Birmingham Attorneys for Neck Injuries from Car Accidents
If you have sustained a neck injury from a car accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to compensation. It is critical that you seek medical care if you have not done so already. If left untreated, a neck injury may lead to further injury, complications, or chronic conditions. It’s a good idea to contact us immediately.
You may be facing a growing stack of medical bills, and you may be wondering how you are going to manage your situation. Let us help you through this so that you can get back to your life and the things that matter most. Call us today at (205) 324-1212 to speak with a Birmingham car accident lawyer of the Farris, Riley & Pitt, LLP legal team about your case.
Neck injuries can impact multiple parts of the body. After a car accident, it is crucial to be aware of how you are feeling and whether you are experiencing any symptoms that may indicate a serious injury. These may include:
- Memory loss
- Blurred vision
- Pain and stiffness
- Balance/equilibrium issues
- Jaw pain
- Difficulty breathing
- Chills or fever
- Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
- Inability to sleep
- Numbness in shoulders or arms
- Mood changes
- Chronic fatigue
It is critical that you receive medical attention if you have any of these symptoms after a car accident. By working with a medical team as soon as possible, you will have the best possible prognosis for recovery and management of any long-term symptoms. Symptoms may not appear immediately, and some neck injuries may have no apparent symptoms. For this reason, you should seek medical attention even if you have no symptoms because only a doctor can confirm whether or not any injuries are present.
By seeing a doctor as soon as you are able, you will also begin early medical documentation that will help strengthen your claim when dealing with medical insurance. Medical care that takes place immediately after the accident will help to establish a causal relationship between the car accident and your injury.
Types of Neck Injuries and Treatment
Only a doctor can diagnose an individual, and they will likely perform multiple assessments in their evaluation to determine the type of injury. The doctor may also provide referrals to see specialists for further examination. In a car accident, a person’s neck may jerk back and forth or side to side suddenly, causing serious injury. Common neck injury types resulting from a car accident include:
- Brain injury
- Muscle spasms
- Lacerations or cuts
- Damage to soft tissue
- Pinched nerves
- Mental and emotional disorders
- Bulging or herniated cervical discs
The evaluation and treatment will vary based on the type and severity of the injury. Testing may include X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, and electromyography (EMG). The medical team will likely also perform testing for concussion symptoms since this may also occur together with a neck injury.
Treatment may involve both surgical and non-surgical options. Non-surgical options may range from remedies like applying ice and taking over-the-counter pain relievers to wearing a neck brace and receiving chiropractic care. Surgical treatments may include disc fusion surgery, spinal decompression, implanting artificial discs, and removal of bone spurs.
In addition to the previously mentioned evaluation types, the medical team will also take into account any risk factors that may complicate a neck injury. These may include previous injury, a history of arthritis, older age, smoking, and a job that requires repetitive neck movement.
Do I Need a Lawyer?
You may be wondering how you will move on from this injury and how you will pay for the accident-related medical expenses that are pouring in. Our personal injury attorneys are ready to take on your case and fight for the money you deserve for your injuries and losses. We will consider all the components of potential financial compensation. These may include physical therapy, future medical treatment, prescription medication, lost wages, future earnings, pain and suffering, and emotional distress.
In Alabama, the law states that a victim of a car crash who is even one percent at fault for the accident is not entitled to receive any compensation at all. This means that if the other side can prove that you were partially at fault, then you will receive nothing. The companies involved know how to make the system work in their favor. They will use tactics in an attempt to get you to make a statement admitting fault. For this reason, you should engage a Birmingham car accident attorney from Farris, Riley & Pitt, LLP before you talk to anyone from any insurance company.
They will also take advantage of the fact that most people aren’t familiar with the legal process of pursuing compensation after an accident. One way they do this is to offer a low settlement in hopes that you will accept an amount that is less than fair. By letting us take over negotiations in your case, you can be sure that we will fight for the full amount that may be yours.
Call Farris, Riley & Pitt, LLP Today
If you are the victim of a neck injury, or paralysis due to a car accident in Birmingham that was not your fault, you may be entitled to compensation. You do not have to be overwhelmed by the situation you are facing, and you do not have to navigate this alone. Let us take the reins of your case so that you can focus on your recovery and move on with your life.
We are attorneys local to Birmingham and we are here to serve our community. We have been representing individuals like you for over 20 years. We have been down this road many times before, and our results demonstrate our track record of success. Take it from our prior clients, who are the reason that we do what we do.
Call us today at (205) 324-1212, or reach out online to talk with one of our personal injury attorneys about your case. We will pursue the full amount to which you may be entitled, and we will build the strongest case possible. We will not charge any legal fees unless we get compensation for you. Let us guide you through this painful time so that you can get back to living your life. Call Farris, Riley & Pitt, LLP today.