When people are involved in a motor vehicle accident, they realize their car is likely to be damaged. Unfortunately, they also realize they could be injured.

There is no way of knowing what type of injury a person will suffer in a car accident. Some are more serious than others. Some are more common than others. Back injuries are both common and serious.

A back injury can change a person’s life forever. Not only can this cause pain at the time of the accident, but it can also last for many years. Subsequently, the person must find a way to live with the pain. In addition to long-term treatment, this could lead to his or her inability to return to work.

There are many types of back injuries. The following often occur as the result of a car accident:

— Broken vertebrae

— Bulging disc

— Herniated disc

— Ruptured disc

— Cervical strain as the result of whiplash

— Torn ligaments or muscles

— Lower back sprain or strain

Along with these back injuries, spinal cord injuries are just as serious. For example, a motor vehicle accident could result in paralysis, requiring the victim to change his or her life in terms of where he or she lives and how he or she gets around.

If you or a loved one was involved in a car accident that resulted in back, neck, or spinal cord injury, it is essential to learn more about your rights. Our website is full of detailed information. You can start your search for advice on our “Back and Spine Injuries” webpage.