Head, neck and back injuries are particularly common among people who have been involved in motor vehicle accidents. In many cases, these injuries seem relatively minor at first and only later do accident victims realize the full extent of the harm that has been done to them.
After an accident, it is important to fully evaluate the extent of your injuries before you sign a settlement agreement. If you have suffered a head, neck or back injury, experienced trial attorney Peter G. DeGelleke may be able to help you pursue a personal injury claim.
Seeking Compensation for Any and All Injuries You Have Suffered
Thankfully, most people who get into motor vehicle accidents do not suffer catastrophic injuries. However, all too many people suffer injuries that seem minor at first but continue to affect them for the rest of their lives. The following are some of the most common of these:
Brain damage: If you have experienced a blow to or jerking of the head, it is important to evaluate whether you have suffered any brain damage. The symptoms of brain damage — such as mood swings, difficulty concentrating and vertigo — often take time to emerge.
Disk herniation: Sudden collisions often result in damage to the disks separating the vertebrae in the spine. A herniated disk — also known as a bulging, ruptured or slipped disk — may heal quickly, but it may also get worse over time, eventually requiring surgery.
Whiplash: Many people who have been in motor vehicle accidents experience pain in the neck and upper back, often restricting their head movement. These symptoms, commonly known as whiplash, may disappear within a few days, but they may also persist.
If you are experiencing head, neck or back pain or other problems after an accident, it is important to see a doctor, describe your symptoms, take your doctor's advice, and keep going back for additional evaluation and treatment as long as your symptoms persist.
Contact a Massachusetts Personal Injury Attorney
Bedford-Concord head injury attorney and back injury lawyer Peter G. DeGelleke can help you pursue the full compensation you deserve for your injuries. To schedule a free consultation so he can evaluate your case, please contact his office at 781-275-0800 or by e-mail today.