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Car accidents can lead to various injuries that range in severity. One of the most common injuries a car accident victim may face is to the neck. A neck injury can lead to a great deal of pain and discomfort, making it difficult for you to perform daily tasks.
Fortunately, a neck injury settlement can allow you to recover from the medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages you’ve experienced. If you’ve been hurt in a car accident and are seeking experienced legal representation with your neck injury settlement, consult our Akron car accident lawyers at Kisling, Nestico & Redick today.
We can inform you of your legal options, ensure your rights are protected, and pursue everything you are entitled to under the law. Call us at (330) 869-9007 today to set up free, no-risk consultation.
The most common neck injury after a car accident is whiplash. It is caused by the strong force that damages the soft tissues of the neck. If you are a victim of whiplash, you may not notice any symptoms until days or even weeks after the crash. It’s one of those injuries that is not immediately apparent.
Once you experience symptoms of whiplash, however, you may suffer from neck pain and stiffness, muscle spasms, dizziness, fatigue, limited range of motion of the neck, tenderness, and pain that worsens when you move.
Whiplash injuries are classified by grades 0 to 4. 0 means there are no physical signs of injury, while 4 is the most severe whiplash classification.
If your neck was injured in a crash, but it is not whiplash, your neck injury could be a fracture, disc injury, sprain, or cervical dislocation.
After a car accident, it’s important to visit the doctor as soon as possible so they can diagnose and treat your neck injury. You can expect them to look for pain in various areas of your neck, head, and arms. They may ask you to perform certain tasks to figure out if your injury has affected your reflexes or range of motion.
Sometimes, the doctor will perform an x-ray, CT scan, or another imaging test to dive deeper into your injury and make sure it wasn’t caused by something other than the accident. In most cases, neck injuries are treated with over-the-counter pain medications and plenty of rest.
If your neck injury is moderate to severe, the doctor will prescribe a brace or neck collar. Physical therapy and stretching may be recommended as well.
Once you’ve visited the doctor, call our Akron based personal injury lawyers as soon as possible. We will investigate your case and help determine liability. Once the at-fault party has been determined, we can negotiate with their insurance company on your behalf so you can focus on recovering. The severity of your neck injury and how it will impact your current life and future will determine how much compensation you may be able to recover.
With an Akron car accident lawyer by your side, you can increase your chances of a favorable case outcome and avoid low-ball offers which are not uncommon with neck injury settlements.
Suffering from a neck injury after a car accident that was not your fault? Reach out to Kisling, Nestico & Redick right away. We’ve assisted with countless neck injury settlements and always work to maximize your potential recovery. Call us at (330) 869-9007 today. Initial consults are free and there are no costs unless you recover compensation.