Neck and Back Injuries From a Car Accident
Posted on Friday, February 28th, 2020 at 12:27 pm
The areas of the body most likely to be injured in a car accident are the back and neck. Many people who are affected by injuries in these areas tend to suffer pain for a long time. The magnitude of this pain may vary depending on the severity and types of injuries suffered.
When a person is in a car accident, he or she is likely forced to stop suddenly, which makes the head jerk suddenly back and forth. Subsequent back and neck pain is often caused by this sudden jerking back and forth, commonly known as cervical whiplash, when the back and neck undergo an extension and flexion during the collision of the vehicle. Whiplash affects the muscles, nerves, ligaments, discs, and soft tissues of the spine, which can lead to many different types of medical complications in this area.
Spinal Injuries That Appear After A Car Accident
If you have been in a car accident, it is likely that your spine has suffered an injury. Common spinal injuries caused by car accidents include:
- Herniated discs/disc injuries
- Cervical sprains
- Compression fractures
Many people assume they were unharmed in a crash because they did not experience great pain immediately. However, the truth is that whiplash can result in a number of serious injuries that can progressively get worse over time, and may not show up right away. That is why it is important to see a doctor and undergo imaging studies as soon as possible after being involved in a car accident.
Get Treated Now to Prevent Injuries From Getting Worse
It is essential to follow the doctor’s instructions as soon as the pain appears. Treatment often includes pain medications, physiotherapy in the affected area, and surgery. These treatments can result in steep medical bills. That is why it is best to consult with a lawyer specialized in car accidents for help pursuing the compensation you deserve from the parties responsible for your injuries.
We know that it can be difficult to find the person responsible for your accident, but an experienced personal injury lawyer will know how to help. Our attorneys have experience and the resources available to find the parties responsible for your injuries and fight for the compensation to which you are entitled.
While not every back and neck injury requires surgery or several months of rehabilitation, the costs of the injuries can quickly add up. If your injury was due to another party’s negligence, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your lost income, medical bills, and more.
If you have suffered injuries in a car accident to your neck, back, or other parts of your body, contact the attorneys at the Law Offices of Jonathan R. Brockman today to schedule a consultation.