Broken Neck as the Result of a Virginia Car Accident
A broken neck actually refers to a fractured neck bone; there are 7 vertebrae that make up the neck, so a broken neck may include 1 or more broken bones/vertebrae in this area of the spine. In some cases a broken neck can be successfully treated and an individual will fully recover as long as there was no damage to the spinal cord itself.
However if the broken neck occurs in an area that also damages the spinal cord, this could mean additional complications such as partial or complete paralysis, asphyxia or even death.
Treatment of a broken neck could include wearing a neck brace for several weeks, traction, surgical repair or undergoing a spinal fusion. When treatment requires surgery, this can mean a long period of recovery as well as physical therapy.
When a serious Virginia car accident leads to a broken neck, you may be facing expensive medical costs and missed time from work. Not only may you be entitled to pursue compensation for these expenses but you may also be entitled to additional compensation such as pain and suffering through filing a Virginia personal injury claim.
Current and future treatments for a broken neck may be recoverable through a Virginia personal injury claim if your injury was caused by another person’s negligence. If your broken neck results in permanent disability, you may also be eligible to receive additional compensation related to the long-term effects of the injury.
When someone’s negligence results in a car accident and you sustain a serious injury such as a broken neck, you should consult with a Virginia personal injury lawyer who can explain your legal rights and the options you have to pursue accident compensation.
Contacting a Virginia Personal Injury Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident in the Virginia area, order this free consumer guide for accident victims in Virginia. It’s packed with useful information that the insurance companies don’t want you to know. If you have questions about your case, contact Justin Farahi Law Firm, PLLC today for a FREE evaluation (824) 844-2955.