If you sustained a catastrophic injury in an accident, you may be entitled to compensation through a personal injury claim. To learn what your legal options are, contact a Denver personal injury lawyer to discuss your case.
When a Cervical Dislocation Leads to a Personal Injury Claim
One of the more severe injuries to suffer is a break to the neck or the spine snapping. This is known as a cervical dislocation. Any area of the spine where there is ligament damage would be considered a dislocation of the cervical region.
The most common causes of a cervical dislocation are slip and falls and motor vehicle accidents. That’s because the neck is more prone to be twisted in such a manner that leads to ligaments rupturing or tearing.
Symptoms of a Cervical Dislocation
Recognizing the signs of a cervical dislocation is important so that medical treatment can be administered. X-rays, CT scans and MRIs can help detect the injury’s location and severity.
Some of the symptoms of a cervical dislocation include:
- muscle spasms;
- decreased range of motion in neck;
- bruising/swelling of neck;
- loss of function in bladder/bowel; and
- numbness, weakness, or a loss of sensation in arms and legs.
Treatment for this type of dislocation will depend on the extent of damage. If it is mild, a brace and physical therapy may be all that is necessary. If the damage is more severe, it may require surgery.
This type of injury is catastrophic because it often results in disability. It can alter victims’ lives, preventing them from enjoying activities they once did, or even prevent someone from being able to return to their line of work, if at all. That is why it’s important to contact a Denver personal injury lawyer if you’ve been hurt.
Compensation may be available if you can show that cervical dislocation was caused by the careless or reckless actions of someone else. You may be compensated for your medical expenses (current and future), lost income (current and future), earning potential if you are not able to work, pain and suffering, mental anguish, permanent disability, and more.
Consulting a Denver Personal Injury Lawyer
With so much at stake in a severe injury such as cervical dislocation, you can’t afford to not seek legal counsel. Before you consult with an attorney, you should download a copy of our free book, 7 Costly Mistakes that Can Ruin Your Colorado Injury Case.
A personal injury lawyer at D.J. Banovitz, L.L.C. can help you learn more about your legal rights. We serve residents in the greater Denver-Aurora Metro area, along with other locations throughout Colorado. Call today for a free initial consultation – 1-303-300-5060.