“Strains and Sprains” Following a Car Accident

darkened picture of a courthouse and a cloudy sky

Strains and sprains are the most common category of personal injury following a car accident. These so-called soft tissue injuries can occur at any point along your spine but most frequently occur between your neck (cervical) and mid (thoracic) to lower back (lumbar). Very frequently these personal injuries do not cause immediate pain after the car accident. It can take a week or more for the pain to set in.

Subcategories of strains and sprains

Neck and back strains and sprains, also known as whiplash injuries, because they are caused by the violent whipping of one’s spine backward and forward upon the sudden stopping of your vehicle. Some whiplash injuries can cause an activation of symptoms related to Degenerative Disc Disease (“DDD”). Nearly every adult has some level of DDD, and if a car accident activates the symptoms of your DDD which you did not previously have, you may be entitled to additional compensation.

Insurance adjusters frequently offer less than fair value for car accident neck and back strains and sprains. However, the adjusters are not the final say on your personal injury compensation. If Maginnis Howard represents your interests, and the insurance company refuses to offer fair compensation, we will aggressively litigate your claim all the way through trial if necessary. A jury, not an adjuster for the insurance company, will determine fair compensation for your car accident personal injury damages. Our lawyers have years of experience in courtrooms around the Triangle.

Maginnis Law, PLLC, is a law firm servicing Raleigh, Cary, Durham, Apex, Morrisville, Clayton, and Wake Forest. We accept all personal injury cases on a contingency basis. You pay no attorneys’ fees unless you recover damages. We also offer free consultations for all personal injury cases.
You may contact the Wake County personal injury attorneys of Maginnis Law, PLLC at 919.480.8526. You may also reach us through our contact page.