Neck Injury & Back Injuries
Neck and Back injuries are caused by car wrecks, slips and falls, swimming accidents, or sports-related trauma. Because there are numerous of causes of back and neck injuries, they are the injuries most commonly suffered by personal injury victims, and are one of the leading reasons people seek medical care every year.
A neck or back injury may require physical therapy, medications, or even surgery. To further complicate matters, coping with the pain associated with a back or neck injury may require a victim to abandon activities he or she once enjoyed or it can destroy his or her ability to function normally from day to day, thereby affecting the quality of life. You will need an experienced personal injury attorney to ensure you are fairly compensated for all past, present and future suffering caused by your neck injury or back injury.
It is important to know and understand the symptoms of a neck or back injury so that these conditions are not left untreated. There are three common types of back and neck injuries:
- Herniated, Ruptured, or Slipped Disc: The round, flat discs between the vertebrae in the spine, which are designed to absorb pressure and maintain the spine’s flexibility, can herniate, rupture or slip out of their proper place when the body experiences some sort of force or trauma,
- Whiplash or Connective Tissue Injury: Whiplash occurs when joints located between the vertebrae, or the discs, ligaments, muscles and nerve roots in the neck become hyperextended and damaged,
- Compression Fractures: Compression fractures take place when the vertebrae in the spine become broken due to trauma.
Depending upon which type of injury a person receives, he or she may experience a variety of different symptoms. With a herniated, ruptured or slipped disc, the symptoms vary depending upon the area in which the displaced disk is located. For example, a herniated disk in the low back can cause sharp burning pains in the legs, numbness, tingling, muscle weakness, or bowel and bladder problems. A person with whiplash or connective tissue injury on the other hand, may experience shooting pains that travel from the neck in to the shoulder or arm, muscle spasms, neck swelling and tenderness, headaches, or impaired neck mobility. Finally, compression fractures may cause back, hip, abdominal or thigh pain, tingling, numbness, muscle weakness, or bowel and bladder problems.
The experienced personal injury lawyers and professional staff at Charles B. Roberts, Personal Injury Attorney, PC, can help victims with neck and/or back injuries navigate the road to recovery and obtain just compensation. We can assist you with your legal issues while you receive proper medical treatment from top medical professionals. We can maximize your compensation to cover past and future medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life. Fortunately, we have trained and experienced car accident lawyers who have litigated these types of neck and back injury cases in the past.
Our considerable experience with back and neck injuries allows us to identify what injuries and what treatments are related to your case. Our back injury attorneys understand your medical treatment thereby ensuring our clients have the best chances for a full recovery.
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious neck or back injury, Charles B. Roberts, Personal Injury Attorney, PC, has the experience and skill necessary to provide you with sound advice on how to protect your legal rights and obtain the maximum compensation allowable under the law. Call us at (703) 491-7070 for a free consultation.