Two of the most common types of auto accident injuries are those of the back and neck. These types of injuries often leave accident victims in severe and debilitating pain. It is not uncommon for back and neck injuries to be caused by another’s negligence. While auto accidents contribute to a majority of back and neck injuries, they can also occur as a result of:
If you or a loved one has sustained a back or neck injury due to no fault of your own, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit to recover compensation for damages related to the accident.
To begin exploring your legal options, contact our back and neck injury attorneys today by completing the Free Case Review form to the right.
Types of Back and Neck Injuries
The human back is an intricate structure of bones, muscles and other tissues that begin at the neck and go all the way down to the tailbone. Back and neck injuries can be separated into two categories: overuse injuries and acute injuries.
Overuse injuries can be a result of improper movements when lifting, standing, walking or sitting. A truck driver can suffer an overuse back or neck injury from sitting behind the wheel for long periods of time, for example.
Symptoms of overuse injuries appear gradually or when an individual is performing common, everyday activities. Common signs of an overuse injury include muscle spasms, pain and stiffness.
It only takes an instant for an acute injury to happen. These types of injuries cause victims sudden and severe pain. It is not uncommon for swelling and bruising to occur at the injury location. Sprains, strains, fractures and ruptured discs are all considered to be acute injuries.
Torn or Ruptured Discs
The discs in a human spine act as cushions between the spine and vertebrae. Sometimes, the material inside the disc can bulge out of place, causing pressure on the nerve. On occasion, a victim can have a bulging disc without experiencing any kind of discomfort or pain.
Spinal Fractures and Dislocations
Spinal fractures can be classified as a fracture, dislocation or fracture-dislocation. A spinal fracture happens when more pressure is placed on the bone than it can handle. Spinal dislocations happen when the ligaments and discs that connect two vertebrae are torn or stretched, which can sometimes cause the bone to come out of alignment. When the bone is both broken and the ligaments are torn, this type of injury is considered a spinal fracture-dislocation.
Sprains and Strains
A strain is an injury to the muscles and tendons in the back or neck; they can occur from the twisting or pulling of a muscle or tendon. When an individual stretches or tears a ligament, it is considered to be a sprain.
Contact an Experienced Alabama Back and Neck Injury Attorney
If you believe that you have suffered a back or neck injury in an Alabama auto accident, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible. The longer you wait to seek medical care, the greater the likelihood that your injuries will worsen.
After receiving medical care, contact our attorneys to begin fighting for justice for your damages. An auto accident can quickly bring unwanted chaos into your life. Instead of worrying about how you will be able to afford the expenses incurred from the collision, you should be focusing on recuperating from your injuries. Let us fight to secure your financial stability during this difficult time by holding the responsible parties accountable for your losses.
We urge you to consult with a lawyer as soon as possible if you suffered a back or neck injury due to the actions of another person or entity, whether through negligence or malicious intent. At the Citrin Law Firm, our lawyers have the skills and resources necessary to successfully litigate a neck and back injury. Our staff can recreate the scene of the crash to find the cause in order to hold responsible parties liable.
With an office located in Mobile, we are available to help fight for the rights of Mobile and Baldwin County residents who have suffered harm through the actions of another.
Our personal injury law firm operates on a contingency fee basis. This means that if you choose to hire our firm, there is never any cost to you, unless we obtain a favorable outcome for your claim.
If you are unsure if you have cause to file an Alabama back and neck injury lawsuit, contact our lawyers to schedule a free, initial case evaluation. During an evaluation, we will assess the merits of your claim and offer guidance on how best to pursue legal recourse for your condition.
For more information on the legal rights which may be available to Alabama back and neck injury victims and their families or to schedule a confidential, no-obligation consultation with a member of our legal team, please complete the Free Case Review form on this page.