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Neck Injuries And Pain Can Be More Serious Than You Think

You were in a car accident, but it didn’t seem too severe. Now, days after the crash, you are experiencing pain. Not all the signs and symptoms of neck injuries show up right after an accident. Some take a day, others a week.

If you experienced a neck injury after a car crash, call our attorneys at the Law Offices of James L. O'Rourke. From our offices in Stanford and Shelton, we work to recover the money you deserve for the injuries you have suffered. We have years of experience handling cases in which victims have sustained a wide range of serious injuries, including injuries to the neck.

Common Neck Injuries People Experience After An Accident

Regardless if you were in a minor rear-end collision or a major auto accident, you must make sure your health is not affected. Even small accidents can be life-changing. Watch for symptoms. If they show up, consult a doctor immediately and call us next. We can help you pursue the money you need to recover from your neck injuries.

Common neck injures include:

  • Herniated disc (dislocations/fractured vertebrae). It is caused when the individual discs or nerves that sit between vertebrae are irritated or there is a fracture. Symptoms can include:
    • Arm/leg pain
    • Numbness/tingling
    • Weakness
  • Neck strain and whiplash. You neck has several muscles that help you support and move your head. That means there are also nerves in the area. This is one injury that might not show up right away. If your head lurched forward in the accident, do not assume that the pain will just go away without treatment. Symptoms can include:
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Memory issues
  • Inflammation
  • Weakness in arms and legs
  • Blurred vision
  • Concentration problems
  • Depression
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Headaches at the base of the skull
  • Loss of range of motion in your neck
  • Problems sleeping
  • Neck pain that radiates to the lower back
  • Neck stiffness
  • Numbness and tingling
  • Coordination issues

Do Not Ignore Neck Pain

If you were in a car accident, you can suffer a neck injury, but it will not necessarily affect your spinal cord. However, some neck pain and pressure can be an indication of serious spinal cord injuries. Neck injuries can even be the start of partial or total paralysis, so it is especially important to seek medical evaluation and attention as soon as possible after an accident.

Fighting For The Full Recovery You Need

Our lawyers have been helping personal injury victims recover necessary damages for over 50 years. We will help you worry less about the legal matters. Visit our contact page or call our offices at 800-658-1245.