Alabama Car Accident Lawyers Discuss Neck Injuries
Experienced representation for neck injury victims throughout the state
While some car accidents can cause catastrophic injuries, sometimes a person can suffer a serious injury from a relatively minor car accident. Many people who are injured in a car crash will completely recover from their injuries, but some injuries can become chronic and continue to cause pain and stiffness for a long time. The National Safety Council (NSC) reports that 4.6 million people sought medical attention for car accident injuries in 2017, and neck injuries are common after a car accident.
At Mezrano Law Firm, we work diligently to protect the rights of clients who have sustained neck injuries and other types of injuries in a car accident. You are welcome to schedule a free consultation to discuss your car accident injury case, and you never pay attorney fees until we have recovered compensation for you.
What are some common neck and back injuries after a car accident?
Even in a minor car accident, the delicate structures of the neck can sustain serious injury including the following:
- Whiplash, which is a set of symptoms which can occur after a car accident, a fall, or any other type of trauma which causes the head to be thrown into hyperextension and then just as quickly into flexion. The rapid snapping motion can injure the cervical ligaments in the neck.
- Muscle spasm is a soft tissue injury resulting from injury to the neck vertebrae.
- Herniated discs can be caused by the jarring motion of the collision. It can cause the discs in your cervical spine to be knocked out of place and cause pain, stiffness, and limited range of motion.
- Neck fracture from the g-forces in a serious crash can cause broken bones in the neck and other injuries to the back and spine.
- Vocal cord paralysis can occur if the larynx receives an impact in the crash.
- Neck sprain is an injury to the ligaments of the neck which are bands of connective tissues, and it can cause pain, headaches, stiffness, numbness, weakness, and muscle spasms in the neck.
- Stingers and burners can be caused by the abrupt jerking motion in a car accident, and the symptoms include stinging and burning, tingling, numbness, and weakness.
What kind of injuries are common with neck injuries?
First, a car accident is a shock to your body. Even if you emerge from a car accident, you will likely walk away with the feeling that all your muscles are tightly tensed, and you might feel overwhelmed by what you just experienced. Because of the rush of adrenaline that often occurs after a shocking experience such as a car crash, you may not feel the full effect of the injuries right away. Oddly, sometimes it can take 24 hours or longer for the pain of a neck injury to kick in. The following are some examples of symptoms you might experience with a neck injury:
- Soreness, tightness
- Intense neck pain that worsens with movement
- Dizziness, vertigo
- Numbness, tingling
- Burning and stinging
- Bruising and inflammation
- Sleep disturbances
- Ringing in the ears
- Blurred vision
Soft tissue neck injuries
You may have heard your injuries being described as “minor impact soft tissue” (MIST) injuries even though the pain and discomfort you feel is anything but minor. Just because the car accident injury did not injure the bone it does not diminish the seriousness of the injury and its impact on your ability to function and enjoy your life. When you are left with MIST injuries, you need the strong advocacy of an Alabama car accident injury lawyer who is willing to fight for fair compensation for you because the insurance companies will do everything in their power to diminish the value of your claim. You should feel confident that you have an advocate who will protect your right to compensation for your injuries after a car accident caused by someone else’s negligence.
The importance of seeking medical attention right away
Whether you think you have sustained an injury or not, it is vitally important that you seek medical attention after being involved in a car accident. Be seen and examined by a doctor and tell him or her that you were in a car accident. Inform the doctor of any symptoms that you have and take note if those symptoms get worse over time. Be sure to follow the course of treatment that your doctor recommends and show up for any follow-up appointments. As we mentioned, sometimes the symptoms of a car accident injury do not show up immediately.
Your medical records are an integral part of your car accident injury claim, so it is important that you not only seek medical attention but follow the doctor’s treatment plan to the letter.
How much is my neck injury after a car accident case worth?
Clients are often curious about how much their personal injury case is worth at the very beginning, but there is no way to give an accurate estimation of the value of your accident claim until your injuries have resolved or reached maximum medical improvement.
There are many factors involved in determining the value of your case such as the severity of your injury, your medical expenses, how much time you have lost at work, how much pain you are in from your injuries, whether the injury is disabling, whether you will be able to return to work, and countless other factors.
We can assure you that your neck injury case is in capable hands. We fight relentlessly to recover fair compensation for your injuries.
Colossus claims evaluation software
Colossus is a software program used by some of the major insurance companies to evaluate accident claims. As the software is a piece of technology, it has its own limitations, it is not 100% accurate, and it lacks the element of humanity. The experienced Alabama car accident injury lawyers at Mezrano Law Firm understand how Colossus works, and we know how to deal with lowball figured based on Colossus assessments.
What can an Alabama car accident lawyer do to help your case?
If you want to recover as much compensation as possible, you would benefit from the services of a skilled car accident attorney who has helped countless people before you. Many people think that they can do it on their own, but those people don’t know what they don’t know. Anyone can accept a lowball offer from an insurance company. It takes a knowledgeable personal injury attorney to gather the right evidence, contact witnesses and collect their statements, develop a strong case, negotiate with the insurance company for you, and be prepared to litigate if that is required. What we do is take on the legal burden so that you can focus on getting better and getting back to your life.
Types of Cases We Handle
Our attorneys handle a variety of cases, including:
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If you have sustained a serious neck injury because of someone else’s negligence, Mezrano Law Firm wants to be your first call. Our experienced Alabama neck injury lawyers represent clients throughout the state with offices in Birmingham, Florence, Gadsden, Mobile, Montgomery, and Tuscaloosa. We are always nearby when you need our services. You are welcome to schedule your free initial consultation with an experienced Alabama personal injury lawyer. Please call 205-206-6300 or fill out our contact form.
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