The most common cause of whiplash is car accidents. The speed that the car is traveling may not relate to the intensity of the neck injury. Often slow speeds produce enough energy to cause whiplash in accidents. Whiplash is most commonly caused by a motor vehicle accident in which the car the person is riding in is not moving, and is hit from a vehicle from behind without notice. Rear impact causes the head and neck to be forced into hyperextension as the seat pushes forward and the head and neck fall backwards. A person who has whiplash will feel symptoms including:
- Tenderness along the back, neck and shoulders
- Neck swelling
- Muscle spasms in neck and shoulders
- Difficulty flexing, extending or moving head
- Difficult time sleeping
- Jaw tightness
- Difficulty chewing
- Signs of nerve irritation
Colorado Whiplash Personal Injury Attorney
Whiplash is an injury to the cervical spine (neck) due to sudden impact, and can result in long-term injuries that can make it difficult for a person to work, drive, or enjoy many other day-to-day activities. If you have experienced extreme trauma from a rear end collision, and are experiencing whiplash symptoms, it is important to seek medical help right away. If you already have, and are experiencing financial hardships due to time out of work, and expensive medical bills, contact an experienced lawyer today. A personal injury lawyer has the experience and knowledge you need in order to take the right steps and get back the money you have lost.
Speak With an Experienced Whiplash Injury Lawyer
Our skilled whiplash injury attorneys represent clients who have been faced with soft tissue injuries and trauma from a car accident. If you have been faced with whiplash due to someone else’s negligence, call today at 303-932-8666 to set up a meeting with one of our experienced lawyers.