Suffered a whiplash type injury as a result of a Connecticut car accident. What does that mean?
If you’ve been involved in some type of accident the state of Connecticut involving a car, truck, bus or other motor vehicle then chances are that you will have suffered some type of whiplash type injury. A whiplash type injury is also referred to as a soft tissue injury these injuries cannot be seen on any type of x-ray, CAT scan or MRI as they do not involve a bone but rather involved the muscles, ligaments and tissue. Depending upon a number of circumstances, which would include but not be limited to the following: the speed of the vehicles involved in the car crash; the force of the impact; the way you were seated in the vehicle at the time of the impact; what parts of your body struck what objects with inside the vehicle; whether you were seat belted; whether the airbag deployed; whether you had pre-existing injuries or conditions which might have exacerbated your whiplash injury; or a variety of other issues, then you might need little to no treatment, to months of physical therapy, to some type of surgical intervention or some other type of medical care and treatment. Some whiplash symptoms may take weeks to months to show up and might become worse when scar tissue is beginning to form. Typically a Connecticut car accident victim will suffer some or all of the following types of injuries: neck pain; shoulder pain; headaches; mid back pain; low back pain; numbness; tingling; pain radiating into other body parts; and any number of other types of injuries related to your car crash. One of the most important things that you can do, to get better care and treatment and to recover as quickly as possible is to make sure that you properly detail all of the pain complaints, restrictions, limitations and other challenges that you are experiencing as a result of your Connecticut car accident. It is not enough to say to your doctor that your neck hurts. You must be very specific in describing your pain. For example, is your pain burning, stabbing, dull, or does it radiate into other body parts? How severe is the pain? How frequently does it occur? Are there any activities that you engage in that make the pain worse? How does your pain limit you in your day-to-day activities? Does your pain affect your ability to work? What activities tend to provide you with some type of relief? What type of over-the-counter medication are you taking? How does this affect your sleep? And any and all other information that the doctor would want to note provide you with the best care and treatment possible. Our Connecticut car accident lawyers and injury attorneys have been representing injury victims for decades. We have written the book on Connecticut personal injury law which you can obtain for free by visiting our website at www.HCWLAW.com where you can download a free copy of our book. You can also call our toll-free number at 888-842-8466 and speak with one of our Connecticut car accident lawyers and injury attorneys and get your questions answered over the telephone. You can also schedule an in office consultation where we will be happy to review the facts of your case with you in detail and specifically advise you as to what you should be doing. The call is free. The book is free. Our advice is free. If we decide to take your case, then you will owe us know legal fees unless and until we collect money damages for you. We will even advance the cost to properly develop your case and those costs are only repaid to us when we collect money damages for you. We take the financial risk in representing you so you can concentrate on what’s most important which is getting better as quickly as possible. Contact us today to see how we can help you. Put our decades of experience to work for you right away.