The neck plays a critical role in your overall health. It supports the weight of your head and contains essential cervical nerves. The neck also holds the potential for a lifetime of chronic pain if it suffers trauma. Accordingly, neck injuries can be among the most serious that you can suffer.
If you or a loved one have suffered a neck injury and believe that someone else’s negligent act caused the injury, that person could be liable for your losses. Call our team at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today at (800) 794-0444 to discuss your case with a team member. A Los Angeles neck injuries lawyer might be able to help you seek any compensation you are entitled to receive.
Your Neck Is Critical Yet Fragile
The cervical spine (neck area) performs several critical functions:
- It serves as the point of connection for all our external limbs and our head.
- It is the most flexible part of the spine, but it ultimately is made up of bones that can break.
- It supports your head and allows your body to move in the way that it does.
The neck and spine allow you to do all the activities that would not be possible without movement.
Because the neck is part of your spine, your neck carries out many of the same critical functions of the spine. Neck injuries can carry immense health consequences that might be greater than injuries to other parts of your body.
Six components make up your neck, any of which could be harmed because of a neck injury:
Some of the types of neck injuries you could suffer include:
- Whiplash or neck strains
- Broken neck
- Herniated disks or other forms of nerve compression
The Mayo Clinic spells out the possible symptoms of your neck injury, depending on the specific injury that you or your loved one suffered:
- Chronic neck pain
- Pain that spreads to your arms and legs
- Decreased neck mobility
- Loss of sensation in various parts of your body
- Tingling sensation in various parts of your body
- Weakness in your limbs or neck
How Neck Pain Can Affect Your Life
Pain from a neck injury may be difficult to alleviate. It can become more severe when you move your neck or try to move your body, which may require some level of neck movement. A neck injury may restrict:
- Your ability to work.
- Your ability to partake in activities that you enjoy.
- The nature of your role as an active parent.
- The amount and quality of sleep that you get on a nightly basis.
- Your overall quality of life.
Unlike injuries that only cause physical pain, a neck injury may also have a direct negative impact on your mental and emotional health. If somebody caused your neck injury, then they could be found liable for the aftereffects of your trauma. A Los Angeles neck injuries lawyer can help you determine if you have a potential claim.
How Negligence Can Lead to a Neck Injury
A neck injury can arise out of many different scenarios, and several of those causes might be rooted in a negligent act. The genesis of a neck injury involving negligence could be:
- A car, truck, or motorcycle accident
- A pedestrian accident
- A workplace accident
- A slip and fall accident
- A trip and fall accident
- A criminal act facilitated by negligent security
Any of these causes could involve some form of negligence on the part of a third party. Whether your neck injury or a loved one’s neck injury resulted from the above types of accident or another circumstance, you may want to speak with a Los Angeles neck injuries lawyer. Call our team at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today for a free consultation.
For a free legal consultation with a neck injuries lawyer serving Los Angeles, call (800) 794-0444
A Lawyer May Pinpoint the Cause of Your Injury
The cause of your neck injury may trace back to:
- One or more specific people.
- Specific actions by those people that may qualify as negligence.
Humans operate in different capacities daily, and you may have been injured because of someone serving as:
- A business owner
- A landlord
- A motorist
- An employer
- A government official or employee
The person responsible and their status could make them liable for your neck injury. These factors will vary on a case-by-case basis, and a lawyer can help you identify this information as it pertains to your specific injury.
Beyond helping you identify defendants and explaining why they owed you a duty of care, your lawyer can also:
- Handle all your legal needs.
- Collect and organize evidence, possibly with assistance from contracted investigators.
- Produce graphics, diagrams, or other exhibits that can illustrate how your neck injury occurred and the negligent act(s) that caused your injury.
- Negotiate a settlement that could compensate you for your losses.
- Argue your case at trial, if necessary.
- Protect your rights.
You may find a lawyer to be of great help as you recover from a neck injury or tend to a loved one who has suffered an injury to their neck. As you do so, a lawyer can take care of the legal aspects of your case.
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Call Pintas & Mullins Law Firm Today
Pintas & Mullins Law Firm prioritizes that you or your loved one do not endure any more harm beyond the neck injury that you have already suffered. CIV § 335.1 sets a two-year time limit to bring a personal injury lawsuit. If you choose to file a lawsuit to obtain compensation for your past and future losses, we will fight alongside you for any awards you may be entitled to receive.
Call our team at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today at (800) 794-0444 to find out how our Los Angeles neck injuries lawyers may be able to assist you or your loved one.