Waking up the next morning still in pain a week after your car accident can be unnerving. Despite the doctors telling you your whiplash pain would gradually dissipate, you find that your pain remains the same. Not only is this frustrating, but this can also start affecting various parts of your life like sleep, social relationships, and work stamina. Unlike other New York personal injuries, whiplash injuries can sometimes induce chronic neck pain that lasts years. Reach out to a New York personal injury lawyer to explore your options for additional compensation.
Basics of New York Car Accident Whiplash
Whiplash happens when your head and neck are jolted back by a violent force. This is why car accidents are most often associated with whiplash injuries. Not everyone realizes that pain is not the only symptom of whiplash. Other New York whiplash symptoms include:
- Pain that spreads to the shoulders and back
- Ringing ears
- Feeling tired during the day
- Blurry vision
- Difficulty sleeping or staying asleep
Some people can cope better than others with whiplash pain. Those who struggle with whiplash pain may also experience problems with concentration and memory that can hinder work or school performance. Others may become irritable when the pain has not gone away since the accident, something that can impact social relationships.
Consistent pain and discomfort can also disrupt sleep, which can exacerbate many of these symptoms. A lack of sleep can lead to more issues with concentration, attention, and mood.
What is New York Chronic Whiplash Pain?
Whiplash pain graduates from acute to chronic pain when the pain lasts longer than a week. Some people experience New York chronic whiplash pain for months or even years after the accident. What normally happens after an injury is the pain signals stop firing because the injury has been treated. Chronic pain happens when the brain continues firing pain signals despite treatment.
Treatments for chronic whiplash pain range from prescription-strength painkiller medications to extensive surgeries. Some people benefit from placebos, therapy for pain management, and acupuncture. The problem for many people is that none of these treatments are free. Even with health insurance, you might be looking at hundreds of dollars in medical bills.
This can be even more frustrating when the compensation you received for the car accident is not enough to cover these additional medical bills. However, you might be able to seek additional compensation through a lawsuit if your injury is deemed severe enough. When your injury expenses surpass the insurance threshold for compensation, then contact a New York lawyer about seeking additional compensation.
Queens Personal Injury Lawyer
Dealing with chronic pain with expensive medical treatments that do not seem to work can be stressful. Call Sullivan and Brill Law Firm today by dialing (212) 566-1000 to talk to a Queens car accident attorney for a free consultation. Our legal team of New York City automobile accident lawyers can help you collect the evidence you need for significant compensation. We can be found in New York City, Long Island, Kings, Bronx, Queens, Richmond, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, and Rockland Counties, and San Juan, Puerto Rico.