Carrollton Neck Injury Attorneys
Suffered Neck and Back Injuries?
Personal injuries are unfortunately a daily occurrence throughout cities across the nation, including Carrollton, Texas. Of all forms of personal injury accidents, traffic accidents are the most common. With a population of over 120,000 people, Carrollton experiences a lot of vehicle traffic and thus a large number of car accidents.
Being injured in a car crash can be very traumatic and overwhelming. Not only do you have to worry about getting the medical treatment you need, but you also have to be able to afford it while still financially supporting your family; and if the injuries involve the neck and/or back, you may end up suffering long-term consequences as a result.
Common Neck Injuries
Although neck injuries sustained in a car crash may include broken or dislocated cervical vertebrae, the most common injuries involve the straining and/or pulling of the soft tissues of the neck. Whiplash is a very common soft tissue injury of the neck and is caused by sudden and forceful back and forth motion of the head, similar to that of cracking a whip. Forceful side-to-side motion may also cause whiplash. Minor whiplash injuries could cause temporary symptoms such as headaches, dizziness and even fatigue, but a serious whiplash injury could lead to long-term complications such as chronic headaches, neck stiffness and pain, fatigue, blurred vision, irritability, and difficulty concentrating. These effects can have negative repercussions on a person's life.
If the neck injury is more severe, such as a dislocation or fracture, and the spinal cord is severed, the victim could become permanently disabled, losing all function below the level of injury.
Back Injuries: Minor to Severe
As with neck injuries, back injuries can be minor or severe in nature. A car accident victim may suffer a muscle pull or strain, which will cause pain, discomfort, and perhaps limitations in motion, but will not result in permanent damage. Severe injuries, such as vertebrae fractures and dislocations can severely damage the spinal cord and result in a number of devastating conditions, even potentially complete paralysis. Victims of such serious injuries will likely need daily medical care for the rest of their lives. This not only creates a substantial financial burden, but also an emotional one. To have your entire life altered due to another's negligence is devastating, but not without recourse.
Being the Strength You Need
Trying to recover from serious injuries while being burdened with financial hardship is too much to ask of anyone. If your car accident injuries are caused by the negligence of another, then you have the right to pursue legal action against the person or entity that caused you harm. As a dedicated Carrollton car accident lawyer, Dina Steele of Steele Law, P.C., is committed to her clients and their needs. To learn more about getting the compensation you deserve, call Attorney Steele today at (214) 333-4357 for a free consultation about your legal rights and options.