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What Are Throat Injuries?

In the context of personal injury law, we often hear about dog bites, slip and falls, car accidents, and even concussions, blunt trauma, or other traumatic injury. Throat injuries are less common yet they can be just as consequential as any other injury.

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Throat injuries are very serious injuries that can be serious or fatal. There are 2 basic categories of injury that a throat injury lawyer will likely handle in a personal injury case: blunt or penetrative.

Blunt throat injuries: With a blunt throat injury, there are any number of ways in which one can become seriously injured or even die. Generally, this involves a direct blow to the front of one’s neck and can cause serious injury to the windpipe, voice box, cervical spine, esophagus, or some combination thereof.

Penetrating neck traumas: Representing about 5 – 10% of traumatic injuries the ER receives, penetrating neck traumas is when something has penetrated the throat. This involves broken skin. These injuries sometimes involve damage to the airway, vascular structures, cervical spine, spinal cord, trachea, esophagus, nerves and other important structures.

Both blunt throat injuries and penetrating neck injuries should be taken seriously, as either can be life threatening. If you have been injured in the throat because of another’s negligence, know that our personal injury law offices take these injuries seriously and that you have legal options. Read on to learn more about what to do in this kind of accident, and how to get a free case evaluation with our law firm.

How Do Throat Injuries Occur?

Blunt throat injuries occur in a variety of ways such as car accidents, sports injuries, strangulation, physical altercations, and slip and fall accidents. Penetrating neck injuries occur from car accidents, stabbings, or other accidents which penetrate the neck.

What Are the Symptoms of a Throat Injury?

Symptoms vary drastically depending on the type of injury. Of course, anyone who has sustained a traumatic injury to the throat should seek medical attention immediately. That said, common symptoms of throat injuries include: Shortness of breath, rapid breathing, coughing up blood, bleeding, severe bleeding, coughing, swelling of the throat, lack of movement around the larynx, difficulty swallowing, and hoarseness.

What Should I Do After Someone Injures Me in the Throat?

Your pain needs to be treated promptly. Even if you don’t feel the common symptoms of a blunt throat injury or penetrating neck injury, your condition could be life-threatening. Any personal injury lawyer will agree that an injury should always be taken seriously and that you should never skip a doctor’s appointment or emergency room visit if you have been injured in the throat.

As your throat injury lawyer, we recommend seeking medical attention right away after getting hurt. That way, you can ensure you’re in safe medical condition, and you can also tie your injuries directly back to the cause.

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How Are Throat Injuries Treated?

As stated above a throat injury needs to be treated by medical professionals immediately. For example, if you were involved in a car accident, call 911. People with potential throat issues are often instructed by 911 operators to hold still until EMTs arrive. People suffering from minor throat injuries may find help with WebMD’s throat injury home treatment.

Getting proper medical treatment is extremely important and an equally important next step is to contact a throat injury lawyer as soon as you have been injured. We take the concept of the attorney client relationship very seriously, and will stop at nothing to ensure you receive the compensation and justice you deserve after being attacked in the throat.

Selecting Personal Injury Lawyers

A good lawyer will work with you directly and assist you with obtaining the maximum amount of compensation that may be available to you. In the vast majority of cases, an attorney can recover significantly more money for you than you would recover without an attorney. Feel free to contact us today for a free consultation.

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How Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Help Me With a Throat Injury Case?

If you have been injured in the throat, you need a personal injury lawyer who is accustomed to working on these specific types of cases. Our law firm is committed to helping victims of this nature recover fully from what they have suffered. This includes handling every aspect of your personal injury lawsuit ourselves, so you can focus on recovering from your injury.

A personal injury lawyer will, first, take the time to listen to the details of your injury in a free case evaluation. In your initial case evaluation, you can expect to share details of your throat injury, including how the attack occurred, who did it, and the circumstances that led up to the injury.

Next, your personal injury lawyer will compile all necessary information and evidence required to prove your side of the case. This could mean eyewitness testimonies, photos from the scene of the crime, and medical records that show the judge the state of your medical injuries.

Your personal injury attorney will also contact your insurance company and handle all of the communications with your insurance company and the opposing party’s insurance. You don’t have to worry about handling all the leg work and paperwork of your throat accident case. Our team will take care of the proceedings from start to finish, ensuring that you feel confident and secure every step of the way.

Call our California throat injury lawyer today to discuss your throat injury and pain and for the next steps regarding how to get a settlement for what you have suffered.

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