Automobile accidents lead to over 2 million injuries each year just in the US alone. One of the most common of these injuries reported following an automobile accident is whiplash.
When you are traveling in a car at a given speed and suddenly change speed due to hitting (or being hit by) another car or object, your neck suffers strain because of the rapid movement forward and backward. As a result, tendons and ligaments in your neck can stretch and tear, thus leading to a whiplash injury. While whiplash is a common injury related to automobile accidents, it can also occur as a result of physical abuse, trauma, or even a sports injury.
Watch this demonstration from profession****al spine doctors and get an idea of what whiplash looks in a car accident and what the physical effects of whiplash might appear as.
Symptoms of whiplash can occur immediately or after several days to weeks following an accident. These symptoms include:
Many factors can affect how severe a whiplash injury is. Factors that worsen the prognosis and severity of the injury include:
Whiplash is usually self-limiting and heals on its own with time. There are a few steps you can take to speed up the recovery process.
Steps To Follow:
If you believe you have sustained whiplash in a car accident, you may be eligible for compensation. Contact the legal professionals at McKenzie & Snyder for a free injury consultation and case review. If we don’t win, you don’t pay.
Call McKenzie & Snyder today at (513) 657-3692.
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