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Hollywood star suffers whiplash in collision

Car accidents can be one of the most harrowing experiences a person can endure. Many of them are over in the blink of an eye, before the drivers and passengers involved can even realize what has occurred. However, the long-term effects on an auto accident begin the moment vehicles have stopped and can continue on for weeks, years, or even the rest of a peron's lifetime.

For almost every person involved in a serious auto accident, a trip to the hospital afterward could result in hearing one of victims' most feared words: whiplash. Both locally in Tennessee, across the nation, and around the world drivers are too often forced to not only deal with the financial hurdles a car accident brings about, but also the lasting pain and reduced mobility on account of their collisions' trauma.

Miranda Kerr, who has over the last few years amassed a very successful modeling career and Hollywood profile, was involved in just such a situation last week. Reportedly "rammed" by another vehicle while driving in Los Angeles, 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

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