Understanding Neck And Back Injuries

Most people think neck and back injuries occur only in high-speed accidents or falls, when in fact, the majority of neck and back injuries are suffered in low-speed rear-end car accidents. Many factors can cause injuries in low-speed accidents. A passenger's height, weight, and gender; the position of the driver's and/or passenger's head; the type of restraints (seat belts) being used; and the size and weight of the vehicles involved in the accident all have an effect on the injuries suffered.

Here are some common signs of back and neck injury:

  • Neck pain and stiffness
  • Radiation of pain
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Shoulder, arm or back pain
  • Unusual sensations (e.g., burning, prickling, tingling in arms)
  • Sleep disturbance, fatigue, trouble concentrating and other cognitive or psychological difficulties

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to let your doctor know all of your complaints so they may be documented in your medical records and appropriately treated. It is up to your doctor to decide whether a complaint is related to your accident or injury. Following a course of treatment, you may wish to discuss undergoing an MRI study with your doctor, if one has not already been performed.

According to Florida law, if someone else caused your neck or back injuries, you could be entitled to compensation for medical bills, missed work, and even missed work opportunities. Remember to keep detailed records of the accident, resulting injuries and medical problems, as well as any treatment received following the accident.

The best way to know if you have a case is to schedule a free initial consultation with Johnson & Montas P.A. Please bring with you any accident reports and medical reports pertaining to your injury.

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We offer a free initial consultation to explain your rights and answer your questions. We provide this consultation without any obligation to hire us. Call Johnson & Montas P.A. at 321-307-2048 or fill out our contact form to talk to a lawyer.