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Neck and Back Injuries from Rear-End Crashes

Neck and Back Injuries from Rear-End Crashes

Many people consider rear-end accidents to be “fender-benders,” since these crashes are often less deadly than rollover, head-on collisions, or other types of car accidents. However, rear-end crashes can still be serious, and many victims sustain injuries to their neck and/or back. If a driver crashed into your car and you suffered injuries, contact a car accident lawyer in Atlanta as soon as possible.

When another vehicle slams into the back of your car, the impact can send a violent jolt through your body. This can cause your body to twist and stretch in unnatural ways, and it can cause your head to fall forward and snap back sharply. This dynamic can cause many injuries to the soft tissue and joints of your neck and back.

Some common neck and back injuries include:

  • Whiplash
  • Sprains, strains, or tears to tendons, ligaments, and muscles
  • Shoulder or pelvis dislocations
  • Fractures
  • Herniated, bulging, or slipped discs
  • Spinal cord injuries

If you feel any pain, soreness, or stiffness after a crash, it could be a sign that you sustained a serious injury. You should never wait to get medical attention, as complications can arise if your injuries are not properly treated. Such complications can include bone spurs, scar tissue build-up, joint deterioration, and more.

Neck and back injuries often result in missed work, medical bills, and pain and suffering. You should discuss your rights with an Atlanta car accident lawyer to learn about your legal rights to compensation for your losses.

Consult with a Car Accident Lawyer in Atlanta for More Information

Attorney Ben F. Windham helps rear-end crash victims hold negligent drivers responsible for their injuries and losses. The firm handles insurance claims and personal injury lawsuits when needed to protect your rights. Call 833.236.9467 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation today.

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