Buffalo Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys
Back and Spinal Cord Injuries
If you are involved in an accident, back and neck pain can sometimes be felt immediately, or you may not feel any pain for hours.
Most injuries to the back and neck are strains to ligaments or muscles – and with the right treatment, the pain may disappear within a couple of months. However, sometimes the accident is so severe that long-term care is usually needed – typically to address a herniated disc.
A herniated disc (sometimes referred to as a ruptured or slipped disc) occurs when the discs protecting the vertebrae of your spine is damaged. A herniated disc is most common in the lower back, or the lumbar spine.
But it can also happen in the neck (cervical spine) and rarely, the upper back (thoracic spine).
The herniated disc can press against your spinal nerves and cause severe pain and numbness in parts of the body where the nerve travels. If you’ve injured your back, you definitely know what I’m referring to.
The only way a herniated disc can be detected and confirmed is by an MRI or CT scan.
And if your accident caused a herniated disc, you are in for long and painful recovery.
And that’s where most back injury victims make a costly mistake.
They settle their claim before the full extent of the injuries are known. An insurance company makes an offer and the injured party accepts it – not knowing if they will need ongoing medical care….and what it means in regards to living a normal life.
It’s very important that you make sure you know the full value of your claim before an insurance company rep convinces you to accept a settlement.
Because once you accept a settlement, you can never ask for more – even if your health takes a nose-dive because of your back injury.
Your Dedicated Injury Attorney
That’s how our experienced Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys can help – they will make sure the settlement process is in your best interest and that you get everything you are entitled to.
Having our lawyers review all your settlement offers and handle the insurance companies is the best way to protect your rights and insure you receive the compensation you deserve.
Have you or a loved one have an injured back or spinal cord because of a injury or accident? Contact one of our experienced Buffalo Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys to fight for you and your wellbeing.