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Atlanta, Georgia Personal Injury Attorneys - Neck Injuries

If someone causes you to suffer a neck injury, you may be entitled to monetary damages. The Atlanta, Georgia Personal Injury Attorneys at Sammons & Carpenter, P.C. are ready to help with a neck injury claim. Give us a call or contact us online to schedule a free consultation and learn more about how we can help with your case.

Neck Injuries from Accidents
Your neck is made up of a complex web of vertebrae (bones), as well as soft tissues including muscles, tendons and ligaments. Unfortunately, an injury to the neck can cause you to experience significant and ongoing pain. 

Injuries to the neck are very common in many different types of accident situations including:
Any time your head or neck is jerked, twisted or stretched unnaturally as a result of an accident, you may experience damage to the neck. This can occur in a sudden traumatic accident like in a car crash but it can also happen if you put repeated and ongoing strain on your neck.

When a neck injury happens as a result of someone else’s negligent or wrongful act, it is important to understand that you have legal rights. The person, company or government agency who was negligent or who is otherwise responsible for causing your neck injury can be required to compensate you for your losses. The extent of the damages you can receive will vary depending upon how severe your neck injury is and the type of impairment and pain the injury causes.

Types of Neck Injuries
Many different types of neck injuries can result from trauma, repetitive use or overexertion. Some examples of the most common neck injuries that people experience include:
  • Whiplash: Whiplash occurs when your neck is sharply jerked back and forth. Whiplash can limit mobility and cause symptoms including sleep problems; headaches and irritability. While it often goes away on its own, the North American Spine Society has indicated that 10 percent of whiplash sufferers will experience chronic pain.
  • Muscle strains or sprains. When the muscle fibers tear or become wrenched or twisted, you can sprain or strain the muscles in your neck. This can cause severe pain and limit mobility.
  • Paralysis. The neck contains the very top vertebrae of your spinal cord. If you break the bones of your spine, you could experience complete or partial paralysis.
  • Broken neck: When the bones of the neck break, you can experience significant pain and a long, difficult recovery period. In some cases, a broken neck can be fatal.
If you suffer from these or other neck injuries, you may have costly medical bills and you may not be able to work or have to switch to a lower paying job.  You may also experience a decline in the quality of your life as you experience ongoing pain and cannot do the things you once enjoyed. The person who caused you to suffer a neck injury should be responsible for compensating you for all of these losses, paying you damages to cover your pain and suffering, emotional distress, medical bills and costs, lost income and lost earning potential.

Getting Help from An Atlanta, Georgia Personal Injury Lawyer
If you or a loved one experiences a neck injury, you need to take legal action to get your losses covered. At Sammons & Carpenter, P.C, our dedicated Atlanta, Georgia Personal Injury Attorneys can review the circumstances of your accident or injury and help you to determine who may be to blame. We’ll assist with all aspects of proving your case and making a claim for damages so you can get the money that you are entitled to under Georgia law. Give us a call at (404) 991-5950 or contact us online today to learn more about how we can help you. 

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