Whiplash injuries result from sudden impacts

Many people who are involved in a motor vehicle accident are oftentimes told that they have suffered a whiplash injury. A whiplash injury generally results from a sudden impact that causes a person’s body to move either front and back or side to side that many times involves their head. This sudden jarring motion to the body can cause a number of different problems.

Symptoms of whiplash injuries

Some of the more common symptoms of a whiplash injury could include some or all of the following: headaches; neck pain and stiffness; back pain and stiffness; achiness; soreness; feeling tired; being unable to sleep; experiencing a reduced range of motion in various body parts; problems with your shoulders; tingling or numbness in your arms and fingers; problems with the base of your skull or upper back; dizziness or sprain or strain injuries.

Subjective vs. Objective findings

Generally speaking, whiplash injuries are subjective in nature which means they are described by the subject or accident victim and are not objective which means they can be seen on some type of film, x-ray, MRI, or CAT scan. Whiplash injuries are generally treated by an orthopedist, a physical therapist, a neurologist, a chiropractor, or other specialized doctor depending upon the nature and extent of the injury.

Each whiplash case is different

The amount of time it will take you to treat and the ultimate outcome that you receive based upon your whiplash injury will depend in large part upon a number of factors which could include your age, any pre-existing injuries you have, the type of impact, the speed at which the vehicles was traveling, what body parts were affected and a number of other situations. Some people can treat for weeks where others might treat for more than a year for their whiplash injury. These injuries can also give rise to psychological injuries that may require treatment from a mental health professional.

See medical professionals and follow their advice

It is very important that when you see your medical professional, you provide a detailed list of all of the problems that you are experiencing as a result of your accident-related injuries. Be very specific in describing the type of pain you are experiencing, where you are experiencing this pain, how frequently you experience this pain, what acts or activities make this pain worse, how it affects your activities of daily living, and any and all other issues that are affecting you as a result of your accident-related injuries.

Contact a CT injury lawyer ASAP

If you or someone you know has had a whiplash-type injury as a result of a motor vehicle accident which has been caused by the fault of another it is important that you get the advice and counsel of an experienced Connecticut accident lawyer at the earliest possible moment so that you do not make a mistake in attempting to handle your own case without first understanding your rights. If we can assist you please contact us for a free telephone or virtual consultation so you can fully understand what you should and should not be doing.