Neck injuries after a car accident – FAQs
Michigan injury lawyer answers auto accident victims’ frequently asked questions about neck injury, testing and treatment
Below are the answers to the neck injury questions commonly asked by Michigan auto accident victims. To speak with an injury lawyer, call Michigan Auto Law at (800) 777-0028. The call and the advice is free.
- What neck injuries are frequently suffered by auto accident victims?
- What are common neck injury symptoms?
- How are neck injuries detected?
- Is surgery ever a treatment option for auto accident victims suffering from neck injuries?
- Can a neck injury lawyer help me?
What neck injuries are frequently suffered by auto accident victims?
Auto accident victims suffer many different types of neck injuries. Here are the neck injuries that the lawyers at Michigan Auto Law see most frequently in their clients:
- Herniated cervical discs,
- Protruding cervical discs,
- Ruptured discs,
- Bulging discs,
- Spinal cord injuries to the neck,
- Whiplash or soft tissue neck injuries,
- Neck sprains and strains.
What are common neck injury symptoms?
Below is a list of neck injury symptoms that you may experience following an auto accident. The following list is not exhaustive, and all neck injuries are different. Common neck injury symptoms include:
- Neck pain,
- Restricted movement,
- Tiredness and feelings of nervousness,
- Trouble with balance/equilibrium,
- Ringing in the ears (tinnitus),
- Inability to sleep,
- Excessive sweating,
- Numbness in extremities,
- Inability to concentrate and/or memory loss.
How are neck injuries detected?
Neck injury diagnostic imaging tests, along with physical examinations, are the medical procedures that allow emergency room doctors to identify, diagnose and begin treating the neck injuries suffered by Michigan auto accident victims. Neck injury diagnostic imaging includes:
- CT Scans (Computerized Tomography),
- MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging),
- EMG (Electromyography),
- SPECT (Single-Photon Emission Computerized Tomography),
Is surgery ever a treatment option for auto accident victims suffering from neck injuries?
Yes. Although there is a wide range of treatment options for Michigan auto accident victims suffering from neck injuries, it is not uncommon that a victim’s injuries are so severe that surgery is his or her only hope for recovery. Surgical treatment options include:
- Fusion – Fusing or joining two vertebrae to stop painful movement.
- Diskectomy – Remove herniated or damaged portion of a disc.
- Laminectomy/decompression – Removal of bone overlying spinal canal to relieve nerve pressure.
- Vertebroplasty – Inject bone cement into compressed or fractured vertebrae.
- Implant artificial discs between injured discs – Provides stability and eliminates pain.
Can a neck injury lawyer help me?
Yes. If you have a neck injury that is a result of another person’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation damages. Damages may include medical costs, lost income, future lost earnings, pain and suffering and disability, depending on what type of personal injury case or you may have.
Also, there is no downside to contacting an attorney with your questions. Most good personal injury lawyers will not charge you a fee to answer your initial questions.
It’s best to consult with an injury lawyer who is familiar with auto accident verdicts and settlements involving neck injuries, and who is experienced in handling Michigan neck injury lawsuits. Read here for the Michigan Auto Law Guarantee.
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