What Damages Can I Recover for a Neck Injury?

By Chris Dixon


The human neck is connected to the spinal column, which consists of dozens of vertebrae, discs, and nerve endings, and is related to various bodily functions. If you suffered neck injuries because of another person, and need more information on recoverable damages for neck injury claims in Missouri, an experienced attorney can offer insight on the options available to your case.

Common Causes of Neck Injuries

Traumatic accidents can cause severe injuries and are often accompanied by expensive medical expenses and other damages that can be challenging for victims to cope with suddenly. The most common causes of neck injuries include the following:

  • Car Accidents – car crashes can cause many different severe neck and back injuries, but the most commonly reported car accident neck injury is whiplash
  • Truck Collisions – the impact that a motor vehicle and truck collision can have on passenger vehicle occupants can be catastrophic and include traumatic brain injuries, concussions, and paralysis
  • Sports Accidents – in 2009, there were 2,692 severe neck injuries caused by sports accidents treated in the U.S.
  • Workers Compensation Accidentsslip and fall accidents and repetitive injuries are the most common causes of workers comp-related neck injuries

Some neck injuries, such as sprains, strains, and minor tears can heal with treatment, such as medication and physical therapy over time, but in severe cases, such as neck injuries that involve the cervical bone or spinal cord, the affects can be catastrophic, and cause coordination and mobility issues, as well as loss of sensation.

Missouri Neck Injury Statistics

If you suffered severe and debilitating neck injuries because of another person, it’s essential to discuss your situation with a St. Louis Neck Injury Lawyer and determine your case’s eligiblity for compensation. Neck injuries account for nearly 2% of workers compensation claims in Missouri in 2017. According to Missouri’s workers compensation statistics, the most common types of neck injuries reported include soft tissue injury, herniated discs, Larynx, spinal cord injuries, and multiple neck injuries.

If you have chronic neck pain, tingling sensations, vertigo, numbness, or other symptoms after an accident, you could be entitled to compensation for your harm and losses caused by another person’s negligence. Generally, Missouri neck injury settlements include compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other damages attributed to severe neck, back, and spine injuries.

St. Louis Neck Injury Lawyers

If you were the victim of a severe accident and need help determining if you are eligible to recover damages, you need an experienced attorney on your side. While it’s simple to collect evidence of your injuries (x-rays, ultrasounds, and photos of the site of injury), it can be nearly impossible to obtain full compensation for neck injuries without adequate knowledge of Missouri’s injury laws, statute of limitations, and depending on what caused the accident, workers compensation regulations.

If you need a Neck Injury Lawyer to represent your neck injury claim in St. Louis, the Dixon Injury Firm is available 24/7 to discuss the details of your situation. Christopher Dixon is renowned for providing aggressive, yet compassionate legal representation and his efforts have recovered more than $35,000,000 in injury settlements in Missouri – and the Dixon Injury Firm has the results to prove it.

If you or someone you love has suffered neck injuries in a catastrophic accident, and you need help figuring out what damages you can recover for a neck injury claim in Missouri, call (314) 409-7060, 855-40-2724 (toll-free), or contact the Dixon Injury Firm today for a free case review or consulation by our Missouri Neck Injury Settlement Lawyers.


Missouri Statute of Limitations
Missouri Workers Compensation Laws
Missouri Division of Workers’ Compensation – Annual Report
American Association of Neurological Surgeons – Sports-Related Neck Injuries
Very Well Health – 9 Most Common Neck Injuries

St. Louis personal injury attorney Christopher Dixon handles cases all over Missouri and Illinois, including but not limited to the following areas: city of St. Louis, St. Louis County, Jefferson County, Lincoln County, St. Charles County, and Franklin County, in municipalities including Clayton, Maplewood, Richmond Heights, University City, Shrewsbury, Arnold, Des Peres, Chesterfield, Kirkwood, O’Fallon, St. Charles, St. Peters, Overland, Creve Coeur, Jennings, Manchester, Ballwin, Maryland Heights, Brentwood, Bridgeton, Glendale, Wildwood, Warson Woods, Town & Country, and Warrenton.

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