Neck injuries can be incredibly serious and cause long-term implications. They are caused by trauma to structures of the neck muscles and uppermost structures of the spine. Some of the most common types of neck injury include: Whiplash, Herniated Cervical Disks, Cervical Spondylosis, and more…
Types of Neck Injuries
Whiplash is a soft tissue injury to the neck. It is sometimes referred to as neck sprain or neck strain. It is a very common and very dangerous type of injury.
Herniated Cervical Discs
A herniated disc is also commonly referred to as a “slipped disc”. This is caused by sudden movement that pushes the spinal cord disc between two vertebrae.
After sudden and severe injury, it is not uncommon to suffer from damaged nerves. Nerve damage generally results in nerve pain, which can prove to be unbearable to injury victims. This neck-spinal injury can often result in serious chronic pain for the injured.
Cervical Spondylosis (“neck arthritis”) can often result in severe pain for personal injury car accident victims. This condition is usually age-related, but being involved in a vehicle accident can accelerate the aging process in the joints and discs of your cervical spine.
What Is the Most Common Neck Injury?
Whiplash injury is by far the most common neck injury. It is also one of the most dangerous.
Whiplash injuries often result in chronic neck pain! According to the National Institute of Health, common other resulting symptoms may include:
- Neck stiffness;
- Abnormal sensations such as burning or prickling (paresthesia’s);
- Shoulder or back pain;
- Damaged or pinched nerve;
- Memory loss;
- Concentration impairment;
- Sleep disturbances
- Fatigue; and
- Injuries to the muscles and ligaments (myofascial injuries);
Whiplash is a serious life-threatening injury that can drastically affect an injury victim’s quality of life. If you have experienced whiplash due to negligence of another party, don’t suffer alone. Call Wilshire Law Firm today and let one of our premier neck injury lawyers fight for you!
Are Neck Injuries Serious?
Neck injuries are incredibly serious because trauma to your neck can affect your life forever. The neck is the structure that connects the brain to the rest of the body. It is a critical structure and trauma to this area can result in loss of feeling, diminished motor control, paralysis, paraplegia, quadriplegia and more. Such severe injuries can alter the course of an individual’s life, as well as the lives of their loved ones.
Neck injuries are a particularly complex matter because the full extent of the injury may not be fully known until well after the accident. For this reason, it is important to have an experienced neck injury lawyer to represent you. Contact our law firm today to work with the #1 rated neck injury firm in California and get expert help in making sure you get the maximum compensation possible.
Neck is a vulnerable part of the human body, making it uniquely susceptible to injury. Whether it is the violent force experienced in an automobile accident, or the impact of a fall damage to the neck is quite probable. Neck injuries can include herniated or bulged discs, muscle strains, soft tissue damage and more.
How a Neck Injury Lawyer Will Fight for My Case?
The California neck injury lawyers at Wilshire Law Firm have a vast amount of experience handling neck injury cases. Fully aware of both short-term and long-term needs, our personal injury attorney will work hard to get you maximum compensation for the injuries you have sustained.
Our team has helped countless victims throughout California, who have suffered serious neck injury. Regardless of your injury, we encourage you to contact us to set-up a FREE consultation with one of our attorneys to discuss your injury. During the consultation, an experienced neck injury attorney will inform you of your legal rights and lay out the best options for you to take in front of you.
A neck injury lawyer will walk you through the details of your case and help you get the best possible compensation in your neck injury claim case.
What Should I Do If I Feel Neck Pain After A Car Accident?
Immediately after the accident, you should seek medical attention. Even if you do not believe the pain to be that serious, you should still get a medical professional’s opinion. This is for several reasons. Firstly, certain more serious neck injuries (like whiplash or damage to nerves) are known to have delayed onset symptoms. Even if the pain is minor at this time, not going to an emergency room immediately after can lead to serious long- term implications. Secondly, it is important to have documentation of your injury claim so that your neck injury lawyer can argue for maximum compensation. Your doctor will document your injury and keep a record of it that can be used in your case.
How Do You Win a Personal Injury Claim?
If you have experienced neck injury due to the negligent acts of another, you may be entitled to maximizing compensation for your personal injury case. Depending on the extent of your injuries, you can be owed both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages are the measurable costs of your injury, including future lost wages and medical expenses. The court may also determine that you are owed non-economic damages. Non-economic damages are less concrete and usually non-quantifiable, including the emotional trauma and distress incurred from the accident.
Why Choose Los Angeles Neck Injury Attorneys?
Insurance companies can be difficult to work with, often hesitating to pay claims when there is no visible evidence of damage. When you hire Wilshire Law Firm, we will utilize our network of doctors and medical professionals to have the full extent of your injuries determined. With that knowledge, our team will be able to present the type of medical care and financial support you will need to recover. We will work to identify the parties who are responsible for your injuries – and we will aggressively seek full compensation in your injury case.
If you suffered a neck injury in an accident of any sort, such as whiplash, or due to the negligent actions or inaction of another person, we can help. We offer a free, no-obligation case consultation.
We can explain to you the merits of your case, what you can expect, and answer any questions that you may have.