A common type of neck injury sustained in many types of accidents is whiplash. Whiplash is actually a non-medical term that is typically used to describe a range of injuries to the neck area. Whiplash injuries are caused by or related to a sudden distortion and extension of the neck and its surrounding structures.
Accidents Causing Whiplash and Neck Injuries
The most commonly seen type of accident resulting in whiplash is an auto accident, in particular a rear end collision. This is primarily related to the mechanics and inertia exerted upon impact. Other, less common types of accidents that can induce whiplash are sports injuries such as skiing accidents, slips and falls, being assaulted and amusement park ride accidents. Any movement or accident that strains the neck with sufficient force from behind can result in whiplash.
Signs and Symptoms of Whiplash
Often times, although not all the time, one may not feel the effects of a whiplash injury for several days after the accident. Symptoms normally include neck pain, back pain, stiffness and aches. One can also feel numbness and tingling in the extremities as well as headaches. Areas of the back most often affected by whiplash are the neck, upper back and mid-back.
How a Whiplash Injury Attorney can Help You
Working with an Orange County attorney can help you in many ways. They can determine the true monetary value of your accident claim by taking into account all pertinent factors such as lost wages, medical benefits, pain and suffering and therapy costs. An injury lawyer can also negotiate on your behalf to obtain a settlement. If a settlement is unobtainable the skilled lawyers at Nokes & Nokes will take your case to trial.
Contact an Orange County Whiplash Lawyer
Call The Law Office of Nokes & Nokes if you have been injured in an accident of any sort due to another’s negligence or carelessness. You may reach them at 949-716-7200. Or, email a whiplash injury lawyer here.