It’s common that people involved in a car accident to suffer from whiplash. A whiplash injury is a neck injury that is caused by a strange motion in the neck, usually a sudden distortion that causes sequels long after the accident. The range of injury can go from just a slight pain in the neck that goes away shortly, to actual damage in the cervical spine and neck muscles that require serious medical attention and that cause recurring, sometimes chronic pain.
There is a common opinion that a whiplash injury is caused by a high speed collision. In fact, any sort of collision can result in whiplash, as it is simply caused by an abnormal neck movement. It is mostly caused by rear end collisions that cause the body to be thrown forward and the head back, similar to what happens in roller coaster rides.
When you suffer from a whiplash injury after a car accident, you are liable to issue an injury claim and be compensated by your medical expenses and any financial and permanent health loss you may incur, so keep all medical expense reports and document every step of the injury. Being organized and vigilant will be the key to receiving the help you need.
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