Car Accident Lawyer Helping Injured Victims Of Car Accident in New York, Recover Compensation
Brain Injury Lawyers of The Rybak Firm, PLLC., often encounter clients who have suffered significant neck injuries the cause of which have been diagnosed by doctors to be Whiplash. Auto accident victims who have suffered whiplash, find it exceedingly difficult to obtain fair compensation, and to convince insurance adjusters and juries that the cause of this is a Car Accident. It is even more difficult to prove that a brain injury as stemming from the whiplash.
What Is A Whiplash?
Whiplash is the the most common injury suffered by victims of car accidents and is best defined as an injury to the cervical (neck) spinal column as a result of rapid acceleration or deceleration. For instance in many auto accidents the car is rear ended by a moving vehicle, often at high speeds. As a result, the persons body with the exception of the head is quickly accelerated forward meanwhile the head remains behind for a moment. The head will rock up and back, which will cause the stretching and often tearing of the ligaments, tendons and the muscles of the neck.
The muscles will stabilize the neck by bringing the head forward. Oftentimes, the head will move forward past the range of normal motion and will further tear or stretch the surrounding ligaments, tendons and muscles. Even though whiplash injuries generally occur in a rear end collisions, it can also occur in any type of automobile collision in which the neck goes through an abnormal range of motion. A study published in the journal Brain injury, (Chiari and Whiplash Injury co-authored by Ezriel Kornel, M.D., F.A.C.S., and Michael D. Freeman, Ph.D. ) illustrates that whiplash may result in anatomical changes that may cause serious brain injury.
What Are The Symptoms Of A Whiplash?
- Brain fog
- Dizziness or vertigo
- Sleep disturbances
- Attention, focus, and memory issues
- Fear and emotional struggles
- Blurred vision and more
Diagnosing And Treating Injuries Caused By Whiplash
Many of these potentially disabling whiplash symptoms can be directly related to the impact of your brain against the bony vault known as your skull, and the many sharp edges, shelves, and protrusions on its inner surface. Further, nerves that exit the brain (cranial nerves) can be tractioned, sheared, or even severed depending on the degree of whiplash. Some of these symptoms can also be related to injury to the muscles and joints in the neck that feed information that is vital to our sense of balance and equilibrium to the brain.
It is critically important to address the obvious physical aspects of pain, muscle spasm, and loss of motion due to whiplash through modalities such as chiropractic care and physical therapy. What is often neglected and equally important to address are the other physical, cognitive, and emotional after effects of mild Traumatic Brain Injury due to whiplash.
No symptom should be taken lightly in the event of a whiplash injury. Remember that some symptoms may not develop until weeks following automobile accident. Pay attention to the changes in your brain, or the following whiplash suffered in car accident. If you notice that you began to develop any symptoms that indicate mild traumatic brain injury, seek immediate medical attention of neurologist or any other medical professional.
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