Head, Neck & Spine Injuries
The most common type of injury we see in our practice is a spinal injury. This includes the neck and back, and it also encompases a wide variety, from sprains and strains to herniations that require a fusion. While spinal injuries happen in many different situations, they are so prevalent because of the strides that have been made in car safety.
Today, almost everyone wears a seatbelt. But in the middle of the 20th century, that wasn’t the case. It wasn’t until 1968 that the US Government required cars to have seatbelts. It wasn’t until the 1990s that Massachusetts required the use of seat belts. As that shift occurred, there was also a shift in the types of injuries that occurred in car crashes.
Without a seatbelt, someone who is in a car accident can get thrown into the windshield, another part of the car, or even another passenger. In extreme cases, someone not wearing a seatbelt can get ejected from the vehicle. This meant that someone in a car accident not wearing a seatbelt would likely suffer catastrophic injury.
Luckily, seat belts prevent many of these types of injuries. However, they don’t prevent injury altogether. Instead, what happens is that when a person’s body is belted to the vehicle, the head is allowed to sway during a collision. This swaying action stretches the spine, especially in the neck, which causes most of the injuries that we see today.Compensation for Muscle Pain, Fractures and Slipped Discs
Head, neck and spine injuries can involve fractures or nerve damage, muscle pulls or torn ligaments. Regardless of the form of these injuries, they often cause severe pain and extensive medical costs. As experienced litigators, our attorneys know how to handle the special nature of head, neck and spine injuries, such as:
- Closed head injury
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Neck injury
- Spine injury
- Slipped disc
- Herniated disc
- Bulging disc
We will work with medical experts to help us fully understand the extent and nature of your injury. We will then pursue a comprehensive compensation award that will cover all of your losses, including:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Past lost wages
- Future wage losses
- Disruption in lifestyle
Insurance companies often lowball those making claims to avoid paying out a fair settlement. Insurance companies are in the business to make money. Every penny they save on your claim increases their profitability.
Often, people come to us because their insurance companies are refusing to work with them, or because they are experiencing confusion due to interacting with several insurance companies. At our firm, we use our experience and negotiation skills to handle all insurance claims. This allows our clients to focus on what matters most: their health.For A Free Consultation, Contact Us Today
At Marcotte Law Firm, our injury lawyers have over 150 years of combined experience representing personal injury clients throughout Massachusetts. If you have suffered one of these injuries in a worksite accident, a car wreck, a slip-and-fall accident, a bicycle accident or any other personal injury accident, contact our firm today.
Don’t let the insurance company get the upper hand. Schedule a free consultation with an attorney to discuss your injury today. Arrange yours online or call (978) 458-1229.