Connecticut Whiplash Injury Attorneys

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Connecticut Whiplash Injury Lawyers

Whiplash Injuries

Whiplash may cause lasting pain and stiffness and may have a dramatic impact on various areas of your life. Due to the serious consequences that this injury may have, it is important to consider your right to full financial compensation for what you have experienced and will have to endure in the future. Now is the time to consult with a Connecticut whiplash injury lawyer. At McCoy & McCoy, in Hartford, CT, we represent accident injury victims throughout Connecticut, and we have done so since 1960. 

Our principal lawyer, Frank McCoy Jr., is certified in civil trial law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy – a distinction that fewer than 0.5 percent of all Connecticut lawyers have earned – and we are committed to providing personalized representation to each of our clients. We handle every type of car accident claim and work directly with accident reconstruction experts to establish the full value of your claim. If you would like to speak with a whiplash injury attorney at McCoy & McCoy to discuss your legal options, please call or contact us online. We will handle all legal aspects of your injury claim. 

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What is Whiplash?

Whiplash is an injury that typically occurs when the body sustains a sudden impact, causing the head to move in a side-to-side or forward-and-backward motion. This sudden, jerking movement may cause damage to the soft tissue in the neck, leading to mild and severe pain and stiffness.

How is Whiplash Caused?

Whiplash most frequently occurs as the result of an auto accident. The driver or passenger in the vehicle may experience whiplash when the car is suddenly struck by another vehicle or when it strikes a fixed object. The body, restrained by a seat belt, is suddenly stopped with the vehicle. The head, unrestrained, whips suddenly forward, backward or to the side and causes injury to the neck.

A vehicle occupant may also experience brain injury in this way, as the brain collides with the side of the skull.

Whiplash Symptoms

How does whiplash feel? The particular type and severity of symptoms associated with whiplash will vary depending on the severity of the injury. The following symptoms are the most common whiplash symptoms:
  • Headaches
  • Pain radiating into the shoulder(s)
  • Dizziness and fatigue
  • Stiffness

Compensation for a Whiplash Injury

A whiplash accident victim whose injuries were caused by a separate, negligent party is entitled to compensation for their injuries. The victim may receive compensation for economic and non-economic damages depending on the severity of the case. Some economic damages a victim can recover are the following:

  • Medical bills ( present and future)
  • Lost wages (present and future)
  • Funeral expenses (for a wrongful death)

Frequently Asked Whiplash Questions

Should I go to the ER for Whiplash?

If you were involved in a car accident or sports injury and think that you might have whiplash as a result, you should seek medical help immediately. 

Does Whiplash Heal on its own?

Given time, whiplash should heal on its own. It can take up to 2-3 months to fully heal. 

How do I know if I need a Whiplash Attorney?

If you have been diagnosed with whiplash as a result of a car accident or trauma, contact the whiplash attorneys at McCoy & McCoy as soon as possible. A timely filing can ensure that injuries and losses are properly documented. 

What NOT to do after being diagnosed with Whiplash

  • Do not get behind the wheel. If your neck is too stiff or painful to turn, it may be unsafe to drive.
  • Stay active. Try not to spend all your time lying down. Maintain a balance between rest and movement to prevent stiffening of your neck while resting and recovering.
  • Take your time getting back to your daily activities. Going right back to your everyday activities can sometimes make the injury worse. Slowly ease into your normal routine.
  • Avoid wearing a neck brace for too long. A neck brace can aid movement, but if used too often, it becomes a crutch rather than a long-term solution.
  • Avoid heavy lifting, punching or pulling, or contact sports.

Seek Compensation For Your Past, Present And Future Losses

Contact a Connecticut Whiplash Attorney Today

If you are interested in learning more about your right to compensation for a personal injury claim related to whiplash in Connecticut, we can help. Contact the whiplash injury lawyers at McCoy & McCoy today. 

Client Testimonials

  • My experience with McCoy and McCoy has been amazing. I’ve never worked with a team that had my back as much as they did. They have patience. I would recommend them. Good, honest people are hard to come around. Jessica explained everything. I left the office feeling confident with what’s going on with my case. They are easy to communicate with, which makes things so much easier. Thank you for everything McCoy & McCoy. I appreciate it. Keep up the good work, and keep making people happy!

    Veronica H
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  • This was my first experience with a lawyer or lawsuit. Their team was amazing, they patiently walked me through the entire process. They fought for me and exceeded my expectations! I would highly recommend them to anyone. Thanks again to Jessica, Taylor, Debbie, Lisa, Gabby, and Sabrina.

    Joseph A
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  • I was rear-ended on the way to work and I hired McCoy and McCoy as representation. Every employee did a phenomenal job for me and I received far more than I expected. I would definitely recommend them to someone I care about.

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  • I was in a very bad accident and Mccoy and Mccoy can to my rescue. The other insurance company was trying to swindle me! However Mccoy save me! If ever in need I highly recommend you using this attorney….

    Adrianne G
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  • McCoy and McCoy Law firm is the truth. Plain and simple. I was injured and started out with a different law firm. Called around and was met by the most amazing Rep. She made me feel safe and the situation was going to be handled. The staff there are great and very professional. Jessica was there whenever I called and answered every questions and concerns . If I could give her 10 stars I would.

    Audrey G
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  • I want to say a big thanks to the whole McCoy team! They were awesome in guiding me through the process of my lawsuit. Jessica was Awesome to work with. McCoy law firm really cares about their clients. I will definitely recommend them to anyone that they are great and really work hard to get you what you deserve. Thanks again for doing such a great job!

    Kevin P
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  • I would highly recommend attorney McCoy & McCoy and their wonderful staff. I had the pleasure of working with Mrs. Jessica Strokes she was very friendly and an overall total pleasure, if I had any questions for her I would call and always got great knowledge advice. The staff also called regularly to check on how I was doing and making sure I was recovering as well as updating on any changes in my case. Thank you again for all that you guys have done for me and making the rough times so much easier as well as settling my case in a timely manner!

    Marwa F
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