The vast majority of car accident injuries are referred to as ‘whiplash’ injuries. These are particularly common with rear end colisions. Our necks and backs are not capable of responding to the rapid acceleration and deceleration that happens with an accident impact. We now know you do not have to be traveling at high speed for trauma to occur to your neck and back.
When you injure the soft tissues of the neck and back, you may experience:
- pain and stiffness;
- swelling and tenderness;
- pain that ‘radiates’ into the legs;
- muscle spasm;
You might think that your whiplash injury will resolve quickly. Unfortunately, neck and back injuries often take years to resolve, and sometimes never resolve. They are often harder to diagnose and treat than more obvious traumas such as fractures.
You require a team of medical specialists to determine the extent of your injuries and help you get back on your feet. In combination, our specialists will give you the best medical treatment possible.
You also need an experienced personal injury lawyer to help you get your life back and to make sure you are compensated for your loss.