Neck and Back Injury

January 25, 2011

Neck or Back Injury Attorney

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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2007 more than 2.5 million people in the US were injured from motor vehicle accidents and 41,059 people died from the accidents. Neck and back injuries are the most common injuries caused by motor vehicle accidents. Although most people can fully recover from mild neck or back injuries within 2-3 months, many may suffer from an injury for extended periods of time. And a serious neck or back injury involving the spinal cord may permanently destroy a person’s life.

If you or your loved ones are suffering from a neck or back injury caused by a vehicle accident, it’s very important for you to fully understand what type of injury you or your loved ones have and the severity of the injury. Is it a sprain, strain, herniated disc, or bone fracture? Is your brain or spinal cord affected? Medical professionals can help you answer these questions and let you know the types of treatment needed and how long the recovery process is going to be.

Why Do I Need a Neck or Back Injury Attorney?

Assisting with neck or back injury settlements

If you are a victim of a motor vehicle accident, the person who is responsible for the accident and his or her insurance company will want to settle with you. But as soon as you accept a neck or back injury settlement offered by them, you are likely to lose your rights to collect money EVER again from them, even if your condition changes or worsens later. It’s therefore very important for you to seek legal opinions from personal injury attorneys (eg, neck injury attorneys or back injury attorneys) before you accept any back injury settlements. Because some symptoms of back injuries may not be present right after the injury, you should not accept back injury settlements right after the injury.

On the basis of the diagnosis of your injury, a neck injury attorney or back injury attorney can help you figure out how much money you need to cover the medical bills, rehabilitation fees, lost wages, and other related fees that you may not even realize at the time. The attorney will then help you negotiate a neck or back injury settlement that best protects you.

Dealing with insurance companies

Dealing with insurance companies can be extremely stressful especially when you are suffering from pain and other symptoms caused by an injury. Unfortunately, you may have to deal with multiple insurance companies after the injury. And the insurance companies will likely deny some of your medical claims. If you don’t know how, or don’t have the energy or time, to negotiate with the insurance companies, you may end up paying a lot of the bills out of your own pocket. Even if the insurance companies do not deny your medical claims, the deductions and co-pays, especially if you need multiple doctor visits, could be substantial. An experienced neck or back injury attorney can help you get the best coverage and reduce your stress by dealing with the insurance companies on your behalf. And a phone call, or letter, from an attorney works much more effectively than a call from you, the patient.

Get all the money you are entitled

A serious neck or back injury will affect your ability to perform your job and you may have to take many days off from work. Besides medical bills, an experienced neck injury attorney or back injury attorney can help you get money to cover your lost wages.

A severe neck or back injury involving the spinal cord could permanently destroy your life. Right after the accident, it’s very difficult for you and your family to figure out what and how much you may need in the years to come. An experienced neck injury attorney or back injury attorney can help you figure out and get all the money you are entitled.

Besides neck or back injuries caused by motor vehicle accidents, many neck injury attorneys, or back injury attorneys, also help people with workplace neck and back injuries and other personal injuries. If you or your loved ones are suffering from a back or neck injury, talk to a neck injury attorney or back injury attorney to find out what he or she can do to help you. If somebody else is responsible for your injury, be sure to seek opinions from legal professionals before you accept any neck or back injury settlements.


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