A car accident can be one of the most frightening things a person can experience. Many of them are over in the blink of an eye, before the drivers and passengers involved can even realize what has happened. However, the long-term effects on an auto accident begin the moment vehicles have stopped moving and can continue for weeks, years, or an entire lifetime.
Should those involved be fortunate enough to be able to walk away from their accident, a trip to the hospital afterward could lead to one of the most fearful words an accident victim can hear: whiplash. Both here in Texas, across the nation, and indeed all around the world motorists are too often forced to not only deal with the financial obstacles a car accident engenders, but also overcome lasting physical pain and limited mobility on account of their collisions’ trauma.
Miranda Kerr, who has seen her stardom rise rapidly in recent years thanks to a successful modeling career, was involved in just such a situation last week. Reportedly “rammed” by another vehicle while driving, the Australian was taken in for MRI scans, diagnosed with whiplash and back injuries, and forced to wear a neck brace upon leaving the hospital.
A spokesperson for Kerr noted that the young starlet was in a lot of pain, and that charges including reckless driving may be doled out upon the motorist who struck her. The same spokesperson remarked how fortunate it was that Kerr’s two-year-old son was not in the car at the time of the accident.
Whiplash is often considered a “minor” injury following a car or truck accident, but the implications of such a diagnosis can have a real, lasting impact on the finances, health, and personal life of accident victims. Those who have been struck and injured in an auto accident should contact a personal injury attorney and explore the options for recourse available to them in litigation.
Source: Daily Mail, “‘She’s in a lot of pain’:Miranda Kerr pictured wearing a neck brace after suffering whiplash and back injuries in car crash,” Sarah Bull, Mar. 13, 2013