Whiplash is the most common type of soft tissue injury that victims can suffer in a car accident. Whiplash injuries are suffered when the victim’s head is thrust violently back and forth during a car accident. The motion needed to produce a whiplash injury is common in car accidents.
Victims of whiplash injuries will likely need medical attention, care and treatment for the injury they have suffered. They may also have suffered other types of injuries in the car accident. In addition to the medical care they will require, victims should also be aware that there are legal resources that are available to help them with their physical, financial and emotional injuries suffered in a car accident.
A personal injury claim for damages can help them with their medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering damages associated with whiplash or other injuries.
Other names for a whiplash injury includes cervical sprain, cervical strain or hyperextension injury. Whiplash injuries include injuries to the vertebrae, muscles and ligaments. These types of injuries can also worsen over time and their full extent may be unknown to the victim immediately after the car accident. Car accident victims should know what to watch for if they believe they have suffered a whiplash injury in a car accident because symptoms include tightness and neck stiffness; serious neck pain; back pain; headaches; dizziness; balance and equilibrium problems; and problems with memory and concentration.
A personal injury claim for damages brought against a negligent driver responsible for the car accident can help victims with their physical, financial and emotional damages, as whiplash injuries can sometimes be challenged to treat. The recovery process is all that victims should have to focus on which is why personal injury legal options are available to help.