What To Know About Spine, Neck And Back Injuries

Many types of accidents can cause an injury to the spine, back or neck. A spinal cord injury results in either damage to cells within the spinal cord or damage to the actual structure of the nervous system itself that relays messages up and down the spinal cord. These injuries can significantly impact mobility and quality of life and can cause tremendous pain.

Because insurers know the potential significance and long-term effects of these injuries they may offer a quick settlement.

All Settlements Are Not Equal

The attorneys at Atterbury, Kammer & Haag, S.C., are committed to pursuing results that are just and fair and that cover the true extent of damage and suffering your accident caused. Spine and back injuries affect each person differently. In our experience many victims have been offered settlements which cover only a fraction of the costs and losses suffered. This is why we feel it is important to thoroughly assess your situation before accepting any settlement. If a settlement is not adequate we are prepared to litigate. Over 90 percent of all cases we handle settle out of court.

Understanding Spinal Injuries

The spine is central to the way our bodies receive sensory information. Types of spinal injuries include:

  • Contusions or bruising of the spinal column;
  • Compressions;
  • Lacerations (rips or tears);
  • Central cord syndrome: damage to the tracts of the cervical region;
  • Disc Herniations:
  • Fractures of the vertebral bodies themselves; and
  • Tears to the muscles, tendons and other soft tissues.

Common Causes Of Spine And Back Injuries

At some point in their lives, most people experience back pain of some sort. Usually this is temporary and will heal on its own in a matter or days or weeks. Spinal injuries though can have lasting, debilitating effects and are usually caused by an identifiable event. This event usually includes some sort of rapid acceleration/deceleration force event. Common causes of these damaging forces include:

  • Motor vehicle accidents;
  • Motorcycle/moped accidents;
  • Slips and falls;
  • Bicycle accidents;
  • And many others.

A Proper Medical Diagnosis Is Key

If you were in an accident or slipped and fell in a store, restaurant or other building and injured your back it is important to be seen by a medical professional. A doctor can determine the extent of your injury and can recommend treatment. If you sustained a spinal injury in an accident, contact a reputable and highly rated Madison-area personal injury attorney to assess your right to compensation right away.

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Each of our attorneys has attained the highest rating a trial lawyer can achieve in the country. We are seasoned in negotiation, arbitration and litigation of spine, neck and back injury cases.

At the Middleton firm of Atterbury, Kammer & Haag, S.C., we welcome complex cases. Call us toll-free at 800-817-3729 or 608-821-4600. You can also fill out our online contact form and an attorney will get back to you.