Types of Personal Injury Claims

Injuries of the head and neck are among the most common that occur during and after an auto accident. Relying on a personal injury attorney in Gainesville, FL, will be a great help.

The Dangers of Personal Injuries

Trauma can range from minor soft tissue damage to catastrophic spinal cord damage. Some common neck injuries include:

  • Whiplash
  • Joint dysfunction
  • Neck sprain
  • Disc herniation
  • Vertebral fracture
  • Spinal cord damage

You may not realize that you have injured your spine due to a common condition called radiculopathy. Radiculopathy is the condition caused when a nerve root is damaged, but symptoms are experienced in the areas that the nerve controls. You have many nerves running through your spine that control sensation to other parts of the body. These nerves are housed in and around the spine which generally protects them. During a traumatic incident, when the neck is forced into hyperextension and hyperflexion, one or more of these nerves may become inflamed or impinged (pinched nerve). This can cause the nerves to not work properly and results in pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling in the extremities.

Personal Injury Attorneys in Gainesville, FL

It is important that you seek medical attention if you have been in an auto accident. The body can mask the severity of symptoms by an emergency response of the release of adrenaline and endorphins and by the manifest of pain in areas other than your neck and spine. 

Contact the experienced personal injury attorneys of Warner, Sechrest & Butts in Gainesville.