Riverside Neck Injury Attorneys
At Ochoa & Calderón, our seasoned personal injury team knows just how devastating a neck injury can be for accident victims and their families. A serious neck injury can keep you out of work, prevent you from doing your normal daily activities, cause chronic pain, and generally derail your life. Serious neck injuries do not just impact you–they affect your loved ones too.
The Riverside neck injury lawyers at Ochoa & Calderón have dedicated decades to helping injured clients and their families get the medical care they need and the compensation they deserve. We’ll conduct a thorough investigation into the circumstances of your accident, gather the necessary evidence, negotiate with defendants and insurance companies, and fight until you get the compensation you and your family are due. If you or someone you love has suffered a neck injury in a Southern California accident, our Riverside neck and spine injury legal team is ready to help.
A Neck Injury Can Change Your Life
Your neck and, by extension, the rest of your spine, is a vital part of your anatomy. It’s also extremely fragile. A neck injury can lead to chronic pain, limited range of motion, numbness or weakness, and functional limitations. Neck damage can affect your life short-term or long-term in several ways, including:
- Limiting your ability to work out or enjoy hobbies
- Impairing your ability to perform normal tasks such as dressing yourself and conducting personal hygiene
- Affecting your ability to play with and enjoy time with your children
- Impairing your ability to work
- Affecting your ability to enjoy intimacy with your partner
If your neck was injured in an accident or otherwise due to someone else’s negligence, a seasoned California neck injury lawyer can help you obtain compensation for the harm you have suffered. You may be able to collect a wide range of damages including compensation for your medical bills, any lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional and psychological distress, loss of life enjoyment, disability, and other harm.
Whiplash is one of the most common injuries suffered by car accident victims. According to health experts, around three million Americans suffer from whiplash injuries every year. Nearly two-thirds of people involved in car crashes will develop whiplash syndrome. Whiplash is especially common in rear-end collisions and can occur even at low speeds.
Whiplash, also called neck sprain or neck strain, is a soft tissue injury characterized by a number of symptoms following damage to the neck. Whiplash occurs when a collision causes the torso to be thrown in one direction while the head is sent in the opposite direction–the head “whips” backward or forward. The whipping motion puts extreme strain on the neck and spine, commonly injuring the muscles, nerves, discs, and/or tendons in the neck.
Due to the nature of the whipping motion, whiplash causes the head to move much faster than the vehicles involved in the accident. Whiplash injury can and often does occur in low-speed collisions, even as slow as 5mph.
Whiplash can lead to many painful and debilitating symptoms, including:
- Neck pain
- Neck stiffness
- Shoulder pain
- Lower back pain
- Pain in the arms or hands
- Limited range of motion in the shoulder or neck
Whiplash can also lead to neurological damage causing blurry vision, dizziness, mood swings, concentration problems, difficulty sleeping, over-tiredness, and other problems. These symptoms can develop over time and may not be apparent right after the accident. If you’ve been in a rear-end collision, see a doctor and ask about possible whiplash.
Call a Riverside Neck Injury Lawyer Today
If you’ve suffered an injury to your neck in a car crash, slip and fall, defective products malfunction, workplace accident, or other incident in Southern California resulting from another person’s negligence or misconduct, call Ochoa & Calderón for a free consultation on your claims. We only charge a fee after we are successful in recovering compensation for you. No recovery, no fee.