Injuries to the lower back and spine can be serious, debilitating, and life altering. Back injuries can range in severity from mild, irritating pain that radiates from a strained muscle or sprained ligament, to paralysis resulting from a spinal cord injury. Even mild pain can last for many weeks, disrupting your life, and making it difficult to work. Unfortunately severe and chronic back pain resulting from injury is not uncommon, and if another party is at fault for the injury, you may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering.
Back, neck, and spinal cord injuries can include:
- Strains, sprains, and muscle spasms
- Slipped vertebral discs
- Bulging, herniated, and ruptured vertebral discs
- Vertebral fractures
- Nerve damage
- Spinal cord damage
Treating a back injury can be time consuming and expensive. Common treatments include medication, massage or physical therapy, chiropractic care, epidural injections, and surgery. Often more than one type of treatment is necessary, which can increase medical expenses dramatically and force the injured to miss work for long periods, resulting in thousands of dollars in lost wages. Even with comprehensive treatment, many people continue to suffer from chronic back pain throughout their lives.
Your Legal Rights When You Suffer from a Back Injury
Often the severity of the injury is immediately obvious, but at times, it can take months or years to understand the full extent of your back injury. Whether the debilitating accident happened yesterday or years ago, if you or a member of your family has suffered an injury to your back or spinal cord due to another person’s or company’s negligence, you may be able to recover damages from the responsible party.
We tend to think of injury as resulting from a dramatic accident such as a fall in hazardous working conditions or a car accident, but there are many ways that our back, neck, and spine can be injured, including excessive force, repetition, stress and unnaturally sustained posture. The causes of your back injury may be the result of an array of factors, but if you believe that at least one cause may be linked to the negligence of another party, that party can often be held accountable.
The attorneys at the Jaeger Firm, PLLC, have considerable experience representing clients who have suffered a personal injury as a result of another’s negligence. Our attorneys will work with medical experts, life-care planners, and economic experts in order to build a strong case for full and fair compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and any related expenses.
How Can the Jaeger Firm, PLLC, Help?
The legal team at the Jaeger Firm, PLLC, will work with physicians, vocational specialists, and life-care planners to ensure that you get full compensation for past and future medical expenses, loss of income, and pain and suffering due to your injury. We know how difficult it can be to manage a normal life while constantly in pain due to a back injury or to adjust to a new way of life after a spinal cord injury. Our attorneys will do everything they can to help you regain the life you enjoyed before the accident or get fairly compensated for the life you once had.
We can help with the following services if you or a loved one has had a debilitating back or spinal cord injury:
- Our attorneys will handle all communication with your insurance company
- We will gather all relevant evidence which substantiates your claim, including working with investigators and medical provider
- Our attorneys will analyze your medical records in order to develop your case in a way that achieves maximum recovery
- If necessary, we will present your case in court in order to pursue full and fair compensation for your pain and suffering