Back and Neck Injuries after a Car Accident

Female Paramedic Helping Female Driver With Whiplash Neck Injury Involved In Road Traffic AccidentMotor vehicle accidents can easily cause injuries to your neck and back. If the spinal column is injured, then debilitation can be lasting and life-altering. If the crash was caused by someone else’s negligence, then you may be able to file a personal injury claim to pursue compensation.

A victim of a severe spine injury at the scene of the accident may be unable to move at all. If you think someone is injured in this way, you should try not to move them as doing so can make the injury worse. Of course it may be necessary if leaving them at that location is life-threatening.

While severe and sudden spine injury is usually obvious, other injuries to the neck and back may not cause symptoms right away. But in the days following, the victim may experience:

  • Pain, swelling, tenderness, and bruising
  • Limited range of movement
  • Tingles, pins and needles, or numbness
  • Problems with bowel movements, urination, swallowing, smelling, seeing, hearing, or other bodily functions
  • Upset stomach, nausea, vomiting

These symptoms should be evaluated by your doctor. They can determine if an injury is present and, if so, what the right course of treatment is.

Accidents Caused by Someone Else’s Negligence

If the car crash that injured you was caused by another motorist’s carelessness, then you are probably eligible to pursue compensation in a case handled by a personal injury lawyer. Many accident victims are concerned about what filing a lawsuit might involve, but your attorney can walk you through the process to make sure you are prepared. Not all cases go to court. Many are resolved through settlements negotiated out of court by the attorney. The attorney may be able to recover a monetary compensation award above any current and initial insurance offers.

Talk to an Attorney in Your Area

If you or a loved one was injured in a motor vehicle accident, and you have a serious back, neck, or spinal cord injury, then an experienced attorney may be able to help you pursue injury compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Please search our directory for a lawyer in your area.