Back and Neck Injuries

Back and Neck Injuries

Back and neck injuries are some of the most devastating damages that a person can suffer in an accident.

When back and neck injuries occur, they usually cause damage to the spinal cord or surrounding physiological structure.

When this is the case, every aspect of life can change for a victim of back and neck injuries and their loved ones.

Back and neck injuries can cause significant physical, cognitive, emotional, and psychosocial losses, often require extensive and long term rehabilitation efforts, and can lead to disability and death.

Legal Options After Spinal Cord and Neck Injuries

If you or a loved one has suffered back and neck injuries you may wish to contact a legal professional who can determine your legal rights and options.

The events which cause back and neck injuries are often preventable.

When another party’s recklessness, intentional wrongdoing, negligence, or malpractice causes back and neck injuries, the victim may have the legal right to seek compensation for their losses.

Victims with back and neck injuries may be eligible to seek compensation from the liable party for medical expenses, loss of income and earning potential, property damages, pain and suffering, and other out of pocket and non-economic losses.

Preventable Injuries

There are many preventable events which can cause a person to suffer back and neck injuries.

More than half of all preventable back and neck injuries are caused in motor vehicle accidents.

Back and neck injuries can also be sustained as a result of sports accidents, slips and falls, violence, and other traumatic events.

As many as twelve million Americans sustain serious back and neck injuries as a result of one of these preventable events every year.

Paralysis and Quadriplegia

In the most devastating cases, back and neck injuries can lead to paralysis and other serious impairments.

Paraplegia and quadriplegia are common conditions that develop because of back and neck injuries.

Paraplegia involves the complete or partial loss of sensation and movement in the lower extremities and possibly parts of the trunk.

Quadriplegia is the partial or total loss of feeling and function in all four extremities and most, or all, of the trunk.

The risk of paralysis depends on: the affected area of the back or neck, the nature and severity of the trauma, and the quality and success of acute and long term care.

Back and Neck Injury Rehabilitation

If you or a loved one has suffered back and neck injuries, there are numerous professional and community resources that you may wish to look into.

Rehabilitation for back and neck injuries may involve a team of professionals who cater their expertise to helping injured patients reach their highest level of recovery potential.

These professionals may include physicians who specialize in back and neck injuries, nurses, psychologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, case managers, social workers, and more.

Contact a Back and Neck Injury Lawyer

A qualified legal professional is another excellent asset to anyone who has suffered the devastating consequences of back and neck injuries. Please contact us to speak with an attorney who can evaluate your case to determine your legal rights and options. You may be eligible to seek relief for your losses and suffering caused by back and neck injuries.

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