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If you were involved in a truck accident, chances are you at least suffered from some whiplash. Although not an official medical term, "whiplash" is commonly used to describe neck injuries sustained in car accidents. The technical term for whiplash would be cervical acceleration-deceleration injury; it may also be called a neck sprain or strain.
However, you may not notice any pain right away. In fact, it is common for people who have been involved in a truck accident not to display symptoms of whiplash for up to 24 hours after the initial trauma.
Don't make the mistake of thinking whiplash only occurs in high speed accidents.
Whiplash can actually happen at speeds as low as 15 mph. In all cases, it is caused by injury to the neck's soft tissue; this can include neck ligaments, muscles, and tendons stretched beyond their normal range of motion. In the most severe cases, patients are diagnosed with coup-contra-coup. This occurs when force pushed the brain into the cranium while the head and neck were both extended. If you believe you are suffering whiplash after being involved in an accident, contact a doctor immediately.
Whiplash doesn't have to be life-threatening to be deserving of compensation. If you have been involved in an accident with a commercial truck and sustained whiplash injuries as a result, you should seek the help of Arnold & Itkin. We believe that truck drivers should be held accountable for their reckless driving and negligence—and, in some cases, we believe even the trucking company should be held accountable. There are many types of truck accident injuries you can sustain after an accident, and if whiplash is one of them, contact an attorney from our firm to see how we can help you get the compensation you deserve.