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-end accident can suffice to cause whiplash. Also, depending upon where your body is positioned at the time of impact can influence whether or not whiplash is sustained.
When the neck is turned at the time of impact can make one more susceptible 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 to set in.
It is important to seek prompt medical attention once you feel any pain, soreness or tightness following a car accident.
Whiplash Compensation That Is Available?
Your whiplash attorney will seek payment on your behalf for all damages you sustained. That will be done through back and forth negotiation with the claims adjuster for the insurance company that provides bodily injury insurance coverage.
What Is Court Process?
If the claim does not settle, then a lawsuit needs to be filed against the driver that caused this accident. That is initiated by the filing of a complaint. Once the complaint is filed, an answer then will be filed by the attorney for the insurance company. Then the discovery process of the case will start. During and at the end of discovery there will be motions. Eventually, if the case does not settle, then a jury trial will become necessary.A Boston Whiplash Lawyer That Can Help You
Christopher Earley has years of experience fighting for Massachusetts car crash victims. Contact us today for your completely free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your accident. Call us now at 617 338 7400. We are excited to begin working on your case for you. Don't forget to download your free copy of our book called The Truth About Massachusetts Auto Accidents. This book has tons of great information on what not to do, and what to do, following a car wreck in Massachusetts. Don't delay, as these cases have very strict time limits.