Experiencing a Head or Neck Injury
Head or neck injuries can leave you reeling from unexpected accidents such as automobile collisions, sports-related injuries or workplace incidents, to name a few examples. The impact, in any case, can leave you vulnerable to minor pain, strains or fractures, while more severe blows could harm your spine, shock your system or cause paralysis if you're hit in the right place.
General symptoms of head and neck injuries might include:
- Pain in the neck, back, head, and shoulders
- Pain that worsens with activity
- Difficulty focusing, migraines, headaches, and vertigo
- Abnormal sensations like numbness, prickling, burning, or the feeling of something crawling on your skin
- Sagging shoulder, arm, or joint pain
- Restricted range of motion
- Inability to lift something or lack of mobility
- A grinding sensation during movement
- Bump or deformity near the injury
- Redness, bruising, inflammation, or swelling
Symptoms might be immediate, delayed, short- or long-term, making it extremely important to seek proper medical care, before and after, as the first key to a healthy recovery.
The second—finding an attorney such as our seasoned group of legal professionals—to advocate on your behalf and recover any personal or financial losses, as a result of your accident.
Building a Head and Neck Injury Case in Your Favor
True of every head and neck injury, each case is different. One of the critical roles an attorney plays in a personal injury case is valuing the possible worth of your injuries. There are two specific ways our firm can determine whether your potential case has merit:
- Evaluating the extent of the plaintiff's injuries and other losses
- How likely the jury is to find the defendant at-fault for the accident
In agreement with alllaw.com, the nature, severity, and duration of your head or neck injury also matter in building your overall story. The more severe and long-lasting the injury, the higher compensation likely in an insurance settlement or jury verdict. Additionally, “hard” injuries like a fractured bone tend to result in larger settlements compared with soft tissue injuries like a whiplash or a pinched nerve.
We conduct a thorough analysis, taking into consideration factors like pre-existing conditions, lost employment or wages, and more subjective factors like quality of life and pain and suffering.
On our end, it's how we thread the details together as part of your story that makes a difference in court. Our experience and roots in personal injury uniquely position us (and therefore, you) at winning.
Share Your Personal Injury Story With Us
Don't let your personal injury define you or the rest of your life as there's help for your unique situation.
If you're suffering from post-accident trauma or lingering injuries, we're standing by for a free consultation. Our seasoned team of accident attorneys understands what you're going through and the steps you need to take to recover your financial losses and get your life back on track.
We believe in action, not empty promises. Contact us or call and share your story with the Law Offices of Matthew T. Desrochers: (781) 279-1822. We look forward to hearing from you.
The Law Offices of Matthew T. Desrochers provides services to the following counties—Essex, Suffolk, and Middlesex.