Skilled Attorneys Making A Difference In The Outcome Of Your Neck Injury Case
In the world of personal injury advertising, it is a cliché to see someone wearing a neck brace and wincing in pain. But these injuries are far from trivial. A neck injury can significantly affect your health, finances and ability to enjoy life. If you are involved in an accident that causes harm to your neck, it is imperative to seek medical attention. If your injuries were caused by someone else’s negligence, seeking legal assistance is the next step to take.
Having the right lawyers on your side can make all the difference in the outcome of your case. In Buford and throughout northern Georgia, The McGarity Group is the firm to contact. Our personal injury attorneys have the experience and skills needed to help you claim full and fair compensation for your injuries and losses.
The Many Types Of Neck Injuries
The neck may be a small part of your body, but a neck injury can cause significant pain and other problems. Examples of common neck injuries are:
- Strain: A strained neck takes place when muscle fibers get torn, and this injury can range in severity. Common causes of neck strain are heavy weightlifting and whiplash.
- Spasm: Your neck muscles can seize up into a tight muscle contraction called a spasm. A spasm can be caused by being overly stressed, sitting at a desk for long periods of time or postural distortions. Massage techniques can help relieve spasms.
- Fracture: The bones in the neck are fragile. They can become broken when they are met with high-impact, as the result of a sports accident, an auto accident or from falling down. A fracture that is minor results in pain, slight paralysis and numbness. A serious neck fracture can lead to paralysis if spinal injuries occur as well.
- Stingers: An injury known as a stinger occurs when the neck is forced to excessively tilt or rotate an unnatural way. A burning, tingling sensation can be felt in the arms, shoulders and neck when you get this type of injury. Stingers are commonly caused by high-impact, as in a sports injury.
- Whiplash: Whiplash is a term used to describe neck pain following an injury to the soft tissues of the neck, such as muscles, ligaments and tendons. It is caused by an abnormal motion or force applied to the neck that result in movement beyond the neck’s normal range of motion. Some of the common symptoms of whiplash are pain, stiffness, headache, dizziness and pain in your back. Whiplash is commonly caused by auto accidents, falls, assaults and sporting activities.
- Herniated disc: A herniated disc occurs when one of the soft vertebral discs in the neck break open and extrude material into the spinal canal, which applies pressure on nerve roots and the spinal cord. The result is pain, numbness, tingling and muscle weakness in the neck, back, shoulders, arms and hands.
- Spinal dislocation: A dislocation occurs when your joints are forced out of their regular position. You can suffer a total or a partial dislocation. Most spinal dislocations are the result of traffic accidents, hard falls or high-impact sports injuries.
- Crushed vertebrae: A crushed vertebrae injury occurs when the bones of the spine become compressed due to a substantial trauma. Vertebral compression fractures can be caused by osteoporosis, trauma and diseases affecting bone.
If you have suffered a personal injury that has caused harm to your neck, it is in your best interests to obtain legal advice regarding your compensation options.
Symptoms And Treatment Of Neck Injuries
There are numerous symptoms associated with neck injuries. You may experience a knot, stiffness or severe pain. Your pain may spread from your neck to your shoulders, upper back or arms. Headaches are also common with neck pain injuries. Examples of treatments commonly used for neck injuries are:
- Medicine to relax your muscles
- Heating pad
- Physical therapy
While some of the treatments above are inexpensive and easy to do, others are intensive, long-term and expensive commitments. We will fight to ensure you have the resources needed to cover surgery, physical therapy/rehab services and other interventions.
Find Out How We Can Help You During A Free Initial Consultation
From our office in Buford, The McGarity Group serves clients in the greater Atlanta metro area and throughout Georgia. To take advantage of a free, no-obligation consult about your legal options, call us at 770-692-9877 or submit an online contact form.