Injuries to the neck commonly result from traumatic events such as car accidents and falls. The most common types of injuries inflicted by such incidences are:
- Spinal Cord – The upper spinal cord may be severely injured in the accident which can result in loss of motion or feeling to the upper extremities or even permanent paralysis.
- Slipped Disc and Herniated Disc – The pads of cartilage in between each vertebrae of your upper spine can be damaged or become herniated or ruptured. These types of injuries may produce a burning or numbness sensation down your arms.
- Compression Fractures – The bones of the spine break due to severe trauma.
- Whiplash – The most common neck injury after a car accident, the neck can snap and become overextended. This is often referred to as a “flexion/extension” injury where the neck goes forward, then backward and forward again, following a sudden impact or stop of the vehicle.
If you or someone you love has suffered a neck injury as a result of an accident, you can request a free consultation with our firm to review your legal options. Please complete our online contact form or call us at 954-961-2055.