An unfortunate result of many motor vehicle crashes is a neck injury. The effects of a neck injury extend far beyond the time of the accident. The pain can be acute and lasting. Additionally, a neck injury can make you more susceptible to further injury in the future. If you have been in a car accident caused by the negligence of another and sustained a neck injury as a result, you need the dedicated legal counsel of Attorney Michael LoGiudice by your side. Attorney LoGiudice has the experience and understanding of personal injury law to get you the compensation you deserve.
What Happens If I Injured My Neck in a Car Accident?
Because of the lack of support and the nature of impacts in car crashes, neck injuries are common in motor vehicle crashes. The severity of the injury of itself can vary but can often involve:
- Herniated discs in the cervical spine
- Vertebral fractures in the cervical spine
Some of your resulting symptoms may include:
- Limited motion
- Pain and radiating pain
One of the most important things to do after a car accident is to seek medical attention and comply with the recommended follow-up treatment. You may not feel the pain that can come with a neck injury until several days after the accident. Get evaluated by a medical professional as soon as possible to address your injuries right away. Medical treatment is important to addressing the short and long term effects of a neck injury. Neck injuries can get progressively worse over time, effecting your life in different ways and possibly even preventing you from working. Additionally, medical records act as evidence of your injuries in your personal injury claim. Failure to get adequate medical attention will jeopardize both your health and the value of your claim.
Depending on the type and severity of your neck injury, treatment can be extensive and usually involves a significant amount of follow-up care. Treatment for neck injuries can include:
- Physical therapy
- Chiropractic manipulations
- Pain management
Neck injuries can be difficult to diagnosis, so be sure to get a second opinion if you are not comfortable with an initial medical evaluation. An emergency room visit will often entail radiological examinations, but not much beyond that. While an x-ray may show fractures, it will not show other types of neck injuries. Consider getting a follow-up evaluation as well as a chiropractic evaluation.
Trusted Legal Counsel for the Injured
A neck injury can impact your every day life. It can effect your sleep and it can effect your job. If you have sustained a neck injury due to the negligent act of another, know that Attorney Michael LoGiudice is here to provide you with sound legal counsel and trusted representation throughout the personal injury process. You have a legal right to be compensated for your losses and Attorney LoGiudice is here to help ensure that right is protected.