One of the most frequent types of injury that car accident victims suffer is injuries to the back. And as anyone who has suffered a back injury can attest, even what seems like a minor back injury can have an impact on the person’s quality of life.
There are certain types of back injuries that become chronic and others that may never heal. Many back injuries require medical treatments, including doctor’s visits, physical therapy, chiropractor treatments, and even surgery. All of these treatments can be expensive. If the injury was sustained in a crash caused by another party, then that party may be liable for those and other expenses.
Common Types of Car Accident Back Injuries
At Shapiro & Appleton, some of the most frequent back injuries our clients suffer include:
- Axial bursts
- Compression fractures
- Dislocation fractures
- Flexion-distraction fractures
- Herniated and bulging discs
- Soft tissue bruising and tearing
- Transverse process fractures
As many back injury victims discover, symptoms of these injuries do not always present themselves immediately following the accident. It is not uncommon at all for a day, sometimes weeks, to pass before the individual will begin having issues and in many cases, the injury gets worse as time goes by or it is discovered that the injury itself is much worse than what the original diagnosis was.
Car accident victims who have sustained a back injury in a crash caused by another party are entitled to financial compensation for the losses they suffer. Your North Carolina car accident attorney can prepare a case seeking compensation for all past, present, and future medical expenses. Your attorney can also obtain compensation for any loss of income you have suffered while you recover from the injury.
Because many back injuries are chronic and will cause issues for victims well into the future, your attorney will use different methods to calculate what your future losses will be in order to ensure those future losses are included in any settlement amount.
Your attorney will also determine what other losses should be included in your settlement, such as pain and suffering, emotional loss, and permanent disability.
Contact a Carolinas Accident Attorney for Assistance
If you have been injured in a crash, contact a North Carolina car accident attorney to see what type of financial damages you may be entitled to. The legal team from Shapiro & Appleton have been advocating for injured clients since 1985 and will do all we can to ensure you receive the best possible outcome under the circumstances of your case. If you would like to meet with one of our skilled North Carolina car accident attorneys to find out how we can help, call us today at 800-752-0042 for a free case evaluation.