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Personal Injury: The Impact Of Whiplash Injuries On Crash Victims

Auto accident laws in Ontario allow all injured parties to seek accident benefits and other compensation because it is a no-fault system. Some of the most prevalent types of personal injury suffered in car accidents are whiplash injuries. However, symptoms might be delayed, often causing victims to decline medical examinations immediately after collisions. If left untreated, these injuries could cause long-term health problems.

The injuries result from the whiplash motion of the neck, often when cars are rear-ended or struck on the side. The impact causes the head to whip abruptly from side to side or forward and backward. The force of the movement can damage bones, nerves and muscles in the neck of a vehicle occupant. Strangely, the speed at which this happens is irrelevant, and even at speed as low as 15 mph, the force of the impact can cause extreme strain.

When the body is forced into such a whiplash motion, the spine is unexpectedly hyperextended, often causing injuries to vertebrae, spinal discs, muscles, ligaments and nerves along the spinal column. If the acceleration-deceleration motion is severe, it might cause the brain to be smashed into the inner walls of the skull. Even if the head does not strike the windshield or the dashboard, brain trauma could occur.

All of these injuries can cause long-term problems that might even be debilitating. Expenses for medical treatment and different types of therapy can become overwhelming, not to mention the financial impact if the victim is unable to return to work for an extended period. Fortunately, help is available from an experienced Ontario personal injury lawyer who can provide valuable support and guidance throughout dealings with insurance companies and the court if financial relief is pursued through the civil justice system.

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