Houston Whiplash Neck Injury Attorney
Auto accidents frequently cause neck injuries. The force of a motor vehicle collision jerks the head back and forth beyond its normal range of motion, tearing and stretching muscles, ligaments, and nerves. In severe neck injuries, vertebral discs can be herniated, bulged, or torn. An MRI is diagnostic image doctors utilize to determine whether a neck injury damaged the vertebrae or discs.
Neck injuries may cause both short and long-term pain. Symptoms may not become apparent for hours or days. For this reason, it is wise to accept onsite medical treatment and to contact a personal injury attorney immediately. If you are in this painful situation, please call or email us as soon as possible, and we will give you a free consultation.
If we take your case, we will be committed to fighting for your fair compensation to cover expenses like:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical expenses, including ambulance costs, hospital stays, physician fees, X-rays and tests, medications, and physical therapy (past and future)
- Diminished earning capacity
- Lost wages
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Punitive damages are sometimes awarded if someone is found to have been cruel and negligent.
How Whiplash Neck Injuries Occur
Rear-end collisions are the most common type of car accident from which a neck injury is sustained. Numerous factors can influence the injury’s severity, including:
- Use of seatbelts
- Headrests and airbags
- How you were positioned in the car
- The speed of vehicles involved in the collision
Neck Injury Symptoms
Neck injury symptoms can take a few hours to a few days; in some cases, symptoms may appear for weeks. Common whiplash injury symptoms include:
- Headaches on the side of the head are a symptom in seventy percent of victims. Pain can be intermittent or consistent.
- Lower back pain and stiffness
- Burning or tingling pain
- Facial pain
- Jaw pain
- Ringing ears
- Blurred vision
- Difficulty swallowing
While neck injury victims may find relief through medication and therapy, some severe neck injuries can wreak havoc on lifestyle, career, and family commitments.