Neck, back and head injuries caused by motor vehicle accidents

Car accidents and trucking accidents can cause serious injuries to your neck, back and head.  After a car accident or trucking accident, it is important to seek a medical examination if you are in pain.  In some circumstances, you may not feel any pain at first and pain may show up in the days after a motor vehicle accident.  At Preston & Salango, PLLC, we understand neck, back and head injuries that are caused by motor vehicle accidents.  The following are the types of injuries that we typically see in our cases:

Neck injuries

Neck injuries are common after a motor vehicle accident.  We oftentimes see neck injuries as a result of a rear-end collision.  Whiplash is one of the most common type of neck injury.  When seeking medical treatment, your provider may refer to this type of injury as “soft tissue.”  The injury is caused by the sudden back and forth movement of the head.  Whiplash can be a very serious condition causing neck pain and terrible headaches.  In addition to whiplash, medical providers will also refer to neck injuries as a “neck sprain” or “neck strain.”  Motor vehicle accidents can cause strain/sprain of the muscles and ligaments in the neck as well.

Back injuries

Car accidents and trucking accidents can also cause serious injuries to your back.  A common type of injury that the lawyers at Preston & Salango, PLLC see is what is known as a “herniated disc.”  In the back and between each vertebrae, a small cushion of cartilage exists which acts as a shock absorber.  In many motor vehicle accidents, the force of the accident itself can cause the discs to bulge and press on surrounding nerves.  Bulging and herniated discs can cause a great deal of pain and the lawyers at Preston & Salango, PLLC are accustomed to handling these types of injuries.

Head injuries 

In addition to neck and back injuries, motor vehicle accidents can also cause head injuries.  The head injury that that lawyers at Preston & Salango, PLLC see the most is called a “concussion.”  A concussion occurs when the forces exerted on the head are severe enough to cause a brain injury when the brain moves within the skull.  In addition to concussions, hematomas can also occur as a result of a motor vehicle accident.  A hematoma is a collection of blood or a blood clot outside the blood vessels.  A hematoma can be very serious and cause permanent brain damage.

If you have been injured in a car accident or trucking accident as a result of someone’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.  Please call the lawyers at Preston & Salango, PLLC to schedule your free consultation at 304-342-0512.

 

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