Whiplash injuries usually head in 6 to 8 weeks without any problems? Sure that’s what the insurance companies say, but is it true? Absolutely not! Some whiplash injuries heal in 6 to 8 weeks with the help of an experienced Kansas doctor. But not all of them do. Research shows that ictims of whiplash in Kansas and the rest of the country may experience life long symptoms after a whiplash injury as much as 40% of the time.
Whiplash injuries can debilitate aircraft workers in Wichita, farmers in Winfield, and many other people throughout Sedgwick County, including Goddard, El Dorado, Haysville and Andover. Whiplash injuries are the most common form of injury in a rear end collision car wreck.
People who experience whiplash injury or soft tissue injury as it is called in car accidents run the risk of a life of pain and other symptoms. If they do not get an experienced whiplash injury lawyer to help them they may not get the money they need to make up for the harms and losses.
Whiplash injury causes ripping, stretching and tearing of muscles, ligaments, tendons and other connective tissue. When these tissues are ripped the body releases chemicals that begin a healing process. The body uses a glue called Collagen that hardens into scar tissue to heal torn muscles, ligaments and tendons. The scar tissue is not as strong as the orginal tissue, it is less elastic, and it can be more sensitive to pain and is more prone to reinjury.
Whiplash injuries usually do not show up on X-rays and there are currently no objective diagnostic tests that can clearly identify painful whiplash injuries unless there is a disc involved that has been injuried.
Whiplash injuries can produce numerous symptoms in the neck and back including pain, stiffness, numbness, tingling, ringing in the ears, nausea, dizziness and vertigo. Whiplash can also cause problems sleeping.
Many medical doctors do not take whiplash injuries seriously. However, there are people in Wichita who have been disabled from serious whiplash injuries.
Many lawyers consider whiplash injuries to be small injuries and will not take the time to build up the cases. Ryan Hodge has been called the king of whiplash. He has tried more whiplash cases that anyone else in the state of Kansas and consistently achieves better settlements for his clients because of his knowledge and understanding of how whiplash injuries hurt people in Kansas and their families.
If you have been a victim of whiplash, don’t be hurt a second time by hiring someone who does not understand your injuries or does not take them seriously. Call us now. 316-269-1414.
Ray Hodge & Associates proudly represents victims and their families across the state of Kansas, including Wichita, Andover, Derby, Goddard, Haysville, Mulvane, Rose Hill, Newton, El Dorado and Hutchinson. Call today for a free consultation all over the state of Kansas. We have proudly served clients in Sedgwick, Butler, Sumner, Harvey, Kingman and Reno Counties.