Have you been involved in a recent car accident in Orange County that has caused you to sustain a neck injury or damage to the ligaments? One of the most common that come as a result of rear end car accidents are injuries to the neck and spine. The human spine is compromised of three segments that are all connected to form the spine. They include the: lumbar (lower), thoracic (mid/upper), and cervical (upper/neck) spine. Neck injuries can have a very severe impact on your daily life because movement in the neck is involved in almost all daily activities.
The most common neck injuries that can occur are typical sprains and strains. These are what are commonly known as “whiplash” type injuries that can be very troublesome and require physical therapy and chiropractic treatment to heal. Higher impact rear end accidents may cause more severe neck injuries such as disc herniations and displacements. A neck injury can take more time to fully heal, and may even require surgical procedures such as disc dissection and disc fusion to properly heal. Due to the serious nature of these types of injuries, orthopedic consultation is highly recommended, as are diagnostic testing such as x-rays and MRI’s to discover the extent of injury.
Accordingly, if you have been involved in a recent car accident and sustained a neck injury or any injuries, it is important that you seek immediate medical consultation from the emergency department or your primary care physician in order to evaluate your injuries. After getting properly evaluated, and getting recommendations on how to treat your symptoms, it is important to consult with an attorney to discuss your legal options in pursuing a claim for your medical bills, and injuries from the accident.
At the Law Firm of Rivers Morrell, we work closely with medical specialists and providers to ensure that you get the proper medical treatment and evaluation needed. If you have been the victim of a car accident, motorcycle accident, or pedestrian involved accident, please feel free to contact the Law Firm of Rivers Morrell for a free consultation at (949) 305-1400 to discuss your claims and injuries. Our experienced attorneys and staff will work around the clock to get you the best value for your claims.