Neck and Back Injuries
Neck and back injuries are some of the most common injuries suffered in almost any kind of accident—whether it is a slip and fall accident, a car accident, or an accident at work. Further, such injuries can lead to long-lasting physical, financial, and emotional consequences. If you’ve been involved in an accident that caused you to suffer a neck or back injury, seek immediate medical attention and then consult with experienced legal counsel. Neck and back injuries are common, but they can also be very serious.
A back injury can range from a very minor strain to a serious spinal cord injury—or even to paralysis. Even minor back injuries can be extremely painful, and recovery is often both slow and elusive. Many victims find they need ongoing medical care and physical therapy to recover from such injuries. A back injury will not only slow you down but can also necessitate that you make significant changes in the lifestyle you love. This can include the onset of serious financial setbacks—such as lost wages, mounting medical expenses, and reduced earning potential.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries can be especially painful, serious, and difficult to recover from. Such injuries are usually caused by an accident’s intense force (such as in a car accident or a slip and fall accident). With the intense impact, the vertebral discs can be forced out of alignment and lead to bulging or herniated discs, which can require reparative surgery, ongoing medical treatment, physical therapy, and treatment for pain. Spinal cord injuries often culminate in significant physical, financial, and emotional consequences.
If you’ve suffered a neck or back injury in an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you need an experienced personal injury attorney. Your health and your just compensation matter. The skilled personal injury lawyers at Alpert Schreyer, LLC, understand how difficult such injuries can be, and we have the dedication, experience, and compassion to help you navigate your claim toward its best possible resolution.
Neck injuries are very common in accidents of all kinds, and while they can range from quite mild to extreme, all neck injuries should be taken very seriously. Such injuries are often debilitating and can evolve into chronic health conditions that require ongoing medical treatment and physical therapy.
Whiplash is one of the most commonly sustained neck injuries in accidents that involve significant physical impact, such as car accidents. Whiplash can be exceedingly painful and often necessitates significant medical treatment to alleviate the pain and to attempt to prevent further physical complications. Neck injuries, including whiplash, can present with a variety of physical symptoms:
Pain in the arm, shoulder, back, or jaw
- A stiff neck
- The sudden onset of fatigue
- The sudden onset of dizziness
- The sudden onset of headaches
- The sudden onset of ringing in the ears
- The onset of emotional symptoms, such as increased depression or anxiety
If you’ve been in an accident that leads to any of these symptoms—either right away or in the days following the accident—seek immediate medical attention. The faster your neck injury is identified, the better chance you have of fully recovering.
Don’t Ignore a Potential Neck Injury
Neck injuries are often very serious, but they can also hide in plain sight—the symptoms can be elusive or slow to present. Those symptoms common to neck injuries don’t always show up immediately after the injury-inducing accident, and they can gradually creep into your life before you recognize their significance.
If you’ve been involved in an accident in which your body sustained significant force—even if the accident was just a fender bender—seek immediate medical attention. Injuries such as whiplash can lead to health issues that linger and that can limit your ability to fully participate in the life you love. Additionally, such injuries can cause significant pain and discomfort that can become more and more serious over time. Even if you walk away from an accident seemingly unscathed, it’s in your best interest to seek medical treatment after any accident that has the potential to have caused a neck injury.
If you’ve suffered a neck or back injury in an accident, you know how physically painful and difficult that can be. Another significant component of such injuries, however, is the associated medical expenses, which can quickly become overwhelming:
- Emergency transportation
- Medical treatment
- Adaptive medical devices
- Prescription medications
- Physical therapy
- Treatment for pain
- Ongoing medical care
- Home adaptations
- Home health care
Neck and back injuries can be extremely expensive, and if someone else’s negligence has left you with such an injury, it’s in your best interest to consult with experienced legal counsel—your claim matters.
In addition to the medical expenses, however, back and neck injuries can elicit many other financial setbacks, including lost wages and diminished earning potential. The significant pain and stiffness caused by such injuries can seriously interfere with your ability to work and can negatively affect your career-advancement opportunities.
Suffering a back or neck injury can also affect your emotional well-being. Coping with a significant injury that affects your finances and your ability to work or grow in your career often exacts an emotional cost as well, which can lead to increased anxiety and depression and can have a negative effect on your close personal relationships.
If You Suffered a Neck or Back Injury, Contact an Experienced Maryland Personal Injury Attorney Today
Neck injuries and back injuries can be especially bedeviling. If someone else’s negligence has caused you to suffer a back or neck injury, you know how trying that can be. The experienced personal injury lawyers at Alpert Schreyer, LLC, are here to help. While you concentrate on the important task of regaining your health, we’ll help guide your claim toward the compensation to which you are entitled. We have five convenient locations in Maryland, so please contact or call us at (844) 632-7274 for a free case evaluation today.