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What is Whiplash?

Whiplash (and neck injuries) are one of the most common injuries that people suffer after a car accident in New York. The neck is a complex set of bones, muscles, and joints that work together to hold up the head and allow for mobility.

A whiplash injury is a sudden violent movement of the head or neck which causes damage to the ligaments in your neck. It can also cause muscle spasms and pain in your neck, shoulders, arms, and back. It usually occurs when you are in an accident but can also happen when you fall awkwardly or if someone pushes you violently from behind.

Neck injuries are common because they are difficult to avoid when driving or riding in a car without wearing a seatbelt or while playing sports like tennis.

How to Spot the Symptoms of a Serious Neck Injury and Whiplash

It is difficult to diagnose neck injuries without the proper training. But there are some symptoms that can help you identify a serious neck injury.

These symptoms include:

  • Pain in the neck, back, or shoulders
  • Numbness or tingling in the arms or hands
  • Headaches, dizziness, or nausea
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Difficulty breathing

What Doctors Can Do to Treat a Neck Injury and Whiplash

Doctors recommend that the patient should avoid any activities that will put pressure on the neck. Activities like driving, reading, and using the computer are not recommended. The patient should also sleep on their back with a pillow under their head to keep it in line with their spine. The patient should also try to take over-the-counter pain medication if they are experiencing pain.

The whiplash injury is often accompanied by neck pain and headaches as well as difficulty moving the head from side to side or up and down. It is possible for whiplash to cause dizziness, blurred vision, and even nausea at times.

What are the Different Types of Whiplash Lawsuits?

There are three different types of whiplash lawsuits that NY car accident lawyers work with:

  1. The first type is when the person who was in the car accident files a lawsuit against the driver who caused the crash.
  2. The second type is when a family member of someone who was killed in a car accident files a lawsuit against the driver who caused the crash.
  3. And finally, there is an instance where an insurance company files a lawsuit against another insurance company for not paying out enough in whiplash-related claims.

The Importance of Knowledge When it Comes to Preventing Neck Injuries

A neck injury can be caused by a variety of factors. For example, if we are not aware of the risks we may encounter when we are driving and we turn our head to look at something in the distance, then our neck is vulnerable to injury. Or if someone else bumps into us from behind, then that too can cause a neck injury. It's important to know these risks in order to prevent them from happening.

Neck injuries are one of the most common types of injuries that people sustain in their lifetime. They are also one of the most common reasons for missed workdays, and they can be very serious.


If you are suffering from whiplash after having had been in a car accident in NYC, Queens or Brooklyn we can help you get the compensation you deserve!

Ribowsky Law- Queens Personal Injury & Accident Lawyer 109-12 Jamaica Ave, Queens, NY 11418 (718) 659-5333 https://www.mrinjurylawyerny.com/

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