Posted on Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 at 5:06 pm    

Neck injuries can cause severe and debilitating pain and limited range of motion. In many cases, a neck injury can be treated at home with pain medication, rest, and time. However, some neck injuries may require intensive medical treatment, including physical therapy and surgery. Some individuals may suffer permanent impairment or disability from a neck injury.

The Sacramento personal injury lawyers of The Tiemann Law Firm have extensive experiencing representing clients who have sustained a neck injury in an accident. If you are suffering from a neck injury, contact our law firm for a free consultation with one of our personal injury attorneys.

Three Common Types of Neck Injuries

There are many different types of neck injuries that you can sustain in an accident. Let’s discuss three of the common neck injuries our firm handles that result from accidents.

Herniated Cervical Discs

The cervical spine is comprised of the bones (vertebrae) and the discs between the bones in your neck. The discs between the vertebrae are filled with a gel-like fluid. A violent impact or movement can cause the outer covering of the disc to tear or rupture, which allows the gel inside to seep out. When this injury occurs in the neck, the injury is referred to as a herniated cervical disc.Herniated cervical discs can cause a wide range of symptoms, including numbness, pain, tingling, and limited movement. The symptoms may be worse or debilitating if the person does not respond to treatment. Surgical
intervention may be required in severe cases.


Whiplash is another common neck injury that can result from a variety of accidents. When the neck is “whipped” back and forth, such as in a rear-end car accident or fall, the resulting damage to the soft tissues in the neck can cause a variety of symptoms. Some individuals may experience neck stiffness, radiating pain, headaches, dizziness, back/shoulder pain, and tingling or burning. In severe cases, a person might experience problems with concentration, sleep disturbances, and a limited range of motion.

In severe cases of whiplash, the neck may need to be immobilized with a neck collar, and the person may require physical therapy or surgery. Insurance companies treat whiplash as a “minor” injury that is often exaggerated by accident victims. It is best to seek legal counsel to protect your rights if you sustain any neck injuries.

Pinched or Damaged Nerves

The nerves in the neck can be damaged or “pinched” in an accident. The damage to the nerves can result in shooting pains in the neck, shoulders, or arms. Many cases are temporary, and the damage heals with time and minor medical treatment. However, in severe cases, the trauma to the nerves may require physical therapy, medications, and additional time to heal.

Three Common Accidents That Cause Neck Injuries

Any accident could result in neck injuries. However, our law firm handles a variety of neck injury cases involving motor vehicle accidents, falls, and workplace accidents or repetitive stress injuries. It is important to consult a personal injury attorney near you if you sustain a neck injury in an accident or at work. A third party may be liable for your injury and the resulting damages and losses.

An attorney can review your case to determine if you are entitled to compensation under California’s personal injury laws. You might be entitled to receive compensation for your medical bills, loss of income, physical pain, emotional suffering, and other damages.

Call a Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyer for a Free Case Review

Contact The Tiemann Law Firm at (916) 999-9000 or by visiting our website to schedule a free consultation with one of our California personal injury lawyers.

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!