Neck Injuries from Auto Accident
Neck injuries come in many forms and cause different levels of debilitation. Neck injuries are often the unfortunate results of auto accidents because of the jarring impacts that occur when two or more vehicles collide. Common symptoms of neck injuries include:
- Trouble with balance
- Pain (including headaches)
- Limited or diminished movement
- A ringing sensation in the ears
- Fatigue and/or anxiety
- Memory loss or diminished cognitive function
- Decreased concentration
- Numbness in extremities
Depending on the exact nature of the injury, your doctor may order x-rays, an MRI, a CT scan or other types of imaging to diagnose your condition and assess treatment options. These tests typically are performed soon after the accident occurs – perhaps in the emergency room.
Serious neck injuries may require surgery, such as fusion (joining vertebrae together), vertebroplasty (bone cement injections to add stability and repair fractures), laminectomy (removing bone to alleviate compression or pressure) and discectomy (herniated disc removal).
While neck injuries may be common for auto accident victims, the severity and life-altering impact is anything but ordinary. You may experience prolonged recovery and miss significant time off work – in addition to medical bills, loss of activity time with friends and family, and overall pain and suffering.
If your neck injury is the result of an auto accident, you may be entitled to compensation.
For help now, call Toledo Auto Law at 419.842.1166.