Neck injuries and its impact on overall health, mobility, and lifestyle can be life altering. Even mild pain in the neck can cause enough discomfort for us to not be able to carry out day-to-day activities, hence, more severe the injury, worse the impact on health and our everyday life. In fact, neck injuries caused due to not fault of your own need to be compensated by the at-fault party. A neck injury lawyer can help you get the right compensation.
Read on to know more about neck injuries and what you can do if you get injured due to someone’s negligence.
Types of neck injuries
- Whiplash – It is one of the most common type of neck injuries usually caused due to a front jerk to the neck. For example, if you’re driving and another motor vehicle hits you from behind, you’re bound to get a jolt in the neck. The consequent injury is called a whiplash. The soft tissues of the neck get damaged causing a painful injury.
- Damaged nerves – A blow to the front or to the side can damage the nerves of the neck causing serious, and sometimes long-term injury. For example, if you’re playing a sport and the slippery unmaintained ground causes someone to fall over you or push you causing a jerk in your neck from the side, this could lead to damaged or pinched nerves.
- Herniated cervical discs –Discs simply deteriorate over time with age. However, it can also occur due to an accident, such as a slip and fall, say on an icy sidewalk or a motor vehicle accident. A herniated cervical disc can press the nerves and cause severe pain in the neck which can cause tingling in the arms as well. It can cause
extreme discomfort in carrying out daily tasks.
Some common causes of neck injuries are motor vehicle accidents, slip and fall, accidents on a work / construction site, and collision or fall in a contact sport.
The treatment of any neck injury depends on the severity. While in some cases a few physiotherapy sessions might do the trick, for example, if someone has suffered a neck sprain, but in some situations, one may even need surgery, especially in case of severe herniated disc.
Neck injury due to someone’s negligence requires the expertise of a neck injury lawyer. They can help you evaluate your damages, including medical expenses and other tangible / non-tangible damages. Moreover, the injury lawyer can take over the entire process of legal proceedings so you can fully focus on your recovery and healing. Before you get an injury lawyer, remember to get adequate medical care and treatment. A neck injury lawyer is best placed to get you the compensation you deserve for the physical and mental trauma.
If you or someone you know has suffered a neck injury due to someone’s negligence, you need the top injury lawyer, contact Siler & Ingber today. Call us on 1-877-529-4343 or complete our online form on this page to schedule a case evaluation with one of our experienced neck injury lawyers. Our consultation is free and we do not charge a fee unless we win your case.