What a Back Injury Attorney Can Do for You
Insurance companies have experienced professionals who know how to diminish claims or deny claims altogether. The Simon Law Firm, P.C. will ensure your case is supported by evidence and expert witnesses, which will help level the playing field and even place the odds in your favor.
There are a variety of damages available, and not all are easy to keep track of or calculate. When the insurance company attempts to settle, they will likely try to take advantage of you and offer a low amount. However, having our skilled attorneys at your side means you have expert negotiators who understand the complexities of back injuries and the emotional and financial toll on victims. Before settling your case, we will ensure you know your claim’s total value. If we cannot reach a fair agreement with the insurance company, we are ready to file a lawsuit and bring your claim before the court. You can count on our team of personal injury lawyers to fight tooth and nail for what you deserve!
Common Types of Back Injuries
The back comprises ligaments, muscles, tissues, tendons, and bones stretching from the neck down to the pelvis. This area of the body is sensitive due to sudden movement and forces.
If something slams into your car, or vice versa, the inertia of the opposing force causes everything within the car to move in that direction. These forces often create tremendous pressure on the neck and back and can result in severe and permanent injury. The human body isn’t designed to absorb the jarring impact of a car or truck accident.
Common injuries that result from this type of impact include:
Also known as a neck strain, whiplash is one of the most common forms of neck pain that occurs after an accident. Whiplash happens when, like a whip, the head is forcibly jerked backward and then forward. Symptoms of whiplash can include pain, headaches, dizziness, and blurred vision.
The muscles and tissues become swollen when the lumbar (lower) spine is strained or sprained. A lumbar sprain is caused when muscle fibers or ligaments are stretched or torn. These injuries can cause inflammation, pain, and muscle spasms.
Spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal canal. The spinal canal is home to your spinal cord and a host of nerves and nerve roots. The forces or trauma from a car or truck crash can cause structural injuries in the spine that lead to spinal stenosis. Narrowing or compression of the spinal canal can cause severe pain and disability. Symptoms of spinal stenosis can include pain, cramping, tingling, numbness, balance problems, weakness, or even paralysis. These symptoms may be constant or transient.
Each vertebra in your spine is separated and cushioned by an intervertebral disc. An intervertebral disc is a gelatinous structure that provides cushion to the vertebrae. A herniated disc occurs when the inner, gelatinous material of the spinal disc pushes out through the rigid outer layer.
An annular tear occurs when the liquid inside a disc leaks out of the center of the disc, causing the liquid to come into contact with tissue or nerves in the body, causing pain, numbness, and other associated problems. Annular tears can cause localized pain, tingling, or weakness that radiates to arms, legs, hands, or feet.
Facet Joint Dislocation or Fracture
Facet joints run up the spine, allowing for back movement and flexibility. These joints provide stabilization that helps with posture, circulation, and overall health. In an accident, sudden trauma can cause the joints to become damaged or extended beyond the regular range of motion, resulting in dislocation or fracture.
Seeking Compensation For Your Back Injury?
Following an accident, you must do several things to diagnose and treat a severe back injury.
- Chiropractic Care
- Physical Therapy
- Non-Surgical Options
- Nerve Block
- Nerve Ablation
- CT Scan
- Bone Scan
You deserve just compensation to cover the above expenses, including any future medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost earning capacity, loss of companionship, and more.
Contact the Injury Attorneys at The Simon Law Firm
After a car, truck, or motorcycle accident that caused a serious back injury, make sure you seek counsel from a trusted and nationally-recognized personal injury law firm such as The Simon Law Firm, P.C. With decades of collective experience in St. Louis car accident claims and over $1 billion in verdicts/settlements, we are confident that we can handle your case.