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Villarreal & Begum Last Updated Date: April 9th, 2020

How Serious Is Whiplash and Brain Injuries?

Young man suffering from neck pain.

One of the most common injuries seen in car accidents is whiplash. Even the most minor cases of whiplash can have symptoms last roughly up to 3 months. A more severe case could cause traumatic brain injury and other lifelong complications. Whiplash is a serious condition that needs to be treated as soon as possible. When your brain is violently propelled against the skull during whiplash, you may experience some or even all of the following symptoms. What makes this so dangerous is the fact that you might not know your suffering from it. It’s not as obvious as other external injuries. Often people don’t even notice they are suffering from these symptoms and go on living without being diagnosed. This can lead to serious long-term damage to the brain.

People who are the victims of whiplash may experience:

Mood swings.
 Inability to concentrate.
Memory Problems.
 Sensitivity to light, sounds, and other sensory issues.
 Depression or anxiety.

What Exactly is Whiplash

Whiplash is a common injury that usually occurs in rear-end collisions. This happens when the victim has their head forcibly propelled backward into extension. The head then bounces forward again. Not only can this damage your brain, but it can have devastating effects on your neck and spine. About 2 million people become victims of whiplash each year. After a car accident, be sure to visit your doctor. Just because you feel fine, doesn’t mean there isn’t anything wrong. Often, symptoms don’t come till days or even weeks later. This is especially true with whiplash. You might not notice the subtle signs of this injury, but your doctor will be able to more accurately determine the extent of the damage.

San Antonio Accident Lawyer.

Have you or a loved one been in a serious car crash and suffered injuries? If so, you should contact an experienced Personal Injury attorney. Villarreal and Begum is a local San Antonio firm that will fight to get you the compensation that you deserve. We serve clients all across Texas with offices in San Antonio, McAllen, and Laredo. We are available day and night to take your calls. Call or contact us via our website. The Law Guns will fight for you.