The neck is extremely vulnerable to injury. This is partially due to the fact that it holds up the weight of the head and is susceptible to sudden twisting and turning during an accident. When the soft tissue or bones in the neck are injured, the accident victim may face chronic pain, immobility, and loss of quality of life.
One of the reasons that damage to the neck can often result in catastrophic injury is the fact that the neck is the place where the spinal cord exits the brain and enters the rest of the body. All of the brain’s impulses for monitoring and controlling the body are sent through the nerves that travel down the spinal cord and out to the various muscles and organs.
A neck injury has the potential to disrupt or even block this function, which can lead to loss of organ function, numbness, or even complete paralysis. Neck injuries are some of the most common suffered by victims of personal injury each and every year. No one should have to suffer! Work with a Chicago personal injury attorney from the Duncan Law Group and learn about your available options.
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Whiplash is the broad term applied to soft tissue injuries of the neck. While this is commonly associated with automobile and car accidents, there are numerous incidents that can result in whiplash.
This type of injury occurs when the victim’s head us suddenly forced backward and forward, causing a sprain or strain of the soft tissues of the neck. As a result, the accident victim will often experience incredible pain and stiffness in the neck, as well as painful headaches that may be so persistent as to become a fact of life.
Neck injuries can occur due to:
Not all neck injuries will leave the accident victim paralyzed, but even those that don’t often have life-changing consequences. No matter what the cause of an injury, it is recommended anyone that has suffered any kind of impact receive immediate medical attention for their neck injury.
Symptoms of a neck injury include:
Unfortunately, it can often take some time before the many symptoms of a neck injury can appear. Getting immediate medical attention following any impact is important!
If another person is to blame for causing your neck injury, a Chicago injury attorney at Duncan Law Group can help you take legal action to claim compensation. Our founding attorney, Robert Duncan, has received numerous awards and accolades for his work in the legal field of personal injury and is a proven advocate for injured victims. When your treatment relies on it, you need a lawyer you can count on.
Contact our firm for a free consultation to determine whether you have grounds to sue and to find out how much you could receive in financial compensation.