents, particularly rear-end collisions. And while some people may dismiss whiplash as “just a minor injury,” it can in fact lead to serious long-term health problems that can affect every aspect of the victim’s daily life.

If you sustained a whiplash injury in a motor vehicle accident, the negligent driver can be held legally responsible for your medical bills, lost income, and even your ongoing pain and suffering. Our Charleston car accident whiplash lawyer can review your case and apprise you of your options. The Stanley Law Firm has more than 60 years of combined experience in handling these kinds of personal injury cases. We can put that expertise to work for you and your family as you try to rebuild your life following what should have been a preventable auto accident.

How Serious Is a Whiplash Injury?

In medical terms, whiplash is an injury caused by the forceful and sudden back-and-forth movement of a person’s neck. This produces an effect reminiscent of a person cracking a whip, hence the term “whiplash.” As previously noted, whiplash is a common injury in rear-end car accidents. When one vehicle rear-ends another, the people in the front vehicle can experience the rapid back-and-forth motion that causes whiplash.

Whiplash is often a tricky injury to properly diagnose. Many victims do not experience any symptoms immediately following the accident. It may take a few hours or even a couple of days. But once symptoms do appear, they can be quite serious and long-lasting. Some common symptoms include:

  • stiffness and pain in the neck;
  • increased pain as the person moves their neck;
  • loss of range of motion in the neck;
  • headaches at the base of the skull;
  • tingling, numbness, or pain in the arms or upper back;
  • dizziness;
  • fatigue;
  • blurry vision;
  • tinnitus (ringing in the ears);
  • cognitive problems, such as difficulty concentrating or remembering things; and
  • sudden mood swings and depression.

It is critical to seek immediate medical treatment if you experience any symptoms of whiplash following a car accident. Insurance companies often balk at paying out accident claims based on whiplash. So the more medical evidence you can present in support of your claim, the better. Remember, under South Carolina law you can seek the full amount of your economic and non-economic damages against a negligent driver who caused your whiplash injury.

Reach Out to a Charleston Car Accident Whiplash Lawyer

In addition to seeking prompt medical treatment, it is also imperative to speak with a qualified Charleston car accident whiplash lawyer as soon as you can following your injury. The team at the Stanley Law Group is happy to sit down with you to discuss your accident and how we can help you in seeking appropriate compensation for your whiplash injury. Call us today at 803-799-4700 or contact us online to request a free consultation.

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