Whiplash Injuries in Arizona Car Accidents
Posted on behalf of Phillips Law Group on Jul 21, 2010 in Auto Accidents
Almost 120,000 Arizona car accidents occur every year, and the majority of them lead to at least one injury. One of the most common injuries that results from Arizona car accidents is known as whiplash. Unfortunately, whiplash is an injury that's been met with skepticism by the public at large thanks to the Hollywood parodies that have been common for decades. The reality of the situation is that whiplash is a real and a serious injury, and anyone who suffers from it should seek the immediate help of experienced Phoenix car accident lawyers. Below is an overview of whiplash.
The Problems with Diagnosing Whiplash from an AZ Accident
When whiplash results from an Arizona car accident, one of the problems that is associated with it involves diagnosing the injury in the first place. The reasons are that whiplash is not something that will generally appear on an X-ray and may not be visible on MRI scans. In addition, the symptoms associated with whiplash can vary widely. Below are just a few examples of whiplash symptoms:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Shoulder pain
These are just a few examples, and many of these symptoms could be associated with other injuries.
Arizona Whiplash Injuries and Damages Associated
Another problem that's associated with whiplash is the fact that doctors for generations have had trouble predicting how long the injury will last. This is important because it could be relevant to the amount of damages that could be appropriate in a lawsuit that results from an Arizona car accident. Some whiplash patients will overcome this injury in a matter of weeks, while others suffer immeasurably for many years and never completely get past the problems associated with this injury.
If you or someone you love has been harmed in an accident, you need the help of an experienced Phoenix personal injury attorney. Contact Phillips Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation.