Can whiplash injuries be severe?

Firm News,Motor Vehicle Accidents On Thursday, April 25, 2019

Connecticut residents who get into car crashes may suffer from whiplash, a type of injury that occurs when the neck and head move back and forward very strongly and rapidly. Though this is often talked about as if it’s a mild injury, whiplash can actually be quite severe.

Mayo Clinic discusses some of the symptoms related to whiplash. It may be surprising to learn that whiplash can affect you both mentally and physically, as it is possible for brain injury or nerve damage to occur in addition to damage done to the muscles, ligaments, or bones. Mental symptoms can include:

  • Increased agitation or irritability
  • Depression
  • Difficulty remembering things
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Disturbances in sleep

Physical symptoms include the usual culprits like neck pain, decreased range of movement, and headache. However, there can be severe physical symptoms as well. This may include:

  • Tinnitus
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Numbness, loss of sensation, or tingling in the limbs
  • Fatigue

More severe symptoms usually indicate that greater damage has been done to the spine, spinal cord, nerves, or even the brain itself. If left untreated, symptoms can worsen over time and get to the point where movement without pain can be almost impossible.

Have you been injured in a car crash? Are you suffering from symptoms that you think might be related to whiplash? If so, you may not want to wait any longer before contacting an attorney. They can be a great asset in your fight for compensation, allowing you to focus your attention on recovery.

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