Whiplash is a neck injury that is frequently a result of motor vehicle accidents. When your car is struck from the side or the rear, that causes a sudden strain for the muscles in your neck – leading to the neck tissue injuries we refer to as “whiplash.”
In Ontario, there are two types of whiplash that are recognized as “minor injuries” by the Ontario government and by insurance companies: Grade I whiplash injuries resulting in tenderness of the neck muscles, and Grade II whiplash injuries which result in limited movement of the neck. Grade III whiplash injuries cause neurological issues, and these are not considered minor injuries.
As a personal injury lawyer, I often meet with people who have questions about their whiplash injuries. Here are some of the most common:
1. Is whiplash serious enough for me to see a doctor?
Yes – and you should see one as soon as possible. Even if your case of whiplash … Read the rest