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Causes and Symptoms of Whiplash

Whiplash is a painful condition that occurs after a sudden bend or twist of the neck and is most commonly associated with motor vehicle accidents. In many cases, whiplash is brought about after a vehicle is hit from behind, causing a person’s body to be thrown forward and back in a violent manner. The condition may also be caused by roller coasters, shaken baby syndrome in infants, or other objects that may stop or jolt suddenly.

While the injury is a common one, the actual mechanics of whiplash are not quite fully understood. Some doctors believe that whiplash is the result of a sudden stretching or tearing of the spine ligament.

Symptoms of whiplash may include neck or back pain, shoulder pain, headaches, and the feeling of pins and needles to the arms or legs. Symptoms of whiplash may not be felt for several days following an accident.

Preventing Whiplash

Some car manufacturers take whiplash protection very seriously and have worked to redesign their seats and headrests to better protect passengers against whiplash in the event of a collision. These new seats do a much better job of absorbing the shock of a collision, displacing the force so that the human body does not feel the full brunt of the violent impact. This technology is still being tested and developed as manufacturers and doctors learn more about the causes of mechanics of whiplash.

If you or a loved one has experienced the painful symptoms of whiplash due to an automobile accident caused by a negligent person, contact a Waukesha car accident attorney immediately. The Waukesha whiplash lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® are ready to help you receive the compensation you deserve for your pain.

Call 1-800-559-5599 to speak with a Waukesha whiplash lawyer today.