Cervical spinal cord injuries are those that impact the neck area of the spine. The 7 vertebrae in the neck connect the head to the body but are the smallest of all the vertebral bones. This means the chances of suffering a cervical spinal cord injury is higher amongst all spinal injuries, and car accidents cause nearly half of all neck injuries. Levels of strain vary widely in neck injuries, but it is important for victims of spinal injuries and car accidents to know that even mild strains can leave the neck more prone to serious cervical spinal cord injuries should another trauma to the neck occur. This is especially true if the whiplash is never diagnosed, or misdiagnosed.
If you have suffered a cervical spinal cord injury in a car accident that was caused by another driver's negligence, consider consulting a personal injury attorney to discuss your options for pursuing a personal injury claim. Also if you have been seriously injured as a result of someone else's negligence in Massachusetts, visit http://www.ladaslaw.com/ to learn about your rights and options under the law. J. Stephen Ladas is one of the most renowned lawyers in Massachusetts, with more than 25 years of experience in litigation.
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