What kind of treatment will I get if I receive whiplash because of a Washington, DC car crash?

Whiplash is a potential and extremely painful side effect of a Washington, DC car crash. This type of injury is so common after accidents because of the way the head and neck rock back and forth during the collision. Although whiplash can cause lots of discomfort, the good news is that it typically clears up rather quickly and on its own. Those who are suffering from the condition can help the recovery process by implementing a few techniques.

  • Medication. Your doctor may prescribe you medication that can help ease the pain and discomfort of whiplash. Anti-inflammatory medication may help reduce the pain, as can analgesics.

  • Therapy. Certain therapies may encourage your neck to heal. Heat and ice can reduce the swelling and discomfort of the whiplash, as can ultrasound and possibly manual therapies, such as myofascial release. Acupuncture may also assist in pain relief as well as healing.

  • Foam collars. Many associate those stiff foam collars worn around the neck with whiplash. In fact, it has become the image linked with the injury. Recent findings, however, show that the collar may not be the best for managing whiplash. Keeping the neck immobilized for long periods of time can actually impede healing. Instead, wearing the collar is only recommended for a few hours at a time and for only the first few days following the injury.

Recovering from whiplash takes time, and unfortunately, lots of money. The insurance company will encourage you to settle your claim early and accept the small amount of cash they will offer. The lawyers of Lewis and Tompkins don’t think you should.

The insurance company wants to give you as little compensation as possible, which may not cover all of the expenses related to your injury. We will work hard to try and get you the settlement you deserve. Give us a call to schedule a consultation and find out what we can do for you.

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