Neck injuries caused by car accidents are often more serious than they seem at first. In fact, it’s common for neck injuries to start causing pain a few days or even a few weeks after a traumatic car accident.
The injury attorneys at Thompson Law Firm in Phoenix have significant experience in helping clients who have experienced neck injuries after a car accident. Our offices are conveniently located in Chandler, Peoria, and North Phoenix, and we can meet in-person or over the phone or video call. You can contact us for a free consultation, or read on to find out more.
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Neck and spine injuries are the some of the most common injuries after accident, because your head is a heavy weight at the top of your thin, flexible spine. Your head can weigh anywhere between 7 and 11 pounds. Combine that weight with the force of a sudden stop and you have a perfect recipe for all kinds of neck injuries, including:
If you have a neck injury, your symptoms may show up immediately or they may be delayed by hours or even days.
Some symptoms of neck injuries include:
If you feel any pain in your neck, or have any of the above symptoms after a car accident, you should seek medical attention immediately. It may be impossible to tell how serious your neck injury is on your own, so it is always best to get your doctor’s opinion. It’s also important to know that your injury may get more severe over time if you do not get treatment.
The amount of time that neck pain lasts is largely dependent on the type and severity of the injury you have. Generally speaking though, most symptoms should fade after 2 – 4 weeks.
After you seek medical attention from a doctor, there are many ways to facilitate your recovery.
You can go to a chiropractor who is familiar with car accident injuries.
At the Thompson Law Firm, we have more than 10 years of experience helping clients obtain compensation for their personal injuries, including neck injuries. When you’re ready to talk, please contact our office to arrange a free initial consultation by phone or at our Chandler office.
If you have suffered a neck injury, contact Thompson Law Firm in Chandler, AZ to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney. We provide personal injury legal services to clients in the greater Phoenix area including Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Scottsdale, Tempe, and Peoria.
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