Lewisville Neck Injury Attorneys
Back and Neck Injuries Caused by Car Accidents
Every car accident is unique to those who experienced it and from the medical point of view. Although the legal work of recovering financial compensation for the injured almost always proceeds along a similar path, the specific nature of the victim's injuries will dictate the type of medical care necessary - which will affect the amount of compensation your Lewisville car collision lawyer is able to obtain for you.
Neck Injuries and Back Injuries After "Moderate" Car Accidents
One of the difficult things about so-called "moderate" car accidents is that the victims may not experience pain or injury immediately following the accident. Days later, however, pain symptoms can arise. It is critically important to seek a complete medical evaluation after any car accident and to continue to monitor your physical health for any symptoms of back or neck injuries.
One of the most common neck injuries people experience after a moderate car accident is called "whiplash," and it can be quite serious. Symptoms can include:
- Stiffness or pain in your neck, back or shoulders
- Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
- Symptoms of lockjaw, jaw pain or tempromandibular joint syndrome (TMJ)
- Weakness or pain in your arms
- Changes in your vision or visual hallucinations
A car accident survivor will often fully recover after a moderate accident if he or she receives adequate medical care. Recovery will usually require physical therapy and specialized exercises prescribed by your doctor. Physical therapy helps strengthen muscles that have been strained or torn, which is vitally important when recovering from neck or back injuries. It can also strengthen the muscles around broken bones as they heal.
Neck and Back Injuries After "Serious" Car Accidents
High-speed car crashes, rollover accidents, motorcycle wrecks and accidents involving big-rig tractor-trailers almost always result in more serious injuries, including back or neck injuries. Major motor vehicle accidents can result in temporary or permanent paralysis, paraplegia, quadriplegia, broken bones, bulging spinal discs, herniated discs, or closed head injury.
Such major injuries require specialized medical attention by qualified health care professionals. Accident survivors with serious back or neck injuries may also require long-term rehabilitative or assistive care.
Contact Steele Law, P.C.
Your doctor's job is to determine what type of long-term care you need. Your personal injury lawyer's job is to negotiate with the insurance companies to get the financial resources you may need to pay for your medical care and financial losses. Contact a car accident attorney at Steele Law, P.C., in Dallas-Fort Worth, for a free consultation.
- After a Car Accident, Neck and Back Injuries Should Be Taken Seriously
- Neck Injuries and Disorders - MedlinePlus
- Whiplash - Mayo Clinic
- Back Pain - National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)