The neck is among the most vulnerable parts of the human body. Not only does it house part of the spinal column, which is the bundle of nerves responsible for transmitting signals between the brain and rest of the body, it also contains blood vessels that supply the brain with oxygen and muscles that are responsible for supporting the head. As a result, any injury to the neck has the potential to be severe.
In some cases, the soft tissues in the neck or spine are stretched or otherwise injured when the head jolts forward or backwards rapidly on the neck. These kinds of injuries are often collectively referred to as “whiplash,”1 a term that has no accepted medical definition. While whiplash injuries have been viewed with some skepticism in the past, these injuries are very real and have become widely accepted by the medical community in recent years.
A variety of preventable accidents can cause neck injuries
Neck injuries2 can happen in almost any type of accident that causes physical injury. We represent individuals who have sustained injuries in a variety of accidents, including the following:
- Car accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Boating accidents
- Pool and hot tub accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Construction accidents
- Accidents involving consumer products
It is imperative that anyone who has sustained a neck injury in a preventable accident seek medical attention immediately. In many cases, early medical intervention results in a much better outcome for neck injury victims than they would experience if they wait to seek treatment. One your injuries are identified and a course of treatment is started, you should contact an attorney to retain legal representation.
Contact an Atlanta neck injury lawyer today to schedule a free consultation
Preventable accidents cause thousands of neck injuries each year. In many cases, people who sustain these injuries develop significant medical issues that can affect them for months or even years. By retaining an experienced Atlanta neck injury lawyer, victims can ensure that their injuries and other losses are fully compensated by the person or party that caused their accident. To schedule a free case evaluation with one of our personal injury attorneys, please call Spaulding Injury Law today at (770) 744-0890.