What is Whiplash Personal Injury Law
It is an injury caused by sudden flexing and extending of the muscles and tendons in the neck. Victims of whiplash commonly describe their symptoms with neck pain and headaches. However, whiplash can be by far more severe and extensive. These common symptoms can include; Traumatic brain injury (TBI) leaves the victim with intellectual, physical, social and emotional impairments. It is not only a hit to the head that can cause TBI, the severe thrust of the head causes the brain to hit the front and back of the skull, thus causing enough damage for TBI.
The connecting joint for the jaw and the skull is known as the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). When this is injured the victim commonly feels popping or clicking, head ache and limited movement.
Facet joints allow the spine to twist and bend. If these are injured, the victim will experience headaches and upper neck pain.
The thoracic outlet is found between the collar bone and first rib. When this is compressed or pinched, it is known as thoracic outlet syndrome. Symptoms of this include pain and heaviness in the affected arm or shoulder, tingling in the fingers, or discoloration from poor circulation.
If you are a victim of whiplash, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact a lawyer for more information or to make a claim.
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