One of the most common neck injuries sustained in many types of accidents is whiplash. Whiplash is actually a non-medical term that is commonly used to describe a range of injuries to the neck area. These injuries are caused by or related to a sudden distortion and extension of the neck and its supporting structures.
The most common type of accident resulting in whiplash is an auto accident, in particular a rear end collision. This is directly related to the mechanics and inertia exerted upon impact. Other, less common types of accidents that can induce whiplash are sports injuries such as skiing accidents, slips and falls, being assaulted and amusement park ride accidents. Any movement or accident that strains the neck with sufficient force can result in whiplash.
Often times, although not all the time, one may not know they have whiplash until a few days after the accident. Typical symptoms, include back pain and aches. One can also feel numbness and tingling in the extremities as well as headaches. In terms of back pain and aches the neck and mid-back are most commonly affected.
Working with a Bethlehem, Pennsylvaia injury attorney at Meshkov & Breslin can help you in many ways. They can determine the exact monetary value of your accident claim by taking into all pertinent factors such as lost wages, medical benefits, pain and suffering and therapy costs. A skilled and experienced Pottsville personal injury lawyer can also negotiate on your behalf to obtain a settlement. If a settlement is unobtainable a skilled personal injury lawyer can take your case to trial.
Call our team of Easton, Pennsylvania injury lawyers if you have been injured in an accident of any sort due to another’s negligence or carelessness. Our legal team has many years effectively handling accident and injury claims in all of Eastern Pennsylvania.
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