Whiplash is almost a stereotype in accident claims. Many old TV shows and movies portrayed someone faking a neck injury who was ultimately tricked into revealing the truth when a lawyer purposely dropped a heavy object to prod them to suddenly turn their head. But in reality, whiplash can be extremely serious. 

 

Causes

 

Whiplash is caused by an abrupt, whip-like jerking of the head back and forth. According to WebMD, “In whiplash, the intervertebral joints (located between vertebrae), discs, ligaments, cervical muscles, and nerve roots may become damaged.” Because damage to soft tissue is hard to diagnose, those with whiplash may need a CT (Computed Tomography) scan or MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) for diagnosis. 

 

Treatment

 

If you experience neck pain or stiffness, dizziness, headaches, or back pain after an accident, see a physician right away. Sometimes symptoms occur days after an accident and can seem to go away and reappear. These days, whiplash is most likely to be treated with physical therapy, not immobility and neck braces.

 

What We Can Do For You

 

Brooks Law Office is experienced in handling all types of personal injury cases. Eugene C. Brooks is certified as a trial specialist and will research, gather, and analyze the facts of each case so he can determine and advise on the best course of action to protect your rights. Do not assume the insurance company is looking out for your best interest. They are in the business of making money, not giving it away. They can make you a low-ball offer or deny your claim all together. Contact Savannah’s Personal Injury Law Firm to get a free evaluation of your case.