Back and neck injury are among the most common reasons for doctor visits. Because the spine carries a huge concentration of nerves, damage to the neck or back can have disastrous effects, ranging from chronic pain to paralysis and even death. More serious back and neck injuries are usually the result of traumatic events, like car accidents, slip and fall accidents, medical malpractice, and more.
If you or a loved one has suffered a neck or back injury as a result of a vehicle accident, an accident on someone else''s property, at the hands of a physician, or similar circumstance, you may be entitled to seek compensation for your suffering. Please contact us today to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney free of charge.
Common Back and Neck Injuries
The back and neck are susceptible to various types of injuries, including muscle strains, bone fractures, ligament tears, and nerve damage. Some of the more common back and neck injuries are:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Slipped or herniated discs
- Compression fractures
When such injuries occur as the result of the negligence or wrongdoing of another party, the victim has a legal right to hold the liable party responsible.
Back and Neck Injuries and the Law
Back and neck injuries can have far reaching effects – physical, emotional, and financial. Some of the costs and other consequences victims of back and neck injuries suffer include:
- Paralysis or chronic pain
- Large medical bills
- Lost wages and earning capacity
Fortunately, accident victims who have suffered back and neck injuries have legal rights, including the right to pursue compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and more.