Car accidents: Whiplash injuries may take time to develop

While being in a collision can be scary, those who leave the incident feeling relatively unscathed may consider themselves fortunate. However, while a person in Montana might not experience immediate pain or discomfort shortly after the crash, there are some injuries that take time to develop. Whiplash is one of the most common types of injuries suffered during car accidents, and one might not develop symptoms of these injuries for hours, or even days after the collision takes place.

While perhaps most common during rear-end accidents, whiplash injuries can stem from any incident that causes one’s neck to move back-and-fourth in rapid succession. These injuries can cause various types of pain and suffering, including stiffness and neck pain, and they may even cause a person to develop headaches. Whiplash injuries can also lead to reduced range of motion in the head and neck and numbness in the extremities.

While these may be alarming enough as is, in some cases, those who suffer a whiplash injury may develop deeper issues such as sleep disorders or issues with memory loss. Severe whiplash injuries could also lead to long-term or permanent medical conditions. While the symptoms of whiplash injuries may take time to develop, they can be as harmful as, or more harmful than other accident injuries.

Individuals who suffer severe whiplash injuries following car accidents may be left facing a seemingly insurmountable hurdle of financial obligations. If another party was at fault in the crash, a person could choose to consult with an attorney for guidance on his or her available options for seeking restitution. An attorney can examine the accident and assist a client in Montana in pursuing the compensation entitled through a personal injury claim.