Spinal Cord & Neck Injuries
Spinal Cord Injury
An injury to your spinal cord can have serious consequences leading to paralysis and possibly death. Victims face real challenges with normal daily activities throughout the rest of their lives. If you or someone you know has suffered a spine injury and it may be due to someone else’s negligence, call experience personal injury lawyers at Roberts Legal Group for a free evaluation. There is no easy way to recover from a spine injury, however, if it was caused by another person then there is one thing you will for sure need: Experienced personal injury attorneys can help.
The personal injury attorneys at the law office of Ben Roberts represent people who have suffered spinal cord injuries including damage to both the neck and back. Our personal injury law firm works with clients who have suffered paraplegia, fractured vertebrae, quadriplegia, nerve damage, etc.
Spinal cord injuries are usually not easily understood by normal people so we always get the best specialists available to help establish how the spine injury occurred along with what consequences it will carry. Our experts are intelligent people that can explain things so that anyone, including jurors, can readily understand. Because any spine injury may carry life long problems, we also work with experts regarding how much our clients will lose over their lifetime due to the injury including: wage loss, pain & suffering, medical expenses. This type of preparation helps get clients the maximum possible compensation.
Our personal injury attorneys start working on each case right away by getting all medical records from the treating doctors to understand the full extent of the spine injury. As the case goes on, we continue to work with experts and develop diagrams and visual aids so that normal everyday people such as jurors can easily understand the extent of the spinal cord injury. Studies have shown that people retain information better if they are shown visuals. Because spinal cord injuries are so complex, we draw out the injuries using charts, diagrams, and sometimes even computer animations so that each of the twelve jurors in the box will see the spine injury in full detail, thereby maximizing recovery.
Neck and Back Injury
Depending on how the accident happened, a neck or a back injury can take weeks and sometimes even months to fully appear. The injury can get more and more severe over time, even if you are taking proper care of yourself. That is why it is always a great idea to see a doctor immediately after your accident and follow his or her advice. Also, be careful about insurance companies offering you a quick settlement for your neck/back injury. Many adjusters will offer a quick settlement for cheap so that victims will take it and go away. If you were in an accident and received an injury to your neck or back, you may be eligible to recovery for your pain & suffering, lost income, medical bills, etc.
The types of neck and back injuries that often occur as a result of an accident, and which may be eligible for a personal injury claim, include:
Damage to muscles, nerves, ligaments, and tendons, referred to as soft tissue
Spinal Cord damage
Whiplash: this results when there is a sudden force that causes the neck to jerk backward
Ruptured or Herniated discs
Paralysis: Quadriplegia or Paraplegia
Preparation is Key
Our personal injury lawyers will thoroughly prepare your case by gathering all evidence and experts necessary. Every case is different, however, thorough preparation is a key ingredient for success in any case. We begin by contacting all treating doctors and ordering all medical information necessary so that we can know the injury inside and out. We then get the best experts available to help in proving your case to the jury.
Get the Medical Attention You Deserve
The first thing to do when you have an injury to your neck or back is to get immediate attention from a doctor. This is important even if you don’t have medical insurance because the defense will argue that you worsened your injury by not getting the appropriate edical treatment. If you or someone you know has suffered a neck/back injury due to the negligence of another, call the our personal injury law firm today for a free confidential evaluation. If you are in the Modesto or Stockton area and you are looking for an experienced personal injury attorneys, you found the right place.