Neck and Back Injury
In the course of life, there can arise a variety of accidents, ones that may even seem benign at first, but later can be the cause of serious neck and back injuries. In particular, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, truck accidents, construction site accidents, slip and falls along with many other types can be the cause of serious injuries. Every day, there are multiple car crashes that cause whiplash, herniated discs, fractures and life-altering spinal cord injuries to victims whose lives are seriously and sometimes devastatingly changed.
If you have suffered an injury to your neck, back or any other part of your body in an accident that was caused by someone’s negligence or recklessness, you are entitled to seek compensation against the at-fault party under Massachusetts tort law.
Neck and back injuries can be quite severe at times and recovery time differs depending on many factors. There are many aspects of a personal injury case that go into determining the amount of compensation someone is able to obtain. Neck and back injuries can be chronic in many instances, indicating the extensive and sometimes interminable nature of the pain and suffering.
Oftentimes, catastrophic injuries produce large settlements and verdicts and it’s critical that you review your case with an experienced Quincy and Dorchester Personal Injury Attorney who has years of experience in helping clients who have suffered Neck and Back injuries. At Brabant & Huynh, LLP, we are aware of how Neck and Back injuries can detrimentally effect someone’s life, one’s family, and one’s future. When you work with our well versed and detail oriented attorneys, you will get one on one legal counsel and not have to go through a paralegal or secretary, but will have access to your lawyer during the full extent of your case.
If you have suffered a neck or back injury in an accident in Quincy and Dorchester, it is vital that you retain an attorney that you trust to litigate your case. The Quincy and Dorchester neck and back injury attorneys at Brabant & Huynh, LLP have garnered the trust of thousands of clients over the last 13 years by continuously fighting to get injury victims results.
If you have been seriously injured due to the negligence or recklessness of another party, our skilled attorneys stand ready to help. Call us now at 617-934-0913 to schedule a free and confidential consultation.The Benefits of Consulting an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney for a Neck and Back Personal Injury Case?
An experienced Neck and Back injury attorney will comb through every aspect of your case to consider all the facts and circumstances surrounding your accident, consider your questions intently and answer them thoroughly, and review all of your legal options. After going over your case and reviewing your neck and back injury, the Quincy and Dorchester personal injury attorneys at Brabant & Huynh, LLP offer you a more clear idea of the value of your injury claim.
One of the goals most insurance companies have is to pay the least amount possible on a person’s claim for their neck and back injury. Usually they will attempt to lowball you and pressure by pressuring you into taking an amount that may seem impressive, but that is far lower than what you deserve. There are many pitfalls that can be avoided by working with an experienced Quincy and Dorchester personal injury attorney.
Trying to handle your back or neck injury settlement on your own, without taking the time to understand the full consequences of the injury and getting the required medical treatment, could cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars. Nobody who has been seriously injured in an accident should try to take on an insurance company by themselves, nor should they accept an insurer’s offer without having a full understanding of their legal options. The attorneys at Brabant & Huynh, LLP will take the necessary time and care to prove the full extent of your back or neck injury.
Most accident victims do not have the knowledge and experience needed to navigate their injury claims. When you are reviewing your medical records, you will see medical terminology and abbreviations that are difficult to understand. The insurance companies may disagree about your need for more medical treatment and whether the accident caused your back or neck injuries. Furthermore, it’s easy to miss important deadlines when you are trying to recover and manage countless doctors’ appointments.
When you work with the personal injury attorneys at Brabant & Huynh, LLP, you won’t have to worry about medical terminology and legal technicalities. Our skilled and compassionate legal team has the experience and knowledge needed to manage all of these issues for you, allowing you to focus and on your physical and mental health.
The Quincy and Dorchester personal injury lawyers at Brabant & Huynh, LLP can help:
- Identify all liable parties and the insurance policies to provide compensation;
- Calculate your losses and estimate future losses related to the injury including medical expenses, lost wages, loss of future earnings, and other losses;
- Negotiate a full and fair settlement with the insurers, and;
- File a lawsuit and seek justice in the Quincy and Dorchester court system if a fair settlement is not reached.
- Try your case in front of a jury if your case cannot be settled out of court.
- Construction Site Accident
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Slip and falls
- Truck Accidents
- Swimming accidents
Three of the most common types of Neck and Back injuries are:
- Connective Tissue or Whiplash Injury: Whiplash occurs when joints found between the vertebrae, or the discs, ligaments, muscles, and nerve roots in the neck become hyperextended and damaged.
- Slipped, Herniated or Ruptured Disc: The flat, round discs between the vertebrae in the spine, which are made to absorb shock and pressure and maintain the spine’s pliability, can rupture, herniate or slip out of joint when the body experiences trauma.
- Compression Fractures: Compression fractures happen when the vertebrae in one’s spine becomes broken relative to trauma.
After a neck and back injury, the following list of symptoms are sometimes present:
- Radiating pain down your legs or arms
- Stiffness or achiness in the spine
- Muscle spasms
- Dull and persistent aches in the lower or middle part of the back
- Strain and pain in your neck
- Soreness while moving body parts
- Tingling (like pins and needles) in legs, feet, hands, and/or fingers
Serious neck and back injuries can lead to years of treatment and hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical expenses. The medical charges for physical therapy, prescription drugs, chiropractic treatment, rehabilitation, and more can pile up quickly. At Brabant & Huynh, LLP, our team of highly skilled Quincy and Dorchester personal injury attorneys will put their knowledge and experience to use on your back or neck injury case. We will fight tirelessly to make sure that you receive the maximum compensation you deserve.
Accidents involving back or neck injuries are usually among the most complex personal injury cases. The last thing you want to do is try to handle your case alone. Allow an attorney who is well-versed in Neck and Back injuries to take care of every aspect of your case so you can focus on your recovery.Exacerbation of a Preexisting Injury or Condition
When someone suffers an injury to their neck or back, when it is already in pain from a previous injury, this is known as an exacerbation of a preexisting injury or condition. Regardless if you were injured in a pedestrian accident, slip and fall accident, car accident, construction accident or any other type of accident, a previously injured neck or back will be more open to reinjury or worsening. But in law the defendant must take the plaintiff as he finds him and not how he wishes him to be: this is known as the eggshell plaintiff doctrine. Many times one of the more difficult aspects of a case is deciphering the difference between the previous injury and the exacerbation.
According to the eggshell plaintiff doctrine, to the extent that an injury is aggravated, defendants are liable to the plaintiff for the worsening. Basically the defendant does not catch a break just because someone was already injured.
At Brabant & Huynh, LLP, we fight zealously to help those injury victims whose preexisting conditions were worsened as a result of a defendant’s negligence.
Even if you had a previous injury and someone hurt you again, it does not mean the aggravated injury you suffered in the accident is your responsibility. In actuality, when people with preexisting injuries are injured further, their cases are usually valued higher since first injury or condition makes them more vulnerable to a more serious injury the second time around.
Relative to this situation, insurance company will try to use this to their advantage and may try to lowball someone and persuade them that they shouldn’t expect much since they had a previous injury. The insurance adjuster may argue that your injuries are worth less because they were related to a preexisting condition.
When Brabant & Huynh, LLP handles your neck and back injury case, we won’t let the insurance company go down that road and trying to conflate your preexisting condition with your current injury. Our Quincy and Dorchester personal injury attorneys will be quick to lodge a civil complaint against the defendant, thereby initiating a lawsuit to obtain the full compensation you deserve.Different Medical Treatments
Your medical providers will guiding you and direct your steps relative to variety of treatments that may help your Neck and Back injury. Certain medications, steroid injections, surgery are available treatments for injured patients. , such as spinal manipulations under anesthesia. No matter what your treatment involves, you should be able to benefit from all the treatments your physicians recommend for you today, as well as the treatments they will likely recommend for you in the future, such as rehabilitation and physical therapy.
That’s why it’s crucial that you hire an attorney who’s not only well-versed in the laws related to your Neck and Back injury, but who also thoroughly understands your Neck and Back pain and related medical needs. A skilled Neck and Back lawyer will grasp the importance of the treatment you need, and will work skillfully to ensure that your present and future medical expenses are accounted for.Epidural Steroid Injections
Steroid injections can be used to aid injured neck and back victims in many different areas of the body, including the neck and back. They can offer temporary relief from the pain but do not actually address the underlying problem.
For pain in the neck and the upper region of the back many people receive cervical epidural steroid injection. Numerous conditions may cause neck and upper back pain, such as a herniated disc, pinched nerves, and strained muscles.
People with the following conditions are typically strong candidates for epidural steroid injections:
- Herniated disc
- Degenerative disc
- Spinal stenosis
If you have seriously injured your neck, back, or both in Quincy and Dorchester, Brabant & Huynh, LLP stands ready to fight for you. Our well-versed and detailed oriented attorneys will thoroughly investigate your accident to help determine the cause of your neck and back injury and help look for the evidence whether you are entitled to compensation. Call us today at 617-934-0913 or contact us online to schedule a free and confidential consultation.