car accidents are almost a daily occurrence in Massachusetts, they are no trivial matter.
Your symptoms may not even become fully apparent until weeks after your
accident. Thankfully, if you were not to blame for the accident, you have
the right to try and obtain compensation for your related losses through
a personal injury suit.
The following are the most common types of injuries reported by those hurt
in car accidents. No matter how you are suffering, if you were in an accident,
reach out to a Boston car accident lawyer for help as soon as you can.
Whiplash is a dreadful injury which occurs when the head and neck are snapped
backwards and forwards in one rapid movement. Even a simple fender-bender
can leave your neck incredibly sore. This is because this injury puts
considerable strain on the ligaments and muscles in your neck which are
forced to stretch beyond the normal range of motion. This can result in
the soft tissue tearing or ripping.
Whiplash could leave you with neck pain, ringing ears, stiffness, headaches,
and blurry vision. Even if you feel fine after your accident, whiplash
symptoms can be latent, and you should see an orthopedist regardless.
Symptoms of back pain can linger for years after an accident, since an
accident can do any number of things to the back and spinal column. You
could be suffering from a sprain, lumbar spine injury, herniated disc,
or thoracic spine injury. Again, you should see a doctor right away if
you are experiencing pain.
Car accidents can also do serious damage to the legs; specifically, tears
to the ACLs and MCLs. When these ligaments are damaged, it can lead to
impediments in your range of motion and may require surgery to correct.
Take Action Towards Recovering Compensation
You don’t have to suffer alone after being hurt in a car accident.
Speak with the Law Office of Steven R. Whitman
for the legal counsel you need to plan your next steps.