Neck injuries and whiplash can cause persistent pain, limit mobility, and change your life. An experienced car accident attorney for neck injuries and whiplash should be consulted if your injuries were sustained in any accident at work or any accident caused by negligence. They can help you to determine if you can obtain benefits or compensation for your injuries.
Auger & Auger attorneys have dedicated their careers to helping the injured throughout Charlotte and surrounding areas in North Carolina. We will provide a free case evaluation so you can determine if you have a case for damages. Our attorneys will also answer questions including:
Car accidents are some of the most common causes of whiplash and neck injuries. Soft tissue injury, neck sprains and strains, cervical sprains and strains, and whiplash can happen in almost any car accident. These injuries to the neck happen when your head is thrust violently backward (hyperextension) and then whips forward (hyperflexion). The tendons, ligaments, and muscles of the neck are pulled and stretched abnormally and beyond the normal range of motion, resulting in pain and stiffness. Speed is usually not an issue, as whiplash and other neck injuries can occur in as little as a 15 mph crash. Likewise, seatbelt use is irrelevant and whiplash can occur even when you were buckled up.
Workplace accidents, and falls could also cause injury to the neck. Whenever you are experiencing neck pain or are diagnosed with whiplash or another condition, it is a good idea to talk with a Charlotte attorney for neck injuries and whiplash to find out if you can pursue a claim against any individual or business responsible.
Victims of neck injuries, including whiplash, should receive payment of medical bills, compensation for pain and suffering and emotional stress, and payment of lost wages if they cannot work due to their injuries. A negotiated settlement or personal injury litigation can help most victims obtain compensation, while those hurt at work will need to make a workers’ comp claim.
Symptoms of a soft tissue injury of the neck, or symptoms of whiplash, may include pain and swelling, spasm of the muscles along the neck, stiffness and trouble turning the head, headache, and symptoms that radiate from the neck down to a shoulder or arm. Whiplash can also produce dizziness, ringing of the ears, pain in the lower back, difficulty concentrating, memory problems, irritability and difficulty sleeping.
The majority of neck injuries resolve in around six weeks, but almost 40 percent of people with a whiplash injury will still be symptomatic three months later, and more than 15 percent will have symptoms two years later. If you are significantly symptomatic after three months of treatment, it could be a sign that you have a more serious injury than a soft tissue neck injury.
Treatments may include medicine, surgery, physical therapy, and chiropractic care- among others. With a successful personal injury or workers’ comp claim, you can ensure you get the best of care without any financial worries as you recover.
The attorneys at Auger & Auger have successfully handled thousands of injury cases, and can help clients to determine who is to blame for neck injuries so legal action can be pursued. Contact a Charlotte attorney for neck injuries and whiplash to schedule a free consultation and to learn how we can help with every step of your claim for compensation.