A very common trauma associated with car accidents are neck injuries. Neck injuries occur when muscles and ligaments in the neck are stretched or pulled. Signs and symptoms of whiplash include neck pain, stiffness, and headaches. Severe cases present chronic neck pain and other ongoing complications. The severity of the injury may result from the force of the impact and starts with acknowledging the origin of pain.
Post accident traumas may include:

  • Disk bulge: The injury occurs when the bulging cervical disc compresses or puts pressure on the spinal cord (i.e., the nerves that carry messages from the brain to the different parts of a person’s body), which travels through the spinal canal. Disk bulges can cause people to experience chronic neck pain.
  • Facet joint injury: Facet joint injuries can happen in a whiplash injury to the neck. The facets can be torn away from one another. The cartilage can be injured, resulting in pain and inflammation. The facet joint can also be dislocated, which requires chiropractic or sometimes surgery to replace in its proper position.
  • Subluxation of vertebrae: A subluxation is when one or more of the bones in a person’s spine move out of position creating pressure on or irritating the nerves in their spine. The irritation or pressure may cause the nerves to malfunction and interfere with the signals that travel through the nerves.

After a car accident, it’s crucial to know the necessary steps to protect yourself and your rights. Be sure to follow our guide on “post-car wreck actions” to ensure you are taking the right measures following an accident. If you are in Louisiana and dealing with underinsured coverage, our comprehensive article on “Louisiana underinsured coverage” can provide you with invaluable information. And, when it comes to driving with a baby on board, our “driving safety baby tips” can help keep your little one safe on the road. We also cover accidents specific to events like the Mardi Gras Nyx parade in our article on “Mardi Gras Nyx parade accident“. If your accident happened while you were on the job, our team of expert “workplace accident attorneys” is ready to assist you.

In 2003, after being dissatisfied with the quality of legal care for victims of car accidents, Roderick ‘Rico’ Alvendia sought to establish a new firm focused on providing high-quality legal services to aid injured victims and their families. J. Bart Kelly, sharing Rico’s passion for upholding justice, joined the firm later that year, and established a partnership.

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