Injuries to the neck and back are fairly common in car accidents due to the sudden jerking motion that occurs when a vehicle comes to a halt in the collision. Many victims may feel fine immediately following the accident only to discover later that they’ve endured serious injuries to their neck or back when the symptoms become more apparent and interfere with their quality of life. For this reason, it is important never to refuse medical examination or treatment following an accident in order to have your injuries documented.
The Chicago Injury Center is dedicated to representing the best interests of clients throughout Illinois and our team of personal injury lawyers will be able to use this information to ensure you collect every bit of compensation you are entitled to for your injuries.
Types of Neck and Back Injuries
The force of a vehicular impact can place a lot of pressure on the discs of the spine, causing compression or herniation. In addition to herniated discs; ruptured, torn and swollen discs are common injuries that occur which may develop over time following the auto accident. Severe trauma to the neck and back may also cause temporary or permanent paralysis and the limbs affected by the injury differ based on the location. Despite advances in medical technology, many injuries to the spinal cord are often permanent because of the inability to repair or restore lost nervous function once it has been affected by an injury.
Treatment Options Frequently Offered For People With Cervical & Lumbar Injuries From Auto Accidents
Injuries that have not caused damage to nervous function are often treatable but it may require surgical intervention to repair herniated, ruptured or torn discs. Treatment is often followed by physical therapy, especially if the patient needs to relearn motor functions that were affected by the injuries. Medical care and therapy for a back or neck injury is expensive and often places a financial burden on victims who must recover from them. The Chicago Injury Center can address your financial and legal concerns while you focus on your recovery so that you have one less burden to bear while getting your life back to normal.
If you have been injured in a car accident, it is important to retain the legal advice of a qualified car accident attorney as soon as possible so that you are aware of your rights and have an advocate working with you to build your case. Contact us today for a free consultation with a lawyer so that we can evaluate your case and thoroughly explain the process of litigation and what you can expect moving forward. Our offices are located throughout the Chicago area and across Illinois and we are able to come to you if you cannot make it to us. If for any reason we are unable to win or settle your case for you, our services and advice will be free of charge.