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Whiplash Injuries Caused by Another Driver’s Negligence: What is a Whiplash Injury and What are Your Rights and Options to Compensation in Mississippi?


Most Mississippi drivers have heard the term “whiplash”, but they may not know exactly what a whiplash injury is, or how to get compensated for a whiplash injury if they are injured in a car accident due to another driver’s negligence. To help Mississippi drivers better understand this common car accident injury, we provide some insight into what whiplash is, what the symptoms of whiplash may be, and how to get started with a personal injury claim under Mississippi civil laws if you suffered a serious whiplash injury due to another driver’s negligent actions.

Whiplash 101: What is a Whiplash Injury?

A whiplash injury refers to an injury of the neck. If you can imagine the neck whipping back and forth rapidly due to the impact of an automobile collision, then you can get a good picture of the strain or sprain caused to the neck when such an accident occurs. Whiplash “usually occurs as a direct result of sudden extension or flexion that damages the intervertebral joints, discs, ligaments, cervical muscles, and/or nerve roots.” In addition, there are varying “grades” of whiplash injuries, that range from severe to non-severe.

Make no mistake: whiplash can be a very serious injury, and it can go by other names. Some of the other, more “technical” names for a whiplash injury include myofascial injury, hyperextension injury, and cervical or neck strain or sprain. The symptoms caused by a whiplash injury to a car accident victim can also be severe. Symptoms of a whiplash injury include decreased range of motion, back and neck pain, stiffness, headaches, depression, fatigue, problems sleeping, problems concentrating, and even memory loss. As whiplash can be serious, it is always important to seek medical care if you are injured in a car accident and have suffered a neck injury.

Legal Help for a Whiplash Injury in Mississippi

In Mississippi, when a person suffers from a serious injury due to another person’s negligent conduct, he or she may be owed compensation for their injuries. This extends to car accident injuries caused by another driver’s negligent or intentional conduct. Under Mississippi civil personal injury laws, injured car accident victims may be entitled to compensation, including, but not limited to loss wages, medical expenses, and compensation for pain and suffering. Accordingly, if you were injured in a car accident in Mississippi due to the fault of another driver or party, it is important to learn about your rights and options by speaking to an experienced Mississippi personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.

The experienced Mississippi personal injury lawyers at Lunsford Baskin & Priebe offer a free and confidential consultation to learn about your car accident case and to see if they can help you get compensation due for your injuries. Contact the experienced Mississippi personal injury lawyers at Lunsford Baskin & Priebe and speak to a lawyer about your case today.


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