Neck Injury from Car Accident | Neck Sprain, Neck Strain, Pinched Nerve in Neck and Herniated Disc in Neck
Neck injuries are among one of the most common injuries that can happen in a car accident. To properly identify and treat your specific neck injury from a car accident you should see a doctor or visit a hospital directly or shortly after the accident. Common neck injuries caused by a car accident are:
- Neck sprain - A medical condition involving stretching or tearing of the soft tissues in the neck. This may include muscles, tendons or ligaments. Mild neck sprains involve stretching of the ligaments whereas a more severe neck sprain involves a partial tear.
- Neck strain - A medical condition that usually results in discomfort as a result of stress to the muscles of the neck. Neck strains are primarily caused by a person's head sharply being thrown forward and backward (whiplash).
- Pinched Nerve in Neck (Cervical Radiculopathy) - A condition in which an irritation or pinching of a nerve in the neck causes pain. Pain with pinched neck nerves primarily causes pain down to the shoulder, arm or hand. When a nerve is irritated or pinched it causes the nerve not to work properly resulting in weakness in the muscle it goes to, numbness in the skin where it goes to or pain in the area where the nerve
Herniated Disc in Neck - A injury caused by too much neck motion putting pressure on a disc or discs. This may sometimes also be called a slipped disc or a ruptured disc. The pressure in the neck can cause pain, numbness and weakness along the nerve causing extreme discomfort.
Neck Injury Lawsuits in New York
If you were involved in a car accident that caused neck injuries you may be entitled to compensation to help you pay with the medical bills, equipment and on-going treatment you may be encountering from the injury along with compensation for other expenses you may incur in the future because of your neck injury. It is important to discuss your case with a New York car accident lawyer if you believe that you were injured by a negligent driver. Before you speak with anyone about your car accident it is important to know what to say and what not to say - especially to insurance adjusters. Frank J. Dito Jr. has written a book which helps you understand common pitfalls that could cost you. His book is available to you at no cost if you or a loved one is suffering from a car accident injury. For "The New York Accident Book: 10 Mistakes that Can Wreck Your NY Accident Case":