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Back and Neck Injury

Car accidents can lead to a variety of injuries, including those affecting the back and neck. These injuries can range from minor to severe, and they often result from the sudden and forceful impact of a collision. Here are some ways in which car accidents can cause back and neck injuries:

  1. Whiplash: Whiplash is one of the most common injuries associated with car accidents. It occurs when the head is suddenly jerked forward and then backward, causing the neck to hyperextend and hyperflex. This rapid motion can strain the muscles, ligaments, and tendons in the neck, leading to pain, stiffness, and reduced range of motion.

  2. Herniated or bulging discs: The force of a car accident can compress the spine and put pressure on the discs that cushion the vertebrae. This pressure can cause the discs to herniate or bulge, leading to back and neck pain, as well as potential nerve compression. Symptoms may include radiating pain, tingling, or numbness in the arms or legs.

  3. Fractures: The impact of a car crash can result in fractures of the vertebrae in the spine or the bones in the neck. Fractures can vary in severity, from hairline cracks to more severe breaks. Depending on the location and severity of the fracture, it can cause significant pain, instability, and even paralysis in severe cases.

  4. Sprains and strains: Sudden deceleration in a car accident can cause the muscles and ligaments in the back and neck to stretch or tear, resulting in sprains and strains. These injuries can lead to pain, swelling, and reduced mobility.

  5. Spinal cord injuries: In more severe accidents, the spinal cord itself can be damaged. Spinal cord injuries can result in partial or complete paralysis, loss of sensation, and a range of other complications, depending on the level and extent of the injury.

Symptoms of Back and Neck Injuries

The symptoms of back and neck injuries can vary widely but often include:

Pain and Stiffness: Persistent pain or stiffness in the back or neck, which may radiate to the shoulders, arms, or legs.

Numbness or Tingling: Sensations of numbness, tingling, or weakness in the limbs, hands, or fingers.

Limited Range of Motion: Difficulty in moving the neck or back and performing daily activities.

Muscle Spasms: Involuntary muscle contractions that can cause further pain and discomfort.

Headaches: Frequent headaches, especially in cases of neck injuries like whiplash.

If you have been injured by a car accident, our Lubbock personal injury attorneys at Malone Legal Group can help


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Expert Legal Advice: Our experienced car accident attorneys in Lubbock, TX can offer professional guidance on the legal aspects of your case, ensuring you understand your rights, potential courses of action, and the legal process.

Case Evaluation: We will carefully assess the details of your accident, evidence, and injuries to determine the strength of your case and advise on the best strategy to pursue.

Gathering Evidence: Our team will gather crucial evidence, including accident reports, witness statements, medical records, and any other relevant documentation to build a robust case.

Negotiation: We will engage in negotiations with insurance companies, at-fault parties, and their legal representatives to secure a fair settlement that compensates you adequately for your losses.

Maximized Compensation: Our goal is to ensure you receive the full compensation you deserve, covering medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, property damage, and more.

Litigation Support: If a settlement cannot be reached through negotiation, our skilled litigators will represent you in court, advocating for your rights and presenting a compelling case to a judge and jury.

Managing Paperwork: We will handle the complex paperwork and legal documentation, ensuring that all deadlines are met and all necessary documents are properly filed.

Communication: Our lawyers will communicate with all relevant parties on your behalf, relieving you of the stress of dealing with insurance adjusters, opposing attorneys, and other involved parties.

Objective Advice: Emotions can run high after an accident. Our attorneys offer an objective perspective, helping you make informed decisions that are in your best interest.

Protection of Rights: Your rights will be safeguarded throughout the process, ensuring that you are not taken advantage of by insurance companies or opposing parties.