Wesley Chapel Neck Injury Attorney
Any neck injury has the potential to cause unending pain and to prevent someone from driving, going to work, or attending school. Serious neck injuries often require extensive rehabilitation and sometimes surgery.
If you suffered a neck injury, you might have a legal right to compensation. Everything depends on how you sustained your neck injury and whether someone’s negligent conduct was to blame. To help answer these questions, get in touch with a Wesley Chapel neck injury attorney at Moore Law today.
Neck Injuries: From Mild to Severe
The first sign that someone has suffered a neck injury is pain. The pain might be immediate and crippling following an accident, or it could slowly worsen in the days ahead. Some common neck injuries include:
- Whiplash. This is a soft-tissue injury, usually sustained in a car accident. The ligaments, tendons, and muscles in the neck and upper back are stretched too far in a violent crash. Slip and falls can also cause whiplash. Although mild whiplash might clear up in months, severe whiplash often takes more than a year.
- Pinched nerves. Something could be pressing against the nerve and causing intense pain. If you do not relieve the pressure quickly, then the nerve could suffer permanent damage.
- The vertebrae in the neck can crack if enough force is applied. A fracture can lead to serious pain, possibly requiring surgery.
- Spinal cord injury. This is a particularly devastating neck injury. Any damage to the spinal cord can lead to paralysis below the site of trauma. When the injury is serious, a person could become a quadriplegic. Even less serious spinal cord injuries can impair sensation and movement, possibly permanently.
If you are feeling pain, immediately go to the hospital. A doctor might order imaging tests (like an X-ray) to check the scope and severity of your injury.
Accidents Which Lead to Neck Injuries
Neck injuries are usually caused by a direct blow to the neck or some blow to the body which causes the head to snap back and forth. Most neck injuries stem from:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Slip and falls
- Trip and falls
- Defective furniture
- Falling from a height
- Defective products
As your attorney, we carefully review whether someone is to blame for the accident. For example, a negligent driver or trucker could have crashed into you, causing your neck injury. Or a property owner might have failed to clean up a spill or warn customers that floors were freshly mopped. When the defendant has been negligent, they are liable for compensation to cover a victim’s medical bills, lost income, property damage, and emotional or physical pain.
Our Wesley Chapel Neck Injury Lawyer Can Assist You
When an accident leaves you in pain or unable to move your head, contact us. Our legal team has negotiated favorable settlements for our clients for over 25 years. As always, avoid delay. Florida law gives accident victims a short window of time to bring a lawsuit, and any delay could hurt your chances of receiving compensation