Austin Car Accident Whiplash Lawyer
Although whiplash is not by any means limited to the Austin area, people who live in Austin, Texas, may be more at risk than those who live in more rural areas. That's because it doesn't take much to develop this painful injury, and those who live in larger cities are more likely to experience a fender bender or other traffic accident.
In any case, the impact that whiplash has on your life might be more extensive than you think. An Austin car accident whiplash lawyer can help you sort out the details of the aftermath and the effects of this injury.
What Is Whiplash?
Whiplash is not a medical term. It is a layman's term that describes the effects of having your head jerked back and forth, causing damage to the muscles and tendons in the neck. The term comes from how the neck is “whipped” around. In any case, the damage to the muscles and tendons causes pain in the neck, but it also limits the ability of the neck to do something as simple as hold your head up without support.
While many people might think whiplash is a minor injury, it has the potential to become a serious injury that affects your life for years after the car accident.
Austin Whiplash Income Loss
As if the injury is not painful enough, whiplash is also expensive. Some people recover from this injury fairly quickly, but this isn’t the norm, and it certainly isn’t guaranteed. Even if you do recover quickly, you still have to pay the medical costs and accept the loss of income from your time off from work.
The majority of the people who suffer this injury take much longer to heal. In fact, 75 percent of the people who experience whiplash will spend six months or longer recovering from it.
How to Recover from Whiplash
Only a medical professional can give the full details of what you personally need to do to recover from whiplash, but you can count on needing plenty of rest to allow your body to heal.
Yes, it can be expensive to take time off from work while still seeing your healthcare provider on a regular basis, but an experienced Austin car accident whiplash lawyer may be able to help you sort out the expenses. Your health and wellbeing are important, even if it ends up being costly.
Seeking Compensation for Whiplash
If someone else is to blame for your car accident, you shouldn’t have to bear the expenses alone. Keep in mind that this type of injury can worsen and lead to other neck and back issues in the future.
Our lawyers at Colley Firm P.C. can look at the details and determine if you are entitled to compensation. You don’t have to attempt to navigate this process alone. Contact us online or call us toll-free at 1-877-411-2001 for a free case evaluation.