Back injuries are a common consequence of car crashes and other traumatic events. These injuries can cause pain, discomfort, and even life-long disabilities that affect a person’s daily life. You may be entitled to compensation if you or a loved one has suffered a back injury due to someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing.

At Held, Held & Held in Brooklyn, our experienced personal injury lawyers have helped many clients recover damages for their back injuries. We understand the impact these injuries can have—physical, emotional, and financial—and we are dedicated to fighting for your rights to compensation.

Contact us today to discuss the legal options available for those who have suffered such injuries.

Common Causes of Back Injuries

  • Car accidents — Rear-end collisions or other types of car accidents can cause whiplash or other back injuries
  • Slip and falls — Falling from a height or slipping on a wet or uneven surface can cause a variety of back injuries.
  • Heavy lifting — Lifting heavy objects or lifting in an improper manner can strain the muscles and cause back pain.
  • Sports injuries — Playing contact sports or participating in activities that require repetitive motions can cause back injuries.
  • Work-related injuries — Jobs that require heavy lifting, repetitive motions, or prolonged sitting or standing can cause back injuries.

You may be entitled to compensation if you have suffered a back injury due to any of the above causes or any other reason. Contact a Held, Held, & Held to discuss your legal options.

Steps to Take After a Back Injury

If you have suffered a back injury, it is essential to take certain steps to protect your health and legal rights.

Here are some steps to consider:

  • Seek medical attention. It is important to seek medical attention immediately after a back injury, even if you don’t feel immediate symptoms. Sometimes you may not show symptoms until several days after the incident, so you need a thorough medical examination to detect any hidden injuries.
  • Document your injuries. Keep a record of your injuries, including photographs, medical records, and doctor’s notes. This documentation can help support your case in court or during negotiations with insurance companies.
  • Notify your insurance company. Notify your insurance company of the accident and your injuries as soon as possible. Be honest and accurate in your description of the incident and your injuries.
  • Contact a personal injury lawyer. A qualified personal injury lawyer can help protect your legal rights and ensure that you receive fair compensation for your injuries. They can guide you through the legal process, negotiate with insurance companies, and represent you in court if necessary.
  • Follow your doctor’s orders. Follow your doctor’s orders for treatment and recovery. Back injuries can be complex and may require physical therapy, medication, or other treatments to help manage pain and promote healing.

Symptoms of Back Injuries

Back injuries can have a range of symptoms, which may vary in severity depending on the extent of the injury.

Some common symptoms include:

  • Pain — can range from mild to severe and may be localized or spread across a larger area
  • Stiffness  — the affected area may feel stiff, making it difficult to move
  • Numbness or tingling — back injuries can cause numbness or tingling in the arms, legs, or other parts of the body.
  • Weakness — back injuries can cause weakness in the muscles, making it difficult to perform everyday tasks.
  • Limited range of motion — the affected area may have a limited range of motion, making it difficult to bend or twist
  • Loss of bladder or bowel control — occurs in severe cases of back injury

If you have experienced any of these symptoms following an accident or traumatic event, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible. A qualified personal injury lawyer can also help you pursue fair compensation for your injuries and related expenses.

Compensation for Back Injuries

Compensation for back injuries can vary depending on the severity of the injury, the impact on the victim’s life, and other factors.

Here are some types of compensation that may be available for back injuries:

  • Medical expenses — Compensation for medical expenses related to back injuries can include hospital bills, doctor’s fees, physical therapy, medication costs, and other expenses associated with your treatment and recovery.
  • Lost wages — If you have had to miss work due to your injuries, you may be entitled to compensation for lost wages or diminished earning capacity.
  • Pain and suffering — Back injuries can cause significant pain and discomfort, which may entitle you to compensation for pain and suffering.
  • Emotional distress —  If you have experienced emotional distress or psychological trauma due to your back injury, you may be able to recover compensation for emotional damages.
  • Property damage — If your vehicle or other property was damaged in the accident that caused your back injury, you may be entitled to compensation for repairs or replacement.

How a Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help

A personal injury lawyer can provide valuable assistance if you have suffered an injury due to someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing. They can help protect your legal rights, guide you through the legal process, and work to ensure that you receive fair compensation for your injuries.

Specifically, a personal injury lawyer can investigate the circumstances of your injury, collect evidence to support your case, and negotiate with insurance companies and opposing counsel. They can also represent you in court if necessary and provide guidance and support throughout the entire legal process.

Overall, a personal injury lawyer is a valuable resource, and they can help you seek compensation for your back injury.

Contact Held, Held & Held Today

If you or a loved one has suffered a back injury or any other type of injury, don’t hesitate to seek legal assistance. You can contact Held, Held & Held today for a free consultation with one of their experienced personal injury lawyers.

Our legal team has the knowledge and experience to help you pursue justice and compensation for your injuries. They are committed to fighting for your rights and holding responsible parties accountable for their actions.

Don’t suffer alone. Contact us at Held, Held & Held today, and take the first step towards getting the justice and compensation you deserve.

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