While car accidents resulting in broken necks do not always result in permanent paralysis, or fatalities, a broken neck injury is always traumatic. Even if the injured individual is fortunate enough to survive, and does not have permanent paralysis, a neck fracture, or sprain injury to the neck, is most likely to involve a lengthy time to heal. This type of injury may result in lifelong and chronic pain issues for the injured individual. Hallandale neck fracture or sprain injury lawyers at Neufeld, Kleinberg & Pinkiert, PA have successfully litigated hundreds of these cases for their clients.
The Red Cross has established guidelines for administering first aid to victims involved in any type of serious accident, stating that it is to be presumed they could have a traumatic neck injury that may or may not be obvious, or visible, to those on the scene of the accident. Proceeding with caution by immobilizing traumatic accident victims, to prevent any movement of their neck, until authorized medical personnel arrive, may prevent their condition from becoming worse.
Children, elderly individuals, and those with osteoporosis, are often more likely to suffer neck injuries involving any type of car accident, or fall. Individuals with osteoporosis have a condition that causes bone loss, thus, resulting in bones that are very fragile, and more susceptible to injury. These individuals can have micro-fractures, or sprain injuries resulting from a seemingly minor fall or car accident, and not be aware of the serious injury.