Washington trooper injured in rear-end car accident in Bothell

Washington State Patrol trooper, Joshua Jackson of Lake Stevens, suffered neck and back injuries when his patrol car was rear-ended by a car driven by a 21-year-old Lynnwood woman on Intersatte 405 in Bothell.

According to a report in The Seattle Times, the car accident occurred on Wednesday night; Rain and excessive speed may have been factorst.

Victims of rear-end car accidents often suffer an injury commonly called “whiplash.” Though “whiplash” is not a medical term, it is common term for a hyperflexion/hyperextension injury. Symptoms can include pain and tenderness in the back and necks, migraines, spasms in the neck and shooting pain or numbness in the arms or fingers. Treatment can include muscle relaxants, ice therapy, cervical collars as well as anti-inflammatory medications and massage.

It is hard to predict how long a whiplash injury will last but up to 20% of people with the injury take more than two years to heal.

If you or a loved one has received a whiplash injury in a car accident, you should contact a personal injury attorney. The personal injury attorneys at The Farber Law Group will advise you when your claim should be settled keeping in mind your injuries and future medical needs. We will take your whiplash injuries seriously
Contact The Farber Law Group at 1-800-244-9087 or attorney@hgfarber.com to schedule a free and confidential case evaluation. We have offices in Seattle and Bellevue to assist you.

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