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Spinal Injuries and Sleep Apnea After a Car Accident

Whether you’ve been diagnosed with a spinal cord injury after being involved in a car accident on Chandler roadways or you were a pedestrian who was struck by a car in Phoenix, there’s one thing your healthcare providers need to check for: sleep apnea after a car accident.

A recent study indicates that up to 77% of people with spinal cord injuries suffer from sleep apnea after a car accident, which can be a very dangerous condition.

The top injury attorneys at Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm near you have more than 15 years of experience in helping clients who have spine injuries.  Our offices are conveniently located in nearby ChandlerPeoria, and North Phoenix, and we can meet in-person or over the phone or video call.  You can contact us for a free consultation, or read on to find out more.

By the way, we will also help with other problems that have cost you sleep, like getting a rental car very soon and finding a nearby doctor who can help you. Even the best legal team isn’t good enough if your quality of life isn’t sustainable while justice and compensation are on the way. The whole point of legal action is to regain quality of life, so we help you long-term as attorneys and short-term as your go-to people.

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Spinal Injuries and Sleep Apnea after a car accident

Sleep apnea is a serious disorder that causes you to stop breathing. If you have a spinal cord injury, you may also have sleep apnea after a car accident. However, it can be difficult to detect. It’s important to know that this diagnosis has many negative effects that can make your day-to-day life harder.

Some of the symptoms include:

  • Sleepiness during the day and difficulty staying asleep at night. Your sleep is interrupted when you have sleep apnea after a car accident, and you can’t get the proper amount of rest to feel refreshed and rejuvenated in the morning.
  • Loud snoring. Snoring isn’t always an indicator of sleeping issues, but it may show that your throat muscles aren’t working properly due to sleep apnea after a car accident.
  • Waking up with a dry mouth, a sore throat, or a headache. Because apnea can force you to breathe through your mouth, you can end up feeling it in the morning.
  • Attention problems. Because your sleep patterns are confused when you have this issue, you may have difficulty focusing or paying attention.

What Does Sleep Apnea Have to Do with Personal Injury Law?

If you’ve suffered from a spinal cord injury, whether it was mild, moderate, or severe, it’s important that you have your doctor evaluate you for sleep apnea after a car accident. Because it’s often a direct result of the injury, and because it may be a condition that requires continuing medical treatment, you’ll need to let your lawyer know if you’re diagnosed. You may be able to collect damages for your spinal cord injury and your subsequent apnea if the two are connected.

At Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm near you, we have more than 15 years of experience helping clients obtain compensation for their personal injuries and medical treatment. When you’re ready to talk, please contact our office to arrange a free initial consultation by phone or at our Chandler office, conveniently located in your area.

If you need medical treatment after a car accident contact Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm near you in nearby Chandler, AZ to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney. We provide personal injury legal services to clients in your area including ChandlerGilbertMesaScottsdale, Tempe, and Peoria.

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a month ago

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a year ago

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a year ago

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2 years ago

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2 years ago

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2 years ago

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