A neck injury can happen at anytime, anywhere – in the home, at the office, while you’re shopping or out on the roads. Neck injuries can result from a number of different causes, including auto, truck and motorcycle accidents as well as slips, trips and falls. The effects on the victim can be devastating.
If your neck injury was the result of someone else’s negligence, you should discuss you case with an experienced McKinney neck injury attorney at The McCraw Law Group to determine if you are owed compensation for your pain, suffering and financial losses.
Types of Neck Injuries
If you have suffered a neck injury, it is important to seek medical attention immediately. Symptoms of a neck injury include neck pain, paralysis, headaches, muscle spasms, pain in your jaws, shoulders, arms or hands, limited range in neck motion and weakness or numbness in your arms and hands.
These symptoms can take days to appear; failure to seek proper treatment could transform a minor injury into a major problem. Some of the common types of neck injuries include:
A fracture occurs when one of the bones in the neck becomes cracked or broken. Symptoms range from pain, tingling and numbness to paralysis.
Whiplash injuries occur when the neck is violently “whipped” backwards or forward causing damage to the bones, nerves and muscles in the neck. Whiplash is a common neck injury for those involved in car accidents, especially rear end collisions. Symptoms of whiplash can sometimes take days to manifest and may include pain and limited mobility of the neck and back.
Discs are the small, spongy structures that cushion and separate the bones of the neck and back. The discs prevent the bones from grinding up against each other and provide the neck and spine with added flexibility. These discs can become damaged during a car accident or fall, causing them rupture, break or become deformed. The damaged disc can put pressure on the surrounding nerves, causing pain and numbness.
This occurs when one of the neck bones becomes dislocated, creating a spinal instability and cause the ligaments in the neck to rupture resulting in pain and limited mobility.
A sprain happens when the ligaments surrounding the neck become damaged, a condition that can result in pain, swelling and reduced flexibility for the victim.
Get Help From A McKinney Neck Injury Attorney
Neck injuries can have life changing consequences. Even a minor neck injury can require ongoing medical treatment and physical therapy. More serious injuries can result in permanent disability.
If you or a loved one have suffered a neck or back injury as a result of someone else’s negligence, call a McKinney neck injury attorney at The McCraw Law Group at (972) 854-7900 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.
The McCraw Law Group has been providing legal services to the citizens of McKinney, Garland, Frisco Plano, Fairview, Weston and other North Texas communities for over twenty years. A McKinney neck injury attorney can discuss the details of your case and advise you of your legal rights. Evening and weekend appointments aren’t a problem. And if your injury has made it difficult for you to travel, we can arrange to meet with you at your home or hospital room.
The McCraw Law Group handles all personal injury cases on a contingency basis – we only collect a fee after you win your case.