If you are suffering from a car accident injury and back problems following a road traffic accident that was not your own fault, then you are probably already fed up with the whole business. It is difficult enough having to deal with a car accident injury and back problems without having to fight your way through the legal complexities of a personal injury claim.
This is what Accident Advice Helpline was set up for more than 16 years ago. For over a decade, we have been helping people who are suffering from a car accident injury and back problems, and have helped them claim very impressive amounts in compensation.
Have you sustained a car accident injury and back problems?
The spine is a very complex part of the human body. It is made up of many small bones (called vertebrae), which can bend and twist to give the back amazing flexibility. Inside each of the vertebrae is a hollow, through which a major nerve called the spinal cord passes. In between each of the vertebrae is a tough piece of tissue called a disc, which stops the vertebrae from crashing into one another as we move. There is also a complex system of ligaments, tendons and muscles around the spine to give it strength and flexibility.
When it is all in good working order, the human spine is a great feat of engineering. However, when you suffer a car accident injury and back problems, things are not so great.
What goes wrong when you have a car accident injury and back problems?
The most severe type of car accident injury affects the bones and spinal cord. If one of the vertebrae is broken or cracked, then this can put a great deal of pressure on the spinal cord, which is a very delicate nerve. This can in turn cause problems with sensation and movement. Extreme injuries involve the spinal cord being irreparably damaged, and the victim often suffers permanent paralysis.
Sometimes, broken vertebrae can be repaired, and the injured person may make a complete recovery. When a back injury is suspected at the scene of a car accident, it is very important not to move the injured person so that the broken bones do not move against the spinal cord. Medical professionals will be able to use special techniques to move the injured person to hospital safely.
Moderate and mild spinal injuries involve the soft tissues, which are the discs, tendons, ligaments and muscles. The discs can become pinched and even rupture. If they move out of their normal position, they can touch the major nerves and cause problems. If the tendons, muscles and ligaments become inflamed, then this can cause pain and loss of movement.
For legal advice concerning your non-fault accident call us on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993.