Whiplash is a term used to describe pain in the neck following any injury to the soft tissues within the neck, i.e. the ligaments, muscles and tendons. It is generally caused by any type of abnormal force or motion that is applied to your neck causing it to move beyond its normal range. Ligaments and tendons in a trauma lose their integrity. Strains and sprains can be very serious and permanent without pre-accident healing.
Being struck from being in a car accident can often leave you struggling with whiplash. Your posture at the time of impact, the rate of speed during the collision and the type of vehicle you were driving all play a significant role in how severe the whiplash is going to be. If you are dealing with pain when trying to move your head and neck, headaches radiating from the base of your skull and up into your forehead, stiffness or tenderness, there is a good chance that you are suffering from whiplash.
Sometimes, the symptoms are obvious right after the accident. Other times, it can take a bit for them to kick in. Whiplash can end up impacting your life quite significantly. It can leave you unable to move your head and neck, struggle just to get dressed and fight to sleep through the night. Spend some time going over your rights with New York personal injury lawyer Michael Manoussos & Co PLLC, superb rated and a multi-million dollar advocate.