When You Have Neck Pain After An Accident, Call Your Hyattsville Neck Injury Lawyer
Neck injuries are more than just “a pain in the neck.” They can wreak havoc on your life, causing you to miss work, lose wages, and medical bills to pile up week after week – and that’s just the beginning. If you or a loved one has neck pain after an accident, your Hyattsville Neck Injury Lawyer at The Lapidus Law Firm can help.
What To Do If You Have Neck Pain After An Accident
When you feel neck pain after an accident, begin documenting what you are experiencing. If you are on the scene of an accident and notice the neck pain at that moment, consider utilizing an ambulance for transportation to a hospital; this will not only show the at-fault driver’s insurance company that you are prioritizing your health and well being, but it will also prompt the filing of a police report that will serve as official documentation of your injuries.
If you feel neck pain set in hours or even days following your injury, get to a medical professional at a hospital or urgent care facility as soon as possible. The longer you wait for treatment, the more the insurance company adjusters will attempt to reduce the dollar amount of a potential settlement, because, in the insurance adjuster’s eyes, “if your injury were all that serious, you would have sought treatment with more urgency.” This is just one of the many tactics used by insurance companies to offer you, the injured – the smallest settlement possible.
Of course, your Hyattsville Neck Injury Lawyer knows that your injuries are, indeed, legitimate and that’s why it is our job to challenge the insurance adjusters and fight for a fair and reasonable settlement on your behalf.
Causes of Neck Pain After An Accident
Neck injuries can occur in a variety of ways; however, in personal injury lawsuits, they happen most often in:
Falls: A slip and fall or trip and fall accident can cause a neck injury quite easily – and if you ask the person injured – they’ll probably tell you that it also happened very fast. Because of the hard impact and awkward motions of the human body when someone falls, the head and neck are often thrust about, which is when the soft tissue injury in the neck can occur.
Auto-Accidents: Whiplash is the most common type of neck injury and depending on the severity of the injury, can require ample rest and physical therapy for a full recovery. Some of the more common symptoms of whiplash include a stiff neck, headaches, decreased range of motion in the neck, soreness in the shoulders, upper back and arms, fatigue and anxiety.
When you get to the doctor and have your medical injury evaluated, you may need an MRI to help determine the precise area of your neck injury. You may also receive a prescription for pain medication and may also need physical therapy.
Hyattsville Neck Pain Lawyer
If you have been in an accident caused by someone else and are suffering from neck pain as a result, contact your Hyattsville Neck Pain Lawyer at the Lapidus Law Firm. We proudly represent clients in PG County, Maryland, and Washington, DC and take immense pride in obtaining fair and reasonable settlements for our clients. Call us at (301) 605-4296 to schedule your free, no obligation consultation.