A neck injury can leave a victim with lifelong pain and mobility problems. He or she may require extensive rehabilitation to regain their ability to function as they did before the accident.
Damage to any part in your neck often means damage to others because parts of your neck are connected. Bones, soft tissue, joints and nerves all work together to hold up and move your head.
An example is the common injury known as ‘whiplash’. Whiplash may result in one or several diagnoses including muscle strain, ligament sprain and/or disc injury.
Some of the most common neck injuries include, but are not limited to:
Affecting soft tissue – most of the time, damage from a neck injury
is limited to soft tissue, but
every type of neck injury, whether mild or severe, affects muscles
A ‘crick’ or ‘kink’ – usually occurs after
sleeping in an awkward position or sitting at the
computer for long hours
- Muscle strain – an injury that usually affects the lower back
- Neck sprain – caused by a fall, sudden twist or repeated stress to the joint
Affects nerves and/or spinal cord – more complicated to diagnose,
treat. Can result in
long-term disability, paralysis or death
Whiplash – when head is thrown forward quickly, usually in an auto
accident when hit from
behind. Can damage joints or discs
Neck fracture – break in a cervical bone, caused by trauma, fall
or degenerative changes in the
If you have been injured in an accident caused by another’s negligence, you may be facing substantial medical costs and loss of work. When the accident that caused your neck injury was the fault of another person, you may be able to obtain compensation.
There is some good news – The personal injury attorneys at Welebir Tierney & Weck have recovered payment for clients’ medical expenses, lost and future wages, and pain and suffering. Contact our offices today to discuss your case, your legal rights and your options.
We are located in San Bernardino County.