Neck Injuries2018-10-26T17:35:34+00:00

Neck Pain & Neck Injury Attorney in Los Angeles

The Law Offices of Jacob Emrani: Personal Injury Attorneys Serving Southern California

Suffered a neck injury in an accident? Our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys can help win your case to get you compensation that you deserve!

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Neck injuries can cause many problems, from pain and soft tissue sprains to broken vertebrae, herniated discs, or spinal cord damage. If you’ve been in an accident, a neck injury can leave you unable to work and earn income. Medical bills can pile up fast. Our personal injury attorney in Los Angeles can help by filing a lawsuit against the party at fault for the accident. Able to fight the insurance companies, we charge no upfront fees and you pay us only if you win.

What Is a Neck Injury?

The cervical spine comprises the seven vertebrae of the neck. It runs from the base of the skull to the thoracic vertebrae. Spongy structures called spinal discs sit in between each bone, enabling the neck and spine to flex. Neck trauma can affect spinal discs and nerves that control the arms, neck, and upper body.

Whiplash is a common form of neck injury. Often triggered by a rear impact, it is caused by a hyperextension of the head and neck. A whiplash injury is usually not life threatening. Most people, especially those in a minor accident, recovery without permanent issues, but some experience chronic pain for years after an injury.

There are many reasons a person can suffer a neck injury. Motor vehicle accidents account for about 37% of cases in the U.S. The overall costs are staggering; whiplash alone has an economic cost in the U.S. of up to $30 billion a year, which can include medical care, disability, lost productivity, sick leave, and legal action. Then there’s the human toll. Roughly 6,500 people die from neck injuries and 11,500 suffer significant spinal cord damage annually.

Types of Neck Injuries

General symptoms include headache, pain, or localized or widespread numbness and bruising. Our personal injury lawyers often see a lot of car accident victims with neck and back pain. The most common neck injuries include:

Abnormal motion can damage ligaments, muscles, facet capsules, and other soft tissues. Without proper treatment, chronic whiplash symptoms may persist.

The soft tissues in the neck can stretch or tear. Oftentimes there are no obvious signs of a neck sprain, but even localized trauma can affect you physical and psychological health.

An injury to muscles responsible for chin to chest (flexion), ear to shoulder (lateral flexion), eyes to ceiling (extension), and rotational motions.

Also called cervical radiculopathy, a nerve pinched by a herniated disc or bone spur does not relay electrical signals properly, causing muscle weakness, numbness, or pain.

The harder outer shell, or annulus, tears, causing a jelly-like material called the nucleus pulposus to squeeze out and push against spinal nerves.

Broken bones in the vertebrae column can have serious consequences. Recovery is often long and requires extensive rehabilitation.

A narrowing of the channel where the spinal cord and other nerves are located, which may be caused by bone fragments or a ruptured disc.

Facet joints, behind the spinal column and discs, prevent abnormal motion; injuries can cause pain, muscle spasms, and facet locking syndrome.

The spinal cord can be severed by an impact, constricted by damaged structures, or compressed by a hematoma, causing partial or complete paralysis.

Accidents That Can Cause Neck Injuries

FAQs: What To Do After Your Neck Injury

Questions people often ask our Los Angeles personal injury attorney include:

As part of a legal settlement, you may be reimbursed for medical bills and the cost of medical treatments, as well as lost income following the accident. You may also be compensated for personal property damage, pain and suffering, and loss of quality of life.

If your neck injury was caused by a car accident that wasn’t your fault, a negligent driver may be required to pay for medical treatments and expenses. The more evidence there is from the accident scene, the more our car accident attorney can help.

If you’re in a car accident, neck pain should be taken seriously. Visit the emergency room for an examination and make an appointment with your chiropractor. Serious injuries may take time to manifest, and the cost of medical care is important to factor in when seeking compensation.

It’s not uncommon to have sudden neck pain after an injury, even days later. Adrenaline and other hormones are released after trauma, which can mask the pain. It’s therefore important to be examined by a doctor to be on the safe side.

A car accident attorney knows your legal rights and will fight for them. They know all the facts you need to gather. Also, insurance companies are represented by skilled law firms, but our personal injury attorney in Los Angeles knows the tricks of the trade and can negotiate on your behalf, so you get the settlement you deserve.

Our Los Angeles & Orange County personal injury attorneys serve all of Southern California, including Riverside County, Ventura County, San Diego County & more. If you are unable to meet us we can even meet you at your home or office! Our personal injury lawyers can help get you the compensation you deserve to pay for any of your neck injury medical bills, including chiropractor costs, physical therapy, surgery & more. 

To learn more, contact The Law Offices of Jacob Emrani at 888-952-2952 and schedule a free case consultation.

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