Did you recently sustain an injury from a car accident to your back or neck? Your first step should be taking care of your injury. However, you may be entitled to compensation to reimburse you for the cost of your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. So, what types of back and neck injuries are worthy of a claim? A personal injury attorney from Robert J. DeBry & Associates will explain below.
Whiplash is a neck injury that occurs when your neck is propelled forward and backward rapidly, usually due to a rear-end collision.
You may suffer from a loss in the range of motion, pain that worsens when you move your neck, headaches, blurred vision, or mood disturbances from whiplash.
A herniated disc occurs you have a tear in the outer shell of a spinal disc. In most cases, this issue stems from normal wear and tear. However, you could sustain this injury during a car accident from the trauma.
If you suffer from this injury after a car accident, you may have pain, weakness, numbness, or burning. When the disc is in the upper portion of your back, you may also experience these symptoms in your arms. On the other hand, these symptoms may extend throughout your legs if the injury is in your lower back.
Spinal Cord Injury
A spinal cord injury is the most severe back and neck injury. This type of injury could be complete or incomplete. With an incomplete injury, you only lose partial function or sensation. With a complete spinal cord injury, you lose all function below the injured area.
It’s vital to seek medical attention first after a car accident to determine if you have one of these injuries or another one. After you do, contact a personal injury attorney from our law firm. We can help you get the compensation you deserve.