Neck and back injuries have numerous similarities. Both usually involve the spinal cord and vertebrae. In addition, they cause severe pain that is often unrelenting. Individuals, who suffer neck injuries may be unable to sit, stand or lie down without pain. Moving the arms or shoulders may cause intense neck pain. When neck muscles are torn, sore or tense, the pain and tension travel upward, causing headaches and migraines.
If an accident caused you to suffer debilitating neck pain, contact Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, L.L.P. We can hold the negligent party responsible for your injury and seek the compensation you need. Our firm has been serving injured people in New York for nearly 50 years.Call Us to Learn How We Can Help
Our cases are taken on a contingency fee basis. If we accept your case, there is no fee unless we recover damages for you. For a free consultation with our New York personal injury attorneys, please call 212.406.1700 or contact us online.What are the Dangers of Neck Injuries?
A neck injury can result from a blow to the body that causes the head to move rapidly back and forth; a car accident is a good example of this type of trauma. This violent motion of the head puts pressure on the cervical vertebrae and spinal cord, sometimes causing vertebral fractures or compression of the spinal nerves.
Cervical fractures involve the seven bones in the neck that make up the cervical vertebrae. Injuries to the cervical vertebrae may cause chronic pain or, in catastrophic cases, paralysis, paraplegia or quadriplegia. These conditions may cause secondary injuries, including pressure sores, respiratory problems and impaired organ function.
In addition to car accidents, many neck injuries are caused by falls such as:
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Snow and ice falls
- Scaffolding accidents and falls
- Ladder falls
- Falls by painters
As with back injuries, people with neck injuries often need long-term medical treatment, including pain management and rehabilitation therapy. This type of medical care is expensive. We will pursue full and fair compensation for medical costs, lost income and other expenses.Call Our New York City Spinal Injuries Attorneys
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