Connecticut Whiplash Injury Attorney
Whiplash is characterized by stiffness and pain in the neck caused by quick and severe head movements. A whiplash injury, also called a neck sprain, occurs when the head is suddenly forced forward or backward and then snapped back in the opposite direction. Whiplash is one of the most common types of car accident injuries.
Symptoms of Whiplash
Most whiplash symptoms appear within 24 hours of the injury. Sometimes, symptoms can go away only to return a few days later. Common whiplash symptoms include:
- Neck stiffness and pain
- Blurred vision
- Difficulty concentrating
- Ringing in the ears
If you have been involved in a Connecticut auto accident and experience any of the following symptoms, seek medical attention right away:
- Tingling or numbness in your arms.
- Pain that spreads to the shoulders or arms.
- Pain when moving the head.
For more information on the legal rights which may be available to Connecticut whiplash victims, complete the Free Case Evaluation form on this page for immediate assistance.
A doctor may require that a patient have an X-ray, MRI and/or a CT scan in order to rule out other possible injuries when diagnosing whiplash.
A physician will often advise a whiplash injury victim to wear a soft foam collar for a few hours at a time in addition to prescription painkillers if neck pain is severe. It is also not uncommon for a doctor to prescribe physical therapy to alleviate whiplash symptoms.
While it takes most whiplash injuries a few weeks to completely heal, in severe cases, it can take up to a year to heal entirely.
Connecticut Whiplash Lawyers
If you or a loved one is suffering from whiplash due to a motor vehicle accident you may be eligible to pursue legal recourse. Contact the Connecticut whiplash lawyers at Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers by calling (203) 397-1283 or completing our Free Case Evaluation form.