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Albuquerque Neck Injury Attorneys

Fighting for Victims of Acute Neck Injuries 

Your neck is made up of many different structures, including nerves, muscles, joints, tendons, and bones. When these structures are damaged as a result of a traumatic injury, pain and immobility may follow. While some neck injuries only entail minor effects, others can have lasting consequences.

At Martinez, Hart, Sanchez & Romero, we represent people who have suffered severe, life-changing neck injuries because of the negligence of others. Our Albuquerque neck injury lawyers have more than 100 years of combined legal experience and have helped countless clients fight for fair compensation after traumatic, injury-causing events. We have the resources, knowledge, and skills to guide you through the legal process and fight for the full, fair recovery you are owed.

Contact us today at (505) 806-1780 to request a free, no-obligation consultation with a member of our team. Hablamos español. 

Types of Neck Injuries 

Neck injuries include any injuries to the nerves, muscles, joints, tendons, or bones that comprise the neck and upper spinal cord (cervical). As such, certain cervical spinal cord injuries are considered neck injuries, but not all neck injuries are spinal cord injuries.

Some examples of common neck injuries include: 

  • Neck sprains and strains 
  • Whiplash 
  • Cervical vertebrae fractures (neck fractures)
  • Pinched nerves and nerve damage
  • Slipped, ruptured, or herniated cervical discs

These and other neck injuries can result in muscle spasms; stiffness; acute and/or chronic pain; limited movement; loss of feeling; weakness or numbness in the arms, hands, fingers, legs, or toes; and, in the worst cases, paralysis. 

Common Causes of Catastrophic Neck Injuries

Accidents and traumatic events, including acts of violence, are the leading causes of neck injuries. 

Specifically, the following incidents are most likely to lead to catastrophic neck injuries: 

  • Car AccidentsCar accidents are a leading cause of neck injuries. Whiplash occurs when the head is snapped forward and back with great force, which can damage internal structures. This is a common occurrence in motor vehicle accidents, such as rear-end collisions, even those occurring at relatively low speeds. 
  • FallsFalls, including slip and falls, are another common cause of neck injuries. Often, fall-related neck injuries are accompanied by other injuries, such as head and brain injuries
  • Violence: Violent attacks, such as receiving a blow to the head, are also capable of causing neck damage. In fact, violence is a leading cause of neck and spinal cord injuries in the U.S. 
  • Overuse/Overexertion: Overuse and overexertion can lead to neck sprains and strains, as well as other serious neck injuries. These incidents often occur on the job or due to work-related accidents and conditions. 
  • Sports and Recreation Accidents: Various sports and recreation accidents can lead to catastrophic neck injuries, such as diving accidents, skiing accidents, ATV rollovers, boating crashes, and youth sports accidents. 

Many of these incidents have one thing in common: they are the result of someone else’s negligent or wrongful conduct. When this is the case, the injured party may have grounds for a personal injury claim. Our Albuquerque neck injury attorneys at Martinez, Hart, Sanchez & Romero can help you determine if you have a catastrophic injury case and, if so, can immediately begin investigating your claim and gathering evidence on your behalf. 

How a Neck Injury Can Affect Your Health

Health effects typically depend on the type of neck injury you sustain. Neck sprains and strains often lead to stiffness and ongoing pain. Pain may also be felt in the shoulders or within one or both arms, which may result in decreased mobility, depending on the severity of the pain.

Ruptured or herniated discs are another possible effect of a neck injury. Discs sit between the vertebrae in the spine to act as cushions. When discs rupture, there’s a risk of nerve involvement, which can cause intense pain and discomfort. Ruptured discs may also press against the spinal cord itself, which may cause weakness in the extremities, as well as problems with bowel and bladder control.

Spinal fractures are among the most serious acute neck injuries. Damage to the cervical spine, which is situated in the neck, can cause permanent paralysis, depending on the nature and severity of the injury. And even if paralysis does not occur, you may experience issues with pain and mobility for many months or years after the injury has occurred.

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What to Do After a Neck Injury 

The first and most important thing to do after suffering a known or suspected neck injury is to consult with a doctor to ensure you’re receiving suitable medical care. A doctor can also provide information on your injuries, which will almost certainly prove valuable to your personal injury claim. 

Additionally, you should discuss your case with an experienced attorney. When injuries occur at the hands of careless or negligent individuals, you naturally want to seek justice. Our team can help you with your claim, from gathering important evidence for your case to communicating with the insurance company and/or liable party so that you don’t have to. We work closely with our clients to better understand their unique needs and goals, and we do everything possible to seek maximum compensation on their behalf. As your legal team, we will fight tirelessly for you.

How Much Is a Neck Injury Claim Worth? 

The exact amount you can recover in damages—or the overall value of your claim—depends on many factors. 

Some of these factors include: 

  • The severity of your injury 
  • How long your injury is expected to last 
  • The cost of your medical care
  • Projected future medical expenses 
  • Whether you had to take time off work to recover
  • How much time you had to take off work 
  • Whether you are able to return to work following your injury
  • The extent of your physical and mental pain and suffering
  • How much insurance coverage is available 
  • Whether you were partly at fault for the incident that led to your injury

These things all affect the value of your case. At Martinez, Hart, Sanchez & Romero, we make it our mission to maximize our clients’ recoveries, because we understand how difficult it can be to get back on your feet after a serious neck injury. We want to recover the full, fair amount you are owed so that you can heal and move forward with your life.

We encourage you to reach out to our team today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our Albuquerque neck injury attorneys. Our bilingual staff can assist you in English and Spanish, and we do not collect any legal fees unless/until we recover compensation for you.

Contact us online using our secure request form or call our office at (505) 806-1780 to get started.

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Our History

Martinez, Hart, Sanchez & Romero, P.C. is a local law firm with local and national recognition for having the expertise to handle the toughest cases. Over a century ago, David B. Martinez’s grandparents realized their dream of building a general store at the corner of Rio Grande and Indian School. “A century later, David B. Martinez and F. Michael Hart built this law firm on the same corner of Rio Grande and Indian School where David’s family had built their general store.” The corner of Rio Grande and Indian School is now home to Martinez, Hart, Sanchez & Romero, P.C., which holds the same dedication to serving the needs of the surrounding community.