Soft Tissue Injuries: Natchez, MS

If you are involved in a car accident in Natchez, Mississippi, you could suffer from soft tissue injuries. The commonly used term for these injuries is "whiplash".

Whiplash injuries are one of the biggest claims made against insurance companies. In 2007 alone, the cost of claims in which neck pain was the most serious injury was about 8.8 billion dollars, or 25% of the total payout for crash injuries.

Usually when a vehicle is struck from behind, the occupant's torso is pushed forward while the neck lags behind. The head eventually catches up to the torso, and the head suddenly whips forward.

In such a whipping motion, the muscles and ligaments of the neck can be strained. This is the exacerbated by the fact that your body is trying to tighten you muscles to protect your neck.

It is not unusual for neck pain from whiplash to not occur until hours, or even days after the accident. This is especially true when over tightened muscles in your neck start to release.

If you are involved in a car accident in Natchez, Mississippi, or anywhere in the State of Mississippi, call the personal injury attorneys of Richard Schwartz & Associates for help. You can call us at (601) 869-0696 or visit for a free case evaluation.

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