What To Do If You Have Suffered A Neck Injury

By July 21, 2016Neck Injury

Because of the amount of soft tissue present, the neck is one of the most commonly injured parts of the body, especially after severe trauma like an auto accident. This can significantly impact mobility and even cause neurological damage if the issue is severe enough. You may, however, be entitled to compensation, especially if your accident was caused by someone else’s negligence or indifference. You may be able to work with your insurance, or the other person’s, to receive appropriate redress for your ordeal, and finding an injury accident law firm in Ventura is a good first step toward that goal.

Medical Steps To Take

Your health must, of course, come first. After an automobile accident, by far the most common injury that occurs is whiplash, which is an injury to the soft tissue caused by the unrestrained “whipping” back and forth of the neck tissue during a crash. Symptoms include headaches (usually at the top of the neck or base of the skull), numbness in one or both arms, pain that ‘travels’ or worsens with neck movement, and blurred vision, among many others possible.

Other common injuries can occur in the neck, such as disc injuries, many of which may not immediately appear in the hours and days following the accident. Seeking medical help should be priority one, and your doctor’s orders should be followed, both for your own health and to show that you took steps to assess your health as soon as possible.

Legal Steps To Take

The important thing to remember with whiplash injuries is that since the condition affects soft tissue, they are very difficult to show with medical test like MRIs or X-rays. You may want to explore alternative statements that may hold up better in court, such as affidavits or expert testimony. This can also be critical when dealing with the insurance company; it is also sadly common for insurance companies to disbelieve your account of your injury, even with corroborating evidence. The more quick settlements, the lower an insurance company’s court costs, so it is in their interest to be aggressive in settlement negotiations. Having an experienced attorney on your side can help to avoid that.

Find A Neck Injury Attorney

If you have a neck injury because of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to restitution. Are you asking yourself, “where can I find a neck injury attorney near me“? Personal injury attorney Trevor Quirk at the Quirk Law Firm has years of experience in these cases, and is happy to put his knowledge to work for you. Contact us today to schedule an initial appointment.

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Quirk Law Firm, LLP

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Ventura, California 93003

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