WHIPLASH AND OTHER SOFT-TISSUE INJURIES
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 an attorney at McCoy & McCoy to discuss your legal options, please call us at 860-244-9100. We will handle all legal aspects of your injury claim.
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 to severe pain and stiffness.
A whiplash victim may also experience headaches, pain radiating into the shoulder or shoulders, dizziness and fatigue. The particular type and severity of symptoms associated with whiplash will vary depending on the severity of the injury.
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.
Seeking Compensation For Your Past, Present And Future Losses
If you are interested in learning more about your right to compensation for a personal injury claim related to whiplash, we can help. Please call us today to speak with an attorney at 860-244-9100, or complete a free case evaluation form.