Back & Neck Injuries
Iowa Personal Injury Attorney Helping You Seek Compensation
Neck and back injuries are some of the most common types of injuries sustained
in many different types of accidents. Motor vehicle accidentsare the chief
cause of neck and back injuries, as the body gets thrown about on impact,
resulting in the head and spine being forcefully pushed in several directions.
There are many degrees of neck and back injuries, ranging from mild to
severe. Some of them are as follows:
Whiplash - the most common injury you can sustain in a car accident. When someone
is struck from behind, or the side of the vehicle, the head is shifted
back and forth or to the side, resulting in stiffness in the neck and
back areas caused by the soft tissue surrounding the spine getting inflamed.
This will limit the mobility of anyone injured in this manner and is quite painful.
Disc injury - the spine is made up of many discs that are responsible for its movement
and flexibility. During a car accident or other type of forceful impact
to the body, a disc may be damaged, either by slipping from its normal
position, bulging outward or rupturing, causing severe neck and back pain.
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) injury - Although this is associated with the jaw, the sudden movement back and
forth from an accident affected the entire area of the neck, into the
muscles responsible for the movement of your jaws.
Fracture - A fracture in the spine is a serious injury, causing a severe injury
such as paralysis, although it may be less severe, such as numbness, tingling
and pain in the neck, back and legs.
With these types of injuries it is important to seek medical treatment,
as they can become much worse if untreated. It can occur that you might
not realize you are injured immediately following an accident and you
realize the next day that you are having extreme pain and difficulty moving.
Having a reputable Iowa personal injury attorney to assist you in presenting
your claim will go far in ensuring your injury is not questioned. Our
team of legal professionals will personally meet with you to discuss your
claim and determine your best options for recovery.
Pursuing a Legal Claim in Iowa
Extensive medical treatment, painful physical therapy and even permanent
disability can result from these types of neck and back injuries. When
someone is injured in this manner the aftereffects can last for many months,
if not years. Recovering from this type of injury can be long and painful.
At McGuire Law, PLC we care about our clients and seek to maximize your
potential compensation by ensuring we pursue a claim for everything you
are entitled to, including medical costs, lost earnings, follow-up treatment,
property damage and pain and suffering as well. With over 40 years serving
our clients in Iowa, we have the reputation of being tough negotiators
who obtain successful settlements for our clients. We serve Mason City
and various surrounding communities within Iowa.