Was Your Back or Neck Hurt In a Truck Accident?
Back and neck injuries are some of the most common in car and truck accidents, but they can take a serious toll on the body. Sometimes, they can be hard to spot. Here’s what you need to know to find out if you might have suffered a back or neck injury in a truck crash and how to get help from a doctor and an attorney following an accident.
Kinds of Back and Neck Damage Resulting From a Car Crash
There are several different kinds of injuries to the back or neck that can result from a Georgia truck accident. For example, whiplash is an extremely common accident injury that can range from minor to severe. Other damage to the body in such an accident can include fractures to the vertebrae, herniated or bulging discs, and more.
Signs of You’ve Had a Spinal Cord Injury
Common problems experienced after suffering a back or neck injury from a truck accident include but are not limited to:
- Pain or stiffness in the neck
- Pain in your lower back
- Decreased mobility or difficulty walking
- Tingling or numbness in your arms or legs
- Migraines or tension headaches
- Blurry vision
- Tiredness or excessive fatigue
- Neck or back muscle spasms
If you experience any of the following more serious symptoms of a spinal cord injury, you should seek immediate medical care:
- Problems moving around
- Loss of feeling in your arms, legs, or elsewhere in your body
- Loss of consciousness or blacking out
- Problems with breathing or sudden coughing
- Losing control of your bladder or bowels
When to Get Medical Help
The most important time to get medical help is immediately after a car accident. If you wait, your insurance company or the insurance provider of the other driver might try to use this against you to say that you weren’t really injured. The adrenaline from the crash might be masking some or even all of the pain you would ordinarily be feeling from such an injury, and without diagnostic testing, you may not realize you have a back or neck injury for many days or possibly weeks.
How a Georgia Truck Accident Attorney Can Assist You
Being hurt in a trucking collision that was the fault of someone else is challenging and costly. Reach out now to Southside Injury Law by dialing (770) 703-6008 (Local) or toll-free at (800) 393-8595.