Orlando Back Injury and Whiplash Attorney

Your car’s forward motion is slammed to a halt, but that does not stop your body. Head, neck, and back continue flying forward and within and instant, snap! Your body flops around like a fish out of water, wriggling due to the force that has been exerted on it.

What Happens when Someone Gets Whiplash?

Usually whiplash is the result of rear-end collisions, but it can also occur if an automobile collides with an immobile object. Whiplash occurs when a passenger’s head jerks forward and snaps back. The damages are most harmful when the victim’s head is twisted upon impact. Whiplash can severely injure your back’s:

  • Joints
  • Discs
  • Muscles
  • Nerves

More than one million people are injured by whiplash on an annual basis. It is the most common back and neck injury associated with car accidents. Approximately 100,000 of these cases result in permanent impairment.

Symptoms of Whiplash include:

  • Muscle spasms in the neck and shoulder area
  • Neck and back pain that intensifies with movement
  • Piercing pains in the lower part of the neck/upper back

Lower Back Pain from a Car Accident

There are additional damages to the back that are frequently seen in car accidents. A lower back sprain or strain can occur, resulting in intense pain and immobility. In more extreme cases, the victim may suffer back spasms.

Spinal Cord Injuries

The most serious form of back injury caused by an auto accident is a spinal cord injury. Bruising, tearing, and compression, are all ways that the spinal cord may be damaged. These traumas may result in:

  • Paralysis
  • Sensory loss
  • Loss of instinctual reactions
  • Autonomic disturbances
  • Herniated discs
  • Disc bulging
  • Radial tears

If you have suffered a car accident and are experiencing back pain or discomfort, see a physician immediately. Many back injuries cannot be properly diagnosed until X-rays have been taken, and while the pain may start out as mild and tolerable, it can quickly escalate to excruciating and unbearable.

Contact a Whiplash Lawyer at The Umansky Law Firm

If you do have a back injury, prepare yourself for a tidal wave of medical expenses and lifestyle inconveniences. The car accident injury attorneys in Orlando at The Umansky Law Firm is here to help you cope with this life trauma, by fighting on your behalf for the monetary compensation you deserve. Your medical bills and lost wages, as well as emotional suffering, entitle you to recoup something for those damages. Contact us today.