Cars are safer today than ever before. We now have airbags in places that prevent many of yesteryear’s most common injuries. Most drivers and passengers are secured by seat belts, and car frames now undergo rigorous crash testing.
Yet there still isn’t a way to prevent neck injuries so common to car accidents. Airbag or not, your neck absorbs the brunt of the force when the head is jerked back and forth during impact, straining the tendons and ligaments and resulting in whiplash and other neck injuries.
Neck injuries sustained in a car accident may necessitate just a few days of pain and treatment, or they can permanently change a life for the worse. In either case, an experienced Philadelphia car accident neck injury lawyer from the Pearce Law Firm may be able to help you seek compensation and relieve some of the burdens associated with your injuries.
Car Accident Neck Injury Symptoms
Since many neck injuries are some form of strain or damage to the muscles, tendons, ligaments, or bones of the neck, a sore or stiff neck is the most obvious symptom. Still, a sore neck is not the only possible symptom you may experience:
- Headaches and migraines
- Decreased sensation or tingling in extremities
- Limited neck mobility
If you experience any of these symptoms after your accident, it is imperative that you seek medical treatment immediately. Some of the symptoms of neck injuries can indicate other issues, so it is important to make certain that the neck, back, and spinal cord are all in working order and have not been damaged.
Financial Compensation for Car Accident Neck Injuries
Some of the symptoms of a neck injury are obvious, but many people don’t realize just how much of an impact a neck injury can have on your life. An injury to your neck can greatly decrease your mobility, sometimes necessitating an uncomfortable neck brace that prevents you from turning your head. Wearing such a brace can make driving impossible, making getting to and from work difficult.
Lost wages and income are just one of the costs of neck injuries that you may face. Medical bills, physical therapy, home medical equipment, hiring help, and pain and suffering should all be taken into account when valuing your claim. By working with one of our attorneys, you ensure that all of your expenses and damages are taken into account in your final settlement amount.
Speak with a Philadelphia Car Accident Attorney
If you have been in a car accident in Philadelphia that resulted in a neck injury, you could be entitled to financial compensation. The experienced lawyers at the Pearce Law Firm can help you determine who was responsible for your accident and how to move forward. We can manage these burdens for you while you focus on your recovery.
To arrange a time to discuss your case with one of our knowledgeable attorneys, call us at 215-557-8686. Alternatively, complete the form at the bottom of this page and someone from our team will contact you at your convenience.