Have You Suffered A Neck Injury?
A neck injury typically implies injury to ligaments, tendons and muscles. What was once called “whiplash” is now referred to as a soft tissue injury to the cervical vertebrae. Auto accidents, construction site accidents and accidents at amusement parks are examples of typical ways in which people suffer neck injuries.
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A Lawyer Can Deal With The Insurance Company On Your Behalf
Simply contacting an insurance company is not likely to yield sufficient compensation after you have suffered a neck injury. Remember that insurers are not motivated to pay benefits after a car accident, slip-and-fall or workplace injury. They are not in business to serve your interests, but to make a profit.
It is not uncommon for insurance companies to find many excuses to avoid compensating you for a neck injury:
- They may dredge up evidence that you have a pre-existing condition.
- They may claim that your soft tissue neck injury is more psychological than scientifically verifiable.
- They may deny payment of therapies that help you the most — perhaps unconventional therapies or so-called “experimental” therapies.
- They may seek to pass the buck to other potentially liable sources, resulting in a stalemate — and no payment of medical bills.
Many law firms hesitate to represent victims of “soft tissue injuries” because of such challenges from liable insurance companies. At Dane Shulman Associates, LLC, our lawyers work hard to find every dollar available for an accident victim. Our Boston law firm includes staff members who are solely dedicated to monitoring medical costs, treatments and bills for our clients. In this way we work to maximize your total compensation.
Healing After A Neck Injury
Remedies for neck injuries may include the following:
- Physical therapy
- Immobilization of the neck with a brace for a period of time
Those who are fortunate successfully heal after a period of rest and/or surgery. Those who are less fortunate have chronic pain. Decreased range of motion, a diminished ability to enjoy life, depression and a potential for developing dependence on narcotic painkillers are all common consequences of neck injuries.
In a worst-case scenario, a serious neck injury may result in partial to total paralysis (paraplegia or quadriplegia).
Whether a neck injury heals well, lingers or cripples, there are likely to be many expenses involved, including medical bills and inability to bring in earnings.
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Contact us to learn how our personal injury attorneys can help you obtain compensation after a Massachusetts car, truck or motorcycle accident causing a neck injury, back injury or spinal cord injury.