What Should You Do After A Car Accident?

Car Accidents: Whiplash

Car accidents can cause any number of injuries to a person’s body. One of the most common injuries suffered by individuals involved in car accidents is whiplash. Whiplash can occur in any accident in which a passenger is thrown forward and then snapped back into place by the seat belt. It can affect people involved in front-end collisions as well as rear-end accidents.

Doctors and car crash experts alike are not quite sure what the injury mechanism is that results in whiplash. The injury may be the result of the sudden, impulsive stretching of the spine as the head moves and snaps forward and then back again.

When the injury occurs, a person is likely to feel a degree of pain and aching in the neck and back. The injured person may also feel pain in the shoulders as well as a “pins and needles” feeling in the arms and legs. Headaches are also common. These symptoms and others, may be felt immediately after the injury or their appearance may be delayed by a few days.

In addition to car accidents, whiplash may be a result of any action that is similar to a rear-end collision in a car. Roller coasters and other amusement park rides can cause whiplash. Sports and other types of transportation can both cause whiplash.

Contact a Jacksonville Injury Accident Lawyer

If you have been injured in a car accident, contact the Jacksonville personal injury lawyers of the Law Offices of Donald Guthrie at 904-296-1088 to discuss your accident and to determine your legal options.

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