Common Back and Neck Injuries in Auto Accidents

There are many different types of neck and back injuries that come up after someone is involved  in a motor vehicle accident. In fact, car accident injury victims suffer from extensive back pain as  this injury can occur for many different reasons and affect people in different ways. The  seriousness of the back pain can differ based on an individual’s overall health and physical  condition. Throughout our years in practice, our team has dealt with many clients who have  suffered traumatic neck and back injuries. Our team comprehends the toll that these types of  injuries can have on the human body and will fight to make sure you are compensated for your  injury! In this blog post, we will discuss the different types of back and neck injuries sustained in  motor vehicle accidents. 

Whiplash: These injuries can occur after car accidents and usually occur when the head makes  a violent back and forth motion during the impact of the motor vehicle accident. The symptoms  you may want to look out for include dizziness, inability to concentrate, loss of mobility in the neck,  loss of mobility in the upper back, muscle cramps, headaches, etc. A whiplash injury should not  to be taken lightly. 

Degenerative spinal disorder: Unfortunately, as one gets older, the human body breaks down.  It’s a sad reality. Arthritis or joint disease can contribute to constant pain. When an individual is  involved in a motor vehicle accident, the pain can intensify significantly and make it hard to  accomplish everyday tasks. 

Spinal Stenosis: If a person suffers a herniated disc in a car crash, it may lead to stenosis. Spinal  stenosis is a condition that occurs when the space between the vertebrae narrows after an injury.  It can cause excruciating pain when nerves become ruptured or pinched. Some individuals can  go years with spinal stenosis and never even notice it while others may feel the pain to be  overwhelming. The impact of a car crash can turn a mild spinal stenosis into a much more serious  issue for an injured individual.  

Lumbar Sprain: This type of back injury can happen in many rear-end style car accidents. It  occurs when a ligament or other soft tissue in the lower back gets violently stretched or even torn.  While it is true that these injuries can often heel up, they can be extremely painful and  uncomfortable to deal with until they do. In some severe cases, lumbar sprains may never really  go away completely. Treatment can include chiropractic care, physical therapy, hot and cold  packs, rest, anti-inflammatory medication, muscle relaxers and traditional painkillers. 

Disc Herniation: A disc herniation happens when the soft cushion between the vertebrae  ruptures due to an impact much like the types of impacts one may sustain in a motor vehicle  accident. If nerves are pinched, it can be extremely painful. Bulging or herniated discs can often  be treated with pain management, medication or steroid injections that reduce the pain. Many  injury victims need surgical intervention to resolve their bulging or herniated discs. 

Contact a Personal Injury Attorney in Miami Today! 

At Suarez & Montero, we can help in all stages of your personal injury claim. We can help obtain  evidence, document your injuries, and negotiate a settlement of your claim or case. We also make  sure to keep our clients informed at all stages of their case. We believe that our clients deserve  the highest level of service. Because your case is important to you, you can be assured that it will  be treated with the highest level of care and attention by our attorneys and staff members.A  skilled personal injury lawyer can make sure you avoid common mistakes injury victims  make when negotiating a claim with an insurance company or the party responsible for  the injury. Insurance companies are counting on you not to get informed on your case  and hire a personal injury lawyer. Suarez & Montero has been assisting injured clients in  South Florida for over 19 years against insurance companies. We appreciate the  extensive impact an injury can have on one’s life or on their family and overall health.  That is why our firm focuses on protecting the rights of injured victims. If you or someone  you love has been involved in an accident, contact us today for a free consultation. 

We serve clients throughout Florida including those in the following areas:

Miami-Dade: Aventura, Coral Gables, Doral, Fontainebleau, Hialeah, Homestead,  Kendall, Miami, Miami Beach, Miami Lakes, North Miami, Tamiami, and Westchester. 

Broward: Fort Lauderdale, Hallandale Beach, Hollywood, Pembroke Pines, and Weston;  and Palm Beach County including Boca Raton, Lake Worth, and West Palm Beach. 

Jaime Suarez

An experienced legal personal injury defense professional in Miami, who is dedicated to helping accident victims with personal injury cases involving automobile accidents, brain and spinal cord injuries, slip and fall accidents, prescription errors, wrongful death, and accidents at work.