Anyone who has suffered an injury to the back or neck can attest to how painful the injury can be. Even a seemingly minor injury can have a serious impact on a victim’s quality of life while they recover, including surgery, chronic pain, physical therapy, and loss of motor function. In severe cases, a victim can suffer paralysis.
Many back and neck injuries are caused by accidents that occurred because of another party’s negligence. One of the most common is car accidents. This is especially true in rear-end crashes when a victim suffers whiplash injury because of the jerking of their neck or from their back being slammed from the impact. Pedestrians are also at risk of a back or neck injury when the vehicle hits them, either from the impact itself or from being knocked or thrown to the ground.
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Other types of accidents where victims are susceptible to back and neck injuries include motorcycle and bike accidents, work injuries, and premises liability accidents.
As mentioned above, many of these accidents are caused by negligent or reckless behaviors of another party. Car accidents are a good example of this. A driver who is distracted, drowsy, or under the influence can cause a crash that results in neck or back injuries to the driver and/or occupants in the vehicle the at-fault driver hits.
In work accidents, it could be the employer who is negligent. For example, not enforcing safety procedures, such as wearing safety helmets, can result in a back or neck injury.
Any victim who has suffered a back or neck injury should consult with a Virginia personal injury attorney to find out what type of compensation they may be able to recover for the medical bills and other expenses their injuries are causing.
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If you have suffered a back or neck injury in an accident caused by another party, you may be looking at a long recovery, with expensive medical treatments and loss of income. These types of injuries are often painful and can cause victims emotional anguish as well. If your injuries were caused by the negligence of another party, you may be entitled to financial compensation for the losses you have suffered.
An experienced Virginia car accident attorney has successfully represented many clients whose back injuries left them with long-term or permanent disabilities. If you have been injured in an accident, the legal team at Shapiro, Appleton Washburn is available to discuss the details of your case and what legal recourse you may have against the driver who caused the crash.