What is whiplash?

September 8, 2009

Whiplash is a common injury suffered in car accidents, particularly when the victim’s car has been rear-ended. While some people have attempted to profit off of false claims of whiplash, it is, nonetheless, a real injury that can have severe, long-term side effects.

Whiplash occurs when a sudden impact causes the victim’s head and neck to rapidly jerk backward and then forward. The head and neck are forced beyond their normal range of motion, which can cause damage to the tissue, ligaments, muscles and discs of the cervical spine.

Common symptoms of whiplash include:

  • Headache
  • Pain or stiffness in the neck, back and shoulders
  • Sore or tight muscles
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Vision problems
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Loss of motion in the neck

If you have been injured in a car accident, contact Fears | Nachawati today. Our Texas personal injury lawyers provide car accident victims with free legal assistance. To speak with one of our attorneys about your car accident injury lawsuit, email us at info@fnlawfirm.com or call our toll-free helpline at 1.866.705.7584.

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