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After A Neck Or Back Injury, We’re On Your Side

When neck and back injuries occur, they can cause severe physical and emotional injuries. Not only may they cause extreme pain, but also medical bills, stress, limited ability to work and lost wages due to missed work.

If your neck and back injuries were caused by the negligent conduct of another, you should seek an experienced attorney who can advise as to whether or not you have a valid claim and as to the best course of action to take. At Downs Law Firm, we have fought for thousands of clients throughout Louisiana to recover maximum compensation for their neck and back injuries. We will fight for you, too.

What Causes Neck And Back Injuries?

Back and neck injuries are one of the most frequently reported reasons for missed work and one of the most frequent complaints made to doctors. Neck and back injuries usually result when trauma damages the complex structures of the back or neck. Typical neck and back injuries include:

  • Compression fractures
  • Herniated, ruptured or slipped disks
  • Connective tissue injuries
  • Whiplash and spinal cord injuries

Most back and neck injuries are the result of traffic accidents, with soft tissue injuries being the most common. Yet neck and back injuries can also result from falls, sports accidents, work accidents and defective products.

What Are The Symptoms?

Many individuals suffer from minor neck and back pain. However, some neck and back injuries are very serious — even permanently disabling. These are some of the common symptoms of neck and back injuries:

  • Tenderness
  • Stiffness
  • Spasms in the muscles of the neck and back
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Vision impairment
  • Memory difficulty

Pain, tingling, numbness or paralysis of an extremity can indicate that a more severe injury has occurred, and immediate treatment should be sought from a medical professional. Treatment of neck and back injuries can involve physical therapy, medication or surgery.

Get Your Free Consultation

Downs Law Firm can act as a crucial resource for you. To schedule a free initial consultation with our law firm, call 318-284-8551 or send us an email. We can discuss your case and help you make the decisions that are best for you. We serve not only Louisiana but also Mississippi and Arkansas.


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