Information About North Carolina Whiplash Injuries

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Our post today is going to provide some information on North Carolina whiplash injuries (also known as neck sprains, neck strains, cervical sprains or cervical strains).

Whiplash injuries are probably the most common injury caused by auto accidents. Whiplash is a phrase used to describe neck pain resulting from an injury to the soft tissue of your neck (e.g., muscles, tendons and ligaments). Whiplash is caused by an excessive movement or force to your neck that causes your neck to hyperextend forwards and/or backwards. The hyperextension of your neck and cervical vertebrae can result in the spraining or straining of the muscles, tendons and ligaments of your neck, which is what causes the pain that is characterized as whiplash. Whiplash injuries can be caused by a variety of auto accidents, but are most commonly caused by rear end accidents and head on accidents. If you would like to discuss the experience of our Durham Attorneys and Greensboro Attorneys related to whiplash injuries, feel free to send us an email or give us a call.

A whiplash injury is oftentimes the most challenging case to prove to the insurance adjuster, and to a jury. X-rays, MRIs, CT Scans, etc. will almost always be negative/normal, which make proving an injury to the neck difficult. Typically the only proof of the whiplash is your personal complaints, and the notes of your personal physician, chiropractor or physical therapist. Because there is little independent proof of your whiplash injury, the insurance company will sometimes strongly fight your case and refuse to pay for some of your medical bills and offer you very little for your pain and suffering. In addition to insurance companies fighting you on your whiplash personal injury case, some juries can also be difficult on whiplash cases (viewing your injury as minor, and resenting the fact that you brought a law suit). Because the insurance company will fight you so hard on your whiplash injury, and because some jurors can be unsympathetic to your injury, it is important for you to be very cautious with the amount and type of medical treatment you seek, and also to be super diligent about documenting your injury (the best way to do this is to visit your primary care physician every 2-3 weeks). If you would like help with your whiplash injury case, our Durham Lawyers and Greensboro Lawyers can help you present your case to the insurance company or jury.

If you have any questions about your personal injury case, or about how to present your whiplash injury to the insurance company, our Durham Personal Injury Lawyers and Greensboro Personal Injury Lawyers are available to answer your questions free of charge. You can contact one of our Durham Injury Lawyers or Greensboro Injury Lawyers by completing the Free Consultation box to the right of the page, emailing us at, or by calling us at (888) 820-5885.