The Big Three: Whiplash, Back Injury and Head Trauma

When car accident injuries are present after a collision, there are three very common injuries that are reported. Whiplash, back injuries and head injuries. These are all potentially serious injuries and if you have been in a car accident and have suffered from any of them you know that they can be extremely painful and take a long time to recover from. They can also be very expensive and disrupt the quality of life for you, which is where a personal injury attorney comes in. A car accident attorney like Emery Ledger can help you receive compensation if you have suffered injuries like these in a car accident.

Let’s discuss the first of the three: Whiplash. The medical definition of whiplash is an injury that occurs when the muscles and the ligaments in the neck are over-extended and tear as a result of someone being hit from behind where the head moves slower than the rest of the body forward, and then catches up rapidly. This means that the head is rocked forward with the momentum of the crash much like the movement of a whip where the lash of the whip moves slower than the rest, and catches up quickly causing the cracking sound.

Back injury is somewhat self-explanatory but it deserves some definition regardless, as some people do not know when they have an actual back injury instead of just back pain. A back injury can be extremely debilitating because it can restrict a person from performing their normal tasks, doing many types of exercise, or even walking around. When back injuries are present as the result of an accident, it can come in the form of sharp twinges or excruciating neck or back pain when you try to move around or twist.

Head trauma is the scariest of the three because while the brain is well protected inside the skull, if the bone of the skull is damaged the brain inside is very easy to damage. This can result in loss of motor skills or speech, learning disabilities, coma or even death. Most studies show that it takes only about 50 G’s of force to cause brain damage, and a car accident is right around that area, depending upon the severity of the crash. Crashes of 70 to 100 G’s have killed humans, but crashes with less G’s can certainly cause broken bones and brain damage.

The important thing to remember is that if you have suffered from any of these injuries as a result of a car accident, then you need a whiplash attorney or brain injury attorney to help you collect for these injuries. If you have suffered from these things in an accident, it is likely to be a very long and painful road to recovery, not to mention an expensive one. Trust the decade of experience that Ledger & Associates brings when it comes to car crashes, and the expertise that we have in brain injury, whiplash and back injury cases.


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Karen Thompson has an outstanding 10 year service as a state lawyer in California. She helps a lot of people who needs legal assistance particulary those who can’t afford to hire an attorney. She finds her happiness helping others and in sharing to people what she knows through writing articles.
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