Our Palatka Accident Lawyer Discusses Neck Injury Factors

Palatka Accident LawyerIf you have been involved in a car accident that resulted in an injury, our Palatka accident lawyer may be able to help you earn the compensation you deserve. A St Augustine car accident attorney may be able to help you obtain compensation for damages such as pain and suffering, lost wages due to time spent away from work and more. Keep in mind that it is simply not possible to be completely accurate in identifying all the forces in a car accident because of all the different variables involved. Every accident is unique. Every accident has its own characteristics that make the difference between an accident that results in serious injury and an accident where everyone walks away unhurt. An expert engineer is required to make an accurate assessment of the forces involved in a particular car accident. However, it may be possible for your car accident attorney to make a rough estimate of, for example, the potential risk of neck injury from whiplash by examining several different variables. One of these variables might be the angle of the collision. For example, a straight-on impact is often less hazardous than a collision from an angle. Angle collisions may twist the spine, leading to serious injury. In rear-end collisions, the speed and size of the rear car is important. If the rear car is heavy and speeding, the forces placed on the front car’s occupants may be severe. However, a large, slow truck can do more damage than a small, fast car. The speed and size of the front car will also be examined. If the front car is large in comparison to the rear car, the front car may not be as badly damaged as it would have been if it were smaller. Road conditions are also important. A wet or icy road is more hazardous than a dry road. An uneven road surface, such as gravel, can also maximize the forces involved in the accident. The amount the car moves after the collision is critical. A dangerous road surface can make a relatively minor accident much more severe. The occupant’s head position and sex should also be examined. For example, if the injured person is looking straight ahead, he or she might not be as badly injured as an occupant with a turned head. A turned head exposes the spine to more complex stresses. The person’s sex is important because females are at a much higher risk of developing chronic whiplash pain than males, possibly due to differences in anatomy.

Contact a Palatka Accident Lawyer

For more information on how a St Augustine car accident attorney can help you, contact Canan Law at (904) 824-9402.

 

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