Whiplash and Neck Injuries Caused by Accidents


Whiplash and neck injuries are a common occurrence in motor vehicle accidents. The term whiplash is most often used to describe pain in the neck after an injury to the soft tissue. Even if the occupants are wearing seatbelts, and the accident happens at low speed, injuries to the ligaments, muscles, and tendons can result. When the neck is moved beyond its normal range of motion, a whiplash injury can occur.

Symptoms of Whiplash

• Neck pain
• Tenderness along the backside of your neck
• Difficulty in moving your neck
• Headache
• Swelling
• Muscle spasms in your neck or back

Whiplash may indicate a serious injury is involved and you should seek medical attention as soon as possible if you are suffering any of these symptoms following a car accident. Recommended treatment for whiplash includes:

• Pain relievers such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen
• Heat and ice therapy
• Neck massage
• Neck brace

Whiplash injuries can take months to heal, but you can suffer symptoms for much longer than this. Because there is no reliable way to predict how long you will be in pain, or how long your daily personal and work life will be affected, you should speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer to find out what your rights are.

If you have suffered a serious neck injury or whiplash due to the negligence of another driver and are in the Burlington, Ontario area, please contact Findlay Law offices to set up an initial consultation with an experienced motor vehicle accident attorney today.

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