I’m experiencing back pain after an accident. What should I do?

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Far too often, victims are left with numbness, pain, and swelling in the weeks and months following the accident. This is due to the fact that the accident itself has caused damage to the soft tissue of the body, as well as the muscles and ligaments that support the spine. If you’re experiencing back pain after a car accident, you need to seek medical attention as soon as possible

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The next step is to contact an expert personal injury attorney to help guide you through the process of filing a claim for compensation for medical bills, property damage, lost wages, and more. 

What Causes Back Injuries in a Car Accident?

Many people experience back problems in part due to spinal cord or soft tissue injuries. Spinal cord injuries usually result from a traumatic event, such as a truck accident or a sports injury. Other causes include injury to the back ligaments, discs, and vertebrae.

If the trauma is serious enough to cause injury to the spinal cord, disc or vertebrae then you could develop problems with your spinal nerve system, known as sciatica. In severe cases, disc disorders can result in severe pain. One of the most common sources of this type of back problem is the HERS syndrome, which is related to herniated discs. If you suffer from herniated discs, it is very important to seek medical attention immediately. Herniated discs can press on nerves causing excruciating pain. It can also press on the brain causing temporary or permanent memory loss.

The damaged area will also need treatment to repair any damage that has occurred to the nerve, disc, or vertebrae. In addition, medication will be prescribed to help heal the injured area. Sometimes the injured person will receive physical therapy to help with healing and rehabilitation. In some cases, a person with injured spinal discs may need to have surgery to repair the spine.

Who Pays for my Back Injury Medical Bills?

In many cases, your insurance may cover some of your medical bills, but they may not cover all of your expenses. If you don’t handle your case properly, you could find yourself on the hook for much of your accident-related expenses. This is why it is imperative to hire a qualified personal injury attorney if you’re suffering from back pain after a car accident. Your attorney can work with the insurance company and the liable party to recover expenses and damages you could otherwise be responsible for. 

The key to building a successful personal injury case is getting medical treatment as soon as possible and keeping track of all of your medical records. Your attorney will use these records to fight for proper compensation including lost wages, if necessary. 

Am I Eligible to Receive Compensation for Back Injuries After a Car Accident?

People who have experienced pain from their car accidents may be eligible for compensation. For example, if they had to use a wheelchair for a period of time because of the injuries, or if they were required to take certain medications because of the injuries, then they may be eligible for compensation. Many people who are injured in car accidents will experience pain that requires medical attention. If you are wondering how much money you should receive when filing a claim for your car accident injuries, you should speak with an attorney who specializes in personal injury claims. 

Should I Talk to the Insurance Company About my Back Pain?

The insurance company may employ various tactics to try to get you to say something to hurt your case or settle for far less than it is worth. You should not take any information from the insurance company or anyone else, for that matter, for compensation unless you have an attorney to guide you through the process. A lawyer can help you decide what you should be entitled to and negotiate with the insurance company to get the best compensation possible.

Should I Hire an Attorney for Back Injuries After a Car Accident?

You can find answers to questions like these by seeking the advice of a qualified car accident attorney. A personal injury attorney is trained in all facets of personal injury law, as well as several areas of medical law. These include cases involving car accidents, motorcycle and truck accidents, pedestrian accidents, and medical malpractice. A car accident attorney will know which laws apply to your situation the best.

At Hoskins, Turco, Lloyd & Lloyd, we’re one of Florida’s premier personal injury law firms with years of experience and a proven track record of success. Don’t hesitate and contact us by calling (866) 460-1990 today to discuss your case right over the phone or video conference. Consultations are free and always confidential and you can speak with an expert drunk driving accident attorney from the comfort of your own home. 

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