Although in the same location as a spinal cord injury, neck and back injuries do not affect the spinal cord or column itself. Instead, muscles, tissues, ligaments or some combination of those structures are injured.
Car accidents can easily cause this type of trauma, as can other types of accidents. But you may be eligible to pursue compensation above and beyond what the insurance company is offering you. To find out, please call Kelleher Law at 833-546-3675 for a free claim review.
How Serious Was Your Neck or Back Injury?
These injuries vary widely. If you had minor discomfort that cleared up on its own, and your doctor has no concerns for future ramifications, then you may not have a claim; however, back and neck injuries can easily lead to expensive treatment, time out of work and pain. Some of the most common types are:
- Herniated disks
- Fractured vertebra
- Twisting of the spine
Whiplash is a very common injury, especially in auto accidents. The bones and ligaments are overextended as your head is propelled forward and then backward. You may be unable to work because of an injury like this.
Whiplash is not always immediately apparent, which is why it is so important to visit your doctor after an accident. Some of the most common whiplash symptoms are:
- Neck pain
- Stiff neck
- Chronic headaches
- Limited range of motion in your neck
- Numbness or tingling in your extremities
- Ringing in your ears
- Vision problems
- Back and shoulder pain
Some people may have symptoms so mild they do not even realize they are occurring. Your doctor can assess you for injury after an accident, even if you don't think you are hurt. Getting the care you need can only be good for your future.
Potential Compensation for Neck & Back Injuries
We cannot guarantee a compensation recovery in your case. When you call us for a claim review, we will listen to the details of your situation and how your back or neck injury was caused. If we determine you have a claim, we will immediately begin fighting for you. We want to help you restore normalcy in your life, by getting you compensation for medical care and other losses, such as:
- Hospital bills
- Loss of income
- Pain and suffering
- Costs of job re-training
If someone else's carelessness caused your neck or back injury, then we may be able to help you. We do not charge any fees with a recovery, so you will not face additional financial strain by choosing to use the services of our personal injury attorneys.
Find Out If You Have a Case in Florida or Georgia
If you or a loved one has suffered a severe back or neck injury in Florida or Georgia, please call us to find out if you have a claim. You can reach us – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – for a free case review at 833-546-3675. Kelleher Law has offices in Naples, Fort Myers, and Atlanta.