California Neck & Whiplash Injury Attorneys
Protecting your rights after a serious neck injury
Your neck is an essential part of the body, and any damage to the neck can result in serious pain and permanent limitations to mobility and movement. Neck injuries often happen in accidents, and they can take many forms, including injuries categorized as whiplash. Many people underestimate the severity of neck injuries and whiplash, but these injuries can often result in extensive losses.
If you have suffered this type of injury in an accident and you believe someone else was at fault, you should not wait to discuss your rights with an experienced neck injury lawyer in Los Angeles. Contact the attorneys at Blair & Ramirez LLP for a free case evaluation. We can help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
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Types of neck injuries
Our California neck injury attorneys have helped many clients with a wide range of neck injuries. Some of the more common neck injuries from accidents include:
- Nerve damage
- Torn or sprained ligaments
- Torn or strained tendons
- Torn or strained muscles
- Damage to the vertebrae
- Spinal cord injuries
The effects of these injuries can range from mild pain to permanent paralysis from the neck down. Neck injuries should be diagnosed and treated by a medical professional. Without proper and immediate treatment, these injuries can often worsen and even lead to a chronic condition.
What is whiplash?
One category of neck injuries that is commonly associated with traffic crashes and other accidents is commonly referred to as “whiplash.” While many people fail to take whiplash injuries seriously, our whiplash injury lawyers in Los Angeles know that this type of injury can have serious, long-lasting effects. Whiplash is a neck injury that occurs when someone suffers a jolt of the head that causes the neck to snap like a whip. This can cause the soft tissue in the neck to stretch or tear, which can result in many symptoms, such as:
- Pain that worsens with movement
- Reduced range of motion
- Numbness or tingling of the arms
- Shoulder pain
- Sleep problems
- Memory or cognitive issues
- Blurred vision
- Ringing in the ears
If you have whiplash from an accident, first get medical attention, and then call an experienced California whiplash injury attorney.
The costs of a neck injury
Neck injuries can be costly for many reasons. It is important to either go to the emergency room or urgent care as soon as you feel anything out of the ordinary. Alternately, schedule an appointment with your doctor. If you are diagnosed with whiplash or another neck injury, you should begin your treatment plan right away, which might include:
- Rest from work or other activities
- Physical therapy
- Medication for pain management and inflammation
- Wearing neck braces or other medical equipment
- Visits with specialists
- Possible surgery
If your neck injury involves your spinal cord, you might spend time in the hospital, and you might need ongoing medical care and assistance for the rest of your life.
In addition to your medical costs, you may have to miss work for some time due to your neck injuries. This can result in lost income, which can have a significant impact on your finances. If your neck injury results in permanent impairments, you might not be able to return to your previous job at all. With the further pain and suffering you might experience, the losses from a neck injury can be extensive.
Recovering for your losses
Neck injuries can happen in many ways, some of which are the fault of another person or company. Some accidents that might lead to a neck injury claim include:
- Car and truck accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle or motorcycle accidents
- Sports injuries
- Falls from heights
- Slip and falls
- Accidents caused by defective products
When another party’s negligence causes your injuries, they can be held liable for all of your losses. The claim process is not simple, however, and you can expect the other party and their insurer to fight liability whenever possible. It is important to seek help from the right attorney who can work to obtain the full amount of financial recovery you need.