September 4, 2014

Can I Recover Compensation after a Neck Injury?

neck injuryNeck injuries affect thousands of people each year. While many injuries to the neck are minor, in some cases they can result in chronic pain and other long-term complications. In addition to causing pain, many people who sustain neck injuries lose income to missed work and incur significant medical expenses treating their injuries. Fortunately, Pennsylvania tort law allows people who sustain neck injuries caused by negligence to recover for these and other losses they may experience. Calling a Philadelphia personal injury attorney is the first step that victims should take to make sure that they receive the compensation they deserve after a preventable neck injury. A lawyer will evaluate the circumstances of your accident and fight to obtain the maximum amount of compensation from the person or party responsible for your injuries.

Neck injuries can involve a number of different types of trauma to the neck and spinal cord, but generally occur as soft-tissue injuries to the muscles and ligaments of the neck. Often, they happen as a result of the head being snapped quickly back and forth or side to side on the neck, which often occurs in cases of sudden acceleration or deceleration. Some of the common kinds of accidents that can cause neck injuries include the following:

  • Car accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Slip and falls
  • Falls down stairs
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Sports injuries
  • Playground accidents
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Injuries caused by consumer products

Sometimes, the symptoms of a neck injury may not appear for hours or even days after an accident occurs. As a result, it is extremely important for victims to seek medical attention immediately after a neck injury is suspected. Seeing a physician will ensure that your injuries are properly diagnosed, and it will also generate a record connecting the injuries you sustained to the accident in which you were involved. In some cases, a neck injury can result in chronic pain requiring extensive and ongoing rehabilitative care, so victims are advised to contact an attorney as soon as it becomes clear that an injury has been sustained.



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