Sadly, neck injuries are a common occurrence in Philadelphia car crashes. From fender benders to head-on collisions at high speed, your neck and spine are susceptible to injury in just about any kind of accident. Here’s what you need to know about protecting yourself financially and legally.
You Can’t Afford to Miss These Car Accident Neck Injury Symptoms
Neck pain could appear immediately after the wreck or potentially take hours (or even days) to develop. This is why it’s extremely important to see a doctor quickly after any car crash.
You want to catch potential medical problems as soon as possible and create a verifiable paper trail on those injuries. Common neck injuries from car crashes—and their associated symptoms—may include:
- Bone fractures
- Inability to turn neck side to side or up and down
- Muscle spasms
- Nerve damage
- Pain when moving your back, head, or neck
- Spinal cord trauma
- Tenderness in the neck and lower head area
- Traumatic brain injury
With the injury clearly documented in your medical records, an attorney can help you recover damages for your healthcare costs. These medical bills could be covered by an insurance payout, a settlement from the liable party, or a court judgment.
Of course, the expenses of hospital stays, physical therapy, and surgeries aren’t the only ways a neck injury could impact your life. Other elements of your potential compensation need to be considered by the liable party. That’s why it’s so crucial to have an attorney negotiate on your behalf. Part of your full and fair compensation might also include elements like emotional suffering, lost income, physical pain, and so on.