Neck Injuries After a Car Accident

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Neck injuries from car accidents are one of the most severe injuries suffered by motor vehicle accident victims. If you’ve sustained a neck injury from a car accident in Florida, you may or may not experience neck pain immediately. After an accident, you may have adrenaline in your system that will take a day or two to subside before you really start feeling the pain. Additionally, inflammation may worsen in the days following an accident leading to more pain.

In Florida, it is important that you first seek a medical treatment within 14 days from the date of the accident. This is crucial for your health and when seeking accident benefits through your PIP or No Fault benefits.

The most important thing after an accident is to see a doctor, so that you can try to get back to being normal. Neck pain can be aggravating and impact how you live your life on a daily basis. Knowing the severity of your neck injury and the possible treatments available allows you to make an informed decision when it comes to pursuing compensation. JustCallMoe is happy to help you understand the nuances of your neck injury, recovery, and compensation options.

What Are the Possible Common Neck Injuries After a Car Accident?

Common neck injuries caused by motor vehicle accidents are:


This common neck injury causes torn ligaments and damages connective tissues and muscles. It can occur even in a minor car collision, and victims are bound to experience stiffness and pain.

Muscle spasms

Tissue damage can result in painful muscle spasms and relate to symptoms of a disc injury.

Neck strain

Strains to muscles that support the head and the neck, around the cervical vertebra located in the spinal column, can cause minor to severe pain.

Other common sources of neck pain after car accidents include:

  • Neck fractures
  • Soft tissue damage
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Herniated discs
  • Facet joint injuries

Neck Injury Symptoms from Motor Vehicle Accidents

Be on the lookout for the following neck injury symptoms:

  • Nausea
  • Memory loss problems
  • Blurred vision and ringing of the ears
  • Pain and stiffness of neck and joints
  • Headaches
  • Numbness in the face, hands, and other body parts
  • Severe neck pain
  • Inability to move the head from side to side

If left untreated, these symptoms may recur long-term and cause more significant damage, such as chronic pain and cognitive issues.

Medical Treatment for Neck Injuries in Car Accidents

Treatment for neck injuries depends on the severity of the damage. Physicians and surgeons can administer the following treatment options:

  • Physical therapy
  • Discectomy
  • Radio Frequency Ablation (RFA)
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Surgery
  • Epidural facet injections
  • Use of collar or neck brace

Consult a skilled attorney to guide you in pursuing your legal claim for benefits.

Contact JustCallMoe After Suffering Neck Injury in a Car Accident

If you sustained a neck injury in a car accident due to the negligence of another party, you might be eligible to recover benefits/compensation.

Our Florida injury and accident attorneys can assist you in pursuing your legal claim and fight the negligent party to hold them liable for the recovery you deserve. We serve clients in Orlando, Tampa, and West Palm Beach.

With the guidance of our skilled attorneys, you’ll be able to expeditiously pursue your neck injury claim. Contact us today for one of our car accident attorneys to review your claim.

Neck Injury FAQs

How are neck injuries in car accidents evaluated?

Just like any car accident injury, neck injuries must be evaluated by looking at the medical treatment and the recommendations of the treating doctors. We will start by looking at the treatment that has been completed and then look at the future medical treatment that will be recommended. With severe neck injuries, there may be months, years, or even decades of treatment required. Of course, your attorney will also evaluate your pain and suffering, lost wages, and other damages related to the neck injury when making a claim against the at-fault party.

What are the factors that determine a neck injury case value calculation?

The most important factors that determine case valuation are:

  • The nature of the neck injury
  • The medical treatment
  • The damages estimation
  • The determination of fault
  • The coverage available

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