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When someone is involved in a motor vehicle accident in Florida, the injuries may not be immediately known. Some injuries, like whiplash, can show up days after an accident occurs. While whiplash is not usually a serious concern, and it usually heals within a few weeks, it’s still important for accident victims to seek medical attention if they think they may be suffering from whiplash. By knowing the signs to look for, victims can better understand when to be concerned about whiplash. 

Signs of whiplash 

Whiplash commonly occurs when one is rear-ended in an accident, but it can also happen in other types of motor vehicle crashes. Whiplash occurs when the neck is forcefully moved back and forth in a quick motion. This may not cause immediate pain, but symptoms will usually develop within a few days after the crash.  

Common symptoms of whiplash include neck pain, stiffness, loss of range of motion in the neck, and headaches. These symptoms may worsen over time and can lead one to feel fatigued or dizzy while doing normal daily activities. In more severe cases, whiplash sufferers can experience blurred vision, tinnitus, disrupted sleep, and memory problems.  

Accident victims don’t have to suffer alone 

When someone is involved in a motor vehicle accident and is dealing with injuries, they may not know where to turn for help. Car crashes can cause debilitating injuries and make it difficult for victims to work or enjoy activities they participated in before being injured. Fortunately, Florida victims have the right to seek compensation if the accident was caused by a negligent driver. Monetary compensation can help victims pay for medical bills, physical therapy, and anything else needed for recovery.