Neck & Back Injuries in Austin Car Accidents
Neck and back injuries are common in truck and car accidents. In cases of minor injury, the effects of neck and back problems are often temporary and can heal on their own. However, in more serious accident, neck and back injuries can leave individuals with serious pain, diminished function, expensive medical treatments, the inability to work, and other significant losses.
Neck and back injuries can range from twists, pulls, and strains to the most serious of injuries, such as spinal fracture and spinal cord injury, which can lead to permanent and irreversible paralysis.
If you have suffered a neck or back injury in a car accident, you may be able to recover your losses with our help. Our qualified and experienced personal injury attorneys can evaluate your case to determine how best to help you.
Read on to learn more about neck and back injuries.
Neck Injuries in Car Crashes
Accidents are one of the primary causes of neck injuries. Injuries affecting the neck can vary greatly in terms of effects and severity. Whiplash injuries are one of the most common types of neck injuries sustained in truck and other vehicle accidents. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, neck injuries involving sprains and strains (such as whiplash) are the most frequently reported accident injuries. Whiplash neck injuries are so common in accidents due to the sudden jerking of the head and neck backward and forward during accidents such as rear-end collisions.
Disc damage, nerve injury, ruptured ligaments, fractures of the cervical spine, and spinal cord injuries are other serious neck injuries that can be sustained in truck accidents. While all of these injuries are serious, spinal cord injuries are often the most debilitating. Spinal cord injuries often cause paralysis and a variety of accompanying complications including trouble with breathing, bowel and bladder function and more.
Second to headaches, back injuries are the most common complaints patients make to their doctors. Back injuries are common in truck and other vehicle accidents. While strain and sprain type back injuries often heal on their own in time, some back injuries are serious, such as spinal column fractures.
If you or a loved one has suffered neck or back injuries in a car accident in the Austin area, you may be able to seek the compensation you deserve for your losses and suffering. Please contact us today so that we can determine how we can best help you.