Back and neck injuries are some of the most common types of injuries that occur during vehicle accidents. They are often seen in rear-end and head-on collisions and many times result in whiplash and other neck and back injuries.
These events often appear immediately, but in some instances, it takes days or even weeks for these injuries to rear their ugly heads. In North Carolina, many people have reported having some type of spinal related pain in their life, with many of them reporting the pain starting after a car accident. If you have suffered neck or back injuries due to a car accident, you need experienced legal representation on your side.
Common Reasons for Neck and Back Injuries
While some of the most severe neck and back injuries occur after a motor vehicle accident, some other causes of spinal injuries may include the following:
- Motorcycle accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Job Injuries
- Sudden blow to the head or neck
In some of these cases, the injuries are the result of negligence or carelessness of another person. When this happens, the person responsible for the injuries needs to be held liable for the damages they caused to an innocent victim. Our Apex attorneys will seek justice for your injuries and fight to get you the maximum compensation to which you are entitled.
Types of Neck and Back Injuries
Neck or back injuries can be either acute or due to overuse. Some of the most common injuries include the following:
- Sudden or Acute Injuries – These are due to an accident that happens abruptly and results in intense pain. Common examples of these injuries include fractures, sprains, strains, and ruptured discs.
- Strains and Sprains – When the muscles and tendons are injured, the result can be pain and swelling that may be short term or last for weeks and even months.
- Ruptured Discs – When a disc between the vertebrae bulge out of position or ruptures, pressure is put on the neck or back and causes immense pain. Medical attention must be sought immediately for these injuries.
- Fractures and Dislocations – These injuries can be excruciating. A fracture occurs when more pressure is put on the bone than it can withstand, and a dislocation results when the ligaments stretch, and bones are moved out of position.
- Overuse Damage –When muscle spasms, pain, and stiffness occur in one location without an obvious injury or accident, an overuse injury is likely the cause. Repetitive activities may result in this kind of damage.
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When a person suffers from back or neck pain, the diagnosis and treatment is often costly. A physician will likely order multiple tests including x-rays, MRIs, and CT scans. They may also prescribe medications, physical therapy, injections, or even surgery. All of these medical needs are costly. The attorneys at the Law Office of D. Hardison Wood understand the hardships these injuries cause for our clients. We will work to get you the compensation that you deserve for your injuries. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and let us fight for your rights so you can focus on your recovery.