According to the U. S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were more than five and a half million car accidents in the United States in 2013, and by all accounts, these accidents are up. Especially due to cell phone use and texting while driving, car accidents from minor fender benders to fatal occurrences in the U. S. are on the rise, with millions of victims sustaining injuries. One of the most common of these is injuries to the neck. Neck injuries can happen even in a minor car accident, and the pain that accompanies a neck injury can range from slight discomfort to debilitating and life altering. Below are the types of neck injuries that often accompany car accidents.