Back and Neck Injuries
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If you were involved in an accident and are now experiencing back or neck pain, don't dismiss this! These symptoms are often indicators that you have sustained much more serious injuries. Many personal injury accidents, ranging from a car accident to a slip and fall to a
construction accident, can result in a back or neck injury.
Car accidents in particular often result in discogenic (relating to disc injury), pathology in the cervical (neck), thoracic (upper back) and lumbar (mid-back to the tailbone) injuries. When whiplash occurs, the spine, neck or back can get jolted out of position and the disc can get moved around as a result, leaving it misaligned.
These injuries are not only extremely painful, they affect your mobility, employment and as a result, your long term future. A back or neck injury can not only make it impossible to work a manual labor job, it can even make it extremely difficult to sit in an office chair for eight hours. Because a back or neck injury can be difficult to prove, insurance claim adjusters often downplay these injuries and provide meager compensation for victims- this is unacceptable.
Common Back and Neck Injury-Related Conditions
If you are unable to work again, contribute to your family, and must live out each day in chronic pain, you deserve the necessary medical damages to cover surgery, rehabilitation and long-term care, as well as damages to cover lost wages, emotional pain and suffering, loss of the enjoyment of life, and if you are married, loss of consortium. Common neck or back injuries include the following:
- Disc fusion
- Compressed and herniated discs
- Complex regional pain syndrome also known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome or chronic back/neck pain
- Subluxated or misaligned vertebrae, causing pinched nerves and extreme pain
- Fractured vertebra or a broken neck
What to Do After You Experience Back or Neck Pain
Back and neck pain can consist of localized pain, tenderness, stiffness, spasms, numbness, tingling or paralysis of an extremity. After experiencing any form of back or neck pain, the first thing you should do is get a medical exam from a doctor. Your doctor will be able to better inform you about what injuries you have sustained and what treatment you need. This is extremely important to do immediately, as trauma to the neck and back can lead to spinal cord injury or permanent disability.
Because back and neck injuries are so commonly filed, an insurance company will know how to smoothly handle these claims. Do not accept an insurance company's initial settlement. While this might seem tempting, keep in mind that you are most likely being shortchanged. If you accept a settlement, you are forfeiting your chances to seek further damages. Back and neck injuries often get worse and require major surgeries or long-term rehabilitation.
Why should you hire Frank Walker?
Pittsburgh personal injury lawyer Frank Walker has been called by past clients, "Honest, reputable and very professional." Mr. Walker offers prospective clients a free case evaluation and promises each client he works with personalized care and complete dedication.
Mr. Walker can examine the details surrounding your case, utilize investigators and medical specialists and can build a compelling case so that you can have a fighting chance of receiving the compensation you deserve. Attorney Walker is standing by prepared to help you with filing a claim, appearing in court and pushing for the benefits that are owed to you.
Mr. Walker has devoted his professional career to aggressively handling personal injury cases and wholeheartedly fighting for the rights of his clients- he has done so in the past for countless individuals, and he can represent you today! Don't delay any longer, as personal injury cases are subject to a statute of limitations, and you wouldn't want your claim to be dismissed. Just pick up your phone and give Frank Walker Law a call now You can also receive additional information about Frank Walker Law, by visitsing Mr. Walker's Facebook page. Just click here.