An injury to the neck may cause a wide range of symptoms from chronic pain and muscle weakness to permanent disability. Serious neck injuries that involve a fractured cervical vertebra can cause partial or complete paralysis. A spinal cord injury survivor may be permanently disabled and in need of full-time assistance and ongoing care. If another’s careless acts caused your neck injury, then you should talk to an experienced injury attorney who has experience pursuing spinal injury claims.
Younce & Vtipil is a highly regarded Raleigh law firm that represents individuals who have sustained serious injuries caused by the negligence of others. A serious neck injury can be life-altering and require extensive medical care and rehabilitation. You may be left with limited mobility. You will need an experienced spinal injury attorney who is committed to advocating forcefully on your behalf and pursuing compensation that reflects the full extent of your present and future expenses related to the injury.
A neck injury may be caused by a car crash, a workplace accident, a slip and fall or a sports accident or other type of trauma.
The lifetime costs of a spinal injury depend on the severity of the injury, the age of the individual and other factors. It is important that any insurance claim related to your spinal injury reflect the lifetime costs associated with the injury.
After a serious injury, you will want to explore all the sources of compensation available to help you recover from the injury and regain independence. Neck and spinal cord injuries often require complex medical investigations and legal analysis. It is important to work with a law firm that has the resources and determination to pursue these complex injury cases wherever they lead.
Whiplash involves a soft tissue injury to the tendons and ligaments of the neck. A driver or passenger in a car crash may sustain a neck sprain or strain if his or her head is thrown violently backward and forward by the impact of the collision. Whiplash injuries are the most frequently reported injury resulting from car crashes, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Any type of car accident may cause a whiplash injury, but the injury is most common in rear-end collisions.
Whiplash injuries can be quite painful and limit your movement for a period of time. A whiplash injury may not be apparent immediately after a collision. Instead, you may wake up a day or two afterward and experience neck stiffness and soreness. If your whiplash was caused by another driver’s carelessness or disregard for safety, you may have a legal right to seek compensation.
Some sport injuries are unavoidable. But a young athlete may suffer a preventable neck injury because of negligence on the part of a coach or a school. A school may not fix hazardous conditions or fail to maintain equipment properly, resulting in a neck injury. In cases of negligence, a personal injury claim may be appropriate. Approximately 80 percent of the victims of spinal cord injuries are males. Young men are more likely to sustain neck and spinal injuries partly because of contact sports. But cheerleading is a cause of a significant portion of serious injuries to female athletes. If your child has sustained a sports-related injury, have a knowledgeable neck injury lawyer review the specific details of your injury and discuss your options.
A serious neck injury can require extensive medical care and leave you unable to work while unpaid medical bills pile up. You and your family do not have to shoulder the burden of a serious neck or spinal injury alone. If you or your loved one has been diagnosed with a neck injury or spinal injury, you need a determined attorney who cares about your recovery and your future. The legal team at Younce & Vtipil offers a free consultation to review your legal options and discuss whether you have a personal injury claim.