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Soft Tissue Neck Injury 

Whiplash is a common neck injury, often resulting from a car crash

Whiplash is a term used to describe sudden head movement backward, then forward and then back again. More specifically, it is the application of force to the body from behind. So, the muscles and ligaments in the neck compress back.

Symptoms and disorders

Commonly, this type of personal injury includes neck pain, headaches, and stiffness. Symptoms and disorders usually, but not always develop within 24 hours after an accident. For example, worsening of pain with neck movement or tenderness or pain in the shoulder, upper back or arms. In addition to that, a victim may experience tingling or numbness in the arms.

What we do

Normally, a motor vehicle accident such as a rear-end collision is an attribution to the injury. At Hughes and Company, our injury lawyer will make sure that your settlement covers all the components of your case.

What else we need to know

Modern methods of internal imaging are not always able to detect whiplash injuries. In reality, the sufferer’s report of symptoms may be the only indication of injury. Also, severe whiplash may cause brain trauma and be arguably linked to cognitive and emotional impairments. 

Neck tissue injury is the subject of much medical research, legal debate, and analysis. With this intention, medical research has contributed to the ongoing development of safety features. As a result, car manufacturers try to reduce the extent of the compression, extension, and rebound of the head and neck when a vehicle is rear-ended.