Each year, millions of individuals are afflicted by searing back and neck pain caused by car accidents. These injuries can be debilitating and result in costly medical bills; many victims are even forced to miss work as a result. If you are suffering from a similar injury, take heart in the fact that you are not alone. Even better, you may qualify for compensation to ease your pain.
Regardless of the type of car accident that occurs, the force of the collision typically affects all parties involved in some way. The back and neck are extremely sensitive to trauma and such an unexpected impact can do a great deal of damage.
What kind of back and neck injuries are most common?
Whiplash often occurs after a rear end collision. The force of one car hitting another can cause the head to snap forward, which then damages the soft tissues of the neck. Victims may suffer from limited mobility, vision difficulties, and severe pain.
Car accident victims can also suffer from disc injuries. Discs in both the neck and spine can swell, rupture, or tear based on the severity of the accident. Unfortunately, disc injuries can take many months to appear, causing victims to often go without compensation.
Fractures in the back happen when vertebras are crushed or compressed. In more serious collisions, vertebrae can be chipped and cause serious pain for the victims. Fractures can be difficult to treat and sometimes, the only cure is rest and time.
Finally, pinched nerves are a negative side effect of auto accidents. The nerves from the spinal cord travel into the arm and can be pinched when trauma or sudden force occurs. A pinched nerve can result in muscle weakness, numbness, and pain.
How do I get compensation for my injuries?
If someone else is responsible for the car accident that caused your injuries, they should be held accountable for their negligent behavior. By filing a personal injury claim, you can make your insurance company aware of your injuries and recover monetary compensation.
The claims process can be complicated and without legal support, you may have to wait months to get a response from your insurance adjuster. At the Law Office of Robert W. Kovacs, Jr., we have successfully helped hundreds of victims get the compensation they deserve. We would be honored to do the same for you.
Don’t go through this process alone! Schedule a free consultation with our Worcester car accident attorneys today.