What to do about head and neck pain from a car accident?

Major vehicle crashes, minor fender-benders and rear-end collisions can cause head and neck pain. Any accident can cause an injured person to suffer head and neck pain that is mild, moderate or severe. The pain may go away within a couple of days or develop into a more severe and even life-threatening medical condition. The head and neck pain may be indicative of serious medical problems, such as whiplash. Whiplash occurs when a person’s neck moves suddenly in a back and forth motion. Whiplash injuries are prevalent in automobile crashes. Whiplash can result in stiff muscles, neck soreness, and headaches.

After a car accident, a person who feels head or neck pain should immediately get medical attention. The paramedics or Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) may secure the person’s neck with a neck collar or brace to prevent potential or further injury. Whether transported by ambulance or on their own, the injured person should seek additional medical care to determine the head and pain’s nature. The injured person may file an insurance claim for their injuries. Therefore, medical records for the head and neck pain are essential regardless of whether the person is at-fault, contributed or is the victim of a motor vehicle accident. To learn more about how to pursue a claim, contact MyPhillyLawyer.

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