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Car accidents are extremely common. More than 2 million people a year are injured or
disabled in collisions in the United States alone. Even in small fender
bender accidents, drivers and passengers alike can sustain serious injuries.
One of the most common types of injury is whiplash.
If you were injured in a car accident caused by someone else’s negligence,
don’t hesitate to give us a call. We are available to help 24 hours a day.
What Is Whiplash?
Neck strain is used interchangeably with whiplash. In a car accident, most
people are restrained by seatbelts. If a car stops suddenly, your body
will stop with it, but your head will continue to move because it isn’t
restrained by anything. The force of your neck snapping forward and back
with the motion of the car is what causes whiplash. Muscles and tendons
in your neck are stretched beyond what they’re used to, which can
cause tearing and will require several weeks to heal. Some people feel
it immediately, while others might feel it in the next few days.
Symptoms of whiplash include the following:
- Pain/ tenderness
- Decreased range of motion
- Headaches at the base of the skull that radiate toward the forehead
- Neck instability
- Shoulder and upper back pain
- Blurred vision
- Tingling, weakness, or numbness that radiates into the shoulder and/ or
down the arm
Some complications could occur with whiplash. People can experience chronic
pain or headaches for years after the accident; however, this is a very
How Long Does Whiplash Last?
Recovery time for whiplash can vary by the severity of your injury. On
average, the recovery time for a whiplash injury is anywhere from a couple
days to several weeks. Most expect a full recovery within three months
of your accident.Some complications could occur with whiplash. People
can experience chronic pain or headaches for years after the accident;
however, this is a very rare aftereffect.
Contact an Experienced Greenwich Whiplash Injury Lawyer Today
If you’ve experienced whiplash following an accident, make sure you
see a doctor as soon as possible. Not only can this medical treatment
help you manage any pain, but it will also be proof you may later need
to file a
personal injury claim. Likewise, if an insurance company tries to deny you coverage for your
medical bills, your visit to the doctor can be just what you need to prove
your injury was severe enough to merit treatment. You may also need the
help of a skilled Greenwich whiplash injury attorney. Our firm, Ivey Barnum
& O’Mara, LLC, has more than 30 years of legal experience to
offer your case. Our lawyers are dedicated to helping the victims of negligence,
and we have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients.
Let us see what we can do for you.
Contact us at (203) 718-4002 or fill out our online form to get in touch with us today.