According to the Mayo Clinic, whiplash is a kind of neck injury that results
from a powerful, rapid back-and-forth movement of the neck. It creates
a motion like the crack of the whip. In the majority of cases, it’s
the result of a rear-end
auto accident; however, it can also occur in the wake of a sports accident, physical
violence, or other trauma.
Symptoms of the injury can include neck pain, stiffness, tenderness in
the upper back, fatigue, and headaches. Less common symptoms include problems
with concentration and memory, inability to sleep well, irritability,
and ringing in the ears. Long term complications, however, can include
chronic neck pain.
Normally, people who experience whiplash can expect to recover completely
after a few months. In other cases, people might experience chronic pain
as the result of the injury even long after the accident occurred. People
rarely can predict the outcome of how whiplash will heal, but generally,
chronic pain is more likely when the initial symptoms include rapid onset
of pain, headaches, severe neck pain, and pain that radiates to the arms.
If you’ve been injured in a rear-end accident, make sure you are
compensated for your injuries and any damage done to your vehicle. You
shouldn’t be responsible for paying for the mistakes of someone’s
negligence. Our Greenwich
personal injury lawyers have gained a reputation for extraordinary results in catastrophic
personal injury cases. We have more than 30 years of legal experience
to offer your case, and we can provide you zealous, meticulous, and tenacious
legal representation. One of our leading attorneys, John Q. Kelly, Esq.,
is a nationally recognized personal injury lawyer who has worked on large
numbers of high-profile and complex cases. He is a no-nonsense litigator,
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