Whiplash injuries are defined as injuries to the neck that occur when a vehicle is hit from behind and the occupants of that vehicle that has been impacted are suddenly jerked forward and backward from the force of the impact.
This jerking action pushes the head and neck beyond their normal positions and causes trauma to the tissues of the neck, damage to the joints, discs, ligaments muscles and nerves. Whiplash is the most common car accident related injury and can occur at speeds as slow as ten miles an hour at impact.
Symptoms of whiplash include headache, neck pain, stiffness and dizziness. These symptoms can last for months or years if left untreated. It is very important to recognize the seriousness of this injury and obtain medical help as soon as possible. Treatment encompasses over the counter pain medication to professional medical treatment including neck massage, ice therapy and rehabilitation exercises.
If you or someone you care about was in a car accident and suffered a whiplash injury, and you live in Orlando, Florida or the surrounding area, please contact an experienced whiplash injury attorney at The Law Offices of Michael Barszcz, M.D., J.D. today to schedule a confidential consultation at no cost to you to find out how to protect your legal rights and determine whether you are entitled to compensation for your injuries.