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Whiplash

O’Connor Law’s auto accident attorneys have been representing clients in their cases for more than three decades. Our firm has been able to protect the rights of drivers and passengers who have been involved in an auto accident. A common injury that can occur from auto accidents is whiplash.

Whiplash, according to the Mayo Clinic, is a neck injury that is due to forceful and rapid back and forth movement of the neck. This type of injury can result from auto accidents and contact sports. The Mayo Clinic states that this movement can have the potential to injure or harm bones in the spine, disks, muscles, ligaments, nerves, and other tissues of the neck.

There can be many types of symptoms that arise from a whiplash injury. The Mayo Clinic also lists common symptoms that have been reported from whiplash:

  • Neck pain
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Pain from moving the neck
  • Restricted movement in the neck area
  • Blurred vision
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Dizziness

Treatment for whiplash generally includes exercise and pain medication that is prescribed by a medical professional. Depending on the injury, symptoms from whiplash can become less severe or completely diminish after a few weeks of treatment. Generally, people who are diagnosed with whiplash can be cleared to return to work after a few weeks. Unfortunately, some people have reported having chronic neck pain or other long-lasting complications.

Whiplash can be a common injury that occurs as a result of rear-end accidents. When a car collides into another vehicle, the impact can be strong enough to cause a severe whiplash injury. Our auto accident attorneys can ensure that you receive compensation for your injuries if you were involved in any type of auto accident. Many injuries can cause people to miss weeks or months of work. Our attorneys will provide experienced knowledge and support on your case to make sure that you receive the full amount of benefits for your injuries.

Airbags may also lead to a whiplash injury. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety compares an airbag deploying to the impact of colliding into a rigid wall at approximately 10 miles per hour. This statistic confirms that the impact of airbags can save people’s lives but also has the potential to cause injuries. When the rapid impact of an airbag contacts a driver orpassenger’s head, they can receive whiplash that could be severe. The sudden and forceful impact can cause the neck to snap back towards the headrest of the seat.

Whiplash is a very common condition that can occur as a result of an auto accident. This condition can become a serious injury for people that can cause other health complications. Once you believe to have whiplash, contact a medical professional immediately. They will be able to diagnose your condition and provide treatment options. After receiving treatment for your injury and tending to other immediate issues, it is recommended to call an auto accident attorney. Our attorneys will be able to guide you through the process of receiving benefits from your accident and injury.

People do not expect to become involved in auto accident, but this can happen to any driver or passenger. Once an accident does occur, you will need a licensed and professional team of attorneys that will support you and your case. The auto accident attorneys at O’Connor Law understand the difficulty of pursuing a case independently while having injuries related to an auto accident. Our attorneys will not only fight for your benefits, but also relive the stress and worry of your case. If you have been involved in an auto accident, please contact our office for a free consultation with one of our auto accident attorneys.

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