Whiplash is common in side-impact accidents due to the sheer power of the impacts present in these accidents. Side-impact accidents, while less likely to cause whiplash than rear-end collisions, still force the neck and spinal column to move rapidly. Whiplash injuries generally occur from the rapid, whip-like motion that the neck and spine perform when confronted with a sudden impact.
As information from the University of Rochester Medical Center points out, whiplash injuries generally affect the tendons, muscles, nerves, and disks in your neck. Rapid impact from a vehicle collision, even a side impact accident, is likely to cause whiplash due to the pressure exerted on these areas of the body. Although rear-end collisions still stand out as one of the most common causes of whiplash, any kind of collision can produce the injury.
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As the Mayo Clinic shows, some common symptoms of whiplash include dizziness, stiffness, a decreased range of motion, fatigue, and headaches. If you think that you may have suffered a whiplash injury in a side impact accident, seek medical attention. A prompt diagnosis will help you to manage and treat your symptoms and make strides towards recovery.
How a Lawyer Can Help
After connecting with a medical professional, connecting with a lawyer to defend you will assist you in some key ways. A lawyer will build a case on your behalf as they gather information about the accident. They will examine the role of other parties and collect crucial pieces of evidence to identify a liable party.
You may qualify to collect monetary awards for your losses, and a lawyer will fight for these potential awards on your behalf. As part of this process, your lawyer will investigate the accident in detail. They will look at the role of other drivers. Were they distracted? Were they operating their vehicle while intoxicated? Your lawyer will look into these potential issues and others as they establish a liable party. From here, your lawyer will communicate with other drivers, insurance companies, and any other parties related to your case on your behalf.
Contact the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine Today
Whiplash is common in side-impact accidents and other kinds of collisions. Dealing with these injuries is often difficult. Trying to juggle numerous financial and legal pressures only makes things tougher for you and your family.
A lawyer from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine will defend your legal position after you suffer a whiplash injury in a side-impact accident. Our team is here to collect evidence and identify a liable party on your behalf. We will also go after forms of financial compensation that you and your loved ones may be owed for the losses you sustain in an accident. Contact our office today by calling 1-800-747-3733. You worry about getting better. We take care of everything else.