After A Neck Or Back Injury, We’re On Your Side
Neck and back injuries are serious not only because of the severe pain they cause, but also because they can prevent you from working, spending time with your family or even enjoying the things that used to make you happy.
When a neck or back injury is the cause of someone else’s negligence, it’s time to speak with a personal injury attorney. At Downs Law Firm, we will fight for you, as we have for thousands of clients throughout Louisiana. We pursue maximum compensation for neck and back injuries.
There Are Several Types Of Neck And Back Injuries
Any type of trauma can damage, impinge on or impair the tissue and structure of the neck and back. Some injuries are to “soft tissue” and may require ongoing chiropractic or physical therapy. Other injuries to the structural spine, such as herniated discs or compression fractures, may require surgery.
- Whiplash is the most common soft tissue injury. Most victims who experience neck strain suffer from headaches, ringing in the ears, vision issues and dizziness.
- Whiplash can also cause shoulder and arm pain, memory issues, nausea, and numbness in the arm or hand.
- In severe cases of whiplash or spine injury where medication, therapy and adjustments do not provide relief surgery may be advised.
Car accidents, including rear-end collisions, are the No.1 cause of neck and back injuries. Any type of impact, including the impact from a fall, collision with another player during sports or an accident at the workplace, can cause an injury. In some instances, a defective product has caused a neck or back injury.
Back Strains And Sprains
Back sprains and strains are not uncommon after a slip, trip or car collision.
- A strain is an injury to the muscle or connective tissue.
- A sprain is an injury to the tissue that connects two bones together.
Sprains and strains can happen to workers who try to catch or lift heavy objects. Back sprains and strains are not uncommon for health care workers who try to catch falling patients.
It can be difficult, if not impossible, to continue to work when the back is stiff, painful with movement, limits mobility or is in a constant state of spasm.
Additionally, pain, tingling, numbness or paralysis of an arm or leg can be an indication of a more severe back or spine injury.
Any time you, a family member or a loved one experiences a back or neck injury, you should seek medical attention right away.
Connect With Us In A Free Consultation
After an injury, it can be crucial to get professional legal guidance as to your rights and options. To schedule a free initial consultation with our law firm, call 318-284-8551 or send us an email. We can discuss what happened and help you make the decisions that are best for you. We serve clients in Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas.