Whiplash Injury

Massachusetts Accident Lawyers For Whiplash Injuries

A whiplash injury is commonly referred to as a neck sprain/strain. A whiplash injury may be objectively evidenced by the loss of the natural lordotic curve of the neck. Muscle spasms often pull the cervical spine straight into an unnatural and often painful alignment. These injuries are more readily identified as the insurance company can objectively see the injuries the whiplash has caused our client. However; in many cases, whiplash may cause injuries that are very painful and debilitating. Oftentimes, the injury is purely subjective in nature with no objective evidence to prove the extent of injury. These injuries can be difficult to diagnose and treat. The earlier a whiplash injury is diagnosed and treated, the better the prognosis.

Ellis Law Offices has been representing injured accident victims for over 50 years. You need an experienced team of attorneys that will aggressively represent you to help you receive full and fair compensation for the injuries and pain you have suffered, for your loss of wages and for the medical bills you have incurred.

Cause Of Whiplash

The sudden acceleration or deceleration of a vehicle causes a sudden extension or flexion of the neck. This often results in a whiplash injury. This sudden force on the spine can cause a wide array of injuries including intervertebral joints, ligaments, disks, cervical muscles and nerve roots. Whiplash injuries can be caused in any type of motor vehicle accident, and even in a fall down accident. The most common cause of whiplash is the rear-end collision.

Symptoms And Treatment Of Whiplash

Symptoms of whiplash can include:

  • Neck pain
  • Neck stiffness
  • Neck muscle spasms
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Shoulder and back pain

These symptoms can cause overall fatigue and depression. In the majority of cases, whiplash injuries respond well to medical treatment such as medication for pain or swelling (anti-inflammatory), physical therapy, massage therapy, heat therapy, ultrasound and chiropractic manipulation. Though most patients will make a reasonably good recovery, some patients suffer lifelong residual symptoms.

Contact Massachusetts Car Accident Lawyers At Ellis Law Offices

If you have sustained a whiplash injury in a car accident, call Ellis Law Offices to speak with an experienced attorney or you may contact us by email. For your convenience, home and hospital visits are available upon request.