Back and neck injuries are wide-ranging and rather common injuries in auto accidents, as well as other types of accidents which result in personal injury claims. If you or a loved one has suffered a back or neck injury in an auto accident due to another driver’s negligence, we at Agruss Law Firm are here for you every step of the way to ensure that your rights are protected and you are fully compensated for your injuries and losses.
Many back injuries are immediately apparent after an accident, while some are not identified until diagnostic testing, such as a CT or MRI. Settlements for cases involving back injuries can vary greatly, as the victim’s resulting medical expenses and lost wages can vary from inconsequential to long-term or even permanent. Some victims require lifelong medical treatment and others can no longer perform the same job they had before the accident, and these and similar factors are taken into account when negotiating a settlement-agreement.
Herniated discs commonly result from auto accidents and occur when a disc, which lies in-between vertebrae, either bursts or is pushed out of alignment. It may be pushed into the spinal cord, which can cause pain and/or numbness in the arms or legs or even spinal stenosis.
Treatments and surgeries for back/neck injuries can be very costly; here are some potentially-necessary treatments and surgeries for damaged or herniated discs:
- Discectomy – This involves removing a portion of the damaged disc between the vertebrae in order to relieve pressure on the affected nerves.
- Foramenotomy – This involves removing bone or other tissue to relieve pressure on compressed nerves.
- Laminectomy – This procedure relieves pressure on the spinal cord itself and is often used to treat spinal stenosis and other degenerative back conditions. Laminectomies may also be performed in combination with spine-fusions to provide stability in the back after bone-matter has been removed.
- Spine-fusion – These surgeries are meant to stabilize damaged discs, treat back pain, and provide stability to help prevent future back injuries. A fusion may be performed in any part of the spine (cervical, thoracic, lumbar) and the recovery-process is often extensive and requires months of physical rehabilitation.
We at Agruss Law Firm are proud to serve our fellow citizens in personal injury cases, especially when you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident, and we are fully committed to protecting your rights and ensuring that the other party is held legally accountable when negligence occurs. We will fight until the very end to ensure that you are fully compensated for all injuries and losses resulting from the accident, including medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering, and you won’t owe us a dime for our services.
If you or a loved one has suffered a back or neck injury in an auto accident due to another driver’s negligence, contact Agruss Law Firm, LLC for a free consultation. Helping our clients is about counseling, advocating, and ultimately solving problems. With years of experience successfully representing the people and not the powerful, we will take care of the insurance adjusters, your medical bills, your property damage, and your lost wages, and monitor your treatment so you can focus on healing and getting your life back to normal. We will handle your case quickly and advise you every step of the way, and we will not hesitate to go to trial for you. Lastly, Agruss Law Firm, LLC is not paid attorneys’ fees unless we win your case. Our no-fee promise is that simple. You have nothing to risk when you hire us – only the opportunity to seek justice.