Whiplash occurs when there is a hyperextension injury to the neck. It is common in vehicle accidents. If you were involved in a vehicle accident, you should seek medical care, even if you feel you are not hurt. You may not feel the effects of whiplash for up to a few hours later. As soon as you get checked out at a medical facility, and it is determined you have suffered whiplash, contact a whiplash attorney.
Whiplash may last for a few hours or it may cause long-term problems. Contacting a whiplash attorney is helpful in the event that your whiplash does cause long-term problems. A whiplash attorney will help you keep the right documentation needed should you have to file legal action against the individual that caused the accident. Additionally, there is a statute of limitation on filing a whiplash action—you have a set time to file. If your case is not filed within the statute of limitations, you are barred from filing a legal action to recover medical bills and other compensation you may deserve.