Having a neck injury can cause long-term problems, keeping you from engaging in your normal activities, including your work, recreation, and day-to-day tasks. In truth, most of us rarely give much thought to our neck until it becomes painful, tight, or limits our mobility. A sudden injury to the neck can result in a minor muscle strain, a stiff neck, or a more serious neck injury. When you suddenly find yourself in constant pain following an accident caused by the negligence or carelessness of another person, having an experienced Fort Worth neck injury attorney helping you through this difficult time can truly make a difference. The legal team at Noteboom—The Law Firm, has helped many people with debilitating neck pain.
Not only can we help you get the medical treatments you need, but we will also aggressively fight to ensure you receive a full and fair settlement from the at-fault party’s insurance company. The Noteboom legal team is ready to help you through this difficult time with the goal of the best outcome possible.
Our law firm has been handling catastrophic loss cases since 1982. Because we are fully prepared to try one hundred percent of our cases, we successfully settle well over ninety percent of those cases. We are never hesitant to step into a courtroom when necessary to ensure clients receive full compensation. This level of confidence reflects our long track record of success. Additionally, our law firm has the necessary resources to prepare any case, no matter how complex fully.
We are different from many law firms in that we take a team-based approach to resolving our cases. This includes having an on-staff investigator rather than contracting out investigative services. Our reputation is stellar throughout the state of Texas, which means that most of our clients come to us through referrals from other clients rather than television advertising. We are so confident in our abilities that we tell prospective clients, “If you can find a better law firm, hire them.”
Neck injury is often the result of muscle strain or damage to the bones of the upper spine or trauma from a neck sprain, whiplash, or broken neck. Car accidents are a top cause of neck injury, most specifically, whiplash. Whiplash is common in rear-end accidents, as the neck snaps forward forcefully, then snaps back just as forcefully. Whiplash is a soft tissue injury to the neck muscles, making it hard to “prove,” although the symptoms of whiplash are very real. Truck accidents can result in severe trauma to the neck, perhaps even a broken neck or brain injury.
Motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians can experience neck injuries due to their extreme vulnerability in the event of an accident. Other than a helmet for bicyclists and motorcyclists, this group of travelers has virtually no protection in the event of an accident. A slip-and-fall accident can result in a neck injury when the back and neck strike a hard surface. A construction or work accident can also cause a neck injury, particularly when an individual falls from a height.
Neck injuries can be minor or can be much more serious. The most common types of neck injuries include:
Some of the most common symptoms of a neck injury include loss of mobility, chronic headaches, neck and upper back pain, muscle spasms, weakness in the legs, arms, fingers, or hands, numbness and tingling, dizziness, swelling, and bruising, pain that radiates from the neck down through the shoulders and arms.
While symptoms of a minor neck injury may last only a few weeks or months, a serious neck injury requires immediate medical attention. If you experience pain that is severe or does not go away, shooting pain in your arms or legs, weakness, tingling, or numbness in your legs or arms, or difficulty controlling your bowels or bladder, this is a medical emergency that requires immediate medical attention. If you have taken a hard hit or fall, or you’ve been involved in an auto accident, have yourself checked out even if you think you are okay. An X-ray, MRI, or CT scan can help pinpoint the cause of the neck injury in your nerves, bones, or tissues.
Every accident with injuries is unique in some way, and yours is no exception. This means there really is no “average” settlement for a neck injury because the settlement is dependent on many different things, including:
While a minor neck injury might settle for tens of tens of thousands, if your neck injury is severe, debilitating, or paralyzing, the average settlement can be hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars. A knowledgeable attorney from Noteboom—The Law Firm, can help you determine what your neck injury is worth by carefully calculating your damages, both economic and non-economic.
If you have suffered a Fort Worth neck injury, an attorney at Noteboom—The Law Firm is ready to assist you. We believe in ensuring our clients receive comprehensive answers to their questions and will answer all your questions in an easy-to-understand manner. We also believe that our experience is a significant asset for every single client. Not only will the Noteboom legal team use our vast network of resources to ensure you receive the medical treatments you need, but we will also work tirelessly to obtain a full and fair financial settlement on your behalf. Contact Noteboom—The Law Firm today.