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How Long Does Whiplash Last?

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According to the Mayo Clinic, whiplash is a kind of neck injury that results from a powerful, rapid back-and-forth movement of the neck. It creates a motion like the crack of the whip. In the majority of cases, it’sthe result of a rear-end auto accident; however, it can also occur in the wake of a sports accident, physical violence, or other trauma.

Symptoms of the injury can include neck pain, stiffness, tenderness in the upper back, fatigue, and headaches. Less common symptoms include problems with concentration and memory, inability to sleep well, irritability,and ringing in the ears. Long term complications, however, can include chronic neck pain.

Normally, people who experience whiplash can expect to recover completely after a few months. In other cases, people might experience chronic pain as the result of the injury even long after the accident occurred. People rarely can predict the outcome of how whiplash will heal, but generally,chronic pain is more likely when the initial symptoms include rapid onset of pain, headaches, severe neck pain, and pain that radiates to the arms.

If you’ve been injured in a rear-end accident, make sure you are compensated for your injuries and any damage done to your vehicle. You shouldn’t be responsible for paying for the mistakes of someone’snegligence. Our Greenwich personal injury lawyers have gained a reputation for extraordinary results in catastrophic personal injury cases. We have more than 30 years of legal experience to offer your case, and we can provide you zealous, meticulous, and tenacious legal representation. One of our leading attorneys, John Q. Kelly, Esq., isa nationally recognized personal injury lawyer who has worked on largenumbers of high-profile and complex cases. He is a no-nonsense litigator,who has been battle-tested in the courtroom on numerous occasions. Contact us at 203-661-6000 or fill out our online form to schedule a free case consultation today.

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