Whiplash and Auto Accidents
Boston Whiplash Lawyer
Most people have heard of ‘whiplash.’ But what does it actually mean? Boston whiplash lawyer Christopher Earley has represented many car accident victims since 2004 with this common condition.
What Is Whiplash And How Is It Caused?
Whiplash commonly occurs to those sitting in the front seats of a vehicle that has been involved in an auto accident. But it can happen to rear seat passengers just as easily.
Whiplash can happen when the neck snaps back and forth upon impact. It is a soft tissue injury. Whiplash is oftentimes referred to in medical terms as Cervical Acceleration/Deceleration (CAD) trauma or syndrome.
The rapid movements of the neck that happen during an auto accident can injure vertebrate of the neck and injure the muscles and tendons that support them. It does not require a high-impact collision to cause whiplash.
In fact, a 5 m.p.h. rear-ender can suffice to cause whiplash. Also, depending upon where your body is positioned at the time of impact can be deteterminative as to whether or not you sustain whiplash.
When the neck is turned at the time of impact can make one more susceptibility to whiplash.
What Are The Effects of Whiplash?
The effects of whiplash can sometimes include blurred vision, ringing in the ears, nausea and vomiting. Often, however, a trained and skillful chiropractor can treat and reduce the painful physical effects that whiplash can cause.
Sometimes people feel fine after a car accident. However, like other car accident injuries, whiplash can take a few days before it is felt.
It is important to seek prompt medical attention once you feel any pain, soreness or tightness following a car accident.