Whiplash is one of the most common injuries suffered in a motor vehicle accident.
It is caused when a victim’s neck is suddenly snapped forward and back by a change in momentum. The symptoms of whiplash often do not fully present themselves immediately after an accident, which can cause victims to mistakenly believe that they are less injured than they actually are.
Some symptoms of whiplash include: neck pain, stiffness, shooting pain, and impaired range of motion, but can also develop into headaches, nausea, and radicular symptoms. It is prudent to seek out a medical professional who can help diagnose and treat your injuries to ensure you are receiving the proper care. It is also recommended you seek out a lawyer in order to gauge what legal recourse may be available to you, as these types of injuries can have long-lasting effects on your health, career, and loved ones.
Traumatic Brain Injury
Another serious injury that often results from a motor vehicle accident is a traumatic brain injury. In fact, a large proportion of all reported traumatic brain injuries are the direct result of motor vehicle accidents. This most commonly occurs when a victim’s head comes in contact with the vehicle’s steering wheel, headrest, or windshield.
The following are some examples of brain related injuries arising from car accidents:
- Concussion: Damage caused by blunt force trauma to the brain.
- Contusion: Bruising or bleeding on or within the brain.
- Diffuse Axonal: Tearing of the nerve tissue within the brain.
- Penetration: Foreign objects entering the skull and into the brain.
Regardless of whether you have suffered a mild, moderate, or severe traumatic brain injury, it is vital that you seek immediate medical attention. These types of injuries can have extraordinary effects on your life and can cause life-long disabilities and impairments. As such, you may also be entitled to significant benefits and compensation to assist in your recovery.
If you believe that you or a loved one is suffering from whiplash or a traumatic brain injury as a result of an accident, do not hesitate to contact Grillo Barristers P.C. today for a free consultation.