Whiplash

Car Accidents, Whiplash, and Your Right to Fair Compensation

The Law

So many Kent motorists who got into a car crash are unaware of specific injuries they’ve sustained until they begin to feel pain. In numerous cases, these take the form of whiplash injuries. In fact, these are so common that they affect more than 2 million people in the United States alone.

A whiplash injury may not immediately cause pain and immobility, but it doesn’t mean that you should no longer seek treatment or that you should just let the person who caused it walk away. When left untreated, you can experience even more painful, not to mention debilitating symptoms. It’s your right to receive compensation, and with the help of the right attorney, win your personal injury claim.

How these injuries come about in the first place

Whiplash results from the forced the quick backwards-forward motion of the neck, which is typical in rear-end collisions. The stress can tear and strain the muscle fibers and/or tendons, as well as pull and sprain the ligament. In some cases, it can even lead to more severe damage, such as dislocated or fractured bones.

Low-speed crashes that lead to long-term consequences

Did you know that a collision involving a car just running at 5 miles per hour can already result in a whiplash injury? That’s right; even these low-speed collisions can already cause you harm, which doesn’t just bring highly unpleasant sensations, but also long-term adverse effects.

Filing a personal injury claim to make you feel whole again

Regardless of the extent and severity of your injuries, you shouldn’t just allow the driver who caused you harm, pain, suffering, and even psychological trauma. However, it’s best that you seek professional legal assistance during the filing. This way, you can have the best chances of winning and becoming whole again with the compensation from a personal injury claim.