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Soft Tissue Damage Due to Neck Injuries Caused by an Accident

Neck injuries are some of the most severe injuries a person can experience that can leave a huge and lasting impact on an individual’s life. Neck injuries are also known for being long-term in nature, which means that they could be permanent and you could be left with the impact for many years to come. You may ensure years of treatment and recovery, and even miss out on time at work due to a neck injury, which is why you should never stand alone after you have been harmed.

Car accidents can be extremely severe and lead to lasting or permanent injuries in the blink of an eye. One road mistake can lead to an accident that results in these serious injuries. Since your neck is one of the most vulnerable parts of your body, you could receive complications that were previously unknown to you.

Common Neck Injuries Sustained in Accidents 

Muscle Spasms: Muscle spasms can be incredibly painful and interact with all of your daily activities and work life. When ligaments are strained, these injuries occur.

Whiplash Injuries: When a car accident causes your neck to move in a back-and-forth motion quickly, this can affect your cervical ligaments and lead to what is known as a whiplash injury.

Soft Tissue Damages: These injuries include those that are not to the bone but instead affect tendons and ligaments. 

Paralysis to Vocal Cord: Neck injuries can also have a huge impact on the vocal cord. When the vocal cord is damaged, it could become permanently paralyzed.

Brain Injuries: If there is damage to the arteries in the neck, this could restrict the blood flow to a victim’s brain, leading to brain injuries. 

Paresthesia: When a spinal disc slips during an accident, it could land on a nerve root. This could be very painful and lead to tingling and burning sensations. 

Mental Disorders: When the nerves in the spinal cord have been damaged, it can lead to a host of mental disorders and emotions that a person has not experienced until the accident.

The Aftermath of a Neck Injury 

Neck injuries can lead to pain, stiffness, and suffering that you have never felt before. However, they can also lead to chronic conditions that can make it impossible for you to return to work or your daily activities that you once enjoyed before the accident. These include any of the following:

  • Limitations to your range of motion.
  • Pain between the shoulders.
  • Chronic headaches or fatigue.
  • Blurred vision and dizziness.
  • Numbness in the upper extremities.
  • Difficulty swallowing and breathing.
  • Infections.
  • Swelling to the neck and throat.

How an Attorney Can Help After Your Accident 

Experiencing a Florida car accident can be incredibly difficult and frustrating. This is especially true in cases where you have suffered serious injuries and know that another party is responsible for these injuries. Luckily, with the help of an attorney, you can prove your claim and move forward with many aspects of your life. Our legal professionals at Sheftall & Associates are here to help you navigate the legal system and work toward results in your claim. Please contact our skilled law firm in Florida so that we can fight for you at 904-647-2296.