Posted on Mar 2, 2021

Carabin & Shaw P.C.

Car Accident Attorneys San Antonio
Whiplash and whiplash-associated disorders represent a range of injuries to the neck caused by or related to a sudden distortion of the neck. Whiplash is commonly associated with car accidents, usually when the vehicle has been hit in the rear. The exact injury mechanism that causes whiplash injuries is unknown. A whiplash injury may be the result of impulsive stretching of the spine, mainly the ligament: anterior longitudinal ligament, which is stretched or tears, as the head snaps forward and then back again causing a whiplash injury. Whiplash may be caused by any motion similar to a rear-end accident in a car, such as may take place on a roller coaster or other rides at an amusement park, sports injuries such as skiing accidents, other modes of transportation such as airplane travel, or from being hit, kicked or shaken.
Symptoms reported by sufferers include pain and aching to the neck and back, referred pain to the shoulders, sensory disturbance (such as pins and needles) to the arms & legs, and headaches.
If you suspect you may have been the victim of whiplash in a car accident, it is important that you consult a physician immediately. Then, contact us to speak with a qualified Texas car accident lawyer as soon as possible to learn your legal rights and whether you should pursue a case.
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