Protecting You During Trying Times

Are you suffering from head and back injuries after an accident?

On Behalf of | Mar 5, 2024 | Catastrophic Injury

Car and truck accidents can have devastating consequences. One of the most dangerous aspects is the potential for head and back injuries, which can significantly impact your central nervous system. The brain and spinal cord, housed in your head and back, control a vast majority of functions—from movement to sensation.

Once these areas are damaged, your physical abilities and quality of life may significantly deteriorate.

Types of head and back injuries

Injuries to the head and back can range from mild to severe. Some may result in minor discomfort or temporary impairment. However, others can lead to permanent changes in strength, sensation and other motor and sensory functions near the site of the injury.

Common injuries include:

  • Concussions: These traumatic brain injuries can lead to temporary loss of normal brain function.
  • Whiplash: This injury is due to the forceful and rapid back-and-forth movement of the neck. It can result in persistent discomfort and limited mobility.
  • Spinal cord injuries: These can cause significant nerve damage, potentially leading to paralysis.
  • Herniated discs: When the soft center of a spinal disc pushes through a crack in the tougher exterior casing, it can cause pain, numbness or weakness.

Following a car or truck accident, it’s crucial to protect your brain and spinal cord by seeking medical attention right away. This is especially important if you were in a smaller vehicle involved in a truck accident. If you don’t, your injury could worsen and cause permanent damage.

A long and unpredictable road to recovery

Recovering from head and back injuries often takes longer than expected. Some injuries, like minor strains, might require weeks to heal, while others, like severe spinal cord injuries, could take several months or even years to recover from fully. Regardless, they all require a combination of rest, physical therapy and, in some cases, surgery. During this time, you may be unable to work or engage in normal daily activities, leading to financial strain and emotional stress.

If you find yourself in this situation, remember that you don’t have to face it alone. Consider seeking an attorney experienced in personal injury. A legal professional can help protect your rights and assist you in seeking compensation for your injuries.