How back and spine injuries occur in car accidents
Because car crashes happen with occupants in a seated position, the back absorbs a great deal of force and pressure. Some of the most common back, neck, and spine injuries sustained in collisions include:
- Spinal fractures
- Herniated discs
- Spondylolisthesis (compression of nerves or the spinal canal)
- Spinal stenosis
- Spinal cord injury
Back injuries are notorious for causing chronic pain, limited mobility, and other symptoms that can massively affect your quality of life. Even worse are injuries to the spinal cord, as they compromise your brain’s ability to communicate with your body. Depending on the location and extent of the damage, you may be partially or completely paralyzed. Spinal cord injuries can also cause weakness, loss of bladder or bowel control, changes in reflexes, and difficulty breathing.
We will fight for full compensation for your injuries
Injuries to the back and spine can have dramatic ripple effects on your quality of life. It’s not just the medical treatment and medication you need for your physical symptoms. It’s your ability to work and do the things you love. It’s your intimacy with your spouse and ability to be there for your family. Every loss you’ve experienced has value, and under Indiana law, you are entitled to full value to help rebuild your life. The insurance company, though, won’t make that easy. They will look for every excuse they can find to pay you as little as they can to go away.
We fight back. We have the experience, resources, and winning track record needed to stand up to the insurance company and pursue full value for your back or spine injury. Our investigation will get to the bottom of your accident and find out why it happened. Then, we’ll hold the at-fault driver accountable. Throughout the process, we will deal with the insurance company while you focus on healing.
We know how to build a strong case for the full compensation you need, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, loss of quality of life, and other damages. Our trial experience means we know how to build a compelling case for an Indiana jury. We fight hard in negotiations and, if necessary, litigation, and you pay us nothing unless and until we get a positive result for you.
We’re in your corner, every step of the way
Rebuilding your life after a permanent injury requires more than just money. We are an advocate for you and a resource to you throughout the process. At each stage, we will make sure you know what to expect and are prepared for what’s next. We can also refer to you excellent doctors, disability specialists, career counselors, and other professionals who can help you find your path forward.
The key is to contact us right away so that we can gather evidence before it disappears and take legal action before deadlines expire. If you’ve sustained a back or spine injury in a car accident in Indiana, we would be honored to listen to your story. Schedule your free consultation with our car accident attorneys today; if you can’t come to our offices in Fort Wayne or South Bend, we can come to you.