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Whiplash Injuries & Car Accidents

When you are involved in a car accident, you typically have little control over how your body reacts to the sudden impact. Sometimes the crash could cause you to fall towards the door, against the seat, or forward. In any of these scenarios, it is possible the sudden force could whip your head back and forth, or cause your neck muscles to tense and twist as your body moves. This type of neck injury is called a whiplash injury, and it can be extremely painful and long-lasting.

If you or someone you love was involved in a motor vehicle accident, make sure you know how to determine whether you suffered a whiplash injury, and find out if you are eligible for compensation.

What Causes Whiplash Injuries?

Whiplash is a soft tissue injury that affects the spine, neck and head. These injuries occur when the head whips back and forth, or sometimes side to side. Because of the way these injuries are caused, they are extremely common in car accidents. You could suffer whiplash if a car hits your vehicle from behind, from the side, or if you are in a head-on collision. Or, you could develop a whiplash injury in a crash involving roadside debris, mechanical failures, or stationary objects The key factor is the sudden nature of your body’s movement.

For example, if you are the passenger in an Uber or Lyft, and the driver falls asleep and hits a tree, you could suffer a whiplash injury.

The symptoms of a whiplash injury include:

  • Pain or soreness in the neck, upper back and shoulder
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Blurred vision
  • Pain between the shoulder blades

The treatments for whiplash injuries are typically noninvasive. Chiropractic adjustments and physical therapy can be extremely beneficial to the healing process. Although the injury itself can be remedied through treatment, it can cause long lasting and even permanent neck and back problems, which can be both troublesome and painful. This is due to the scar tissue that may develop. If you were injured in a car accident and you suffered a whiplash injury, make sure you know your options.

Our experienced Washington car accident attorneys are prepared to help you pursue the justice and compensation you deserve. Compensation for damages could include medical bills, pain and suffering, loss of wages, and more.

Contact Simeone & Miller, LLP to discuss your case with our car accident lawyers.