If You Have Suffered an Accident-Related Neck Injury, Our Florida Attorney Can Help You Receive Compensation
Even soft tissue damage in the neck can lead to lifelong pain and medical issues
An accident may be a pain in the neck. But a pain in the neck is often serious. Whiplash is an injury that is common in motor vehicle accidents when your head is violently jerked, causing hyperextension of the neck. Whiplash can cause more than discomfort. It may damage your discs, irritate your spinal cord and cause weakness, tingling, dizziness and pain that can last for weeks, months or even longer. Whiplash can lead to lifelong problems with degenerative issues, such as arthritis.
At the AV®-rated personal injury law firm of Baker & Baker, in Pensacola, we believe that every injury should be taken seriously, especially those that can affect the spine. As Florida neck injury attorneys, we provide aggressive representation to clients throughout the Gulf Coast region who have suffered serious cervical injuries because of someone else’s negligence or reckless behavior.
Why your neck is so vulnerable to injury
The neck is one of the most flexible parts of your body. It has a normal rotational range of motion of 60 to 80 degrees, flexion (putting your chin to your chest) of 40 to 60 degrees and extension (tilting your head back) of as much as 70 degrees. The neck’s remarkable flexibility is also what makes it so vulnerable to damage in an accident. Since the bones, joints, soft tissue, discs and nerves are interconnected and work together to hold up your head, injury to any single part can create or exacerbate issues in other parts of your neck.
Catastrophic neck injuries
The most serious neck injuries occur when a fracture or dislocation damages the spinal cord in the neck. The cervical spine, the spinal cord in your neck, consists of seven vertebrae: C1 through C7. The severity of an injury often depends on at which point the spinal cord was damaged. Cervical spine injury can cause paraplegia, an impairment or paralysis of the lower extremities, or quadriplegia, a paralysis of all four limbs and the torso. Injury to the C1 or C2 vertebra is the most serious of all, and is sometimes fatal.
Our AV®-rated neck injury law firm stands ready to help you
We are skilled negotiators and veteran trial lawyers in Pensacola who are committed to making sure that you receive fair compensation for your neck injury. To schedule a free consultation to discuss your case, please call us at 850-316-8247 or contact us online.