Some of the most common personal injury types, but also some of the most debilitating and painful, are those related to the back, neck, and spinal cord. The injury symptoms from these kinds of accidents can be difficult to treat, are often long-lasting, and tend to reappear frequently throughout the course of a victim’s life. If you or someone you know has suffered a back, neck, or spine injury – through no fault of their own – consult with an experienced back injury lawyer to find out what kind of compensation you may be entitled to.
The Sevey Law Firm understands just how difficult back and neck injury cases can be for victims and their families. Chronic pain, time away from work, and the inability to enjoy hobbies or free time with others are all too common. Our experienced attorneys understand what you are going through and want to help you fight for compensation to cover medical expenses, rehab costs, lost wages, and other damages. No matter what the cause, our personal injury law firm can assist in getting the medical treatment you need today and securing the financial security you want for tomorrow.
Isn’t it time that someone fought for your rights and demanded the justice you deserve? We think so. Contact us today and let’s review the details of your case. We offer free, no-obligation consultations and don’t charge a dime unless we win your case. You’ve got nothing to lose.
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$900,000 Settlement: Karim v. Doe
Our client, age 42, worked as an electrical engineer putting cable into commercial buildings. He was t-boned when the defendant ran a red light. Our client suffered back and neck injuries. He underwent a one level artificial disc surgery on the neck and a sacroiliac fusion. One of the major problems with the case was that our client suffered from a congenital pars defect. When a CT was performed on the day of the accident it evidenced a bone spur on the foramina opening at L5/S1. Our client was asymptomatic before the accident; however he was in constant pain from the accident on. After the sacroiliac fusion he did not get any relief. Eventually he underwent an epidural injection into the area of the bone spur and noticed immediate relief. The defense did a nice job showing the bone spur was not inflamed in the accident and, therefore, argued the need for low back surgery was not related. We argued the incident flared up the area around the bone spur requiring the need for low back surgery. We settled at mediation for $900,000. Our client underwent the back surgery after the settlement with success.
Common Back Injuries
Although back and spinal cord injuries can happen at any time, they are frequently the result of a few common scenarios – Car Accidents and Falls being the most often cited. Statistics show these two categories alone account for more reported incidents each year than any other factors combined. However, it bears mentioning that there are several other contributing sources as well:
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Truck or Commercial Vehicle Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Sports-related Accidents
- Construction Site Accidents
- Workplace Injuries
- Hazardous Conditions
- Medical Malpractice
- General Negligence
If you or someone you know has experienced one of these life-changing events, seek medical help immediately. Afterwards, secure the services of an expert in back, spine, and neck litigation. Talk to one of the professionals at The Sevey Law Firm – a nationally recognized law firm with a proven track record of success and a stable of highly-qualified attorneys.
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Symptoms of Back, Neck, and Spine Injuries
The only thing harder than properly diagnosing a back, neck, or spine injury is being able to fully recover from it and remain pain-free. While most victims feel the initial strains, sprains, and soreness immediately following an accident, the full effects or severity of their injuries may not be evident for many years to come. Having access to a large network of trained doctors, physical therapists, chiropractors, and pain management specialists is vital to making a full recovery.
Every situation is unique, but most back injuries involve damage to the bones, spinal cord, muscles, or soft tissue of the back region. It’s important to recognize these symptoms early on and treat them as soon as possible. Choosing to ignore these conditions can cause some injuries to worsen over time or eventually become permanent.
Some of the most common types of disabilities include:
- Cervical Sprains and Strains – (neck)
- Thoracic Sprains and Strains – (upper back)
- Lumbar Sprains and Strains – (lower back )
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Bulging, Herniated or Strained Discs
- Fractured Vertebrae
- Soft Tissue Damage
- Associated Chronic Pain
Depending on the severity of their injury symptoms, many people report chronic pain that can return anytime and last indefinitely. Because of this uncertainty, many victims mention emotional distress as a side effect of their experiences. Bouts of depression, increased anxiety and elevated stress levels are not uncommon among this group of individuals.
Back, neck, and spinal cord injuries can also cause significant financial hardships for victims and their families. The cost to treat such serious injuries can add up to millions of dollars over the course of a lifetime. What’s worse, because of the associated pain of their conditions, many people are unable to work after their accidents and often end up losing much of their existing income in the process.
You owe it to yourself and your family to fight for everything you deserve. Contact us today to recover payment for your injuries and learn what you can do to protect your loved one’s well-being for many years to come.
$875,000 Jury Verdict: Gonzales v. Dollar Center
Our client suffered an injury to his low back following an impact to his low back by a Dollar Center employee. Mr. Gonzales had surgery by Pasquale Montesano, M.D. to repair a herniated disc in his low back. Dollar Center denied all responsibility, and even denied that the individual causing the injury was an employee of Dollar Center. The offer prior to trial by Dollar Center’s attorney was $7,500.
Choosing a Back Injury Attorney
In order to maximize the benefits you receive for your claim, be sure to hire a back injury attorney with experience in this complex area of litigation. The professionals at The Sevey Law Firm understand the complexities associated with back, neck, and spinal cord trauma and know what it takes to successfully win these kinds of injury cases.
Our client-centered law firm has a long history of getting results with a proven track record of over 2000 cases – many of which involve significant head, back, and spinal cord injuries.
Our highly-trained attorneys know how to deal with insurance companies and avoid the costly mistakes made by those unaware of the legal process. We can help you fight for the settlement you deserve and not be forced to accept the first measly offer that many insurance companies will send your way.
Don’t try to do it on your own. Seek the advice of a skilled personal injury attorney to help navigate the complex legal and insurance issues that come up during these types of cases. Let us fight for you to recover your medical expenses, lost wages, and create a secure financial future for many years to come.
Time may be running out to file your personal injury claim. Call us now and let’s discuss how to get the process started. One of our experienced back injury lawyers will be happy to assist with your case and get you and your family back on the road to recovery.