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Whiplash from a car accident can cause significant problems

New York roads can be very busy. This means that everyone needs to be very careful, pay attention to what they are doing, and obey the traffic laws. When motorists fail to do these things, car accidents can occur and people may be injured as a result. Sometimes these injuries are not very significant, but other times the harm can linger for a long time, causing significant pain and suffering.

One common type of injury that people suffer in car accidents is whiplash. This harm is caused by the head being thrust forward and snapped back very quickly and violently. One problem with whiplash is that it does not always immediately present itself in a victim. This means that some victims do not initially realize they are hurt. However, once problems do appear, whiplash can cause neck pain, headaches, brain injuries, back pain, and other physical problems. These issues can persist for months and sometimes even years.

Whiplash can prevent individuals from doing many things in their lives if the pain is too great. Such an injury could disallow an individual from working while they recover from it. Between lost income and medical bills, these victims can find themselves facing financial uncertainty. This can seem unfair, especially in situations where the victim did not cause the accident in question. These victims may be entitled to compensation for the damages they suffer at the hands of a negligent driver, which can make the recovery a little easier.

There are many people injured in car accidents each year in New York. These individuals suffer different types of injuries, some of which are much more serious than others. One of the most common injuries is whiplash, though, which can cause significant problems for a long period of time. These injuries can be costly as well, but a victim may be entitled to compensation. It is therefore important that a car accident victim fights for the compensation he or she deserves. A competent attorney may be able to help these individuals build strong personal injury cases that increase their chances of recovering the money they need.

Source:, "Auto Accidents & Whiplash" accessed Feb. 5, 2018

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