Many of our clients at Marasco & Nesselbush are the victims of car accidents who are now coping with the consequences of a serious neck injury. Neck and spine injuries can be debilitating, requiring years of medical treatment, multiple surgeries and extensive rehabilitation. Many car accident victims can never fully recover, and face a future filled with difficult daily challenges. That is why it is so important to get qualified legal representation to protect your interests in a lawsuit over injuries from a car accident that was someone else’s fault. Injuries from accidents involving large commercial vehicles such as 18-wheelers or city buses can cause even more serious damage than colliding with another car or stationary object. Motorcycle riders, bike riders, and pedestrians are also at risk for serious neck injuries when a collision occurs.
How Marasco & Nesselbush Handle A Neck Injury Claim
When you contact our personal injury attorneys, we will immediately schedule a free consultation at your convenience. Our car accident lawyers will then discuss your case, investigate the facts surrounding the accident and present your best options for recovering the maximum amount of financial compensation you deserve.
Marasco & Nesselbush, Rhode Island’s trusted personal injury law firm, has helped many of our clients achieve extraordinary results in car accident cases involving neck injuries. Please see the client testimonials about the quality legal care we provide, and the representative case highlights for details about our case results.
Whiplash is the most common neck injury sustained in car accidents. When a vehicle occupant is jarred forward in a sudden rear-end collision, or sideways from a side-impact collision, or backward when struck head-on, the neck and head may be strained and moved back and forth with such violent force that serious damage is often inflicted on the neck and upper spine.
The soft tissue surrounding the vertebrae can be damaged and cause severe pain and medical complications. Neck strain, pinched nerves, and herniated discs are among the most common injuries suffered in car crashes. Many times, the effects of whiplash and other neck injuries may not be fully realized for hours, days or even weeks after the accident. This is known as late whiplash syndrome.
Spinal cord injuries, such as damage to or lacerations of the nerves surrounding the vertebrae, or a fracture of the vertebrae, can be life-changing. These types of severe injuries can leave a person paralyzed for life.
The forceful impact of a collision poses an extreme threat to the vulnerable neck and spine. One of the most delicate parts of the body, the spine contains millions of extremely fine nerve fibers that carry signals to and from the brain, affecting the ability to move the limbs and other body parts, as well as organ functions.
The spinal cord and brain are the nerve center of the body. The sudden impact of a car accident can injure these extremely fragile parts of the nervous system. If a victim is thrown from a vehicle on impact, the body’s contact with the roadway or another object can also lead to severe neck or spinal cord injuries. Fractured neck bones and herniated discs are a frequent result of these incidents.
Long-Term Effects Of A Car Accident Neck Injury
The long-term effects of neck and spine injuries can require ongoing medical treatment and care, rehabilitation and repeated surgeries. There is also the added tragedy of lost wages, lost earning potential and damages associated with loss of consortium. Neck and spine injuries can completely alter someone’s life, from that of a person who led a full and active life to being confined to a wheelchair or bedridden.
Even more subtle effects can have lasting ramifications for a neck injury victim. Changes in mood and behavior, lack of motivation, depression, problems with interpersonal relationships and other mental disorders can follow even a minor neck injury sustained in a car accident. Sensory perceptions, such as vision, hearing, taste and touch can all be affected by a spine or neck injury. The inability to engage in sports, other activities or hobbies once enjoyed can also be the outcome of a neck injury from a car accident.
How Our Lawyers Help Neck Damage Victims
Neck and spine injuries caused by the negligence of someone else who was responsible for a car crash may entitle the victim to significant compensation. The legal team at Marasco & Nesselbush has represented severely injured people in Rhode Island since 1999. We carefully sort through the facts and details of the accident, interview witnesses and assist in coordinating medical treatment. It is important to us that our clients receive the best medical care and treatment. We are dedicated to actively pursuing the highest amount of financial compensation allowable under the law.
It is extremely important that you select your personal injury lawyer carefully, and that is why we invite you to contact us to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys. Our goal as a personal injury law firm is to protect our clients’ legal rights and resolve their injury claims favorably.
The Rhode Island personal injury lawyers at Marasco & Nesselbush take pride in providing compassionate, competent and intelligent representation. We put your best interests first and seek nothing less than extraordinary results for each and every client.
Learn how Marasco & Nesselbush can help you through a free discussion of your case. Call or contact us online today to get started.