Fort Lauderdale Neck & Back Injury Attorneys
Auto accidents often result in serious neck and back injuries to the occupants involved in the crash. Falls are another leading cause of such injuries. However, neck and back injuries can occur even in the absence of a hard impact — since sharp jarring movements can cause severe muscle spasms, joint displacements and worse. A knowledgeable Fort Lauderdale neck and back injury attorney from the Florida Injury Law Group can assist you in determining the compensation you can receive for your neck or back injuries.
While we have all heard stories about people who tried to ‘fake’ injuries such as whiplash, the reality is that soft tissue injuries — including over-extension of the neck frequently suffered by occupants in rear-ended vehicle crashes. These injuries can also lead to long-term debilitating pain. Individuals who suffer such pain may need the services of an experienced Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorney.
Neck and back injuries can range from mild ones (which resolve on their own over time) to severe spinal injuries that can cause permanent impairment. If a person suffers a neck or back injury as a result of someone else’s negligence, the injured party may seek to recover two types of compensation: economic damages (past and future medical costs, lost wages and loss of earning capacity) as well as non-economic damages (pain and suffering).
However, since the causes of neck and back injuries can be complex and sometimes difficult to discern, the responsible parties (and their insurance companies) may argue that a particular negligent act was not the cause of the injury. At the same time, the injured person, in pain and focused on getting medical treatment, may not have the time and energy to investigate the incident and collect evidence that would later be required to prove their claim. Individuals recovering from neck or back injuries should hire a Ft Lauderdale neck and back injury lawyer who can take on the necessary investigation and preparation that will ultimately lead to a successful resolution for the client.