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Car accidents occur daily, and many of those involved suffer severe neck and body injuries.

While the severity of these injuries varies depending on the type of accident, even a minor car accident may result in a neck injury.

Neck injuries can cause debilitating and long-term damage that substantially interferes with your way of life.

Contact a qualified Colorado auto accident attorney to explore your options if you suffered neck injuries from a car accident. You may be entitled to recover compensation from the responsible party.

Contact us online or call (719) 425-4389 today for a free consultation.

The Eight Most Common Neck Injuries from a Car Accident 

Please be advised that we are not doctor’s, and nothing in this description is intended to be medical advice.

Even minor accidents can cause neck injuries. The direction of impact—specifically rear-end and side collisions—can result in harm to different parts of your neck. Whiplash is the most common neck injury after a car accident.

However, whiplash may cause damage that falls under the following eight most common neck injuries from a car accident


The most common injury after a car accident is whiplash. Whiplash occurs when the soft tissue in your neck gets damaged due to the impact of a collision. Whiplash can be mild, moderate, or severe, depending on the extent of the damage. 

Herniated Disc

A slipped or herniated disc commonly occurs in a rear-end collision when discs break, rupture, or shift. This injury causes numbness or excruciating pain for many sufferers.

Spinal Column Fracture

A spinal fracture causes pain in the neck and is commonly experienced after high-speed crashes. When a car hits your car abruptly and with substantial force, the upper part of your back moves forcefully, while your lower back stays in place due to the seatbelt. This movement often causes a spinal column fracture resulting in neck pain.


Though more common in the lower back, spondylolisthesis or a compression fracture also occurs in the neck.

A compression fracture occurs when your vertebrae slide forward over the bone below it, causing pain, weakness, and other symptoms. 

Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis is a structural injury occurring when the spaces within your spine narrow, putting pressure on the nerves traveling through the spine. This injury typically occurs in the back and neck.

Neck Sprains

Neck sprains occur when ligaments and soft tissues get damaged during impact from a car accident, causing pain, numbness, and weakness. 

Neck Strains

When neck tissue gets stretched during impact, neck strains occur, resulting in pain and mobility issues. 

Post-Traumatic Headache

Post-traumatic headaches often occur after car accidents causing dizziness, mood swings, and personality changes.

These headaches may disrupt your daily life and make it difficult to function as you did before your accident. 

Car accidents bring about various injuries to your neck and other parts of your body. Neck pain from a car accident may feel minor, but many injuries become more significant and long-lasting without proper care. You must seek medical attention immediately following a car accident.

Additionally, connecting your damage to the accident helps strengthen your case for compensation in a personal injury lawsuit

What Can I Recover?

After suffering neck injuries from a car accident, you deserve to recover compensation for your damages. Although Colorado requires drivers to carry liability insurance, your injuries may not adequately cover your losses.

In that situation, your attorney may advise you to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent party personally.

In calculating the value of your case, you may possibly recover the following: 

  • Property damage, 
  • Medical expenses, 
  • Loss of income, 
  • Loss of earning capacity,
  • Out-of-pocket expenses, 
  • Pain and suffering, 
  • Loss of consortium, and
  • Emotional distress or mental anguish.

Contact Us Today For Help

Since 1995, the attorneys at McCormick & Murphy, P.C., have recovered millions of dollars for their clients. With over 50 years of combined legal experience, our legal team understands the complexity of personal injury cases and what is at stake.

If you suffered a neck injury in a car accident, you deserve to recover compensation. We know how hard it can be to recover from such a debilitating experience and work diligently on behalf of all our clients so they can move forward with their life. 

Contact us online or call (719) 425-4389 today for a free consultation.