Neck and Back Injuries From Car Accidents
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Neck and Back Injuries From Car Accidents
Over 30 years of experience. Over $100 million recovered for clients.

New Jersey Neck and Back Injuries From Car Accidents Attorney

Car accidents are extremely common. In a moment a life can change. Driving is risky at the best of times. Driving in a highly populated area, such as New Jersey, is even riskier. No matter what speed a car is going at, before a crash, back injuries are some of the most common car crash injuries. Even a low speed impact can result in serious back and neck injuries.

According to the New Jersey Department of Transportation, in 2018, New Jersey recorded 278,413 car accidents. Of the 278,413 crashes, 61,043 involved personal injuries. Furthermore, there were 524 fatal car accidents occurred in the Garden State in 2018.

Types of Neck and Back Injuries

Often many injuries are unseen, but manifest themselves later, such as whiplash, torn or strained ligaments, organ damage and fractures. While whiplash is often regarded as a silent injury because it cannot be seen, it can be very serious and take weeks or even months to manifest. There are four phases of whiplash:

Phase 1: When your back is pushed against the back of the seat, sending shock waves up your spine, compressing joints and discs.
Phase 2: The spine moves in an S-curve resulting in a “shearing” motion in the neck.
Phase 3: The torso pushes into the seat, but the head and neck are rapidly moving forward violently causing serious damage to the soft tissues in the neck.

Whiplash is not the only concern in car accidents. Other serious neck and back injuries can manifest after an accident, such as:

• Fractured vertebrae
• Compression fractures
• Herniated discs
• Lower back sprains and strains
• Spinal cord injuries
• Disc injuries
• Cervical dislocation
• Slipped discs
• Bulging discs
• Pinched nerves such as sciatica

Auto accidents are never the same and the outcome of each varies depending on the circumstances of the case.

Neck and back injuries can result in very serious outcomes that affect an individual’s mobility and may even result in paralysis. Neck and back injuries from a car accident should be taken seriously.

Dealing With Insurance Companies

After a car accident you will likely need to deal with insurance companies to see what compensation you are entitled to. Unbeknownst to many, the main job of insurance companies is to negotiate the lowest possible compensation for your injuries. Insurance companies will attempt to get an injured party to agree to a quick settlement before they know the extent of their injuries and before they reach maximum recovery.

If you have suffered a neck and or back injury, seek medical attention immediately and make sure to clearly and completely detail the diagnosis, treatment and retain all receipts relating to all related expenses. Keep this information for your personal injury attorney.

Your experienced New Jersey car accident attorney from the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm will help you deal with insurance companies while you take the time to recover. Dealing with a neck and back injury may require numerous medications, surgeries and therapies. In certain instances these medical expenses may be recovered by filing a lawsuit against the at-fault party. Your lawyer could recover other forms of compensation such as lost wages, lost income, and pain and suffering.

We have extensive experience dealing with neck and back injuries from car accidents and can help you navigate a complicated and at times confusing legal process to seek compensation for your injuries. The Todd J. Leonard Law Firm has represented car accident victims for over three decades. We have significant experience helping our clients who were seriously injured in a car accident obtain equitable and fair compensation, especially in cases involving serious injuries. Our firm can help you recover the damages you need to get your life back on track after suffering a serious car accident injury. Contact us for a free, confidential consultation today at (973) 920-7900. There is no risk in calling, because we never charge a fee unless we can help you recover compensation for your injuries. We have offices conveniently located in Denville and Morristown.

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Being injured or having a family member injured can have serious and lifelong consequences. We can try to ease the burden. Contact us today to learn more about how our team of experienced New Jersey accident attorneys can support you through these challenging times.