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Whiplash Injury Attorney

Even though whiplash injuries are a common result of traffic accidents and car crashes, they still never fail to generate difficulties for victims in need of compensation for medical treatment, rehabilitation, and lost wages. Despite the frequency of this type of injury there are still many unknowns, and the popular conception of whiplash is filled with inaccuracies and outright fallacies.

Some Essential Whiplash Facts

Whiplash is a notoriously difficult injury to correctly diagnose, and treatment and healing are even more complicated. It may take several days, or a week or more, for symptoms of whiplash to fully develop. Many accident victims insist they are uninjured, then require hospitalization and treatment several days later, when the pain and resulting disability become intolerable. Common whiplash symptoms (immediately following the accident or delayed) include:

  1. Neck, shoulder, and/or back pain that may obstruct movement
  2. Persistent headaches
  3. Pain or numbness that travels down the arm
  4. Symptoms of concussion/head trauma
  5. Difficulty sleeping
  6. Fatigue

Whiplash Treatment

Common whiplash treatments include pain relievers such as over-the-counter pain relievers and anti-inflammatory medications, heat therapy, and ice therapy. More severe whiplash cases may require further treatment including muscle relaxants and physical therapy. It used to be common for doctors to give foam cervical collars (neck braces) to whiplash patients, but they have been found to slow the healing process, and therefore, are not used as frequently today. Some whiplash victims find pain relief from chiropractic treatment. While minor cases of whiplash heal may heal within 2-4 weeks, more severe cases can take much longer or be permanent. Physical therapy and other treatment for severe whiplash can be very expensive and long-term damage may not be fully realized until long after your Colorado car accident

Treatment strategies for whiplash vary to some degree, but all involve a relatively long period of convalescence and rest, including time away from work. Obviously, lengthy treatment and lost wages combine to have a shattering effect on a victim's personal finances, and what an insurance company or an opposing attorney might characterize as a minor injury can set the stage for financial ruin.

Whiplash Victims Seeking Compensation

Because of the peculiar nature of whiplash injuries, accident victims should consult with a Colorado personal injury attorney immediately to explore their options for compensation. Even if the accident appears minor and no lasting injury is apparent, whiplash symptoms can arise unexpectedly and require costly treatment, as well as result in lost wages. Experienced Colorado personal injury attorney, Saul R. Sarney, can provide advice regarding how best to protect the rights of all involved. Call today for a Free Initial Consultation.

Contact a Colorado Whiplash Injury Attorney

If you have been injured in a car wreck in Denver, Colorado Springs, or anywhere in the State of Colorado, contact Denver personal injury lawyer, Saul R. Sarney, for a FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION.

To speak with a Colorado whiplash injury lawyer about an accident or the loss of a family member, please call our office at 303-759-3300 or contact us online. We do not charge a fee to discuss how we can help you meet your legal needs.

Colorado Whiplash Injury Lawyer Saul R. Sarney

4643 South Ulster Street, Suite 980
Denver, CO 80237
Telephone: 303-759-3300

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The Colorado Personal Injury Law Firm of Saul R. Sarney, P.C., in Denver, Colorado, represents clients facing personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits, and denial of insurance coverage claims throughout the greater Denver metropolitan area and areas north, including the cities of Lakewood, Aurora, Englewood, Littleton, Arvada, Greeley, Morrison, Boulder, and Broomfield, as well as Douglas County, Denver County, Jefferson County, and Arapaho County. We also represent clients in other states including Kansas, Nebraska and New Mexico.