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In the moments after an accident that injures your back, you may be feeling excruciating pain – or you may feel nothing at all. But the amount of pain you may or may not feel does not necessarily correspond to how severe your injury actually is. Significant pain can be caused by a slipped or herniated disc in your spine that, while temporarily debilitating, can heal with time and rest. An absence of pain may suggest that you have permanently and irreparably damaged your spinal column, which can result in a lifetime of paralysis.
Seeking immediate medical treatment if you suspect a back injury is an important step that can help you obtain the best medical outcome possible. Retaining the services of an experienced personal injury lawyer is likewise an important step that can ensure you are able to seek compensation when your back injury was caused by the negligence of another person.
Back injuries can happen suddenly and without any warning. While some back injuries can heal with time, others result in permanent damage to the victim’s body. The spinal column is especially susceptible to injury from:
If you believe you may have suffered a back injury, either because of pain you feel or because of the nature of your accident, try to make as little exertion as possible. Do not move more than is absolutely necessary to summon medical help. If you cannot move without pain, you should not move unless you have no other way for summoning help.
Seek immediate medical attention and follow your doctor’s orders. While you do not need to submit to experimental, untested, or prohibitively expensive surgeries or procedures, you should follow your doctor’s recommendations especially as they pertain to work limitations and restrictions.
Contact Hampton Injury Law attorney Jan Hoen to discuss your injury and potential for seeking compensation through a personal injury claim. Attorney Jan Hoen will investigate the circumstances surrounding your back injury accident and identify the individuals or entities that may be responsible for contributing to your injury accident. He will fight vigorously on your behalf to obtain compensation for your injuries and hold all responsible parties accountable for the harm they caused you. Although Jan Hoen cannot speed up the time it will take for your back injury to heal or undo permanent damage to your back, he can assist you in obtaining the compensation you need to address your related medical costs, lost wages, and other expenses.
A motor vehicle accident, a slip and fall, or a fall off a ladder can result in injury to your back and spinal column. Without prompt medical treatment, the damage you suffer can last for weeks, months, or in some cases, permanently. Your back injury attorney will investigate the causes and circumstances of your accident and can help you hold individuals and entities who may have contributed to your accident accountable for their actions.