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Whiplash can cause serious complications after a car accident

On Behalf of | Dec 10, 2021 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

When people in Brooklyn drive their vehicles, they generally try to pay attention and obey the various traffic laws. They also expect the other drivers to do the same. However, while they can control their own actions, they cannot control the actions of the other drivers on the roads. Sometimes people who are driving perfectly end up in accidents because of the actions of the other drivers on the road.

One type of accident that is generally the fault of the other driver is when someone rear ends the vehicle. There are situations where someone stops suddenly and unexpectedly giving the other driver no chance to stop. Most of the time though if drivers are keeping proper distance from the vehicle ahead of them, they will be able to avoid rear-ending the vehicle ahead of them. Victims of a rear end car accident can suffer a number of different injuries, but one of the most common is whiplash.

Effects of whiplash

Whiplash occurs when the neck snaps back and forth quickly and that motion is common when someone is rear-ended. People who suffer whiplash can experience a number of physical complications, but some of the more common ones are neck pain, stiffness, headaches, tingling in the arms, dizziness, fatigue and other complications. Some people also suffer long-term chronic neck pain as well. These symptoms do not always occur right away either. It can sometimes take days before people start to feel the effects of whiplash.

There are many people in Brooklyn who suffer whiplash after being rear-ended by another vehicle. In addition to making life very uncomfortable, whiplash can also require medical treatment and some people may live with the effects for a long period of time. This can affect many other parts of their life as well. People may be entitled to compensation for these injuries though especially if it occurs after being rear-ended. Experienced attorneys understand the effects of whiplash and may be able to help people obtain what they deserve.


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