All About Back and Neck Injuries from Rear-End Collisions

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Many people who have been involved in rear-end collisions experience a back and neck injury resulting from the car accident. After a car crash, injuries to the neck are often generalized as whiplash injuries. These types of injuries are considered soft tissue neck injuries, which can occur when the head is jerked backward during the impact of a car accident.

What Happens To Your Neck During Impact from Behind

The first car is struck by another vehicle from behind in some cases. The driver of the first car is pushed suddenly forward by the back of the seat, and the head lags behind. Next, the person in the first car’s head is forced forward, then suddenly jerked backward on a rebound. And this motion can be followed by being jerked forward to hit the steering wheel or even the side door during the crash.

If No Seat Belt Is Worn, Injuries Will Be Greater

Without the seat belt harness to stop the force of an impact, the person in the first car will sustain even more severe soft tissue injuries. If a person is not wearing a seat belt and is hit from behind in a sudden rear-end collision, the person in the first car can even be thrown out of the vehicle through the windshield or forced out of a side window due to the impact of the car that hits the first car from behind.

A Neck Injury Often Creates Accompanying Back Injuries

Many times, if a person experiences a soft tissue injury to the neck, it is quite common to have an injury to the back. If the person who is hit from behind in a rear-end collision suffers a neck injury, the person’s back is usually going to be affected too.

Lower Back Pain and Recovery Times

Lower back pain and sprains are quite common due to a car accident. It can take many weeks or months to recover from lower back pain after a crash with another automobile.

What Types of Back Injuries Will Result After a Rear-End Collision?

There is a high chance that a person who has been in a rear-end collision might also aggravate a pre-existing back injury. As with some of these other back injuries, there can be a primary or associated back problem that is triggered and can be associated with rear-end car accidents, such as:

  • Coccyx injuries
  • Back spasms
  • Lumbar vertebrae injuries
  • Osteoarthritis of the spine
  • Piriformis muscle syndrome
  • Polyradiculopathy
  • Intervertebral disk degeneration
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Sciatica
  • Lumbosacral region injuries
  • Synovial cyst

Any time you find yourself having suffered an injury due to being hit from behind in a rear-end collision, give us a call. At the CEO Lawyer Personal Injury Law Firm, we are here for you when you need us, and we know how to manage your claim against the at-fault party who hit you from behind. If you have sustained injuries from having been hit in a rear-end collision, you should call us today. We are ready to discuss your case with you. Call our office and schedule a consultation with an injury and accident attorney now to get the recovery compensation you deserve in these cases.

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Help Negotiating with Insurance Carriers

To quickly resolve matters following an accident, insurance companies will offer you less than you deserve in compensation for your injuries. Many victims feel pressured to accept these offers as the bills begin to pile up, but that is rarely a good idea. The insurance company is looking to protect its bottom line; and will offer injured victims less than they deserve. An experienced personal injury attorney understands how to negotiate with the insurance company and can look out for your best interests by getting you the compensation you deserve after an injury. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, it is important to avoid negotiating or providing recorded statements to the insurance company without first seeking help from a qualified personal injury attorney.

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Georgia's Personal Injury & Accident Firm

Accident victims have a limited time to file a personal injury lawsuit. This time period is referred to as the statute of limitations, and in Atlanta, it lasts only two years. This means that if you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, you have only two years to pursue a personal injury suit. If you wait too long to reach out to an experienced attorney, you might be forever barred from seeking the compensation you deserve.

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During your initial consultation with CEO Lawyer team, we will go over the important details of your personal injury accident, which include the nature and extent of your injuries, how your injuries have impacted your ability to earn a paycheck, the cost of your medical treatment, and whether further medical treatment will be required. We will answer any questions you might have, as well, in regards to our experience, our track record of success, and what to expect from the legal process. Many personal injury victims wonder if they will be able to afford the legal fees required to pursue a lawsuit. CEO Lawyer injury and accident attorneys will not ask for any type of upfront fee unless we are successful in obtaining compensation for you. That means that if you have been harmed in a motor vehicle accident, slip and fall accident, defective product accident, or any other type of personal injury accident, you can absolutely afford to contact our law office today for assistance. In fact, you cannot afford to wait. Reach out today. We understand that some accident victims might have already obtained the assistance of an attorney but may be dissatisfied with the services provided. We are standing by and prepared to help you change legal representation, regardless of where you are in the process.

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