Have you been injured due to an Irvine car accident that has caused you to sustain an injury to your neck? One of the most frequent injuries sustained in rear end car accidents are neck injuries to their cervical spine. Medically speaking, the human spine consists of three regions which include the cervical spine (upper), thoracic spine (mid), and lumbar spine (lower). Rear-end type car accidents often result in whiplash type injuries that cause pain to the cervical spine/neck region. Injuries can vary from moderate to light stiffness and soreness, to severe nerve damage and/or herniations and pain. Neck injuries can cause significant health issues, long lasting effects, and pain.
Mild neck injuries are typically identified as sprains and strains. Higher impact collisions in accidents can lead to more serious neck injuries such as disc herniations which can affect nerve feeling and function. Anytime that you feel numbness or tingling in your extremities following a motor vehicle accident, you should seek immediate medical attention for possible serious injuries to your spine. Because the neck and head used in almost all types of movement, any injury to the neck can have a profound effect on your activities of daily living and pain and suffering. As a result of this, nagging neck pains can have a drastic impact on your daily life.
Accordingly, if you have been injured in a car accident, and have sustained injuries to your body including any neck injuries, it is important to seek immediate medical evaluation and legal consultation to discuss your available options. At the Law Firm of Rivers Morrell, we work closely with our network of skilled medical providers to make sure you get the proper medical treatment needed to improve your condition.
If you have been injured in an Irvine car accident it is important to consider all of your legal options, including pursuing a claim against the insurance policy for your injuries. If you or anyone you know has been injured in a car accident, please contact the Law Firm of Rivers J. Morrell at (949) 305-1400 for a free consultation to discuss all available options for your claims.