Are you experiencing neck and back pain following a motor vehicle collision, slip and fall, or other incident? Dealing with the pain and inconvenience of nagging neck and back pain can be a challenge, but things only get more complicated when legal issues arise. With the potentially high costs of treatment and the severity of physical pain and emotional suffering associated with these kinds of injuries, professional support may be necessary to fully protect your rights.
Neck and back pain is common following motor vehicle collisions, slip and falls, and other traumatic events. The significant forces involved in motor vehicle collisions, especially, often causes whiplash-type injuries to the spine. According to the Mayo Clinic‘s website, whiplash injuries are caused by “forceful, rapid back-and-forth movement of the neck, like the cracking of a whip.” Neck and back injuries are commonly associated with stiffness, weakness, and headaches. More severe neck and back injuries can also cause numbness, tingling, and weakness in the arms and legs.
Sprain and strain injuries to the neck and back are also common following motor vehicle collisions, or other traumatic events. “A sprain is a stretching or tearing of ligaments — the tough bands of fibrous tissue that connect two bones together in your joints…[a] strain is a stretching or tearing of muscle or tendon. A tendon is a fibrous cord of tissue that connects muscles to bones.” Mayo Clinic.
Disc injuries can also be caused by traumatic events. Disc injuries can include bulging, herniations, extrusions, and protrusions. Sometimes the disc protrusion irritates the adjacent nerve, which can cause severe pain, weakness, tingling, and numbness.
Treatment for neck and back injuries can include rest, application of ice and heat, over-the-counter and prescription medications, chiropractic treatment, physical therapy, trigger point injections, and epidural steroid injections. More serious injuries may require surgical intervention.
If someone else is at fault for your neck or back injury, the right lawyer can be a significant asset. If you are looking for a way to recoup costs for damages, cover lost wages, or pay medical bills, a committed personal injury attorney can help you secure the restitution you deserve.
What an Attorney Can Do For You
If you sustain neck and back injuries due to the fault of another party, whether in a motor vehicle collision, slip and fall, or another traumatic event, representation by an experienced attorney can be extremely beneficial. Understanding your rights under the law is paramount, especially when it comes to seeking compensation for damages. An attorney can help you secure financial reimbursement for the emotional, physical, and mental ramifications of your injury, providing you with the means to move on with your life and seek the treatment you deserve.
An attorney can help you claim reimbursement for the many harms and losses associated with neck and back injuries, including:
- Physical pain, disfigurement, and scarring
- Mental and emotional suffering and distress, including depression
- Loss of income due to disability, both past and future
- Bills for medical, chiropractic, and therapeutic treatment, including diagnostic testing
- Damage to personal property as a result of the incident
- Cost of transportation to and from doctors’ appointments and hospital facilities
Expert Personal Injury Attorneys
If you suffered neck and back injuries, we have the experience and expertise to provide support throughout your time of need. If you were injured through someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for the cost of your treatment and other losses. Hiring the right attorney is extremely important.
Call today to schedule a free, in-person consultation with our attorney. At your initial consultation, we will walk you through your situation, helping you understand the ins and outs of your unique condition as well as the options available to you. With a professional on your side, you will get the help you deserve, easing your stress and putting a light at the end of what may currently seem like a long, dark tunnel.
Are you ready to take your future into your own hands? Contact our office here, or call us at 651-797-4017 to set up an appointment for a free consultation. As always, you don’t pay us anything unless we obtain a recovery. For more information, or for frequently asked questions, see our resources page.