Back Injury Lawyer
A back injury is the most common cause of back pain and typically involve either injury to the muscle and tendons or injury to the spinal column. Most back injuries occur in either the cervical region (the uppermost seven vertebrae of the neck) or the lumbar region (the five largest and strongest vertebrae in the lower back) and are typically the result of a car accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident, or slip and fall accident.
There are many types of back injuries, including:
- Herniated disc
- Crushed vertebrae
- Lower back injury
- Torn ligaments
- Fractured spine
A back injury can be life-altering, leading to chronic or acute pain as well as muscle weakness, lack of muscle coordination, numbness and /or tingling in the extremities.
Complications can arise when an injury fails to heal properly or when damage involves the permanent loss of mobility. In both cases, qualify of life is impacted as injury victims may be unable to do the things they normally do.
Back injuries are cited as the most common reason for absenteeism in the general workforce after the common cold. About 80 percent of adults are estimated to experience a back injury in their lifetime, and about ten percent will suffer a re-injury.
In the United States, back disorders account for over 24 percent of all occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work, according to the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health. Moreover, health care industry workers sustain 4.5 times more overexertion injuries than any other type of worker.
Making a spinal cord injury claim is a complex and anxiety-producing process. Back injury claims are involved and can take a long time to resolve. When evaluating back injury cases, an experienced back injury attorney well-versed in back injury law is required to emphasize the catastrophic nature of the client’s injury with the full understanding of the medical issues, the improvements in rehabilitative medicine, increased mortality and need for future care both medically and emotionally.
Seek experienced legal representation from one of the best back injury law firms
If you or a loved one has suffered a back injury, it is important to consult with a back injury attorney as soon as you are able. You will need to be compensated for your injuries, and litigation may be required to make sure you have the resources to obtain an adequate recovery.
The time frame within which you are allowed to file a claim (statute of limitations) begins on the date of the injury and may only last a couple of years. Also, near the date of the injury, it is important to conduct an investigation into the cause of the injury, its nature and extent, and to gather and preserve evidence and witness testimony. Experienced back injury law firm will know the proper steps that need to be taken to secure your rights.
At The Cartwright Law Firm, our back injury attorneys have a wealth of experience in representing people in personal injury, medical malpractice, and wrongful death cases, with particular knowledge, skill and understanding in dealing with back injuries, head injuries and brain injuries.