Soft tissue injuries form the majority of most back injuries sustained in car accidents. Soft tissue injuries are extremely common in car accidents—especially relatively minor rear-end collisions.
Although soft tissue back injuries do not typically require surgeries to correct, they can still result in serious pain and financial costs. If you have sustained a back injury in a car accident that someone else’s negligence brought about, the experienced attorneys at the Law Offices of Piazza, Simmons & Grant, L.L.C., may assist you with your case and help you obtain monetary compensation for your damages.
Rear end car collisions commonly cause soft tissue back injuries. These abrupt accidents can result in forceful impacts, causing backs to twist and turn in cars. These collisions typically occur when someone is driving in a careless or reckless manner, such as by texting, making phone calls while driving, or listening to loud music.
In car accidents, accident victims may sustain back injuries to their cervical (upper), thoracic (middle), or lumbar (lower) spines. Common back injuries sustained in car accidents include muscular sprains and strains, slipped discs, contusions, disc herniations, compression fractures, and spondylolisthesis.
If you experience back pain or symptoms after an accident, immediately seek follow-up medical care at a local hospital emergency room or urgent care facility. While there, you may undergo an X-ray or MRI. In some cases, these imaging studies will reveal preexisting, asymptomatic disc degeneration that comes with the normal aging process. Even if disc degeneration is present on your imaging studies, however, you may still recover monetary compensation if the accident worsened your condition or brought about back pain.
Back injuries can hurt and may result in significant amounts of medical treatment—especially physical therapy. Medical treatments and physical therapy are not cheap, and although health insurance may foot some—or all—of your bills, the law may still entitle you to recover monetary compensation. The accident, in addition to saddling you with hefty medical and physical therapy bills, may also force you to miss time from work and refrain from certain activities, such as sports, recreational activities, or spending time with family and friends.
Assuming that you can prove negligence on the part of the at-fault driver, you may recover compensation for the following damages in your personal injury case:
Painful back injuries sustained in car accidents can result in costly medical bills and personal tolls. If you sustained a back injury in a car accident that someone else caused, the lawyers at the Law Offices of Piazza, Simmons & Grant, L.L.C., may help you recover monetary compensation.
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