Neck & Back Whiplash Injuries Following a Car Accident

July 1, 2013

Savage Law Firm’s personal injury lawyers in Portland are skilled professionals who have won hundreds of cases for their clients involving neck and back whiplash injuries sustained in car accidents.  These types of injuries may not appear to be serious due to the simple fact that the injury itself is not always visible on the surface.  However, the underlying muscle and tissue damage is often severe, extremely painful, and in many cases, life-changing.

The mere fact that these injuries are not always visible will sometimes lead insurance adjusters and jurors to believe the injury simply did not occur.  Our Portland personal injury lawyers have years of experience working with clients with whiplash injuries, and we understand the importance of having expert witnesses available to assist a jury in their understanding of precisely what happens when a human body is thrown forward and then accelerates backward at a high rate of speed.  While seat belts do somewhat restrain the body, they do not restrain the neck and upper shoulders from the force of an impact.

Types of Neck & Back Injuries Caused by Car Accidents

The most likely injuries that occur in a car accident are:

  • Whiplash due to the upper neck and head area being thrown forward & back
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Back/Neck fractures referred to as compression fractures
  • Disks that are ruptured or herniated

Some of these injuries may not be immediately present, and may, in fact, take weeks or months to become obvious.

Portland Personal Injury Lawyers

If you have been involved in a car accident and you start experiencing pain in your neck or back, including headaches, and/or dizziness, it is imperative that you seek medical attention as soon as possible.

Contact Savage Law today to discuss personal injuries you have received in a car accident that was not your fault.

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