Auto Accident Lawyers Serving Victims of Neck Injuries in RI & MA
So much of the physical danger in an auto accident comes from the motion and momentum of our bodies during the impact. It’s a volatile experience, and it happens in a flash. Tremendous force is exerted on the body — much of it at the neck — and that part of the anatomy simply isn’t built to absorb the brunt of a collision.
It’s no surprise, then, that neck damage is the single most common car crash injury.
In terms of severity, neck damage can range from temporary and manageable to permanent and life altering — but almost every case involves some measurable degree of discomfort and distress.
Victims of car crash injuries are allowed to recover for their losses, including reimbursement for any out-of-pocket expenses and compensation for their past, present, and future suffering. Often, those damages add up to a lot more than the victims initially realize.
If you’ve recently experienced a neck injury as a result of someone else’s careless driving, you will likely hear from an insurance adjustor soon. Perhaps you already have. It’s important for you to understand that the insurance company does not represent your best interests, and any offer they make is likely for far less than you deserve.
At The Bottaro Law Firm, we help accident victims like you demand full compensation for their injuries and losses. We believe that years of experience, an aggressive approach, and a thorough command of the law can make a real difference for our clients.
We have helped many families in the Northeastern United States claim the compensation they deserve after an accident. We know how to challenge insurance companies and hold them accountable — to both the policies they write and the letter of the law.
Whiplash Can Be Serious
One of the great myths in the world of personal injury litigation is that whiplash is a minor and insignificant injury, as though it is somehow a “con” to complain of whiplash after an accident. That is a dangerous misunderstanding of medical reality, and it has led far too many people to ignore their injuries until they become much worse.
Whiplash is the name of a medical condition that occurs when the neck is quickly rocked back and forth in whip-like fashion. It is extremely common in auto accidents, though the degree of severity varies. Some cases are quite mild and disappear quickly; others are extreme and require intensive long-term therapy. Most fall somewhere in the middle.
In a typical case of whiplash, the victim experiences significant but not entirely debilitating symptoms. These symptoms may include:
- Pain (often becoming worse with neck movement)
- Limited range of motion
- Impaired ability to drive
- Difficulty performing daily tasks with the same speed and dexterity
- Stiffness in and around the neck
- Tenderness in the shoulders, arms, upper back, and lower head
- Tingling or numbness in the arms
Even in a typical case, each of those symptoms may last for months and require medical care. Additionally, some whiplash victims also experience:
- Blurry vision
- Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
- Lower back pain
- TMJ / jaw pain
- Concentration and/or memory problems
- Poor sleep
- Inability to work and/or drive
The idea that victims should simply accept months of painful agony and substantial interference with their daily lives when that hardship is caused by someone else’s negligence is unacceptable. It is an unfortunate notion, one advanced in part by the insurance companies that have a responsibility to pay for whiplash injuries.
If you have experienced whiplash or any other neck injuries from a motor vehicle accident, please do not talk yourself out of demanding what you deserve before consulting with an experienced attorney. Whiplash can be (and often is) serious, and you may be entitled to compensation for your suffering.
Other Neck Injuries from a Motor Vehicle Accident
Of course, whiplash isn’t the only form of neck damage that we see in car accidents. Other common neck injuries from a motor vehicle accident include:
- Disc injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Neck trauma involving traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Neck sprain
- Cervical dislocation
- Nerve root damage
- Neck fracture
- Lacerations, scrapes, or burns affecting skin on the neck
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Are you suffering from neck injuries from a motor vehicle accident? If so, you may be entitled to a much larger amount of compensation than the insurance companies are prepared to offer you at first glance.
Before you talk with an insurance adjustor, please call the experienced Massachusetts and Rhode Island auto accident lawyers at The Bottaro Law Firm.
Contact our office to schedule a free consultation today.