Neck Injuries and Car Accidents
Car accidents can cause a great variety of injuries, depending upon the circumstances and impact of the crash. Neck injuries commonly sustained in an automobile collision may range from minor strains and sprains to whiplash and serious neck fractures.
Strains and Sprains
Although neck strains and sprains are not considered to be serious injuries, the pain that these injuries cause can still be significant. Most neck strains and strains result in a stiff neck and pain in the shoulder muscle. Symptoms typically include difficulty and pain when moving or attempting to rotate the head or neck.
Whiplash is the most common type of injury resulting from a rear-end collision in which the occupant of a vehicle gets hit from behind, and the body and head move in opposite directions where the neck joints align. It does not take a particularly high-speed or powerful crash to cause whiplash, and even someone involved in a low-speed “fender-bender” can end up with this painful injury.
A neck fracture is a break in one or more of the cervical bones (vertebrae) in the neck, and can be caused by a severe, sudden twist to the neck or a severe blow to the head. A person who has a suspected neck injury should not be moved without competent medical care, which should be sought immediately.
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If you sustained a neck injury in an automobile accident and need help obtaining fair compensation, contact the Charlotte, North Carolina personal injury attorneys at Nagle & Associates, P.A. online or call (800) 411-1583 to schedule your free initial consultation today.