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What To Know About Spine, Neck And Back Injuries
Many types of accidents can cause a spine, back or neck injury. A spinal cord injury results in either damage to cells within the spinal cord or damage to the nerve system that relays messages up and down the spinal cord. These injuries can significantly impact mobility, pain and quality of life.
Because insurers know the 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 the 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 loss 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. About 90 percent of all cases settle out of court. Even more cases settle after a lawsuit has been filed.
Understanding Spinal Injuries
The spine is central to the way our bodies receive sensory information. Types of spinal injury include:
- Contusion or bruising of the spinal column
- Lacerations (rips or tears)
- Central cord syndrome: damage to the tracts of the cervical region
- Herniated discs
- Tears to the muscles and tendons in the back that can also cause debilitation, loss of mobility and severe pain.
Common Causes Of Spine And Back Injuries
Most people at some point or another experience back pain. Usually this is temporary and will heal on its own in a matter or days or weeks. Spine injuries though can have lasting, debilitating effects and are usually caused by an identifiable event. Common causes of spine, neck and back injury are:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle/moped accidents
- Slips and falls
- Bicycle accidents
A 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 have been paralyzed in an accident, or have lost mobility, contact a reputable 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 1-800-817-3729 or 608-821-4600. You can also fill out our online contact form and an attorney will get back to you.