One of the most common injuries associated with victims of vehicle accidents is a neck injury. Neck pain can cause significant and ongoing damage for those victims in a wreck who sustain it. It can cause a disruption in nearly every aspect of your life and cause problems in terms of your job. For example, accident victims often can’t return to their usual form of employment after being diagnosed with a neck injury because doctors will frequently recommend a long period of rest.
Even in a desk job, accident victims who have ongoing neck pain can find it difficult to pay attention and maintain their focus because of the pain they experience on a regular basis. Furthermore, the medications frequently given to those patients who have neck pain can slow down the person’s ability to work or ability to sit at a job.
Neck pain can also interfere with leisure activities and the lack of activity after some period of time can prompt some neck injury victims to ignore the doctors’ orders in return to physical activity as normal.
These neck injuries could reoccur and cause significant and ongoing damage as a result. Due to the potential impact in your life, you need to discuss your treatment plan with your doctors and determine to what extent you might be owed damages as a result of being critically hurt in such an accident. A negligent party could be held accountable through a vehicle accident claim.
If your neck injury has made your life more difficult and you’re the one paying the price, consider filing suit.
If you have been hurt in a San Francisco vehicle accident and have been diagnosed with a neck injury as a result, schedule a consultation with an experienced attorney to discuss your next steps.