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Car Accidents & Whiplash
Whiplash is one of the most common injuries associated with car accidents of any kind. Even in a relatively minor "fender bender" the driver or passenger in either car may experience an injury caused by the sudden forward and backward or side to side movement of their head in the sudden collision, causing damage to the soft tissue in their neck. This injury is called whiplash and although it may be considered a lesser injury, it may be difficult to treat. It may lead to a lasting disability that will impact the victim's ability to work or perform day-to-day activities.
If you have suffered whiplash in an auto accident in the Atlanta area, do not wait to involve an attorney. A legal professional experienced in handling insurance claims and lawsuits related to whiplash can evaluate the matter to determine what your case may be worth and can then represent your interests and legal rights in the process of seeking fair financial compensation. In a society where insurance companies may try to take advantage of injured drivers, having an experienced Atlanta whiplash injury attorney in your corner can make all the difference in the outcome of your case.
How is Whiplash Caused?
Whiplash is caused by the sudden force of impact that results from a collision between two vehicles or a vehicle and a fixed object. The vehicle stops suddenly, but the victim's body continues to move. Restrained by a seatbelt, the victim's body stops but the head whips from one side to another or in a forward and backward motion. This sudden movement can cause injury to the muscles, tendons and nerves in the neck and can lead to pain and stiffness in varying degrees.
Atlanta Car Accident Lawyer
Would you like a free consultation regarding your whiplash injury claim? Contact an Atlanta Car Accident Lawyer at the Law Office of Neil Flit today.