The neck can be particularly vulnerable, particularly in vehicle accidents, because the structure of the neck, or cervical spine, is a delicately balanced mechanism that must provide a broad range of motion while supporting the head.
The primary causes of severe neck injury during accidents are hyperextension, in which the head is extended further back than is normal; and hyperflexion, in which the head is extended further forward than is normal. Both hyperextension and hyperflexion are common during collisions such as vehicle accidents.
Common neck injuries include damage to the soft tissues (the ligaments and muscles of the neck) such as whiplash; and fracture or dislocation, which, in extreme cases, can cause paralysis.
If you or a family member has suffered from a neck injury due to someone else's negligence, call Long & Long today at (877) 336-0776 to schedule a free personal consultation. One of our experienced injury attorneys will review your case with you and help you get the compensation you need. Our lawyers serve clients in Mobile and Baldwin County, Alabama.