When you have suffered a neck or back injury, your whole life slows down. Pain becomes your constant companion. You don’t know how you will make ends meet or who will take care of the normal daily tasks you normally perform. Depending on the nature of the injury, you may not even know why this is happening. You need appropriate medical attention and you need the help of an experienced injury attorney who can help you recover fair compensation for your injury.
Causes of Neck and Back Injuries
Neck and back injuries can come from a sudden, violent accident or develop slowly as repetitive stress injuries. The symptoms can be as severe as immediate paralysis, as occurs in many spinal cord injuries, but with many neck and back injuries, symptoms do not surface instantly, and the injury becomes more debilitating over time. Some examples of the ways in which neck and back injury can occur:
- Soft tissue injuries are very common in car accidents, even low-speed accidents, and you may not notice symptoms right away.
- A fall can result in neck and back injuries that are initially overlooked as you and your doctors focus on injuries at the point of impact, such as brain injuries, broken bones, or simple bruising.
- Improper lifting can lead to muscle strain and ruptured discs.
- A hard hit while playing football can cause neck and back injuries ranging in severity from a mild injury to a fatal spinal cord injury.
To learn more about neck and back injuries and your legal rights in Louisiana, please do not hesitate to call the experienced New Orleans injury attorneys of Stag Liuzza, LLC, at 504-593-9600 or email us. We are ready to help you.