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Often mentioned in the same breath as car accidents is the term whiplash. Though it is a common injury, it is more complex than commonly thought.

If you have (or think you have) suffered whiplash from a car accident in Arizona, contact Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm near you. Our offices are conveniently located in nearby ChandlerPeoria, and North Phoenix, and we can meet in-person or over the phone or video call.  You can contact us for a free consultation, or read on to find out more about whiplash cases in Arizona.

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What Is Whiplash?

Whiplash is a soft tissue injury caused by the rapid back-and-forth movement of your neck. This often occurs in car accidents due to force of impact, particularly in rear-end accidents. It affects the bones in your spine and neck, as well as the muscles and ligaments in your spine, neck, and shoulders. Additionally, it can cause your brain to jostle in your head, which could cause a concussion.  

Can a Minor Car Accident Cause Whiplash?

Any type of car accident can cause whiplash. However, it is most common in rear-end accidents. The main aspect of car accidents that cause whiplash is when a moving car comes to a sudden, complete stop.  

What Are the Symptoms of Whiplash?

You may have whiplash if you have one or more of the following symptoms: 

  • Neck Pain and Stiffness 
  • Worsening of Pain with Movement 
  • Loss of Range of Motion in the Neck 
  • Headaches 
  • Pain in the Shoulder, Back, and Upper Arms 
  • Tingling or Numbness in the Arms 
  • Fatigue 
  • Dizziness 
  • Blurred Vision 
  • Ringing in the Ears 
  • Irritability 
  • Difficulty Concentrating 
  • Memory Problems 

What Should I Do If I Have Whiplash?

If you have any of the symptoms of whiplash, you should see a doctor as soon as possible. This is so that you can rule out a more major injury, such as broken bones, as well as to start the treatment and recovery process as soon as possible.  

How Long Does Whiplash Take to Heal?

The majority of people heal within 3 – 4 weeks with no long-term repercussions. However, the length and quality of recovery will depend on the person and severity of the injury.  

If You Need More Information, Take a Look at These Articles

How can I handle my own auto accident claim if I have whiplash? 

How can I calculate how much my whiplash injury is worth? 

How can I file a claim against the at-fault driver for my neck injury? 

Should I expect to get medical treatment for whip lash after my rear-end accident? 

What do I do if my neck hurts after a rear-end accident? 

How can I get paid for the inconvenience and frustration of being in an auto accident? 

How do I start to recover from my whiplash injury?

What do I do if my accident was at a low speed, or I only have minor injuries? 

How can I cope with the unexpected medical bills from my neck injury? 

How do auto accident settlements work? 

What do I need to know about neck injuries and whiplash? 

What is the value of my neck injury? 

What are latent injuries, and how can I prepare for them?

Are neck injuries common after a T-Bone accident? 

What do I need to know about my whiplash injury? 

Arizona Resources for Whiplash

If you have whiplash and you have already spoken to your doctor, there are other resources available to you.  

Original Health Institute in Phoenix 

Auto Injury Treatment Centers 

Axis Spine and Sport in Tempe 

Arizona Pain Specialists 

SW Spine and Rehab in Mesa 

Get Help Now

At Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm near you, we have more than 15 years of experience helping clients obtain compensation for their personal injuries, including whiplash. When you’re ready to talk, please contact our office to arrange a free initial consultation by phone or at our Chandler office, conveniently located in your area.

If you need medical treatment after a car accident contact Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm near you in nearby Chandler, AZ to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney. We provide personal injury legal services to clients in your area including ChandlerGilbertMesaScottsdale, Tempe, and Peoria.