When people think of car accident injuries, they often think of broken arms and legs in casts. But these are only some of the potential pains that car accidents can cause. Neck injuries can be some of the most painful and debilitating injuries experienced by accident victims. At Christensen & Hymas, we regularly represent car accident victims who have experienced these types of injuries. In this post, we identify some common car accident neck injuries, and explain how to file a successful injury claim.
Common Car Accident Neck Injuries
All car accident cases are unique, and your personal injury case should reflect your situation and needs. However, there are some common injuries that are helpful to know about. These include:
Whiplash occurs when your head is thrown violently backwards, then forwards. It often occurs in rear-end accidents, as the force of impact comes from behind and forces your car forwards. There are several symptoms of whiplash, including neck stiffness and pain, dizziness. and shoulder/arm discomfort.
If you experience whiplash, get medical help quickly. A doctor can help rule out more serious problems, such as concussions or bone damage.
- Slipped Discs
Spinal discs act as a sort of “shock absorber” for your spinal cord, and they cushion the many different bones that make up your spine. Sometimes, these disks are knocked out of place and may contact a bone or nerve. “Slipped” discs can be very painful.
If you are experiencing spinal discomfort after a car accident, contact a doctor immediately. Your spinal cord is an essential part of your physical well-being.
- Broken Neck
Broken necks are very serious injuries. As we mentioned above, your spinal cord is an essential part of your body. It carries messages from your brain to your limbs, and damage can cause paralysis. However, neck fractures are not always obvious. So, if you feel pain in your arms and shoulders after an accident, seek medical help and tell them what you are experiencing.
Neck injuries are painful and present many challenges. You may be eligible to file a personal injury claim, and an injury settlement can help you recover physically, mentally, and emotionally after an accident. The experienced car accident attorneys at Christensen & Hymas are ready to help you win your case.
Utah Car Accident Lawyers
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If you have been injured in a car accident or are seeking legal advice, please contact us today. We will do everything we can to answer your questions and get you on the path towards a successful case.