Whiplash from Rear-End Crashes

Whiplash from Rear-End Crashes

Whiplash from Rear-End Crashes

Whiplash is one of the most common accidents associated with rear-end car accident injuries. Because it happens so frequently, people tend to underestimate its seriousness. Whiplash can lead to serious long-term injuries that could require extensive rehabilitation.

The cause of whiplash is your head snapping forward as a result of the impact. When you are hit from behind, the force of the crash causes your body to move. It is your head that will move the most forcefully.

Whiplash can cause a number of injuries. In the best-case scenario, your whiplash was minor, and rest and rehabilitation can get you back to normal in a few weeks. However, some cases of whiplash are much more serious.

Whiplash Could Cause Traumatic Brain Injuries

One of the worst effects of whiplash is that you suffer a traumatic brain injury. The force with which your head moves causes your brain to move within your head. This can cause you concussion-like symptoms. Some people can experience this for months or years. This can include:

  • Memory loss
  • Irritability
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Depression
  • Concentration problems

Get Medical Care After an Accident

You may also suffer long-term damage to your neck and back. This could include injuries to your neck and vertebrae. In serious cases, it could require extensive therapy and rehabilitation to recover, if you are even able to get better.

The best thing is to always get checked out medically after the accident. Even if you don’t think you were hurt, some injuries will not show up for days or months. Getting medical care could both diagnose your injury and set the stage for your legal claim.

Contact an Experienced Beverly Hills Car Accident Attorney

If you have been injured in a car crash, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Contact Jalilvand Law online or call us at 310.478.5800 to receive your free case evaluation. Our Beverly Hills car accident lawyers are ready to help.