After a car crash or other accident, you may assume that the neck or back pain you are experiencing will go away with time and will not significantly affect your life. However, back pain can become chronic and affect your ability to work and do the things you enjoy.
Sometimes back pain is caused by strains and sprains that heal over time. However, back pain can also be a sign of serious injury: fractured vertebra, nerve damage, or herniated disks that may result in permanent disability or spinal cord damage.
With any type of back injury, it is important to:
- Seek proper medical treatment. This is important not only to recover your health but to document your injury for the insurance company.
- Wait until you reach maximum medical improvement before you resolve your case. Your injuries may turn out to be more serious than you think. If you resolve your case too soon, you may not demand enough compensation to meet your future needs.
- Without a lawyer’s help in documenting your injury, you may not receive the compensation you deserve. More importantly, you may not receive the treatment you need to recover your health as fully as possible.
From our office in Tampa, we represent back injury victims in the Tampa Bay area. This includes St. Petersburg and Clearwater, and throughout Florida.
Have More Questions about Back Injuries?
Call attorney Mike Hancock for answers to your legal questions at 813-534-6929. Our phones are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We will answer your questions, make recommendations, and provide you with a free, confidential evaluation of your accident claim, all without obligation to use our legal services.You can also reach us by e-mail.