If you have ever been in an automobile accident where there is a rear end crash, then you know that whiplash can be a very real result. Whiplash occurs when there is severe strain or injury to your neck. However, by taking the necessary precautions you will easily be able to prevent whiplash in the event of a car accident.
Steps You Can Take
It is important to remember that whiplash may not appear until several days after the accident itself, so keep a watchful eye if you or a loved one have ever been in a car accident or other type of road accident. Given that, there are a few steps you can take to prevent getting any neck injuries in the first place. They include:
- Driving a safe, reliable car
- Having the headrest in your vehicle properly adjusted
- Always wear a seatbelt
- Use caution and common sense to drive defensively
While prevention is the best cure, there are times when injury due to an auto accident is unavoidable.
Types of Neck Injuries
Neck injuries are the most common type of injury and your doctor can tell you which one of the following injuries you may have incurred:
- Neck sprain or strain
- Cervical strain or sprain
- Myofascial injury
- Hyperextension/hyperflexion injury
Of course, there can also be neck injuries resulting from other types of calamities or hazards as well.
If you or a loved one have suffered any type of neck injury in the Madison, Wisconsin area, call 608-268-0268 or submit an online questionnaire. Please contact Boller & Vaughan for your free initial consultation. We are here to ensure that you and your loved ones get the justice you deserve.