In a car accident, the neck is one of the most vulnerable parts of the body. The abrupt back and forth motion of the accident, caused by the car traveling quickly then coming to a sudden stop, can jolt the neck. Our necks move during car accidents in ways they were not intended, whipping quickly back and forth. The result can be severe neck trauma and lasting injuries.
At Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, our Atlanta personal injury attorneys understand the potential seriousness of a neck injury. Neck injuries can significantly impair the ability of the accident victim to fulfill work obligations or conduct daily living tasks. Such victims should be compensated for the injuries they have sustained due to the actions of the at-fault driver.
Types of Neck Injuries
Neck injuries are not all the same. They range in severity from cervical sprains/strains to serious neck fractures. Neck injuries can be diagnosed based on clinical evaluations and imaging studies, such as an MRI. Anyone involved in a car accident will need to be assessed for any potential neck injuries. Whiplash injuries will often not become apparent until several hours, days or even weeks after the accident. For this reason, it is important to be examined immediately following any serious crash even if you are not sure you are injured.
Seeking Compensation for Neck Injuries
Anyone who sustains a neck injury in a car accident should be eligible to seek compensation from the at-fault party responsible for the accident. The value of your neck injury claim will depend upon the following factors, among others:
- Medical bills—your personal injury attorney will help you to calculate the value of all of your current medical bills, which will include all hospital bills, surgical expenses, prescription drug costs and the others. You must then calculate your potential future medical expenses. This should take into account future surgeries or physical therapy expenses.
- Lost wages—if your neck injury has caused you to miss time from work, you can seek compensation for your lost wages. You can also seek compensation for any future lost wages if you are temporarily or permanently disabled.
- Pain and suffering—neck injuries are painful and can restrict your range of motion, leading to significant hardship. This value can be hard to calculate and your personal injury attorney will prove vital in examining the value of your claim.
If you have sustained a neck injury in a car accident, consult with a licensed personal injury attorney in your area. These injuries, while minor at times, can also inflict much pain and considerably impact your life.
Contact Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, Today for Your Free Consultation!
Neck injuries can result in considerable pain and a prolonged recovery time. Those who experience a neck injury will need a knowledgeable attorney to protect their legal rights. The Georgia Personal Injury Attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, assist accident victims in Georgia and in the Southeast. Our firm has over 39 years of experience that we will bring to your case.
Our attorneys provide a wealth of knowledge and compassion to enhance your ability to obtain a full recovery. The sooner you act after your accident, the greater your chances of reaching the best possible outcome. As such, it is important that you seek the assistance of a licensed lawyer as soon as possible. Call Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.