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Important Facts About Whiplash

Many people believe that car accident injuries only occur when the vehicles are traveling at high speeds. However, you could suffer an injury in a car accident even when the vehicles are traveling under 10 miles per hour, especially if you are rear-ended. One such injury is whiplash. Whiplash is caused by the head moving sharply forward or backward in an uncontrollable motion, causing serious damage to your neck, shoulders, and back.

Developing whiplash as a result of a car accident can painful as well as stressful. You may have to undergo extensive medical treatment and physical therapy, and you can be forced to miss work in order to recover. Fortunately, you may be able to hold the person or party at fault for your accident responsible for these damages. To learn more about your options for financial compensation, contact a Rhinelander auto accident attorney of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today at 800-242-2874.

What You Should Know about Whiplash

Depending on the severity of the accident, you could suffer a number of different side effects of your whiplash. Along with stiffness or pain in the neck, you could also experience severe headaches, dizziness, or even memory loss.

Some facts you should know about whiplash injuries include the following:

  • Symptoms of whiplash may not show up until a few hours after the accident, but they can also take weeks or even months to manifest
  • The majority of whiplash cases happen from accidents that occur at speeds between 6 and 12 miles per hour
  • 10% of all whiplash victims become disabled

Many people are not aware that whiplash can be a severe injury, and those responsible for your pain and suffering should be held responsible.

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At Habush Habush & Rottier S.C., a Rhinelander auto accident attorney can help you get the financial compensation you need for your injuries after a car accident. For more information about how you can fight back against the person or party at fault for your accident, contact one of our dedicated attorneys at 800-242-2874 today.

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