Car accidents are a problem on Ohio roads, just as they are on the streets and highways of every other state in the country. They are caused by negligence, inattentiveness and sometimes, the intentional or reckless conduct of drivers. Often car accidents cause delays, financial headaches and other problems for victims. In serious accidents, victims may also suffer physical pain, injury and significant loss.
Car accident injuries can range from minor to serious and can affect practically every part of the human body. One common form of car accident injury, however, is whiplash. Whiplash occurs when a person is in an accident and their head jerks forward and back, creating strain and stress in their neck.
Whiplash can manifest with a number of symptoms. Pain is not uncommon for victims of whiplash, though nor is stiffness in the cervical spine. Headaches, dizziness and even cognitive problems may affect individuals who are subjected to this sometimes serious soft tissue injury.
Whiplash can occur in many different personal injury contexts, but is often associated with rear-end collision vehicle accidents. That is because when a vehicle runs into the back of another car, that driver’s neck may not be stabilized as they are pushed forward by the effect. Other types of car accidents may result in whiplash injuries as well.
This post is not provided to readers as legal advice or as medical advice on the topic of whiplash. It is offered to explain one common form of car accident injury and to inform readers that whiplash injuries may be compensable through personal injury litigation.