Whiplash &TBI associated with a Car Accident

Whiplash

Whiplash is a common term for Neck Strain. Usually associated with car accidents, the blow that can cause your head to jerk forward or backward suddenly can cause whiplash or neck strain. Not to be confused, neck strains are totally different from a neck sprain. Neck strains or whiplash is the damage to the muscle or tendons, whereas, neck sprains are tearing of ligaments. Nevertheless, the causes, symptoms, and treatment of both remain the same.

Symptoms:

  • Unbearable neck Pain and decreased motion and stiffness of the neck.
  • Headaches

Causes:

  • The most common cause of whiplash is a car accident that causes a person’s neck to move abruptly from side to side or forward and backward due to the sudden force of the collision.

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the damage of brain tissues from a violent blow or jolt to the head or body just like hitting your head on the windshield or steering wheel or roof of the car hitting your head in a motor vehicle accident.

TBI results in bruising, torn tissues, bleeding any other physical damage to the brain tissues. Severe symptoms are a severe headache, vomiting, seizure, and coma. Hover, the symptoms may not manifest immediately but this injury can even result in long term irreparable complications or death.

What to do if you suspect whiplash or TBI after the car accident?

Seek medical attention immediately after the accident so that the physician can examine for injuries of the neck, head, and other body parts and can advise for further examination and treatment.

Assessment for Whiplash & TBI:

In a whiplash injury, the physician uses a scale of zero to four grade for assessment with zero meaning no pain and no sign of injury and level four meaning pain and evidence of fracture.

The severity of the injury can affect daily routine and may leave you without work or daily routine activities.

Physiotherapy, acupuncture, TENS, bracing, chiropractic care etc as a part of treatment is extremely costly. Therefore, the limit of Ontario insurance claims is $3500 under soft tissue injury category.

In TBI, the level of severity dictates the amount of compensation ranging from $3500 to $1 million for a catastrophic TBI.

Contact a car accident lawyer Toronto:

In order to claim for the compensation of whiplash and TBI, contact Howard Yegendorf and Associates. Our experienced car accident lawyer Toronto and other areas of Ontario are expert in collecting all relevant details of collision and in documenting the medical symptoms. With over 50 years of experience in this field, our car accident lawyers at Toronto and other areas will help you claim the maximum benefit of the insurance.

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