The most common injury suffered in an automobile accident is whiplash. Impact between vehicles, even at relatively low speeds, can cause a rapid, unnatural, whip-like movement to the spine. This movement can cause injuries ranging from strained muscles and ligaments to compression fractures and herniated discs.
Whiplash is commonly associated with neck injuries, but it can also cause injury to the shoulders and upper back. Muscles and tendons in these areas are subject to strain during impact, and the vertebrae in the neck and upper spine can also suffer damage.
The same kind of violent movement can cause injury lower along the spine, as well. These back injuries can be difficult to treat. Some are serious enough to require surgery. Others respond to long-term physical therapy. Either way, treating whiplash and back injuries can be expensive and time-consuming. When you’re seriously injured through someone else’s careless driving, you might need expert legal assistance to be sure you get the settlement you need to put your life back on track.
James R. Omer & Associates, PLLC, can offer you just that expertise. Our experienced Nashville, Tennessee auto accident attorneys can fight for you so you can afford the care you need. Please contact James R. Omer & Associates, PLLC for a consultation so we can discuss your case and determine what we can do for you.