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Whiplash is one of the most common car accident injuries, and its symptoms can last for months or even years after an accident, with some victims feeling its effects for a lifetime. Since symptoms of whiplash may not surface until days or weeks after an accident, when you do start to experience symptoms, it’s important to go see a doctor immediately, and then call a whiplash injury lawyer to start building your case.

At Cannella & O’Neal, we have over 40 years of trial-tested experience in representing personal injury clients. Our attorneys know that pain and discomfort from whiplash can deeply impact your life, so we’re here to get you the compensation you need to recover. Your whiplash lawyer at Cannella & O’Neal will investigate every avenue for your personal injury case so you are not held liable for damages that can include medical bills, loss of income, pain and suffering, and more.

Whiplash – Causes & Symptoms

Whiplash occurs when the head is suddenly jerked from one direction to the other in a whip-like motion. When the head is maneuvered this way, it can cause damage to the intervertebral joints, discs, ligaments, and more. Although the most common cause of whiplash is from car accidents, it is possible to experience whiplash in other types of accidents as well.

A whiplash injury can take 24 hours or more to develop following an accident, but when it does, you may experience these common symptoms:

  • Head, neck, and/or shoulder pain
  • Head, neck, and/or shoulder stiffness
  • Decreased range of motion in the neck
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Tingling or numbness in the arms

Cannella and O’Neal — Your Guide

If you’ve suffered from a whiplash injury in an accident that was not your fault, Cannella & O’Neal is here to help you make a claim for compensation while you focus on recovering. The moment you start to experience whiplash symptoms, whether it’s at the scene of the accident or months after, it is important to first see a doctor to confirm the injury with x-rays, MRIs, or CT scans and to receive necessary treatment. Your Cannella & O’Neal whiplash attorney will then take every necessary step to get you the compensation you are entitled to for damages including loss of income, medical and hospital bills, pain and suffering, and more.

To get the ball rolling on your whiplash personal injury case, we invite you to call our office day or night, 7 days a week on our Personal Injury Hotline at (800) 843-4090. You can also fill out our injury intake form, and we will respond within 24 hours to your inquiry.


Our attorneys service a wide range of areas throughout the State of Virginia, including:

  • Richmond
  • Henrico
  • Chesterfield
  • Fredericksburg
  • Petersburg
  • Halifax
  • Portsmouth
  • Fairfax
  • Caroline County
  • Tappahannock
  • Buckingham County
  • Lynchburg