When it comes to
car accident injuries, one of the most common kinds that victims often suffer is whiplash.
The sudden forward-backward movement of a collision typically results
in overstretching of the muscles, tendons, and ligaments of the neck and
Short-Term vs. Long-Term Effects of Whiplash
Whiplash symptoms (i.e. pain in the neck, shoulder pain, burning sensation)
can develop within 12 hours after a car accident. Although these painful
symptoms may worsen for several days, the average recovery time is approximately
32 days. Short-term pain is often treated with anti-inflammatory medication
However, some victims experience chronic, long-term whiplash, which can
last for more than six months. Chronic whiplash can be a significant disruption
when conducting day-to-day activities, making it difficult to perform
job duties, concentrate in school, running errands, and enjoying activities
that you enjoy in life. Furthermore, it can cause psychological issues,
including depression and anxiety.
If you suffered a serious injury in a car accident in Pennsylvania,
contact our Philadelphia personal injury lawyer at Golomb & Honik, P.C. and
free consultation today.