Whiplash And Other Soft-Tissue 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 personal injury lawyer.

At McCoy & McCoy, in Hartford, 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 an attorney at McCoy & McCoy to discuss your legal options, please call us at 860-856-9283. 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 860-856-9283, or complete a free case evaluation form.