Neck, Back, and Whiplash Lawyers
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After an accident, you may experience devastating spinal cord injuries or neck injuries.
Victims from accidents who severely injured their neck and back may have to file a personal injury lawsuit not because they are greedy, but because they have compounding medical costs and losses that total in the thousands.
- Damage to the intervertebral discs, which will cause a dull pain.
- Pain that can stem from pressure applied to the nerves, which causes a tingling sensation or numbness that will not subside.
Back Injuries and Car Accidents
Auto accidents are one of the most common causes of spinal cord and back injuries. In an accident, there are two ways the back can become injured:
What are the Symptoms of a Back Injury?
After an accident, some victims do not realize how badly they were injured. It can take several days up to a week or more for their first symptoms to show.
The most common symptoms include:
- Aching, dull pain in the upper, middle or lower back
- Pain in the hips and legs, especially while stretching
- Chronic headaches
- A stiff feeling in your back
What about Pre-Existing Conditions?
If you had a back injury or neck injury in the past and the accident has aggravated or made that pre-existing injury worse, you are still entitled to compensation.
As long as the injury has become worse because of the accident and not remained the same, then you have a valid claim for compensation and a Whiplash Lawyer will be able to help.
These types of cases are extremely difficult to prove because you will have to first prove the extent of the previous injury and how the accident has worsened it.
Seeking Treatment is Key
After an accident, you need to seek treatment for your back and neck injuries as soon as possible. Even if you do not think you are injured, having a specialist examine you could uncover potential issues long before they cause pain, which means you may be able to treat and stop the pain and limit how long you suffer. If the specialist has determined that the damage is permanent, then you may have a case for disability as well.
Do You Have a Case?
There are a lot of misconceptions out there about spinal, back, and neck injuries. Because a slew of people will attempt to fake these injuries, it has given terms like “whiplash” a bad name.
But, the fact is, if you are legitimately injured, you should not be ashamed of seeking compensation for your injuries.
The Whiplash Lawyer at Hardesty, Tyde, Green, Ashton & Clifton will help prove that:
- The driver caused the accident
- The accident caused your injuries
- The injuries resulted in losses
And, lastly, prove you deserve compensation for your case.
Compensation for Your Neck and Back Injury
The compensation amounts for your injury will depend on the severity and the level of treatment needed to help you recover.
Just some of the compensation you may be entitled to includes:
- Pain management treatments
- Doctors’ visits
- Hospitalizations or ambulance rides
- Rehabilitation and physical therapy
- Permanent or temporary disability
- Loss of earning capacity or lost wages (for the time you take off from work because of your injury)
- Personal property damage
- Medical equipment – such as wheelchairs or back braces
- Chiropractic care
- Pain and suffering
Contact Our Team of Back and Whiplash Lawyers Today
If you or a loved one has suffered from a neck or back injury in an accident, you may be eligible for compensation. The only way to tell if you have a strong case is to meet with the team of whiplash lawyers at Hardesty, Tyde & Ashton P.A.
There is no obligation to hire us even after you meet with us. And, you do not pay our attorneys unless we win your case.
Get started by meeting us at one of our convenient Jacksonville locations today.
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What constitutes a personal injury?
The most common personal injury is an auto accident, but the broad definition encompasses any situation where a person suffers harm due to the negligence of another person or entity. Early identification of a personal injury is important to the legal process. Many serious injuries occur each year involving:
– Auto accidents
– Premises liability accidents such as injuries caused by a slip and fall
– Medical malpractice/nursing home injuries
– Wrongful death
– Work-related accidents
– Animal attacks
– Faulty or malfunctioning products (product liability)