Car Accident Whiplash Injuries Can Lead to Long Term Medical Bills
Posted on behalf of Phillips Law Group on Sep 24, 2010 in Auto Accidents
Perhaps one of the most maligned injuries that results from car accidents is whiplash. Hollywood has depicted whiplash as a fake injury countless times over the years in an attempt at comedy, and this effort overall has had an unfortunate effect on those who have suffered this injury. Put simply, whiplash is a real and a serious injury, and one that can require months if not years of medical attention. If you suffer from whiplash as a result of an Arizona car accident, you need to seek the help of experienced Phoenix car accident lawyers as soon as possible. In the meantime, below is a look at just how serious whiplash can be for someone who suffers from it.
Whiplash from Arizona Car Accidents - Problems with Diagnosis and Prognosis
Whiplash is an injury that does not tend to present itself clearly to doctors. The symptoms of whiplash can vary wildly, and as a result it can be all but impossible to determine how severe a case of whiplash is and how long it will take for a patient to recover. For example, symptoms of whiplash can include:
- Stiff neck
- Shoulder pain
These are all symptoms that could easily be confused with other injuries or conditions, so simply arriving at a diagnosis of whiplash is not easy. In addition, forecasting the recovery time for whiplash can be equally as difficult, as there is no broken bone that will heal or tear of a ligament that can be repaired. Whiplash is basically intense inflammation of the neck area, and inflammation does not come with a timetable for
Ongoing Care Needs for AZ Auto Accident Whiplash Victims
As a result of this injury, patients could need any number of different treatments and approaches. Most whiplash sufferers will need ongoing medication to deal with their pain and their inflammation. Others will need rehabilitation to regain the range of motion in their neck and shoulders, and still others will need more intrusive steps in order to work beyond this debilitating injury. Overall, some people who suffer from whiplash can recover from it in a matter of days or weeks. However, there are others who will not overcome this condition for a period of months or years, if they ever fully recover at all.
This all means that as long as medical care is needed, medical costs will continue to rise. If this situation sounds familiar to you, seek the help of a Phoenix personal injury attorney who can fight to make sure that your medical costs are covered and that you can focus on your recovery. Contact Phillips Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation.
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