Neck Injuries Due to an Accident
It is extremely common for people to suffer neck injury and back injuries in even a low-speed motor vehicle accident. Whether your back and neck were injured in a car, truck, as a pedestrian, in a slip-and-fall or in another type of accident, I can help.
At my office, clients turn to me, attorney Rivers J. Morrell III for guidance through personal injury cases involving serious neck and back injuries. I have more than 40 years of experience handling serious personal injury cases and use that insight when helping clients move forward from their injuries and the resulting back and neck surgeries.
Neck Injuries That May Need Surgery
When your neck is injured, it is an extremely serious situation. The higher up your spinal cord is impacted, the more severe the impact to the rest of your body. This means that if you have broken vertebra or spinal cord swelling high up in your neck, you could be left paralyzed from the chest down, depending on the location of the injury on the neck.
In order to correct injuries, neck surgery may be performed. Surgeons often attempt to relieve pressure on the spinal cord or correct a vertebral fracture fairly quickly after an injury. This often provides the best chance of recovery.
Soft tissue injuries, such as whiplash or other muscle strain, does not often result in neck surgery.
Back and Neck Injury Can Last a Lifetime
Many people who sustain a back or neck injury in an accident go through a great deal of treatments before even getting to the point of surgery. Many doctors try non-surgical methods of dealing with pain and physical limitations before recommending surgery. I have represented clients who have gone through physical therapy, chiropractic care, acupuncture and a range of other treatments before having surgery to deal with their serious back or neck injuries.
Some of the more common types of neck and back surgeries include:
- Herniated disk surgery
- Bulging disk surgery
- “Slipped disk” surgery
- Partial disk herniation surgery
- Vertebral fusion surgery
Contact a Skilled Lawyer to Discuss Your Questions About Neck Surgeries
Back and neck injury are serious personal injuries with long term consequences affecting every aspect of the quality of your life. If you have sustained an injury in an accident that results in injuries to the back or neck or requires surgery, get legal representation to ensure your rights are protected. Call my office at (949) 305-1400 or contact us online for a free, confidential initial consultation.
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