Whiplash injuries, medically referred to as cervical acceleration-deceleration (CAD), are one of the most common conditions of nonfatal motor vehicle injuries. More than 3 million whiplash injuries are reported each and every year. Unfortunately, however, it is also amongst the most poorly understood disorders of the spine.
For every 6 million people involved in low speed rear impact collisions, 3 million will suffer injury, with approximately 10 percent of whiplash victims becoming permanently disabled as a result of their injuries.
Often associated with low speed rear impact accidents, whiplash injuries are the source of roughly half of all chronic neck pain in the United States. However, for the majority of whiplash patients, pain often leaves within a few days and full recovery generally taking 3 months.
At Lewis & Keller, our whiplash injury attorneys are dedicated to seeking justice for you. Our Greensboro and Winston-Salem whiplash injuries lawyers are prepared to help you throughout each step of the legal process.
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Whiplash Injury Symptoms
With approximately 75 percent of American adults will suffering from neck pain at one time or another in their lives, and another 20 percent of those people suffering from long-term symptoms, whiplash injuries are an incredibly common ailment from auto collisions.
Commonly referred to as a neck sprain or neck strain, whiplash is an injury to the soft tissue triggered by sudden distortions of the neck, with rear-end vehicle collisions often being the cause of such damages. While length of hurt can range from long-term to short-term, understanding the signs of whiplash injury is critical to accurately diagnosing the damage.
The following are the most common whiplash injury symptoms:
- Abnormal Sensations
- Back Pain
- Blurred Vision
- Concentration Impairment
- Delayed neck stiffness/neck pain
- Memory Loss
- Myofascial Injuries
- Neck pain/stiffness/ligament/muscle injury
- Shoulder Pain
- Sleep Disturbance
If you notice any of these symptoms following a motor vehicle accident, you may be suffering from whiplash injuries. Lewis & Keller is ready to help you today. You may be entitled to compensation for you losses.
Broader Forms of Whiplash
Whiplash injuries are often misdiagnosed. Studies have shown that women and senior citizens that are not very muscular and have flexible necks are more prone to whiplash, especially in circumstances where the neck is moved in a quick, violent manner.
Following an accident, a number of physical damages may be present. Some of the broader types of whiplash can include:
- Neck Sprain
- Recurrent Neck Conditions
- Spine Conditions
- Musculoskeletal Conditions
- Aches and Pain all over the body
Regardless of your particular injury, you deserve proper representation to recover your losses. Our Greensboro whiplash injury legal team will fight to seek the compensation you may be entitled to.
Common Causes of Whiplash Injuries
A powerful jerk moving the head away from the body is the general cause of whiplash injuries. In this case, the neck moves past its normal range of motion, causing ligaments, muscles, and tendons to overstretch. Whiplash injuries can occur from impact that comes from the front, back, or either side of the body.
The most common causes of whiplash injuries are:
- Auto Accidents
- Horse Riding
- High-Impact Sports such as rugby, karate, football, and boxing
- Being struck with a heavy object on the head
- A sudden fall causing the head to violently jolt back
Motor vehicle accidents continue to lead as the most prevalent cause of whiplash injury. Sitting in an upright position while operating a vehicle, especially in heavy traffic, is essential to avoiding this type of damage. If you believe that you may have suffered a severe whiplash injury, seek medical attention as soon as possible.
Contact Our Personal Injury Attorneys Today
If you or a loved one has a whiplash injury, here at Lewis & Keller, we are prepared to fight for your rights. We believe in protecting your justice and will ensure that you best interests are represented.
Having won over $10 MILLION in successful settlements and verdicts for our clients, our team have the knowledge and resources to handle your injury compensation claim, and the desire to obtain your MAXIMUM compensation benefit. We have offices in Winston-Salem and Greensboro, and are licensed to practice law across the entire state of North Carolina.
For more information regarding your case, please contact us on 866-299-1769. A member from our intake dept will quickly collect some information about your case and then transfer you to one of our attorneys – it’s that easy!
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