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Did You Hurt Your Neck In A Car Accident?

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A car accident is never good news. Even a car accident that does not result in significant damage to the vehicles involved can still have significant effects on the vehicle occupants. A rear-end accident, for instance, may simply damage the bumper, but it can also cause whiplash for drivers and occupants. Whiplash occurs when the force of the vehicle hitting your car from behind, and the restraint of your seatbelt keeping you from moving forward, cause your neck to make a whipping motion. Your neck is a critical part of your body, housing your cervical spine and brain stem, both of which can cause life-threatening injuries if injured. However, the neck is incredibly vulnerable to injuries and can require an extensive (and expensive) recovery. If you have suffered a neck injury due to a Pennsylvania vehicle accident that was not your fault, you can bring a personal injury lawsuit to recover for the harm that you have suffered.

Common Car Accident Neck Injuries

There are a number of ways that your neck can be injured in a car accident, from basic strains, contusions, and lacerations, to damage to the vertebrae which can cause life-altering injuries. We’ll cover some of the most commonly suffered injuries by car accident victims below:

  • Herniated Disk and Slipped Disk.
  • Pinched Nerve.
  • Neck Sprain.
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis.
  • Trauma to Tendons in Neck.
  • Stiffness in Neck Muscles.
  • Injury to Facet Joints.
  • Broken or Fractured Neck.
  • Cuts, Contusions, and Lacerations.
  • Whiplash
  • Soft Tissue Injuries.

Neck Injury Symptoms

Depending on the specific neck injury that you have suffered, you may experience a wide array of symptoms. In the aftermath of a car accident, many people suffer from pain, dizziness, radiating pain, tingling, and numbness, headaches, and migraines. It is also common for those involved in accidents to suffer a reduced range in motion, limiting their ability to turn their head from side to side, after a crash. Those with more serious injuries may not be able to complete everyday tasks, and may require time off work and extensive rehabilitation to recover.

Schedule a Consultation with the O’Donnell Law Offices

If you have suffered a neck injury in a Pennsylvania car accident that was not your fault, the experienced personal injury attorneys at the O’Donnell Law Offices will fight to get you the maximum amount of compensation that you are entitled to. Schedule a free initial consultation with the  personal injury attorneys at the O’Donnell Law Offices serving clients in Kingston, Wilkes Barre, Hazleton and Pittston at 570-821-5717 or online today. There is no fee or costs until we win your case.

Source:

mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/whiplash/symptoms-causes/syc-20378921

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