Nothing can sap your physical and mental energies like major back pain injuries. If you experienced a back injury, you could sue a negligent party. Major back injuries can include:
- Extensive bruising.
- Damage to the spinal cord.
- Injury to one or more of your internal organs.
- Fractures (breaks in a bone).
Cedars-Sinai reports that a fracture-dislocation is the worst kind of back injury. This type of fracture happens when a bone breaks and the ligaments are torn simultaneously, causing the sections of bone to slip away from each other. You could have grounds to seek compensation.
How Do I Know If My Back Injury Is Serious?
There are two types of back pain – acute and chronic. It’s tough to tell the difference between the two, but mainly, it has to do with time.
Cleveland Clinic states that acute back pain is temporary. In fact, with time and some home remedies or over-the-counter pain relief meds, you can heal acute back pain in two weeks or less.
Chronic back pain, however, is very different and more severe. It can build slowly over time or worsen quickly. Back pain that lasts for more than six weeks or causes sporadic, chronic pain is severe.
Symptoms of Back Pain After an Accident Caused By Negligence
Minor pain that fades with rest, ice, and common pain relievers might not warrant a doctor’s visit. However, if an accident injured you, Cedars-Sinai states you should see a doctor.
If any of the following symptoms accompany your back pain, seek medical help immediately:
- Pain that wakes you up at night
- Numbed or altered feeling in your groin, thighs, or buttocks
Who Is Liable for My Major Back Injury?
Were you in a low or high-speed car crash? Did you slip and fall at work, at another person’s home, on business, or a public property? Did you hurt your back lifting something heavy while on the job? If you’ve experienced a major back injury as a result of these instances or others, a personal injury attorney could help you determine who is at fault for your back injury.
Proving a major back injury takes legal expertise, which injury lawyers can provide. Your lawyer can help you evaluate your case and circumstances. Your attorney can determine what type of back injury you sustained, when, and who is liable. They could do this with:
- Medical documents
- Accident reports
- Other relevant evidence
Different back injuries are compensated at different financial amounts. A personal injury attorney can seek a reasonable dollar amount for your injuries and losses.
What Kind of Evidence do I Need to Prove My Back Injury?
Here are some examples of admissible evidence in a major back injury lawsuit:
- A signed medical assessment stating that your back injury is either car-crash-related, work-related, or a result of a fall on a residential, business, or public property
- Medical records showing dates and treatment length, i.e., physical therapy prescribed by your doctor
- Witness statements or testimonials attesting to the incident (co-workers, passengers, friends, or family that may have seen when the cause of the major back injury)
- Camera footage that documents your back injury accident as it happened
- Record of prescriptions written by a physician stating what medications are prescribed and why
What a Personal Injury Lawyer Could Do for My Back Injury Case?
We’d like to believe insurance companies and their adjusters act ethically when investigating what part of your back (upper, middle, or lower) was injured and how. This is not always the case, though.
While you are lying in pain and anguish, the insurer could wrongfully deny or undervalue your claim. The insurance company could obtain a copy of your medical records and claim that you already had the back injury before the incident in question.
Our team will handle negotiations with the insurance company, so you don’t have to. We will also:
- Investigate your accident to establish negligence
- Answer your questions
- Protect your legal rights
- File a lawsuit, if necessary
- Compile evidence supporting your losses
- Speak to your medical team for understanding about your injuries
Your lawyer will do all they can to support you and your family after sustaining a back injury. Our team is here to serve you and meet your needs.
Contact the Law Offices of George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers for Help
George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers can fight for fair compensation after suffering a back injury due to negligence. With offices serving South Carolina and Georgia, we strive to make it convenient for you to consult with one of our personal injury staff.
We have assisted over 50,000 clients in our communities. Get help by calling (888) 612-7001. Our staff will help you pursue the compensation you need. We can also help you fight for fair workers’ compensation benefits after being hurt on the job.