Head, Neck, and Spine Injuries Suffered in Car Accidents in Sacramento

If you suffered a head, neck, or spine injury in a car crash due to another driver or someone else’s negligent actions, do not hesitate to contact Tiemann Law Firm. You might be entitled to financial compensation for your medical treatment, lost wages, and other losses suffered from the injury. Our legal team is ready to represent you in your case and hold the at-fault party liable for their misconduct.

Injuries to the neck, spine, and head are some of the most serious injuries a person could sustain in an accident. These injuries can cause significant damage and lead to loss of mobility, chronic pain, debilitating symptoms, and a range of other complications. The cost of treating spine, head, and neck injuries can be expensive and place anyone in massive debt if they can’t afford their bills.

The Sacramento car accident attorneys of Tiemann Law Firm, we have the necessary resources, experience, and skills to represent you in your case against the negligent person responsible for your injury. You can depend on our legal team to advocate for your rights and aggressively pursue the money you’re owed for the suffering you were forced to endure.

Call (916) 999-9000 now for a free consultation with one of our dedicated attorneys and learn about your available legal options.

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    Common Types of Head, Neck, and Spine Injuries Caused in Car Accidents

    Head injuries commonly occur in car accidents. The most common types of head injuries include:

    • Concussion
    • Hemorrhage
    • Penetrating injury
    • Diffuse axonal injury
    • Hematoma
    • Edema
    • Skull fracture

    The symptoms of your head injury will depend on the type and severity. The most common symptoms include:

    • Dizziness
    • Blurry vision
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Headaches
    • Confusion
    • Trouble concentrating
    • Light or noise sensitivity
    • Memory problems
    • Lightheadedness
    • Loss of consciousness

    spine injury can reduce or eliminate a person’s ability to perform basic tasks, such as walking and showering. Multiple types of back injuries can occur depending on the location of the damage. The most common include:

    • Compression fracture
    • Herniated disc
    • Fractured vertebrae
    • Spinal cord damage
    • Tetraplegia
    • Paraplegia
    • Triplegia

    Depending on the part of the spine and type of injury you suffered, the symptoms you experience could include:

    • Back pain or stiffness
    • Limited or loss of mobility
    • Weakness, numbness, or tingling in the back and legs
    • Worsening pain while moving the back
    • Decreased or loss of sensation
    • Impaired sensory function

    Neck injuries are also common in car crashes. The sudden change in momentum can violently shake a person’s head forward and backward or side to side, causing damage to the vertebrae, muscles, ligaments, and other structures in the neck.

    The most common types of neck injuries include:

    • Vertebral disk damage
    • Strains and sprains
    • Whiplash
    • Spinal cord damage
    • Fractured vertebrae
    • Nerve damage

    Symptoms that could indicate you sustained a neck injury in the car accident are:

    • Decreased range of motion
    • Dizziness
    • Pain and stiffness in the neck
    • Headaches
    • Numbness or tingling in the legs or arms
    • Muscle spasms and tightness
    • Increased pain during neck movements

    If you notice any unusual or painful symptoms in your spine, head, or neck following a car accident, go to the doctor and seek immediate legal representation. Your lawyer might be able to help you hold the negligent party accountable for the harm they caused.

    Common Causes of Car Accidents in Sacramento

    You could find yourself on a collision course with another driver regardless of any safety precautions you take. Unfortunately, you can’t control someone else’s actions. Not everyone drives cautiously around others.

    The most common causes of car accidents include:

    If another motorist engaged in any of these reckless behaviors or caused the crash for a different reason, call Tiemann Law Firm to determine if they should be held liable for the losses you suffered.

    Compensation Available for Head, Neck, and Spine Injuries

    If you sustained a neck, head, or spine injury, you could file a claim with the at-fault party’s auto insurance carrier and negotiate a settlement. The compensation you receive might compensate for your losses, including:

    • Medical bills
    • Loss of enjoyment of life
    • Lost wages
    • Lost earning capacity
    • Property damage
    • Physical impairment or disfigurement
    • Emotional distress
    • Pain and suffering

    If the insurance carrier denies your claim or doesn’t offer a settlement that adequately covers your losses, you could proceed with a lawsuit and pursue exemplary damages. This is a type of compensation that punishes the defendant for their actions. The jury should provide you with this financial award if you can prove the at-fault driver acted with fraud, malice, or oppression.

    Statute of Limitations in California

    There’s a strict deadline you must follow if you want to file a lawsuit for your head, neck, or spine injury. The statute of limitations for a car accident is two years. That means you only have two years from the date of the crash to initiate your lawsuit if you want to seek compensation for the losses you suffered. Once the statute expires, you won’t have another opportunity to hold the at-fault motorist liable.

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    Contact Tiemann Law Firm Today

    At Tiemann Law Firm, we understand the economic burden you might face since suffering a neck, spine, or head injury in a car accident. You already feel the burden of paying for medical treatment and other costs. The last thing you want to deal with is the expenses for hiring an attorney. We take cases on contingency, so you’re not responsible for upfront fees and costs. You won’t have to pay us anything unless we secure compensation for you.

    Since 1998, our legal team has fought on behalf of accident victims in Sacramento. We will be by your side every step of the way to provide the legal services, support, and guidance you need. This has been a devastating ordeal, and you should not have to go through your recovery alone.

    If you suffered head, neck, and spine injuries in a car accident, call Tiemann Law Firm today for your free consultation. You can count on us to put our knowledge and experience to work for you. We will seek the maximum compensation possible, so you can heal your injury and move forward with your life. Call (916) 999-9000 or reach out to us online.

    Client Testimonials
    Herb T. Testimonial

    The Tiemanns were referred to me by a friend and I am exceptionally happy with the service I received. I had never been in an accident before. I had no idea what to do. Jelena verbally explained how everything would work to me, and she and Peter handled everything. I didn't have to lift a finger once. They went above and beyond for me and I am extremely grateful. I pray I won't ever need this type of assistance again, but I will definitely be referring them to friends and family.

    Jennifer T. Testimonial

    I highly recommend The Tiemann Law Firm! I had never before been in a situation where I sustained injury and had to seek legal representation. I was nervous, traumatized, and had no idea what to expect. Jelena, Peter, and their staff walked me through each step of the process. They explained everything in detail. They patiently answered all my questions, responded quickly to every email, text message, phone call, etc. I felt totally prepared for each new phase of the legal process. Furthermore, they were fearless in their defense of me. In certain situations, when I felt attacked or scared my attorney protected me like I was family. Their diligence, honesty, integrity, and compassion provided a true sense of healing and closure for my family and I. The Tiemann Law Firm accomplished more for me than I ever thought possible and I am forever grateful.

    S.B. Testimonial

    Here's the thing... Nobody really thinks much about lawyers until they need one.  Well, we needed one!  The Tieman Law Firm came through for us in a big way. They were professional, courteous, thorough, and had excellent staff as well.  Highly recommended...

    Jereme S. Testimonial

    No one wants to have to hire a lawyer, but if you do. I prefer Tiemann Law. They helped a family member who was injured on the job, and the company did not want to compensate him even though, the injury occurred on the job on company time. Jelena was always professional in explaining the lengthy process of fighting a large corporation. 2 years later he finally is receiving the deserved compensation.

    Hanna Padilla Testimonial

    From the very start of my case the Tiemann Law Firm was wonderful. Perter came all the way to my home to sit down and talk to me about my options. He made me and my partner feel very comfortable and promised us he would take the very best care of my case. Peter kept me informed every step of the way and was always on top of things. everything was done in a timely manor and I always felt like I was the only case he was working on because he was so fast. In the end Peter got me back way more money than I ever expected. I would recommend this law firm to everyone. I am very happy with the outcome of my case thanks to the Tiemann Law Firm! Thank you!